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Shop Talk – January 13
3:01 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Rage Against the Media

Physical and verbal attacks on the media got the attention of people around the globe last week.

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No Licenses Issued
1:47 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Lawmaker Paranoid About Future of Medical Marijuana in Illinois

A cannabis plant
Credit Wiki Commons

The sponsor of Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program is unsure whether it will come to fruition.

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America’s College Promise
7:06 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

The Devil Will be in the Details of Community College Proposal

Credit Rich Egger

A couple community college presidents in western Illinois are generally supportive of a proposal from the White House.

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4.5% Across The Board
4:00 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Raises Recommended for Lee County Elected Leaders

Elected leaders in Lee County are now in line for significant salary increases this summer.

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Republican Takes Oath of Office
3:53 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Text of Bruce Rauner's Inaugural Speech

Bruce Rauner
Credit Huffington Post

Bruce Rauner has been sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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Now Looking for Possible Savings
9:52 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Conservation Building Bids Higher Than Expected

A lightning strike in 2014 led the Lee County Conservation Board to move ahead with a new building.

Higher than anticipated construction bids have forced the Lee County Conservation Board to consider scaling back its new building.

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Bill Approved Quickly
6:04 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Special Election for Illinois Comptroller

The Illinois Capitol building

Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign into a law a measure the Illinois House and Senate rapidly approved Thursday.

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West Adams Corridor
11:46 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Full Speed Ahead for Macomb Street Project

The view looking west down the first two blocks of West Adams Street.
Credit Rich Egger

The city is completing land acquisitions as part of the plan to improve West Adams Street from Lafayette to Johnson.

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Preserving Genetic Material
11:02 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Farmers Work to Ensure Diversity in Rare Sheep Breed

Black Welsh Mountain sheep, a rare breed, graze at Desert Weyr, a farm near Paonia, Colo.
Credit Laura Palmisano for Harvest Public Media

Federal researchers are on a mission to back up the genetic material of the plants and animals that the nation’s food supply depends on. 

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Change After 8 Years
10:27 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Monmouth Art Center Selects New Leader

Bradford wants to build on what her predecessor accomplished for The Buchanan Center for the Arts.
Credit T.J. Carson

The Buchanan Center for the Arts is starting the new year with a new executive director.

Kristyne Gilbert Bradford was named to the position this week.  She replaced Susan Twomey, who served as executive director the past eight years.

Bradford completed her Master’s degree at Western Illinois University.  While at WIU, Bradford was a teaching assistant in the Department of English & Journalism.

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