“It needs to be fairly close to the river but not right on the water. It needs to be close to the interstates and things like that. And it needs to be a right-sized property of course. So that’s what the investors are doing and taking to the different communities, trying to put together some packages,” Hamann says.
Hamann says a local group of investors hope to craft initial proposals for a carp plant by this fall. The news comes as the community hosts the 2014 Flying Fish Festival this Friday and Saturday. The goal of the fishing tournament and cooking information is to educate the public about the invasive fish that threaten native species in the Illinois River.