Mount Carroll site cleared for discount store

Demolition of a building, most recently a women’s country western-style clothing store, at the southeast corner of South Jackson Street and Illinois 64 in Mount Carroll, began Monday, Jan. 18, by Tautz Excavating. The property was sold in late 2019 by Karl and Shelley Tautz to Hubbard Enterprises LLC, a developer in Bonne Terre, Mo. The developer also purchased adjoining land from James and Ruby Johnson and Mark Maidak. A Dollar General store is expected to be built on the site.