Knox Doesn’t Qualify for Grant for Fire Station Expansion

The City of Knox did not qualify for a grant to make improvements to the south side fire station based on results of a recently completed income survey. Firefighters and city officials went door-to-door for several weeks to gather data from residents. Mayor Dennis Estok notes data from Center and part of Jackson Townships was also included since the fire department serves those areas. Continue reading

North Judson-San Pierre School Board to Consider Capital Projects

North Judson-San Pierre High School

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board wants input from residents before finalizing plans for building renovations and updates. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin told the school board Tuesday night the bond for the auditorium project is almost paid off. She says the corporation can maintain the debt service rate and take care of some other needs on the campus. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Hire Contractor to Finish Courthouse Restrooms

The restrooms at the Pulaski County Courthouse should be in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act within the next two weeks. The county commissioners Monday approved a contract with White’s General Contracting to finish the project. Maintenance supervisor Jeff Johnston says three portable restrooms will be provided in the meanwhile, and notes one is ADA compliant. Continue reading

Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Tourism Advertising Campaign

The Pulaski County Commissioners yesterday approved a scaled-back tourism marketing campaign. CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer has clashed with the county executives for several weeks over their reluctance to purchase cable television advertising in the Chicago market. He started his presentation to the commissioners with an apology for storming out of their last meeting. Continue reading