Mt. Vernon Ends Negotiations With Illinois American Water

(MT.VERNON, IL) — The City of Mt. Vernon will not proceed with further negotiations or advancement of ratification of an asset purchase agreement with Illinois American Water. That statement was released from the office of Mayor Mary Jane Chesley on Wednesday afternoon. The release went onto say that the proposed ordinance will not appear on the upcoming agenda for the next city council meeting, scheduled for March 16th or any future agendas during the term of the current Council, and that the Council will pursue all local avenues to ensure the integrity of its public infrastructure systems.