By CBS 4 Newsroom
Six months after a fire destroyed a huge part of their downtown, officials in Prophetstown, Illinois said they're on the road to recovery.
Mayor Steve Swanson said rebuilding work is expected to be underway by May.
Mayor Swanson said he hopes the new buildings will be designed to blend in with the rest of the historic downtown.
The July blaze destroyed eight businesses in the Whiteside County community.