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WIUM Local
4:22 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Art, History & A Rascal

Macomb, IL – An exhibit and a play will celebrate a legendary ghost town in McDonough County.

The town is Vishnu Springs. The exhibit is called Vishnu Springs: Art & History. The play is called The Inadvertent Rascal. Both can be seen at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb.

The exhibit was put together by the group Friends of Vishnu. The group's Marla Vizdal said it contains three parts.

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Shop Talk
1:02 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Shop Talk - June 15

Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about news coverage of the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

The disaster is often referred to as an oil "spill." But given the amount of oil pouring into the Gulf, "spill" seems to be a rather mild description.

BP workers and clean up crews have been instructed not to speak to reporters. The panelists think that prevents the public from knowing the true extent of the problem.

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WIUM Local
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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