Early discussions by an Ogle County Board task force dedicated to ensuring the future financial stability of the county have centered around increasing landfill revenue and decreasing Ogle County Jail expenses, possibly by closing the jail.

Polo's $3.7 million Colden Street Project encompassed about 10.5 blocks, both in the downtown business district and in residential neighborhoods. It is meant to help alleviate water buildup on Illinois Route 26 — named Division Avenue in Polo city limits — during torrential rain events. The project took two years to complete and, although almost nothing went exactly as planned, city officials still say they are happy with the end results.