Excerpt from the Register-Mail’s Editors Roundtable:
What should the city do with its study on downtown development?
Need overall city plan first
The development ideas are interesting, although itâ€™s difficult to understand why the public doesnâ€™t have access to the whole study now. The community helped make this plan, paid $47,000 for the study and should see the entire proposal thatâ€™s now being considered by the council.
Among the items proposed are making the Public Square a downtown anchor, connecting Knox College to downtown via a civic mall along Broad Street and closing the intersection of South and Seminary streets….
Excerpt from a guest opinion in the Register-Mail:
I attended the courthouse committeeâ€™s meeting Tuesday evening and spoke briefly on the likelihood of the courthouse reverting to Knox College pursuant to the language contained in the 1869 deed.Â I concluded that the reversion was unenforceable (stale) due to two Illinois statutes.
But the meeting caused me to think about larger issues: what to do with the courthouse and how the public libraryâ€™s problems could be solved as well.Â Here are my conclusions….