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Local Commentary - Holly Stovall
4:23 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault

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I’m a survivor of sexual assault.

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Will Work Remainder of School Year
3:03 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Galesburg School Superintendent Retiring

Galesburg School Superintendent Bart Arthur (right) after giving a long overdue diploma to Alva Earley this summer.
Credit Evan Temchin/Knox College

Galesburg Community Unit School District #205 will be looking for a new superintendent.

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Critics Complain of Privatization
6:36 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

U.S. Meat Inspection System in Disarray, Watchdogs say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this year unveiled the first major overhaul of the nation's poultry-inspection system in more than 50 years.
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Jennifer Brdar’s dream job was to be a meat inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, watching out for unwary consumers and making sure the meat on their dinner tables was clean and disease-free.

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Supervisors Agree to Slow the Pace
6:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Calmer Tone for Lee County Consolidation Talks

The Lee County Board of Supervisors could bring in a structural engineer to study the condition of the county's courthouse in Fort Madison.
Credit Jason Parrott

For the first time in a long time, the Lee County Board of Supervisors discussed the idea of office consolidation and no one on the board or in the audience raised their voices or made disparaging remarks about someone or some group of people.

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Season Opens Soon
6:05 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Rules Reviewed for Macomb Archery Deer Hunting

Permits will be issued beginning October 1. The season opens November 1 and will run through the end of the Illinois archery season in mid-January.

The city of Macomb is ready for bow hunting season to begin November 1 at Spring Lake Park.

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Cites Extensive Travel
5:44 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Burlington City Council Member to Resign

Burlington City Hall

The city of Burlington will soon need one of its residents to step up and answer the call to serve.

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Bill Knight – September 11
4:32 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Facts Making Fiction in Politics

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The mere accumulation of facts doesn’t always lead to good conclusions, judgment or wisdom. Too many of us, progressive and conservative alike, can fall victim to extrapolation or correlation.

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WIU Students Busted
12:48 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Duo Arrested in Macomb for Receiving Drugs via Mail

Police say marijuana packaged for delivery was confiscated from this house at 230 North Sherman Street in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Macomb police said Trae Kirk, 21, of Aurora and Brandyn Gray, 21, of Prospect Heights had drugs mailed to them from the west coast through the U.S. Postal Service.

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Finalists Arrive This Week
6:05 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Fort Madison Winding Down City Manager Search

Fort Madison City Hall
Credit Jason Parrott

Fort Madison's search for a new city manager could conclude this week.

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Cardinal Point
5:59 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Western Illinois Wind Farm Waiting for Market to Improve

Construction of a wind farm in western Illinois could begin once the demand for wind power bounces back.
Credit Rich Egger

It’s been a few years since the Cardinal Point Wind Farm was proposed, and it might be a few more years before construction begins.

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