Public hearing held about block grant

Members of the Altamont City Council and interested citizens learn more details about a $500,000 block grant during a public hearing Monday evening. The City of Altamont is applying for the block grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development. From left are James Patrick of South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission, Altamont City Commissioners Dan Milleville and Tayler Polk, Altamont Mayor Jason Rippetoe, Altamont City Clerk Sarah Stephen and Commissioner Todd Slingerland.


Charles Mills is reporter and videographer for the Effingham Daily News. A 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he worked as senior video editor for a Nashville television station. He is a native of Vandalia.