Macomb, IL – Tri States Public Radio was knocked off the air just before 7:00pm Monday by a round of severe storms that passed through the region. It took about four hours before the station was able to broadcast again.
It's believed the station was hit by a direct or near-direct lightning strike. Computer systems in the station were effected, as was the link between the studios and the transmitter.
Operations are slowly returning to normal but the radio station might not be able to air some programs while repairs continue.
That tagline is the result of a series of tours and meetings between Fort Madison residents and business owners and a consulting firm out of South Carolina.
Nora Dukowitz says the idea of creating a "brand" for the community came up when she was hired as executive director of Fort Madison Partners nearly 6 months ago. She says the city and other local organizations have bought into the idea, prompting the hiring of the South Carolina firm.
Chicago, IL – The federal government's case against Rod Blagojevich centers on recorded conversations involving the former Illinois Governor and his associates. Prosecutors are now making those recordings available to the public.
The FBI wiretaps are being played in federal court but anyone with an Internet connection can also listen in. Prosecution evidence is posted on the U-S Attorney's website.