WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Washington city officials say the money local residents are spending in Washington is paying off.
Despite the harsh winter and the tornado recovery, the latest records show December's sales are giving the city more than $291,000. That is up about 3% from the year before.
"Hopefully we won't have to adjust too much when it comes September or October. With a lot of contractors in town, our sales taxes will pick up because they'll be here at the restaurants," said Washington Mayor Gary Manier. "It's going to help all of us to make sure we can pave the streets and clear the snow when it hits again."
The mayor expects the next months' revenues to continue to rise.