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6:14 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Western Gets PAC Planning Money

Macomb, IL – Western has been trying for years to get state money for building a Performing Arts Center on the Macomb campus. Now, the university's efforts have taken a giant step forward. State Senate President Emil Jones and State Senator John Sullivan announced the state will release $4 million in architectural and engineering planning money for the PAC. The money will come from an increase in state revenues. However, there is no money set aside right now for construction of the PAC, which could cost another $57 million.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
3:55 am
Thu February 16, 2006

B-PC Schools to Focus on Parent Involvement

Bushnell, IL – The Bushnell-Prairie City school district will work to increase parental involvement during the coming school year. Superintendent David Messersmith says the move will help the district comply with requirements of the No Child Left Behind act. He says the district will also investigate a wellness program for students. Messersmith says the other part of the district's goals will be to review its current programs in light of less income from state grants and a drop in assessed valuation.

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WIUM Local
3:46 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Schuyler-Industry Board Approves Transfer

Rushville, IL – The Schuyler-Industry school board gave final approval to placing all of the district's fifth and sixth graders in the Industry elementary building. Superintendent Matt Plater says the facilities, including a gym and a separate cafeteria, are already in place. He says the move will also free up space in the crowded Rushville buildings. He says the move will involve about 170 students. Plater says the shift is a temporary solution. The board will re-evaluate it next year as it moves to cope with an expected increase in the district's population.

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12:33 am
Thu February 16, 2006

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February 16, 2006 – Rich Egger talks to Bill Jacobs, who is executive director of the Housing Authority of McDonough County.

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