City officials in Wood River are looking forward to new businesses coming to town in 2016. The city has seen a large amount of activity on the east side of town near Illinois 255 over the past decade, but Mayor Frank Akers says some of the new activity will include the re-purposing of existing properties.
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There is also a Ruby's Entertainment complex, with video gambling being the main entertainment according to Akers. He says The Pump House will also be expanding in the New Year.