Watseka awarded flood prevention grant

Persistence, commitment and dedication paid off for the city and the citizens off Watseka this week as we celebrated the official awarding of $5.3 million to the city for a flood mitigation buyout grant. Watseka has been especially hard hit by flooding in the past few years and this grant will help the city in its efforts to prevent a future disaster. We are all very thankful to Ron Davis, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Mayor John Allhands and the City of Watseka, and Iroquois County Board Chair John Shure for all of their hard work. This was a great event and it will be very helpful to Watseka and its residents.