BND seeks comment

Do you have an opinion on the proposed TIF district for a Belleville development that could include a hotel, a Hofbrauhaus brew pub and another restaurant, a 30,000-square-foot convention center and a convenience store on Illinois 15 across from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows?

A public hearing on the tax increment financing district will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at the Belleville City Hall at 101 S. Illinois St. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the TIF on May 26.

BND reporter Mike Koziatek would like to hear from you. Send him your comments to or on Twitter @MikeKoziatekBND.