Election 2014
8:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Judge Keeps Libertarians on Illinois Ballot

The Libertarian slate faced several obstacles to make it on the ballot; here, candidates hold a press conference to show how many more signatures they had to turn in to the state elections board, compared with Democrats and Republicans. The party's candidate for governor, Chad Grimm, is just to the left of the podium.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

A Sangamon County judge's decision means Illinois voters in November will see three names for each office at the top of the ballot.

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Election 2014
8:03 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Can A Governor Really Create Jobs?

An outsider to Illinois politics could be forgiven for thinking Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are running for the position of job creator in chief.

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Large Amount of Cocaine
7:43 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Traffic Stop Yields Drug Arrests

Deloris Darnell
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Macomb police said they pulled over the driver of a car who seemed to be having trouble finding her way around the downtown area early Wednesday.

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Bill Knight – September 18
5:54 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

My Life with Dogs

An English pointer
Credit Wiki Commons

This week I’m one of the Baby Boomers who’ll be added to the ranks of the program that’s the closest this country has to universal health care: Medicare. Whew! Made it! I almost feel winded, like I should be panting.

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Seminary/Kellogg Project
3:16 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Pedestrian Safety Concern near Galesburg Overpass

The Seminary/Kellogg overpass should open to traffic before the end of the year.
Credit T.J. Carson

A Galesburg alderman is concerned about the safety of pedestrians once construction of an overpass is complete.

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WIRC Develops Comprehensive Plan
2:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Hancock County Plans Future

Hancock County Courthouse

The Hancock County Board has approved a new comprehensive plan.

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A Connection to the Past
11:08 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Heirlooms Passed Down by Seed Savers Exchange

Some of the rarest plant varieties in the world bloom at the gardens of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
Credit Chiot’s Run/Flickr

Most vegetable seeds today are bred by seed companies to be hearty and easier to grow.

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Goal: $667,000
6:23 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Fundraising Going Strong for Keokuk Depot

The vision for the Keokuk Union Depot Foundation
Credit Keokuk Union Depot Foundation

The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation has embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign in an attempt to land a six-figure grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation.

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Hopes to Improve Decisions
6:12 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Keokuk Alderman Wants Prayer in Meeting

Credit / Jan Smith

At-Large Alderman Dan Winn said the Keokuk City Council should pray before getting to work.

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Paying for 911 Improvements
4:15 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

A United Front for Knox County Referendum

For the second time this year, Knox County will ask voters to approve a tax hike to pay for upgrades to the 911 system. The first request was rejected in March.
Credit TJ Carson

Supporters of a proposed public safety tax in Knox County are using a “team approach” this time around.

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