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EPA: Water Rules in Effect in Most States Despite Court Ruling

To the chagrin of some of the nation’s largest farm organizations, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday forged ahead with a plan to oversee more of the nation’s waterways, saying it will enforce new pollution rules in all but 13 states covered by an ongoing court case.
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Nine names will appear on the Sept. 8 ballot in the race for four open seats on the Keokuk School Board. One of them, Tyler McGhghy, said he brings the right mix of experience and enthusiasm to the board.

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To the chagrin of some of the nation’s largest farm organizations, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday forged ahead with a plan to oversee more of the nation’s waterways, saying it will enforce new pollution rules in all but 13 states covered by an ongoing court case.

Amanda Vinicky

The stakes will be high for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and state employees when the Illinois House votes -- perhaps as early as Wednesday -- on a measure that could have repercussions for years.

The clock is ticking for city leaders in Burlington to convince residents that it's a good idea to borrow money for a new police station.  The $4 million bond referendum will appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.

Burlington will not have to hold a primary election in October for its two open city council seats.

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State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) said two pieces of legislation she promoted this year grew out of concerns brought to her.  Governor Bruce Rauner signed both bills into law this month.

A marijuana advocacy group is urging Illinois lawmakers to accept Governor Bruce Rauner's changes to a marijuana decriminalization plan.

A former member of the Lee County Board of Supervisors -- who was accused of participating in illegal secret meetings when he served on the board -- wants the county to recoup the money spent in his defense following the dismissal of a lawsuit against him. Ernie Schiller said the actions of the people who filed the lawsuit will end up costing taxpayers money at a time when the county budget is tight.

Rich Egger

The portion of the gas tax collected in Illinois when you fuel your car is supposed to be forwarded to municipalities. They use it to fill potholes, or to buy salt for when it snows.

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Slaughterhouses and meat packing plants throughout the country employ a lot of people. About a quarter of a million workers in the U.S. stun, kill, and eviscerate the animals we eat. Most of those jobs are physically demanding and require few skills.

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Travel to the Magical Rhine and Moselle River with TSPR

Tri State Public Radio is hosting a travel presentation on September 30th to share all the details on the Magical Rhine and Moselle River cruise and tour. The presentation will begin at 5:30pm.

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.

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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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