Oquawka, IL – Galesburg's new water treatment plant just outside Oquawka will be online and ready to go within the next few days. That's the word from Galesburg Public Works director Larry Cox, who attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the plant Friday.
Cox says crews began building the plant in March of 2008. Despite the ribbon cutting ceremony, there are still a few "small" things to work out before the plant can begin operating 24/7.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Sue Scott and Marty Fischer. Scott is curator of the Western Illinois Museum in Macomb. Fischer is a local historian.
They provide an audio tour of the museum's new exhibit "The Courthouse Square: A History in the Making." It remains on display through September 11. An opening reception is scheduled for June 4 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.
The museum's regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.
The Tri States – A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from May 2010.
Illinois and Missouri lawmakers wrapped up their legislative sessions, though it appears there is still work to do in both states. The feds will help with a major renovation project in Carthage, and the "corpse flower" bloomed in the Western Illinois University greenhouse.
Keokuk, IA – Keokuk Police Chief Tom Crew says his department has received about 75 complaints over the last 2 years about outdoor concerts at L-Treyns. He says about 20 have been called in in recent weeks.
Mayor Tom Marion says that is why the city council's code revision committee is being asked to review a possible noise ordinance. He says the issue must be looked at because residents are complaining about the establishment.