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2:30 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Free Little Library Open In Macomb

Macomb's Little Free Library is made of recycled materials.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The McDonough County YMCA is the site of a new "free little library." The shelves will house mostly children’s book.

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Too Close to Call
2:23 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Major Illinois Races Neck and Neck

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner debate early this month. Polls indicate a close race.
Credit Illinois Public Radio

Two major races in Illinois are going down to the wire.

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Phase III of Riverfront Campus
5:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

More Money for WIU in the QC

Jack Thomas and Pat Quinn announced the Phase Three design funding on Friday outside the first building opened as part of WIU's new riverfront campus in Moline.
Credit Herb Trix

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Friday announced state help for the next phase of Western Illinois University's riverfront campus in Moline.

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A Flea in Her Ear
11:22 am
Fri October 24, 2014

French Farce Premiers in Macomb

Dress rehearsal for A Flea In Her Ear shows. Left to Right: Dustin LaFleur, Bobby Duncalf and Karmyn Kipling
Credit WIU Department of Theatre and Dance

A Flea in Her Ear is set in Paris and centers on suspicion, misunderstandings, and mistaken identity.

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Second Generation in Ag
6:05 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Children of Latino Immigrants Forge Paths in Agriculture

Melissa Garcia works with a classmate on a chicken-wing dissection in her vet careers class in the Des Moines public schools’ animal science program.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

In a dimly-lit lab on the Des Moines, Iowa, public schools’ agricultural science campus, students in aprons, safety goggles and plastic gloves poke and probe chicken wings.

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Department of Homeland Security
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Security Issues Identified at Lee County Buildings

Security Advisor Phil Pitzen (center) meets with Lee County representatives during a tour of the South Lee County Courthouse.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has provided Lee County with a lengthy checklist for security improvements at five of its buildings.

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Reshaping Ag in the Midwest
6:44 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Young Immigrants Search for Home on the Farm

At Bear Creek Dairy, 15-year-old Teun Boelen works closely with the calves, helping with difficult births, feeding the young animals and raising them until they join the herd of milk cows.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Bear Creek Dairy in Brooklyn, Iowa, is home to more than 1,100 cows, who provide about 100,000 pounds of milk each day.  The 15-year-old farmer who works closely with the farm’s calves comes from a long line of dairymen – in Europe.

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Bill Knight – October 23
6:19 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

The Power of Pushing Back

Credit Rich Egger

Organizing can achieve results, and collective strength sometimes overcomes powerful interests.

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Completion Slated for 2016
2:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

SCC Breaks Ground for New Building -- And New Direction

Members of SCC's Board of Trustees and Administrative Team break ground for the new Health Professions Center.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Southeastern Community College President Michael Ash said the groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new Health Professions Center on the West Burlington campus was about more than just "moving some dirt."  He said it was about establishing a new vision for SCC.

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Supports Some Exemptions
1:29 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Rep. Loebsack Supports W. African Travel Ban

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) supports a travel ban on those seeking to enter the US from the west African nations hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak.

The Congressman whose district includes southeast Iowa said the United States should limit who can enter the country to prevent the further spread of the Ebola virus.

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