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Cross Concedes
1:48 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Election for Illinois Treasurer Finally Decided

Mike Frerichs during a campaign stop in Macomb early this year.
Credit Rich Egger

State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Urbana) appears to have won the race to be Illinois’ next state treasurer.

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Altercation on Video
1:03 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Burlington Police Officer on Paid Leave

The Burlington Police Department placed Officer Dale Wyatt on paid administrative leave on Monday, Nov. 17, following an altercation with a citizen this month.

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Medicaid-Eligible
10:12 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Dental Clinic in Works for McDonough County

The McDonough County Health Department (right) purchased the abandoned church (left) to be torn down and become the future home of a dental clinic.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

It’s been about 18 months since the EagleView dental clinic in Macomb closed. Since then, Medicaid recipients have been without a dental provider in McDonough County.

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Focus on Business Impact
10:08 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Galesburg Storm Water Fee Questioned

Shawn Pitman addresses the Galesburg City Council about the impact a proposed new storm water utility fee would have on his business.
Credit T.J. Carson

Concerns are being raised about how Galesburg businesses will be impacted by the city's proposed storm water utility fee.

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Replaces Old Carnegie Building
8:15 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Rushville Celebrates New Library

The new library is a place where young children can "fall into reading."
Credit Rich Egger

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked completion of construction on Rushville’s new public library.

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Shop Talk – November 18
3:25 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Reporting News from a Biased Point of View

The website Governing recently profiled the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, which, as the site reported, is covering local and state government “from an unabashedly ideological perspective.”

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Fire Started Monday Night
10:22 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Sheriff's Father Dies in Fire in Carthage

Michael Bentzinger, 63, of Carthage died in a fire at Bentzinger Home Supply Store in downtown Carthage Monday evening.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Michael Bentzinger, 63, of Carthage died in a fire, Monday night, at the Bentzinger Home Supply Store in downtown Carthage.

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Rally in Springfield This Week
5:09 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Illinois Educators Call for Funding Changes

Districts like Galesburg CUSD #205 would see an increase in funding if SB16 passes.
Credit Rich Egger

More than 200 school superintendents, principals and administrators from throughout Illinois are expected to descend upon Springfield this week to push for passage of Senate Bill 16.

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Election 2014
4:58 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Rauner's Win Attributed to Poor Economy

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner defeated Governor Pat Quinn on Nov. 4.
Credit Huffington Post

A phenomenon known as "Retrospective Voting" appears to have been at play when Bruce Rauner was elected governor of Illinois over incumbent Pat Quinn.

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Better Utilization of Army Bases
3:37 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Commercial Development Possible at IAAAP

The Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown could eventually be home to businesses and industries.

The Greater Burlington Partnership hopes that when businesses consider expansion or relocation in southeast Iowa, they consider the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown.

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