Voters query Marengo candidates
Future growth, potential I-90 interchange project dominate forum
MARENGO – The candidates vying for the Marengo City Council found themselves agreeing Tuesday on the city's need to grow, while fielding multiple questions on current city proposals meant to achieve that growth.
Eight candidates, including five sitting aldermen and three challengers, faced roughly 50 voters at the Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce's voter forum Tuesday night. They answered questions about economic development, tax incentives and the prospects of a hotel and community theater development.
But voters had the most questions regarding the proposed annexation deals that would extend the city limits, as Marengo prepares to entice the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to build an interchange at Route 23 and Interstate 90.
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