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Wed May 12, 2010

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Wed May 12, 2010

Bill Knight - May 13

Macomb, IL – A new list of the top corporate air polluters in the United States includes three companies with high profiles in west-central Illinois, according to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The "Toxic 100 Air Polluters" include Caterpillar (#96), Ameren (#99) and Archer-Daniels-Midland (#7), say the findings from Amherst's Political Economy Research Institute.

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WIUM Local
8:56 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Child Abuse Numbers Remain High In Lee County

Keokuk, IA – There were 258 confirmed reports of child abuse in Lee County in 2009.

The number works out to three cases for every 100 children in the county. The rate is the 4th highest in the state of Iowa.

Elizabeth Moore is the president of the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Lee County. She says a confirmed case of child abuse can mean many things.

Moore says there are no clear signs as to why cases of child abuse are on the rise in Lee County. She says the abuse numbers have been up during good and bad economic times.

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WIUM Local
8:25 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Judge Touts Pre-School in Keokuk

Keokuk, IA – Governor Chet Culver made increasing accessibility to pre-school for all 4-year-olds a top priority of his administration. State grants have been awarded to 175 school districts in Iowa over the last three years.

The Statewide Voluntary Pre-school Program will continue for a fourth year. Applications are due on Friday, May 14 for the 2010-2011 phase of the program.

Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge says Iowa's $60-million investment in pre-school for four-year-olds is really paying off.

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