McLean County Independent News

September 20, 2012

Courthouse move-in ready

It’s almost ready. In about two weeks, offices should be relocated to the new McLean County courthouse.

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It was a long night of controversy before the winner of Tuesday’s election was chosen.

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Dollars to the City of Garrison from coal severance could soon be funneled into a fund set aside for future equipment improvements.

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September 13, 2012

Narrowing the housing gap

What has 30 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms and ten double garages?

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September 6, 2012

The calls keep coming

The numbers are staggering. Over the past six years in McLean County driving under the influence arrests are up nearly 300 percent. Drug abuse violation arrests are up 243 percent and liquor law violation arrests are up 140 percent.

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The Garrison Fire Department could be in line for new pagers if its request before the city’s Sales and Use Tax Committee is approved.

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August 30, 2012

Bond issue put on hold

What way to turn? For Garrison School Board members Tuesday night, it was the difference between moving ahead with a bond issue vote and indebtedness increase vote as soon as Oct. 9, or waiting until the verdict is in regarding the proposed annexation of property from the Lewis & Clark North Shore District.

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The McLean County Heritage Preservation Foundation recently gave the McLean County auditor a letter for the county commissioners regarding halting the demolition of the McLean County courthouse.

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August 23, 2012

School enrollments mixed

Some are up, some are down. With classes underway at area schools, enrollment trends seem to swing like a pendulum.

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August 23, 2012

Beach Party, Saturday

Get ready to party! Summer isn’t over yet!

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