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4:50 am
Fri February 17, 2006

IDOT Plans Further 336 Corridor Hearings

Peoria, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a series of hearings next month to seek comment on revised corridors for Route 336. The department has dropped some possible alignments and added others for the proposed highway between Macomb and Peoria. Engineer Scot LaSalle says the department will take the comments from the March hearings and return with what could be a final plan in about a year. Among the changes being suggested are a different intersection where the corridor meets with the proposed bypass on the east side of Macomb.

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WIUM Local
4:50 am
Fri February 17, 2006

IDOT Plans Further 336 Corridor Hearings

Peoria, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a series of hearings next month to seek comment on revised corridors for Route 336. The department has dropped some possible alignments and added others for the proposed highway between Macomb and Peoria. Engineer Scot LaSalle says the department will take the comments from the March hearings and return with what could be a final plan in about a year. Among the changes being suggested are a different intersection where the corridor meets with the proposed bypass on the east side of Macomb.

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WIUM Local
4:41 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Keokuk Property Taxes Could Go Up

Keokuk, IA – The property tax rate could be on the rise in Keokuk next year. The city council has approved the city's preliminary budget for next year. The proposed spending plan includes a 40 cent increase in the city's property tax rate. Finance Committee Chair, Doug Matlick, says the rising cost of city government led to the rate hike. Matlick says the preliminary budget does not cut any services or require any layoffs. He says several vacancies created by retirement will not be filled.

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WIUM Local
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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6:06 am
Thu February 16, 2006

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