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WIUM Local
3:25 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Bomb Squad Checks Suspicious Sherman Hall Package

Macomb, lIL – Sherman Hall at WIU was cordoned off while bomb technicians checked out a suspicious package left at the front door. The package was discovered by the custodial staff about 6:30 a.m. Employees were sent to the University Union to await updates. A bomb squad from Springfield checked out the parcel. Employees were allowed to return shortly after 11 a.m. Office of Public Safety Director Robert Fitzgerald says the package, wrapped in grocery-type bags, contained audio-visual equipment.

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Emphasis
12:45 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Emphasis

April 13, 2006 – Rich Egger talks to retired WIU History professor Robert Sutton about the history of Macomb, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year.

WIUM Local
7:45 am
Wed April 12, 2006

Congressional Hopefuls Line Up for Nomination

Western Illinois – At least three people have announced their candidacy to replace Lane Evans as the Democratic nominee for Congress in Illinois' 17th District. The latest person to throw his hat into the ring is State Representative Mike Boland (D-East Moline). Boland says he's progressive on social issues and conservative on fiscal matters. Boland says it's important for the Democratic nominee to hit the ground running and thinks he's prepared to do that. Evans announced late last month that his battle with Parkinson's disease will prevent him from seeking a 13th term.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Wed April 12, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
4:58 am
Wed April 12, 2006

US Senator Says Border Security Crucial

Kahoka, MO – One U-S Senator from Missouri says the key to dealing with the immigration issue is tightening up our border with Mexico. Senator Kit Bond (R) says Congress's focus should be on coming up with money for more border agents, detention facilities, detection sensors, and unmanned aircraft patrols. He says any piece of immigration legislation must include methods for finding where the illegal immigrants are and registering them.

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