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6:58 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Laying the Groundwork for Streets Referendum

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen still have some work to do as they prepare to ask for voter approval of a sales tax hike.

The money generated by the half-cent sale tax hike would pay for street and sewer repairs.

There are so many streets in need of work that it's difficult to decide where the city should start. But Fourth Ward Alderman Mike Inman said it will be important for voters to know the city's plans.

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6:06 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

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11:58 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Bill Knight - July 1

Macomb, IL – Seventy-five years ago this month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which said that collective bargaining was in the national interest of the United States.

FDR is just one in a long line of patriots whose actions today would get them attacked as liberals, socialists, heathens or worse.

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WIUM Local
7:26 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Lamoine Hotel Nomination Hits Snag

Macomb, IL – The quest to redevelop the Lamoine Hotel in downtown Macomb has hit a snag, albeit a small one.

Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch says the state's historic preservation board now wants a couple more pieces of information from the city, which is seeking to put the hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. Once the state application is complete, it will be forwarded to the National Park Service for approval.

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WIUM Local
1:16 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Another Corpse Flower Blooms at WIU

Macomb, IL – The greenhouse at Western Illinois University was a popular place Tuesday night (June 29). A steady stream of people came by to see - and smell - an unusual flower's bloom.

The Titan Arum is nicknamed "The Corpse Flower." That's because it smells like rotting flesh when it blooms.

The odor was noticeable from the parking lot outside the greenhouse. Some visitors were not especially bothered by the smell. Others covered their noses as they entered the greenhouse.

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