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The Innovation Center at Morrison Tech is rapidly proceeding, with construction of the exterior and infrastructure nearly complete. Chris Scott, Morrison Tech’s President said, “We’re right on schedule, and we expect the center to be operational by late August.  This is the culmination of years of planning and effort, and…
On Friday, May 18th, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced that 327 Opportunity Zone census tract recommendations submitted by the State of Illinois have been approved by the U.S. Treasury Department. These zones cover more than 85 counties throughout the state and aim to support the future of Illinois through economic growth…
Whiteside County’s Prairie Hill Landfill will soon be home to a solar farm. The County Board unanimously approved a land lease to IPS Energy for development of a solar farm on the cap of the landfill’s closed portion. The solar farm could develop into a 10 mega-watt facility. The County…
“Hunting God”, an indie film produced by Chicago based JJack Productions (http://jjackpro.com/), has recently finished principal photography in Savanna, IL, and is now in post-production.  The film, found footage/thriller, centers on a man, an Atheist, who after losing his wife to cancer, reunites with his three childhood church buddies to…
After sitting vacant for almost eight years, the former Stanley Black & Decker plant, located  just east of Rock Falls, has a new owner. Robinson Investments Ltd., headquartered in Bellefontaine, OH, has announced that it has bought the property, and it will now house the I-88 Distribution Center, LLC. The…
Last Friday, January 27th, marked the Chinese New Year, China’s most important holiday. Gary Camarano, Whiteside County’s Economic Development Director, participated in a celebratory luncheon in Chicago’s Chinatown where the People’s Republic of China’s Consul General Hong Lei was the guest of honor. The luncheon celebrated “the Year of the…
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