Two local communities receive DCEO grants

St. Elmo Mayor Ernie Myers, left, and City Councilman Bob Wells, right, look at a map of an ongoing water main replacement project. A majority of phase two of the project will be paid with a $550,000 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) St. Elmo received Monday.


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.