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WIUM Local
11:50 am
Sun July 18, 2010

New Illinois Law Helps Wind Farms

Western Illinois – A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will provide some help to a big project in the region.

The bill (House Bill 4797) extends a law that keeps the property tax assessment of wind energy devices uniform across the state. Those special valuation procedures were set to expire next year. Now they instead will expire in 2016.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Afternoon Edition

Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

WIUM Local
1:58 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Rushville to Receive Low-Income Housing Grant

Rushville, IL – Rushville will soon receive more than two million dollars to build new housing for low to moderate income seniors. It'll also receive a few-hundred thousand dollars to make life-safety upgrades to existing homes.

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Emphasis
12:16 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Emphasis - July 16

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Mindy Pheiffer, who is program coordinator for Horn Field Campus at Western Illinois University. They talk about the upcoming Sustainable Landscape and Garden Tour.

Tickets are $10. They allow people to visit seven gardens in Macomb from 9:00am to 12:00 noon on Saturday July 24. Some of the gardens will also include work by artists Matt Myers and Kelley Quinn.

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WIUM Local
1:31 am
Fri July 16, 2010

Keokuk To Speed Up Grand Avenue Bids

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk City Council was ready to rebuild Grand Avenue (4th - 15th Streets) earlier this year. The panel's sentiment changed, though, when the construction bids came in much higher than anticipated.

The council decided it would re-bid the project with revised specifications in an attempt to reduce construction costs. A bout of severe weather, this summer, then led to talk of delaying it so flood-damaged roads could be repaired.

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