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      Jobs and street improvement could be on the way for Quincy

      Quincy city council awarded a 5-year contract to its existing contractor, Evans Recycling.


      Quincy residents will not see a change in their yard waste pickup.


      That's the word from Monday night's city council meeting.


      The council awarded a 5-year contract to its existing contractor, Evans Recycling.


      Mayor Kyle Moore said Jerry Brockhouse from Murrayville, Illinois withdrew his bid.


      The city's finance committee also authorized an Illinois Department of Transportation grant request to improve 2nd Street from Maine to Hampshire Street.


      If approved, IDOT would award a $219,000 grant to the city, while the city would match that amount out of its TIF account.


      City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer said if all goes as planned, Kohl's Wholesale is expected to create 22 full-time jobs through the project.


      The company heavily uses that street to ship its products.


      "It's a great economic development project to have Kohl's create 22 full-time jobs," city planner Chuck Bevelheimer said. "Kohl's always has created more jobs. This is like the third project we've worked with Kohl's, so they've always been a great corporate citizen in terms of job creation."


      The grant request will go before the full city council next week.

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