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City Budgets Looking Good

The Fiscal Year 2018 budgets for the City of Clinton and it's Warner Hospital and Health Services look strong, though each face some unknowns.
According to CEO of Warner Hospital and Health Services, Paul Skowron, the Hospital expects a year end revenue in the black at around $250-thousand. 
Skowron indicates expenses total around $17.5-million with over half that coming from salary and benefits. He notes the rise includes the expansion at the Family Medicine facility.
Skowron also notes they are adding 3D mammography this year thanks largely to donations. They are adding additional generator power and roof repairs in their capital budget.
Despite the woes from the State of Illinois, the State's payments to the City have been on time. City Treasurer Clint Lichtenwalter indicates they are keeping an eye on the property freeze legislation.
Lichtenwalter is reporting only small revenue growth and small sales tax growth.
The City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget Monday night at the regular City Council meeting. 

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