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6:12 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Opening Night for a New Community

Macomb, IL – A new community has sprouted in western Illinois. It's centered around a small piece of land roughly one-fifth of an acre in size.

The land is home to Macomb's community garden. About two dozen people gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony and the planting of the first vegetable - a tomato plant.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

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10:50 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Bill Knight - June 3

Macomb, IL – The "V" was for Virginia, but it could have stood for Victory.

When Pearl V. Kidd died this winter at the age of 98, she left behind many members of a grieving family, friends and community, and also a legacy of involvement that serves as a reminder that regular people remain at the root of organized labor - that success for unions is at the retail level, literally in her case.

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WIUM Local
8:16 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Slow Construction Season in McDonough County

Macomb, IL – As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in Illinois: Winter, and Road Construction. While that might not be exactly true, summer is upon us, and with it does indeed come road construction.

While there are many highways and byways that could use attention in McDonough County, county engineer Tom Hickman says there's simply not enough money to take care of all of them.

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WIUM Local
10:51 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Pajama Drive In Keokuk & Ft. Madison

Lee County, IA – Wayne Marple with Fort Madison Rotary Club says his organization will join forces with Keokuk Rotary Club to conduct a local pajama drive. He says the goal is to collect 500 brand new pairs.

"We have, right now, almost 100 collected," Marple said, "and that was before the drive event started. Word just got around and people started donating pajamas. I would love to break the 500 barrier."

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