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.
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.