Macomb will have to wait for state money to help pay for a major revitalization project -- and there is still no guarantee the money will ever come through.
The city hoped to receive around $1.2 million through a state enhancement program for its West Adams Street corridor project. The state money would be combined with $750,000 in local funding to pay for the work.
But Mayor Mike Inman said the only improvement project the state decided to fund in this general region was in Elmwood.
A new mobile app offers users a modern look at Abraham Lincoln.
The “Abe-App” was released February 12 -- Lincoln's birthday -- by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
It includes an “Abe-A-Day” fact, pictures of artifacts on display in the museum, and trivia questions accompanied by sound effects from Lincoln's time --- a recording of his office clock serves as the quiz's timer.
The Foundation's Phyllis Evans said the app will make it easier for today's students to learn about the 19th Century.
Union leaders met with Governor Pat Quinn and members of the legislature on February 11 to talk about the state's underfunded pension system. They billed it as a chance to work together on a divisive issue but the two sides remain far apart.
The unions represent a range of government workers, from prison guards to teachers. After the meeting, they issued a statement saying it shows they can "work together constructively with all parties."