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6:06 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

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WIUM Local
5:43 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

Iowa Ethics Board Still Investigating in Southeast Iowa

Keokuk, IA – The Lee County Democratic Central Committee still faces possible penalties for inaccurate campaign finance disclosures. The committee is accused of failing to file accurate financial reports in October of last year and January of this year. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board's Executive Director, Charlie Smithson, says the reports showed the Central Committee spent and received no money during the last 6 months of 2004. The organization eventually amended its reports to show money was spent, during that time, on campaign advertisements.

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WIUM Local
4:42 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

School Realignment Plan Proposed

Rushville, IL – A realignment plan proposed in the Schuyler-Industry School District would send all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students to the building in Industry. Superintendent Matt Plater says this would take one grade out of each building in Rushville. He says this would free up space at those crowded schools and ensure the building in Industry is fully utilized. Plater outlined his recommendations in Rushville this week. About 200 people attended the meeting.

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WIUM Local
3:48 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

Courthouse to get Heart Defibrillators

Macomb, IL – The McDonough County Courthouse will get three automatic heart defibrillators and a third floor fire escape ladder. Charles Ackers of the ad hoc Safety Committee says the group is working to reduce the number of hazards in the county's buildings. He says this could reduce the more than $900,000 now paid each year for liability and workers compensation premiums. Ackers says the committee was suggested by the county's insurance carrier. It includes members from all county agencies. He says the group has recommended some building repairs.

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12:47 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

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December 15, 2005 – Rich Egger talks to Macomb School District Superintendent Fran Karanovich and Assistant Superintendent Maria Dunstan.

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