Mon August 10, 2009
New Metropolis Alderman/Budget Woes
By Chris Taylor
Metropolis, IL – Newly-appointed Metropolis alderman Kim Corzine Brown attends her first City Council meeting tonight after being chosen by Mayor Billy McDaniel to take over her late father's unexpired term. She and fellow aldermen are expected to begin confronting the city's first budget deficit since Harrah's Casino was built in the early 1990's. Metropolis faces a $2 million shortfall since the riverboat posted a two percent drop in revenues this quarter.