An insider deal with city funds in Mount Carroll?
MOUNT CARROLL – The smell of coffee wafts from the Kraft Building these days – one of the signs, some say, of a downtown on the move. Opening in 2011, Brick Street Coffee takes up the renovated first floor. The renovation came about with the help of state and federal funds – and a loan from the city. That loan is under new scrutiny. Some say it resulted from too-cozy relationships.