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Around the Tri States: Keokuk teen killed in accident; nominating petitions available; Knox County awards community ARPA grants

Around The Tri States
Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio

A weekly roundup of news from around the region.

Keokuk teen killed in accident

A 15-year-old from Keokuk died and a 16-year-old was injured as a result of an accident over the Labor Day weekend in Lee County.

The teens were southbound on Mississippi Road when the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The vehicle then left the roadway and went into a ditch.

Both teens were taken to Blessing Hospital in Keokuk following the accident.

Local government nominating petitions available

Those thinking of running in next spring’s local elections in Illinois can now pick up nominating petitions.

Elections will be held across the state for positions in city government, such as mayor, clerk, and city council.

Elections will also be held for school boards, park boards, community college boards, and other units of local government.

The period for filing nominating petitions is November 21, 2022 to November 28, 2022.

The elections will be on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Knox County awards community ARPA grants

The Knox County board has awarded $1.16 million in community grants using American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The grants were made from the $9.4 million in ARPA funds awarded to the county and allocated by a task force that identified priorities for spending the funds.

The grants were awarded to projects addressing public health, negative economic impacts of the pandemic, services to disproportionately affected communities, and infrastructure.

The county still has $556,000 to distribute in ARPA grants.

Pavement patching in Galesburg

Pavement patching began this week on U.S. Route 34 between the Interstate 74 interchange and Knox County Road 1925 N. near Galesburg.

The work will be completed in October. In the meantime, intermittent lane closures can be expected.

Patching also begins today on Illinois Route 41 between Swing Boulevard and Main Street in Galesburg.

Work includes curb repairs and will require intermittent lane closures.

That project will also be completed in October.

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