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12:33 am
Thu March 16, 2006

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March 16, 2006 – This week's program highlights some of the issues in the primaries for Illinois governor.

WIUM Local
11:45 am
Wed March 15, 2006

McDonough Gets New ESDA Director

Macomb, IL – Colchester Police Chief Dan Kreps is McDonough County's new Emergency Services and Disaster Agency director. County Board Chairman Bob Harwick said Kreps' law enforcement training and background will be useful in his new half-time position. Harwick had said he wanted to avoid a conflict of interest in the emergency services post. However, since the police chief's job in Colchester is only a half-time post, he says Kreps will be available when the county needs him. Kreps received his bachelor's in law enforcement last year from WIU.

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WIUM Local
7:09 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Iowa Lottery Machines in Jeopardy

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Lottery's TouchPlay video machines could soon be gone from businesses across the state. The Iowa Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Tom Vilsack banning the machines and requiring them to be removed from businesses within 45 days of the bill becoming law. Vilsack says, when he returns from a trip to India, he will sign any measure regarding TouchPlay machines that has been approved by lawmakers. Another TouchPlay bill, that has been approved by the Iowa House, would give business owners until September to get rid of the machines.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
3:33 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Aldermen Review New Ward Boundaries

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen are getting ready to increase the number of wards in the city from five to seven. The change is required because the census recount shows the city's population is back above 20,000. First Ward Alderman Charles Gilbert helped draw the new maps, which he shared with the rest of the city council this week. He says the population sizes in the wards range from about 2,500 to 3,100. He says a couple of the larger wards are landlocked while at least one of the smaller wards could experience growth in the coming years.

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