Wyoming Chamber Chili Cook-Off a success
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:48
- Written by Doug Hampton
The Wyoming Chamber of Commerce held a Chili Cook-Off with 11 teams participating in this first year of the event. The event was held at the100 block of East Williams Street and included entertainment by popular Peoria area band Plane Jane and a beer tent.
The teams came up with creative names and served some very good chili. The overall winners were Peg Moats and Peg Gray as 2 P's in a Pod. Bringing in Second place was the Red Hot Chili Preppers with Erin Breese, Carol Ann Stephens, Sara Nowlan, Lisa Evans and Mark Stephens and in third place Got Beano with Amy Hillan, Janelle Down, Melissa Nagode, Jill Finnegan and Stacy Unhold.
Toulon hires TIF administration firm
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:52
- Written by Jason Musselman
The City of Toulon voted to hire a TIF administrative firm out of Bloomington to handle their TIF matters at a special city council meeting last Thursday evening.
The approval of TIF Illinois was the only actionable agenda item.
In opening the meeting and stating his desire for having TIF Illinois come and present, Mayor Larry Hollis said, “The reason I want to do this is because we’ve been getting very varied advice [on TIF].”
TIF stands for Tax Increment Fund and it was established in Toulon in 2006 as a 23 year district. Any increase in real estate tax revenue during that period is put into a special City of Toulon TIF fund. The other taxing bodies continue to receive tax revenue based off the 2006 equalized assessed value with no increases.
Polay, violinist to appear at Bistro Oct. 19
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:49
- Written by Administrator
Sensational Taiwanese violinist Huei Chiang will appear with pianist Bruce Polay at the News Room Bistro in Toulon on Sunday, October 19 at 3 o’clock when they will perform works by Brahms, Ysaye, Ives and Bartok.
Huei Chiang has performed as soloist throughout Europe and Asia and has served as first violinist and concertmaster with leading orchestras in Spain. She has been invited to perform regularly with the Orquestra de Cadaques in Spain under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner and Jaime Martin.
Leitch, LaHood lament on Illinois’ state of affairs
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:47
- Written by Jim Nowlan
State Rep. David Leitch (R-Peoria) and state Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) gave a sobering report to the Stark County Farm Bureau Board this past week in Toulon about the dismal state of affairs in state government.
“The state is not well governed,” Leitch said bluntly. He illustrated by noting that the state is not aggressively investigating income and residency requirements for Medicaid eligibility and thus is probably paying a billion dollars more in benefits than necessary.
LaFayette rehires water department employee
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:37
- Written by Administrator
The LaFayette village board of trustees voted Monday evening at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting to re-employ Shane Milroy, of Kewanee, as their water department supervisor.
The board had been looking for a water department supervisor because of Milroy’s retirement last year. Now, a renewal of services with Milroy will be more expensive.