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7:32 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Pipeline Files for Permits in Iowa and Illinois

Credit geograph.uk.org

The company that wants to build a crude oil pipeline through the middle of the country has officially requested permission to do so from regulators in Iowa and Illinois.

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Shop Talk – January 20
3:26 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Selling Naming Rights for Reporters

Long-time Chicago media critic Robert Feder reported: “Phil Ponce isn’t just the host of WTTW-Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight” anymore. From now on, he’s The Alexandra and John Nichols Chief Correspondent and Host for the public television station’s nightly news program.

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So-Called Liberty Tax
1:28 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Ranchers Rebel over Beef Check-off

Ranchers nationwide are required to pay $1 in to the beef check-off fund every time they sell an animal, like this one shown on Pfrang’s ranch.
Credit Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star

From their small farms set in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, two ranchers are raising a few cattle, and a lot of Cain.

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All Interviews Complete
11:15 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Autopsy Results Pending from Burlington Shooting

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) needs a little more information before it can release the results of its investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Burlington this month.

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Civil Rights Leader
7:01 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Honoring MLK in Macomb and Galesburg

The march took people from the courthouse to Mount Calvary on the city's far east side.
Credit Rich Egger

A couple communities in western Illinois continued their long traditions of commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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College looks forward to aerial view
5:21 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

WIU School of Ag Flying High with New Drone

The drone has six engines, camera and video capabilities and a 15 minute battery life.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture will see things from a new perspective thanks to some new technology.

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Legislation Filed in Des Moines
7:55 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Senator : Let Residents Vote on County Seats

One southeast Iowa lawmaker is re-entering the heated debate in Lee County over where government services should be offered and where the county seat(s) should be located.

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Transition to New Governor
6:58 am
Mon January 19, 2015

New Governor Brings New Material For Political Cartoonists

portrayal of Gov. Rauner
(Scott Stantis)

This week's inauguration of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner marks a change in leadership for lawmakers and employees at state agencies. But it's also a big transition for people who will deal with the new governor in a very different capacity over the next four years: political cartoonists.

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Cost Not the only Roadblock
12:55 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Improving Wireless Access at WIU

The main data center for WIU is in Morgan Hall.
Credit Rich Egger

As you might guess, it costs money to upgrade technology on a college campus.

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Plan Vetoed by Previous Governor
10:26 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Lawmaker Will Revive Bill to Allow Bobcat Hunting

Bobcats were once protected in Illinois, but the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says now their numbers have boomed.
Credit Wiki Commons

The Humane Society and other animal rights groups celebrated when --- in one of his final acts as governor --  Pat Quinn vetoed a proposal to reintroduce bobcat hunting in Illinois.

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