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8:27 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Macomb VFW Celebrates Flag Day

Macomb, IL – Dozens of people gathered at the Macomb VFW Monday to celebrate Flag Day. They worriedly glanced toward the sky as a couple of sprinkles began to fall, but a major rain event held off.

VFW Post 1921 Commander Jack Thurman began the short ceremony by leading the crowd in the pledge of allegiance. Shortly thereafter, former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Richard Denton raised the stars and stripes on one of the VFW's new flag poles -- which were dedicated that day.

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Local Specials
8:15 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Roseville Elementary's Last Day

Roseville, IL – Roseville has lost a key piece of its community. Roseville Elementary School has closed for good, fueled by the need for the Monmouth-Roseville school district to save money in the midst of declining population, an ongoing recession and a host of other financial factors.

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WIUM Local
9:21 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Sales Tax Hike Referendum Likely

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen appear to have made a decision on what referendum to place on the November ballot.

They've been reviewing whether to ask for a sales tax hike or ask for voter permission to become a home rule community. During the June 14 Committee of the Whole meeting, they indicated they intend to ask for the sales tax increase.

The money would pay for street and sewer repairs, which Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter said are sorely needed.

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6:07 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

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2:33 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

National Park Proposed for New Philadelphia

Pike County, IL – The first US town founded by an African-American was in western Illinois. A congressman wants to make the site a National Park.

New Philadelphia was in Pike County. It was founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, also known as "Free Frank." He was a former slave who purchased his freedom.

At its height in 1850, New Philadelphia had a population of almost 60 people. 20 were black, the rest were white. But by 1870 the town was dead, and it has since faded in to the western Illinois prairie.

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