Utica, Illinois Village Board news
The former Country Cupboard ice cream parlor in Utica is gone now – acquired and razed by the neighboring business owner – and it’s going to be a parking lot. After that, the new owners will ask the village what to do with it.
Utica is seeking a state grant to build sidewalks and crosswalks on South Clark Street, with hopes of launching construction in 2024.
There’s a lot of work to be done before turning any shovels, but Utica’s mayor hopes to begin construction of the village’s outdoor shopping plaza in March.
Utica might get a nano-brewery – that is, just one barrel of beer – to be located behind the Bickerman building.
Utica was notified Monday it was approved for a capital grant of $1,249,969. The funds, coupled with a village match of $250,000, will be used to build the Shoppes of Mini Mill Street, a plaza of portable retail stalls.
Utica is getting a new tavern — along with four to six new video gaming terminals.
A western wear store is moving from Peru to Mill Street in Utica.
Utica Fire Protection District will host an open house and ice cream social to celebrate the district’s 75th anniversary 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Utica fire station, 2945 Route 178.
Utica officials heaped praise Thursday on the dozens of fire companies who helped extinguish the Memorial Day fire at Grand Bear Resort.
Four people were recognized Thursday for helping first-responders in Utica save the life of a motorist and her passenger after their vehicle overturned last month on Dee Bennett Road.
Utica is likely relax its sign ordinance – a little – but appears to have reached an agreement on allowing single-pole banner signs, also known as feather flags.
Thursday, the Utica Village Board announced the purchase of vinyl sidewalk overlays to help direct visitors to specific businesses and other points of interest.
LaFarge is going to blast again on April 20 and, mindful of complaints from Utica residents, has installed additional seismographs at select points in the village.
Jeremy Johnson is completing a mural at the beer garden on Mill Street in Utica. At first glance the design looks like simple graffiti; but Johnson is an abstract artist whose goal is to get people to ponder the work and draw their own conclusions.
Representatives from LaFarge are scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Utica Village Board meeting at 248 Canal St. to follow up on blasting complaints from village residents.