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3:58 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

West Prairie HS Burglarized

Sciota, IL – The McDonough County Sheriff's Department is investigating a late night/early morning break-in at West Prairie High School in Sciota.

A window pane on a door near the school's cafeteria was broken, which is how officers believed the suspects entered. A couple of desks and cabinets in an office were ransacked, and the vending machines outside the cafeteria were opened. The machines were significantly damaged, and were removed from the building Monday morning.

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WIUM Local
9:20 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Burlington School Board Could Lay-off Teachers

Burlington, IA – Burlington Superintendent Lee Morrison says the district is facing a roughly $2.7-million budget shortfall. His plan to close the shortfall includes a tax hike, program reductions, and staff cuts.

Morrison says the district will seek an additional $1-million through its property tax levy. He says vacancies will go unfilled, new textbooks will not be ordered, and traveling/training budgets will be cut.

The plan also calls for employee lay-offs.

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WIUM Local
12:51 pm
Sun May 16, 2010

Still No Money for Flood Control

The Tri States – Those who live and work along the Mississippi River are still waiting for something to be done to improve flood control.

The Flood of 2008 was the third major flood on the river in less than two decades. Yet Congress has not agreed to provide money to implement a flood control plan for the Upper Mississippi.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Afternoon Edition

Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

WIUM Local
3:40 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Vehicle Maintenance Center Delayed... Again

Macomb, IL – Progress on McDonough County Public Transportation's new vehicle maintenance center has stalled... again.

Transit director Gary Ziegler says the bid process for the first phase of the project on East Pierce Street in Macomb is about two months behind schedule. He blames new bid regulations.

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