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Iowa Department of Corrections

Inmates Moved to New Iowa State Penitentiary

After sitting vacant for months due to construction delays, the new Iowa State Penitentiary is now up and running. The Iowa Department of Corrections transported 507 maximum security inmates on Saturday from the original prison to the new facility two miles north of Fort Madison.
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Rich Egger

C.T. Vivian's family moved from segregated Missouri to Macomb when he was young because his parents felt he would receive a better education in a university community.  Now that community's school district plans to honor the civil rights activist for his lifetime of achievement.

Credit: The World Trade Council

The Independent Map Amendment hit the ground running only three months ago and has already received more than 210,000 petition signatures. This gives the group a significant jump on its goal of 600,000 signatures by spring 2016.

TSPR’s Emily Boyer

Former Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations he faced for failing to produce campaign and congressional records.

Illinois might not be done with the 2013 law reducing state employees’ pensions. Attorney General Lisa Madigan appears to be preparing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Columbia Journalism Review posted an article about what it's like for writers who are paid by the click.

T.J. Carson

Cameron's residents are continuing to cleanup after an EF2 tornado struck the Warren County town on the night of July 16. But doubts remain over whether financial relief is available for the rebuilding process.

My Farm Roots: Showtime at the Fair

Jul 27, 2015
Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

Show day at the Pierce County Fair in Nebraska starts early and goes fast.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

A report from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources said damage from urban flooding (flooding on higher ground outside a flood plain) caused more than $2 billion worth of damage between 2007-2014 in Illinois.

50 Years of Medicare

Jul 26, 2015
ssa.gov

Thursday, July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare being signed into law, but the idea for such a program dates back to the early part of the 20th Century.

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The Forgottonia Files

Tri States Public Radio introduces you to the people, the places, the rich history, and the ongoing struggles that make the Forgottonia region remarkable.

Two New Programs are Coming to TSPR

Bob Edwards Weekend has stopped producing new episodes, with no plans to resume production. In response to listener interest, and to bring in new content, we will debut 2 new shows Sunday, July 5th.

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Ag Sense Converstion Series

TSPR's Ag Sense series invites you to join us at the table for conversations about food, the people who grow it, and the land it comes from.

TSPR Listening Sessions

We Will Listen... To You

This spring, Tri States Public Radio hosted a series of community listening sessions, as an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with us. Summaries of each session are available here.

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victorandpenny.com

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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