St. Clair County residents face a possible tax increase in efforts to renovation the county jail.
The jail is overcrowded and failure to add on could mean a court order forcing St. Clair County to build a costlier jail.
CBS News Correspondent Jim Krasula is live from the tornado damage in Washington, Illinois.
St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern says that while the county’s $8.2 million asset decrease last year mirrored Mid-America’s losses, several factors played a role.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the new policy opens the county up to lawsuits but Mark Kern, the St. Clair County Board Chair, disagrees.
The law states that counties in more urban areas have the choice to opt out altogether, or pick and choose which highways to let vehicles go faster.
The Belleville News-Democrat reported the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund was “investigating” the county but Board Chairman Mark Kern insists it is not an investigation.
Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, July 25th – David Lee; Mark Kern; Kerri Morgan; James B. Stewart on Farm Bill; Bob Fuss
John and Michael talk with James Stewart about the Farm Bill; with David Lee; with Mark Kern; with Kerri Morgan; and with Bob Fuss.
County Board Chair Mark Kern says work continues to build on a partnership with Ningbo Lishe International Airport in China.
“It seems that property owners who were hesitant to remove the graffiti are now coming forward and are removing it and that helps out the neighborhoods”