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State to appeal federal denial
Staff Report Hours after FEMA denied the state’s request for federal assistance to help local governments in nine counties recover expenses related to the deadly storms on Nov. 17, Gov. Pat Quinn a...
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Public hearings set for North 45, I-24 North TIF areas
Plans for the North 45 and the Interstate North areas for which the city is creating as Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and a business district took up much of the Metropolis City Council m...
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Taking a look back at 2013: Year end review
To remind readers of what happened in Massac County during the past year, the Metropolis Planet is presenting this year-end review. Most of the items mentioned here appeared on the front page of th...
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Dynegy now owns EEI
Staff Report Coal-fired generation is not going away anytime soon in Illinois after a controversial pollution-control variance approved last fall by a split Illinois Pollution Control Board cleared...
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County departmental charging creating potential problem
Massac County commissioners Jeff Weber and Jerel Childers were alerted to what Massac County Highway Engineer Joe Matesevac said is something minor that could end up being something major if it con...
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Unit One adopts tax levy, settles sexual abuse lawsuit
Massac Unit One board members spent much of the Dec. 23 meeting learning from Metropolis Elementary School Principal Laura Walker and Massac County High School Principal Jason Hayes how the element...
Jan 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking a look back at 2013: Year end review
To remind readers of what happened in Massac County during the past year, the Metropolis Planet is presenting this year-end review. Most of the items mentioned here appeared on the front page of th...
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One month remains to request FEMA help
Press Release Survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes have until Monday, Jan. 27 to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Federal disaster assistance may be av...
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Picking up the pieces: rebuilding after the tornado
With the New Year beginning, many people in Brookport and Unionville are still be picking up the pieces and trying to rebuild their lives and homes following the EF-3 tornado that struck on Nov. 17...
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Heavy rains bring flooding
Staff Report The rain, rain, rain coming down, down, down — several times in mass quantities —  from Friday night through late into Saturday night spelled out trouble for many areas of Massac Count...
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