Mayor also designates October as Community Planning Month during council meeting.
The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce hosting free event on Thursday.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin met earlier this week with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was in Washington to attend a summit on violent crimes.
Illinois Reps. Rodney Davis and Cheri Bustos will travel to Cuba as part of an upcoming bipartisan agricultural trade mission.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and Maine Sen. Angus King have unveiled legislation aimed at making high-quality textbooks easily available to students, professors and the public -- free of charge.