$42 MILLION FEDERAL FLOODING RECOVERY GRANT
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that they have awarded the state of Illinois a $42 million dollar Community Development Grant to help those who were affected by this year's severe flooding. The money will go toward disaster relief, long-term recovery, and the restoration of infrastructure, housing and economic revitalization of flood affected areas in the state. As a result of flooding and severe storms this year, 25 counties were declared disaster areas and to date approximately 18 counties have been approved for federal assistance.
GRANITE CITY STEEL PLANT TO GO IDLE
In a press release earlier this week, U. S. Steel announced they will temporally idle several facilities including their facility in Granite City. The release said approximately 3,500 workers will be effected. "We believe that our difficult decision to temporally consolidate our production is a necessary response to current market conditions." said Chairman and CEO John Surma. The Granite City plant is expected to be idled over the next several weeks.
LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST TO PERFORM
The Rosebud Theatre will welcome legendary Christian music artist, Sandi Patty to the stage Sunday, December 7th. The adult music choir from United Centenary Methodist Church in Effingham will welcome guests to the Theatre at 5:30 with the concert starting at 6:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling the theatre.