In The Tri States http://tspr.org en Monmouth: Calling All Entrepreneurs http://tspr.org/post/monmouth-calling-all-entrepreneurs <p>Monmouth is hosting a <a href="http://www.cityofmonmouth.com/" target="_blank">competition</a> for anyone interested in opening their own retail business. That's<a href="http://shopsofmonmouth.com/index.php/retail-business-competition-main/11-retail-entrepreneurs/31-what-we-re-looking-for" target="_blank"> any business</a> that will collect sales tax. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:32:01 +0000 Emily Boyer 54099 at http://tspr.org Monmouth: Calling All Entrepreneurs General Assembly Adjourns With Much Undone http://tspr.org/post/general-assembly-adjourns-much-undone <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="House Speaker Michael Madigan addresses his colleagues at the close of the Illinois General Assembly&#039;s spring session." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/2014-05-30-Madigan-posst-session.jpg" alt="" /><p>The General Assembly finished its legislative session shortly after midnight Saturday, approving a billion-dollar road construction program.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/05/2014-05-31-adjourn-WUIS Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:13:25 +0000 Brian Mackey 54205 at http://tspr.org General Assembly Adjourns With Much Undone Interfund Borrowing No One's First Choice For Budgeting http://tspr.org/post/interfund-borrowing-no-ones-first-choice-budgeting <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/CapitolStormySkyMay2013ByBMackey.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>The budget passed by the Illinois General Assembly does not rely on extending the 2011 income tax hike, as originally planned by Democratic leadership. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:12:35 +0000 Hannah Meisel 54204 at http://tspr.org Interfund Borrowing No One's First Choice For Budgeting One Western Ill. School Cuts Ag Program, Another Hopes To Bring It Back http://tspr.org/post/one-western-ill-school-cuts-ag-program-another-hopes-bring-it-back Pike County calls itself the "pork capital of the world." However, in an area so tied to farming, it might be a bit surprising that a local school district has cut its agriculture education program.&#160; I graduated from high school there five years ago, and went back to report on how districts are struggling to pay for activities not tied to the core curriculum.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/05/2014-05-27AgInIllinois1FINAL.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Barry is a small western Illinois town about ten miles from the Mississippi River along Interstate 72.&#160; I grew up ther Fri, 30 May 2014 12:12:20 +0000 Lee Strubinger 54078 at http://tspr.org One Western Ill. School Cuts Ag Program, Another Hopes To Bring It Back PAW Animal Shelter Receives Trailer Donation http://tspr.org/post/paw-animal-shelter-receives-trailer-donation <p>The <a href="http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/ia55.html">PAW Animal shelter</a> in <a href="http://fortmadison.com/">Fort Madison</a> received some assistance from an unexpected source.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:08:03 +0000 Frannie Smith 54050 at http://tspr.org PAW Animal Shelter Receives Trailer Donation