Henry County

Bishop Hill Heritage Association

One of Illinois' historic landmarks is stuggling to get funding for repairs. And the local nonprofit is asking the public for help. 

Henry County

Residents of Henry County should be cautious about drinking their well water. As flooding continues, county officials say drinking well water and septic tanks could be contaminated by floodwaters. 

Customers of a popular internet and cable service will be without it for a few hours early Tuesday morning. Mediacom will move a portion of its fiber optic cables due to the I-17 bridge project. 

The state has decided to help boost business and industrial expansion in the Quad Cities and western Illinois. Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved enterprise zones for the Illinois Quad Cities and for Henry County.

Time is running short for Illinois residents who want to vote in the November election. Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote, or to update your registration if you've changed your address.

Henry County

For the fourth time, residents of Henry County will be asked to help the Sheriff's Department. The public safety sales tax referendum is on the ballot for next Tuesday's election.

Chuck Henson

Work will begin soon to protect a major tourist attraction in northern Illinois. Following a meeting this month of local and state officials, a steering committee will soon be appointed for the Hennepin Canal.

Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.

On Midwest Week, to understand the 2016 election, look no further than Henry County, Illinois.

Thanks to the voters, the United Township High School District will begin receiving some new revenue later this year. And planning is underway on how to spend proceeds from the local option sales tax.