Fifty people turned out to hear Bob Karls share the State of the City of Pontiac on May 25 at Pontiac Family Kitchen.
He shared the current struggles with the unfunded pensions for the police and the fire department. This is a problem that is felt by neighboring municipalities such as Streator, Normal and Lincoln. The Ladd Street railroad crossing is the last to be updated in preparation for high speed rail. The crossing may need to be closed for several months.
The city remains committed to the development of downtown Pontiac and has several retailers interested in opening stores on the square. The Pontiac Municipal Band will have it’s inaugural performance on Friday, June 3 at the Judy McGlasson-Humiston Riverside Performing Arts Center.
Karls also shared photos of the the gilding at the Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center. Guilders spent six days adding the gold leaf to the stage area and lobby of the theater.