NEW BOSTON, Ill. (AP) - Donations from two late western Illinois women will be used to create a foundation aimed at economic development in Mercer County.
The organization will “advance economic development and further cultural and educational opportunities” in Mercer County. It will have a particular focus on New Boston Township, which is about 30 miles southwest of Moline.
The sisters were born and raised on their family’s Mercer County farm. Both became teachers.
The foundation is expected to distribute money starting later this year.