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1:08 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Knox County Push for 911 Sales Tax Referendum Again

Knox County leaders are hopeful that a sales tax rate increase will provide upgrades to their 911 system.
Credit T.J. Carson

Knox County voters will be asked a second time on Election Day if they want to raise the sales tax by 0.25%.

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Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
12:24 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Court Upholds Convictions Against Lee County Man

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld multiple convictions against a Lee County man in connection with a shooting in Aug. 2013.

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Says Turnout Key to Tuesday
11:39 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Gov. Christie Stumps for Gov. Branstad in Burlington

(L-R) IA Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, NJ Gov. Chris Christie, IA Gov. Terry Branstad and Congressional Candidate Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks joined forces for a rally in Burlington Thursday night.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired up supporters of his friend, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, during a stop in Burlington Thursday night.

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Cost Not Yet Known
10:37 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Galesburg Seeking to Upgrade Storm Water System

Residents listen to a presentation about what Galesburg needs to do to upgrade its storm water utility system.
Credit TJ Carson

The city is in the early stages of addressing upgrades to its storm water utility system.

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Election 2014
7:25 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Sen. McCain Campaigns for Ernst in Fort Madison

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) addresses the crowd in Fort Madison as U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst of Iowa looks on.

A former presidential candidate brought some star power to the race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat Wednesday afternoon.

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Taxpayers Foot the Bill
6:24 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Egg Lawsuit Costs Missouri

Iowa and four other big egg-producing states were also plaintiffs in the case.
Credit Will Curran/Flickr

Airline flights and legal fees in California; rental cars and hotel rooms in Indiana; $19 at Yogurtland in Los Angeles, and expert witness fees of $500 an hour plus expenses.

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Hands-on Approach
5:48 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

WIU President To Assist With Economic Development

Credit Rich Egger

President Jack Thomas said WIU should have a seat at the table when it comes to business recruitment efforts for Macomb.

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Bill Knight – October 30
4:47 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

No Sure Bets for Wall Street

Credit Wiki Commons

Wall Street seems like a casino where the problem gamblers ARE the House, and they only bet on sure things. “Wall Street hates uncertainty,” analysts say.

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Election 2014
11:19 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Monmouth-Roseville Makes Case for Tax Rate Increase

Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher feels the district has made its case for a tax rate increase in the education fund.
Credit T.J. Carson

Voters will decide whether to grant the Monmouth-Roseville School District a 75-cent tax rate increase for the education fund.  Salaries and most other day-to-day expenses are paid from that fund.

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A Study in Scale
9:41 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Art Exhibit Features the Mammoth & the Miniscule

Phil Brevick of Hamilton hopes this painting gives viewers a feel for what it would be like to have a grizzly bear approaching them in the wild.
Credit Rich Egger

The new exhibit at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb highlights some works that cover an entire section of a wall and others that cover just a few square inches.

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