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11:29 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Paint Collection Resumes in Western Illinois

Macomb, IL – A popular paint collection program in western Illinois will start up again thanks to renewed state funding.

Partners for Paint, which collects unused paint in a ten county area, was suspended in December due to a lack of state funding.

Program coordinator Chad Braatz says it costs the state roughly $20,000 per year to collect paint in this region and transport it to St. Louis for incineration.

He says the program won't start back up right away, but is shooting for sometime late next month.

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Local Specials
10:41 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Summer Fun for Special Olympians

Macomb, IL – It's summertime in McDonough County... and the athletes are out and about, swimming, playing tennis, and playing softball.

That means it's go-time for the Macomb Bulldogs, a group of softball playing Special Olympians. Several dozen fans fill the stands for their games, most of which take place at Macomb High School.

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WIUM Local
12:31 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Keokuk Developing Trails Master Plan

Keokuk, IA – Improving and developing hiking and biking trails is part of the Keokuk Area Vision with Action Plan and the Keokuk Riverfront Master Plan.

The city's riverfront committee is working with Shoemaker-Haaland on a trail system master plan. The cost to the city is $1.

The committee held a pair of meetings, Tuesday April 13, to gather public input on the plan.

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WIUM Local
8:05 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Lee County Approves 911 Funding Plan

Lee County, IA – Lee County's new centralized emergency dispatch center is scheduled to open October 1.

The new facility is located inside the Lee County Jail. It will feature three dispatchers and replace the call centers in Keokuk, Fort Madison, and at the jail.

Lee County will pay for employee benefits and the initial equipment purchase from revenue generated by a county-wide tax. The cost of salaries would be shared by all of the partners in the facility.

That has been the sticking point as the facility nears completion.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

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