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Non-Profits in Fundraising Challenge

The Galesburg Community Foundation said it will provide extra cash to non-profit groups in its service region if they meet a fundraising goal. Each group has until June 30, 2016 to raise $10,000. The Foundation will match that amount for each successful organization.
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The city of West Burlington is paving the way for the construction of a few more single-family homes.

It auctioned off five vacant lots, this month, along West Glasgow Street, where the city's former public works facility once stood.

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It's no longer enough for restaurants to offer roasted chicken or braised beef shank on their menus. They need to be able to tell customers exactly where that chicken came from and how the cow was raised. If they can remember the pedigree of the produce? All the better.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

Construction work is getting underway for a much anticipated public works project in Macomb. Meanwhile, delays in state and federal funding are forcing the city to reorganize some of its other infrastructure plans.

Higher education will see a funding cut next year ... but Democrats want to lessen the impact compared to what the Republican governor called for.

Gov. Bruce Rauner suggested a more than 30 percent reduction. Democrats are proposing a 6.5 percent cut to universities.

Republicans voted against the Democrats' measure in committee. GOP Rep. Mark Batinick from Plainfield says the cost of doing business in Illinois is too high. That includes the business of higher education.

Illinois Democrats have begun to unveil their new state spending plan, which looks a lot like the current one. That's despite Illinois having billions of dollars less, thanks to a rollback of the income tax rate in January. Even before the details were made public, Gov. Bruce Rauner's office was out with a statement tearing into the proposal, and its architect, House Speaker Michael Madigan.

The Burlington Police Department is "examining similarities" between a pair of shootings that occurred in the last 48 hours "in an effort to establish a connection."

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources issued its bond release decision regarding a pair of permits for the Industry mine, which is owned by Springfield Coal Company.

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Some Keokuk residents who live near one of the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River are still waiting for a scenic road in front of their homes to reopen.  They are also waiting for the city to explain why it's taking so long to make that happen.

T.J. Carson

The Monmouth birthplace of the famous lawman from the Wild West has been closed for years. But the new owner wants to revive it as a tourist destination.

Hancock County EMS Facebook Page

The Hancock County Board has received notice of potentially illegal activity surrounding recent construction work.  State's Attorney Jason Pohren wrote a letter about the nearly $40,000 worth of electrical and plumbing repairs made to the ambulance barn this year.

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Victor & Penny- 7:00pm, September 12, 2015 The Box in Galesburg

Victor & Penny hail from Kansas City, MO, America’s roaring 1920s “Paris of the Plains.” With tight vocal harmonies, fearless feats of guitar daring and a fiery ukulele, Victor & Penny bring a modern voice to prohibition era jazz and clever original tunes. Celebrating a time when style mattered, antique pop duo Victor & Penny impress and delight with charm and hot licks - they are "...an absolute rollicking blast." Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) and...
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