Lewis County Courthouse to have 28 original windows replaced
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Lewis County Courthouse to have 28 original windows replaced

The Lewis County Commission is taking steps to replace 28 original windows on the Lewis County Courthouse in Monticello.Because it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, county officials are proceeding cautiously with the project.

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State analysts: Quincy pension funds healthier, but higher payments needed
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State analysts: Quincy pension funds healthier, but higher payments needed

A strong U.S. stock market this year has helped boost the health of Quincy's fire and police pensions, but the state's pension actuarial has recommended a higher overall contribution in the coming year.

Local Government

Marion County Commission begins working on 2018 budget

The Marion County Commission on Monday began doing preliminary work on crafting a 2018 budget for 2018. It will have a series of meetings with elected officials and office supervisors to determined financial needs for the new fiscal year.

Grant to help create prison diversion program
Local Government

Grant to help create prison diversion program

Adams County has been awarded a $257,000 state grant that will allow it to work at keeping nonviolent offenders from being sent to prison and reducing their chances of reoffending.

Local Government

City of Palmyra facing 40 percent hike in health insurance premium

The city of Palmyra is facing a 40 percent increase in employee health insurance costs for 2018. "There's nothing we can do about it," 2nd Ward council member Nathan Miller said at Thursday night's City Council meeting.

Moore defends conference expenses of nearly $18,000
Quincy News

Moore defends conference expenses of nearly $18,000

Quincy paid $17,823.76 for 13 city officials and staff to attend the Illinois Municipal League conference in September. A report from the Quincy comptroller indicates that more than $11,000 was paid for lodging at the Hilton Chicago.

The District praised, critiqued at Quincy City Council hearing
Illinois News

The District praised, critiqued at Quincy City Council hearing

Momentum in the downtown district was the main topic Monday night for several speakers at City Hall. Quincy City Council members heard comments during a public hearing before having first readings of ordinances regarding the District.

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State auditor cites questionable practices in Pike County operations

The Missouri State Auditor's office found several questionable practices in an audit of Pike County's operations for the one-year period ending Dec. 31, 2016.

Bill would reduce Illinois collection fees that tap city revenues
Illinois News

Bill would reduce Illinois collection fees that tap city revenues

Two lawmakers from West-Central Illinois say they would support an effort to reduce state collection fees that are reducing revenues for smaller units of government.

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Pike County Board passes balanced but 'borderline' budget

The Pike County Board approved a balanced budget at its meeting Monday night. The board approved a $3.146 million tax levy and $14.243 million in appropriations for the coming fiscal year.