Shop Talk – December 16
12:46 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Vague Info from a Public Agency

The McDonough County Health Department told reporters they would need to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain information about why the agency temporarily closed a restaurant in Macomb.

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Congress Approves Study
9:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

New Philadelphia May Receive National Park Designation

Today nothing remains of the New Philadelphia town site.
Credit Public Domain

A study will determine whether a historic site in Pike County will become a national park.

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Central Illinois Man Changes his Ways
9:37 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Transforming a Personal History of Racism

Jim and Debbie Pauley at their home
Credit Rachel Otwell

The holidays can bring out the compassionate side of people.

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Black Lives Matter
6:14 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

WIU Rally Draws Hundreds – What's Next?

Protestors demonstrated outside Sherman Hall for several minutes during the rally.
Credit Rich Egger

Demonstrators marched through the Western Illinois University campus in Macomb to protest for rights they feel are being eroded.

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3 Accused of OMA Violations
11:50 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Lee County Supervisors Seek New Venue for Lawsuit

The three members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors accused by several citizens of violating Iowa's open meetings law do not want the case to be heard in Keokuk.  They also feel the case should not be heard by a jury.

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Will Share Space with a Game Store
11:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Stone Alley Books Moving To Bigger Spot

Stone Alley Books will soon move from its current location on Seminary Street in Galesburg.
Credit Rich Egger

Even in the digital age, a Galesburg store is enjoying success in the old fashioned business of selling books.

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Record Store Closing
8:10 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bad Kitty Roars

There are at least 3,600 bad kitties in the record shop.
Credit Abby Wendle

The record shop just off the square in Macomb is closing after three years of business. John Gorlewski is packing up his vinyl and moving with his family to another college town in Connecticut. 

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Sierra Club Continues its Fight
5:59 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

FutureGen Decision Headed to Court

An artist's rendering of the project.

The Sierra Club is appealing an Illinois regulatory agency’s conclusion that the pollution controls for the FutureGen project are adequate.

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Centered On Gravel Roads
4:18 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Lee County

Increased truck traffic on the gravel road in front of his home has prompted a Lee County resident to sue the county.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Lee County faces yet another lawsuit, this time over the condition and maintenance of one of its gravel roads.

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Delays Getting to Market
1:26 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Grain Glut Clogs Railways, Rivers, Roads

An MFA Agriservices worker monitors the soybean chute as the barge fills up on the Missouri River in Glasgow, Mo.
Credit Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media

For the Midwest’s biggest crops, this harvest season was a big one.

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