SW Michigan

2:46 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

State approves Vicksburg's plan to get out of debt

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Vicksburg will help pay off its $3.5 million debt by selling extra village properties, debt refinancing, and by cutting the village’s budget by one percent.
VICKSBURG, MI - The state has approved a deficit reduction plan for Vicksburg, the village's third attempt to reorganize and reduce its $3.5 million debt. Village Clerk Tracy Locey and Village President Bill Adams said Monday that the state notified the village of its approval in a brief letter.
1:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Judge rules Detroit eligible for bankruptcy

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Ruling could clear way for cuts in pensions
The city of Detroit today officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its creditors.
1:07 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Statue of Abraham Lincoln could be placed in Bronson Park

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Group wants to bring statue to park, create endowment to maintain it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A statue of Abraham Lincoln could be coming to Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved the placement of a statue commemorating Lincoln's August 1856 visit to the park.
7:03 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Garden Ridge store to move in to former Kmart location in Kalamazoo

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Houston-based company hopes to open store on Stadium Drive in late January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The former Kmart store location at Stadium Drive and Drake Road will become the home of a Garden Ridge store by early next year. The Texas-based home-décor and accessories chain has signed a long-term lease for the 87,000-square-foot space in the University Commons retail center and started interior renovation work more than a week ago, according to property owner Treystar development company.
6:41 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Proposed Kalamazoo city budget includes fewer positions

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Spending plan includes increases in fees for recreation, sewer and water and inspections
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city administration on Monday laid out a plan that will help the city patch a $2.9 million deficit in its proposed $179 million 2014 budget while keeping service levels largely unchanged.

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