Fundraiser Planned to Benefit Weak Illinois LeveeGRAND TOWER, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois tavern is hoping the fundraiser it is hosting will raise some money to help repair a Mississippi River levee a town worries is started to fail.
Grand Tower Mayor Michael Ellet has said the levee near the 600-resident Jackson County town has developed a 19-foot hole, and large sinkholes are cropping up. Ellet says the town isn't in jeopardy right now, but repairing the levee before any subsequent rise in the river could cost $1 million.
WSIL-TV reports that the local Charlie T's bar and grill is trying to help out. The business planned to hold a Saturday benefit including music and a silent auction, hoping to draw some funds for the levee fix-up.
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