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11:04 am
Thu July 1, 2010

More Attorneys for Belknap

Macomb, IL – A McDonough County man accused of murder has been allowed to retain additional counsel. Daniel Belknaps attorney, Ramon Escapa, requested the additional lawyer because he's been practicing law for only one year. Escapa says he wants to make sure his client is adequately represented.

Prosecuting attorney Edwin Parkinson says he doesn't have a problem with the request given the severity of the charges against Belknap.

The new attorney will be Daniel Fultz, based in Springfield.

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WIUM Local
9:17 am
Thu July 1, 2010

Cross-Country Bike Ride Stops in SE Iowa

Fort Madison, IA – Kevin Sullivan of Cary, NC served in the United States Air Force from seven years. He flew more than 400 flights in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa.

Sullivan was released from duty in 2007 after being diagnosed with severe PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

Sullivan is one of 18 disabled soldiers who are now riding across the country as part of the Sea to Shining Sea Tour. They left San Francisco on May 22 and are scheduled to arrive in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 24.

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WIUM Local
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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