Economic Development Advisory Committee


The Economic Development Advisory Committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The meeting place is in the Council Chambers at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting. Minutes are available after approval.

Note: If there are business related issues that you would like to discuss, please call 309-582-7241, so we can add your issue to the agenda. All correspondence for the committee can be emailed to City Clerk at [email protected].

Committee Members

  • Dana Murphy
  • Gerrod Andresen
  • Jim Essig
  • John Hoscheidt
  • Gary Wagner
  • Doyce Hiscocks
  • Ryan Latko


The Economic Development Advisory Committee serves as the centralized information source for all economic development activities within the City. The director develops and implements economic development programs and strategies, with the objective of assisting businesses in starting, expanding, locating, and relocating within the City.


Powers and duties include; acting as an agent for the City for the purposes of business district development and redevelopment, collecting information on opportunities for business and investment in the City, preparing pamphlets explaining opportunities, outlining City regulations relating to energy conservation and environmental protection, assisting the City Council to expand the tax base, and assisting in plans to increase the opportunity for City residents to obtain local employment.