Anniversary of Roe v Wade
3:18 am
Thu January 22, 2015

I'm a Person, Not a Place

The United States Supreme Court issued its ruling on Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973.

I never had an abortion, but I should have.  I am sure of this after reading Katha Pollitt's highly acclaimed book, Pro:  Reclaiming Abortion Rights

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Rates Lower Than Ameren's
5:50 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Galesburg Approves Energy Aggregation Contract

City Manager Todd Thompson says only two providers put in bids for the energy aggregation contract.
Credit T.J. Carson

The city said rates will increase in its electric aggregation program this summer but it believes participants will still save money.

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Decision Expected in February
2:15 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Galesburg Narrows Field in School Superintendent Search

School Board President Michael Panther says candidates who are invited back for a second interview will meet staff and tour the district.
Credit T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School Board has a list of eight finalists for the position.

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Illinois Treasurer’s Office
10:13 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Investigation Findings Remain a Secret

Days before his inauguration, Treasurer Mike Frerichs said he wanted to release the results of an investigation into his predecessor.
Credit Brian Mackey

Illinois’ new treasurer said he will not release the results of a taxpayer-funded investigation into his predecessor, Dan Rutherford.

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Route includes Lee, Hancock Counties
7:32 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Pipeline Files for Permits in Iowa and Illinois


The company that wants to build a crude oil pipeline through the middle of the country has officially requested permission to do so from regulators in Iowa and Illinois.

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Shop Talk – January 20
3:26 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Selling Naming Rights for Reporters

Long-time Chicago media critic Robert Feder reported: “Phil Ponce isn’t just the host of WTTW-Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight” anymore. From now on, he’s The Alexandra and John Nichols Chief Correspondent and Host for the public television station’s nightly news program.

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So-Called Liberty Tax
1:28 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Ranchers Rebel over Beef Check-off

Ranchers nationwide are required to pay $1 in to the beef check-off fund every time they sell an animal, like this one shown on Pfrang’s ranch.
Credit Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star

From their small farms set in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, two ranchers are raising a few cattle, and a lot of Cain.

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All Interviews Complete
11:15 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Autopsy Results Pending from Burlington Shooting

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) needs a little more information before it can release the results of its investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Burlington this month.

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Civil Rights Leader
7:01 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Honoring MLK in Macomb and Galesburg

The march took people from the courthouse to Mount Calvary on the city's far east side.
Credit Rich Egger

A couple communities in western Illinois continued their long traditions of commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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College looks forward to aerial view
5:21 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

WIU School of Ag Flying High with New Drone

The drone has six engines, camera and video capabilities and a 15 minute battery life.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture will see things from a new perspective thanks to some new technology.

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