Alton post office picks up and moves

ALTON, Ill. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service is on the move in Alton, Illinois. The Post Office is moving from the downtown location it leased to a former car dealership. Workers are renovating the space and the government has a 10-year lease with the owner.┬áThe Alton Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1scMwTV) that Ameren Illinois owns the…

Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration says it will spend the next six years trying to maintain and improve a deteriorating transit system. The $11.2 billion, six-year program released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Transportation is actually rosier than expected. Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn reported that a newly approved federal highway plan…