MACOMB — Two major electronic upgrades should be in place at the McDonough County Courthouse by the end of this week. Maintenance Director Allen Sheffler told the county board's building and grounds committee Tuesday that revamped environmental controls for the courthouse and the county jail should be in operation.
County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said a new telephone system for the courthouse should be operational by Friday. Sheffler added that some spring cleaning has been going on. The city of Macomb has trimmed trees on the courthouse lawn and the sheriff's inmate work crew has trimmed bushes and polished the courthouse floors.
Administrator Tina Cox reported that The Elms residential and rehabilitation center currently has 85 residents. There are 38 whose bills are paid through Medicaid, eight who are covered by Medicare, 34 whose bills are paid through private funds, and five who are in hospice care.
Cox said the state of Illinois owes $411,911 in Medicaid reimbursements to The Elms. She said all mattresses at the facility are being replaced and that a recent $17,000 bequest would be used to purchase other bedding materials.
Cox said the Elms Ice Cream Social and Car Show will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3.

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