Quincy, IL – A longtime state lawmaker from West-Central Illinois says there are several reasons why he will resign. State Representative Art Tenhouse (R-Liberty) says he will leave office this summer to become the Illinois CPA Society's VP of Government Affairs. He has served in the legislature for more than 16 years. Tenhouse, who is an accountant, says he will worki in Springfield as a lobbyist as part of the new job. He says this position will allow him to spend more time with his family.
Macomb, IL – WIU's Student Government Association is once again asking the Macomb City Council for a street light on the Wigwam Hollow Road bridge, but the council remains opposed to the idea. The SGA says the bridge is especially dark at night and the area is heavily populated by deer. It believes a light would improve safety. The SGA has also indicated that city code requires a street light every 450 feet. But the city says that applies only to new residential subdivisions. It also says lights are not installed on rural roads such as Wigwam Hollow.
Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk Police Department is investigating an incident involving a local teacher. The police department's investigative unit is conducting an investigation into allegations of inappropriate actions of a Keokuk High School teacher. A statement issued by Police Chief Tom Crew goes on to say that the investigation is ongoing and that no arrests have been made at this time. Keokuk Superintendent Jane Babcock confirms there is an investigation underway involving a staff member, but would not elaborate on who was being investigated.