April 6, 2006 – This week's program focuses on some of the awareness activities planned in the region in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The guests are Diane Mayfield of the Western Illinois Regional Council and Sue Prochazka of the Tri-State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse.
Macomb, lIL – The Macomb City Administrator has asked for and received the public works director's resignation. Terry Wrestler resigned as director of public works April 3. He had been on a seven-day administrative leave for failure to follow purchasing procedures. City Administrator Mike Hays said in a prepared statement both he and the city council had lost faith in Wrestler's ability to fulfill the functions of the job. Hays says no plans have yet been made to find a replacement. He says staff will be called on to fill in as the city faces the beginning of a busy construction season.
Havana, IL – Chamber of Commerce leaders in Havana are looking for a gas-powered, rubber-tired trolley to help with tourism. Terry Svob says the group would use it in conjunction with major festivals such as Eagle Days or Octoberfest. He says it could also be used as weekly public transportation to help people who are usually homebound. Svob says another use would be when Illinois River cruise boats stop at the town. It could take passengers around the town to shop or dine. Svob says a broker is looking for an appropriate vehicle.