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Knoxville Aldermen Discuss Street Repairs, Cost, Time

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A discussion of Division Street in Knoxville came up during a Sidewalk and Streets Committee meeting prior to last night’s Knoxville City Council meeting that left aldermen with more questions that answers.

Division Street was brought up and its need to be resurfaced, but aldermen are not happy with how long it would take Knoxville Public Works Supervisor Tom Myers and his crew to get the work done.

Knoxville Aldermen Move Forward with Water and Sewer Bids

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Knoxville aldermen have been working hard to get a new contract figured out for the operation of their water and sewer plant.

City Engineer Kevan Cooper told aldermen Monday he worked with Treasurer Jim Whitney and Mayor Bob Johonson, and went over their current plant operator’s contract as well as a contract for another plant operator Cooper works with.

Harsh Winter Not Major Obstacle for Illinois River

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In a winter that’s been called the third worst in history, everyone and almost everything seemed to take a hit.
Cars were affected, schools had snow days and pipes busted all over the place, but travel on the Illinois River continued.
Unlike the Upper Mississippi River, the Illinois River stays open year round allowing barge travel to continue and this winter was no exception.