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10:52 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Chicago Reporter Discusses Blagojevich Trial

Macomb, IL – The highly publicized trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich should continue through the summer. He's accused of attempting to use his power as governor to "sell" President Obama's former Senate seat to the highest bidder, among other things.

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WIUM Local
12:09 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Clark County Schools : Budget, Construction

Kahoka, MO – The Clark County R-1 School District must finish next year's budget by June 30. The spending plan is expected to be about $8.5-million.

Superintendent Ritchie Kracht says the process is getting more difficult each day. He says the latest hurdle is a proposed $175-million dollar cut in education funding.

Kracht says Clark County was facing a 4% cut in state funding for the 2010-2011 school year. He says the reduction could now be as high as 10%.

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WIUM Local
7:41 pm
Sun June 13, 2010

Myers Thinks Gov Given Too Much Discretion

Macomb, IL – Illinois lawmakers gave Governor Pat Quinn a good deal of authority to make final spending decisions. A western Illinois lawmaker thinks he was given too much power.

State Representative Rich Myers (R-Colchester) said a good example is a bill that would provide extra money for Illinois State Police operations through fines and fees collected at the local level.

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WIUM Local
5:37 pm
Sun June 13, 2010

The Great Mississippi River Cleanup

The Tri States – For the first time ever, a multi-state cleanup of the Mississippi River will take place on a single day.

The event, "The Great Mississippi River Cleanup," is being organized by Living Lands and Water, which is a 501 (c) (3) environmental organization headquartered in East Moline, IL. The cleanup is scheduled for June 19.

LL&W's Natalie Linville-Mass said the cleanup will take place at 27 sites from St Paul to St Louis.

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6:07 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

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