Planning a journey west from Chicago to Galena, Illinois? The stage will follow a route or roadway which is now U.S. Route 20 or U.S. Grant Highway. The year is 1850 and the Frink and Walker Stagecoach Line have been running this route since around 1844. You purchased your ticket on the Frink and Wagner Stagecoach Line, which operates out of Chicago to Galena, Illinois.

Over the last several months, we have heard a great deal about TIFs, (Tax Increment Financing Districts), in the City of Marengo. This has caused confusion among some of our citizens; and I would like to take a moment to speak to you about this issue. The Downtown TIF is approximately 52-acres, with the total taxes paid by these properties in 2009 being $640,742. The Eastern Corridor TIF is approximately 33-acres, with the total taxes paid by these properties in 2009 being $113,404.

Sports and other extracurricular activities will be returning to Marengo Community Middle School in the Fall of 2011.

The Marengo City Council voted to implement two Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFs) in Marengo at the city council meeting on March 14, 2011 in city hall.

Anthony Fredrickson recently left his position as treasurer for the Village of Union.

Fredrickson, who served as treasurer for the village since January of 2007, said he left to spend more time building his new Ambit Energy Business. Sandy Sheahan is replacing Fredrickson as treasurer for Union. Fredrickson said he enjoyed his time as the Union treasurer very much.

When the Marengo-Union Library was turned into a Roaring 20's speakeasy on March 5, 2011, a robbery occurred, which several Marengo residents were asked to solve. The Friends of the Marengo-Union Library District presented "Mischief in Marengo," a skit written and directed by Wendy Garvey, a member at large of the friends of the library district. Several Marengo residents performed a skit where Jack Benny's fiancé's diamond ring was stolen.

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