MACHESNEY PARK (WREX) — Machesney Park is getting thousands of dollars to help improve the area along the Rock River.
The village received a $5,000 grant from ComEd and Openlands.
The money will go towards drafting a plan for improvements along the river.
The village has acquired more than 100 flood prone properties and says it would like to acquire more.
Officials will plan on evaluating and determining what types of improvements would be possible.