Belleville has spent about $502,000 to extend sewer lines to a proposed development featuring upscale homes and professional office buildings near Belleville West High School but construction on the Parkway West Estates project hasn’t started.
Construction on the Hofbräuhaus German restaurant and brewery in Belleville is expected to be finished in “late fall,” but the developers do not have an exact completion date to announce, a spokesman for the developers said.
A 66-year-old motorcyclist and his 60-year-old female passenger died after being injured in a crash with a car Thursday night in Belleville, and the car’s driver has been taken into custody, Belleville police said Friday.
Thomas Nicholson didn’t talk about the night of Jan. 25, 1945, when he made repeated trips under German mortar and artillery fire to repair the communications line between his forward observation post and his unit’s mortar position at Kaltenhaus, France.
Belleville aldermen on Monday voted 12-3 to give $1.2 million in TIF money to Auffenberg Ford, which will in turn spend at least $2 million on renovations on the dealership on South Illinois Street, produce $24 million annually in revenue that is subject to sales tax and stay in business for 15 years.
Four years ago, aldermen radically changed the ways landlords deal with tenants when the City Council passed what’s called the “crime-free” housing ordinance in an effort to reduce crime in rental properties.