Quinn signs Levee Bill

Big Muddy Levee Repairs Underway

Big Muddy Levee Repairs Underway

Springfield-  Efforts to repair an aging levee in Southern IL received a boost Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that could provide the funds to help pay for a fix.

This will allow Jackson County to sell bonds that will raise an estimated 1.5 million to repair the Big Muddy Levee, protecting Grandtower, and other low-lying areas along the Mississippi River.