USDA Rural Development

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Illinois broadband


$30 million headed to southern Illinois for rural broadband

SPRINGFIELD (FarmWeekNow) -- At least 121 farms, 145 businesses, 10 educational facilities and nearly 5,000 people across rural areas of three southern Illinois counties will soon have access to high-speed internet under nearly $30 million in federal grants awarded Aug. 21. The funding, allocated through the fourth round of USDA Rural Development’s ReConnect Program, is part of a larger $667 million in grants and loans for 37 projects in 22 states. Illinois’ share, which totals $28.669 million, will be split […]

todayAugust 22, 2023 1

East Central Illinois Region

Nuisance complaint, ordinance updates among business at first Raymond board meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) -- A nuisance complaint and updates to the village's code of ordinances took up most of the Raymond Village Board's shortened session on Monday, Feb. 5. Resident Kristy Sowarsh spoke before the board with a complaint regarding certain individuals who are riding their four-wheelers up and down the ditches along East Shirley Street at or near Elm Street, voicing concerns that mud was being thrown everywhere and that damage to the ditches could impede the water flow […]

todayFebruary 17, 2018

East Central Illinois Region

Water issues, nuisance complaint major discussions in Coalton village board meeting

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Some issues regarding water was the primary focus of the discussion in the Coalton Village Board’s most recent meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Water superintendent Tom Gonet involved some unidentified village residents not paying their water bill. One unmentioned resident owed upwards of $400 in past due bills and has mentioned to village treasurer Sandy Jachino that the bill be never be paid, an issue which will now be handled by Gonet personally when it comes to […]

todayJanuary 12, 2018

Business & Lifestyle

USDA Rural Development grant awarded to Village of Coalton

COALTON (Heartland Newsfeed) -- The village of Coalton has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Community & Facility Grant program to purchase a new dump truck, according to a press release made available Wednesday by the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The new truck purchased with the grant replaces a very old and worn out truck that the village has used for years and will allow the village to continue daily operations […]

todayJanuary 3, 2018 1

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