State funding suspended for pool construction

    The plans for a new Beardstown pool are on hold after state funding for the project was suspended last week.
    Beardstown Park Director Jason Brockschmidt received notice from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on March 9 that  the pool project was suspended, effective immediately.
    “Everything is at a pause,” said Brockschmidt, who expressed disappointment upon learning the news.

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