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11:38 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Shop Talk - May 25

Macomb, IL – The panelists discuss whether television stations should post stories to YouTube. The issue was raised by columnist Deborah Potter in the latest issue of American Journalism Review.

Many TV stations already post video to their own websites with the hope of generating traffic for on-line ads. Some stations fear that posting video to YouTube will lead to fewer hits on their sites.

The panelists suggest TV stations work on becoming better at what they do before worrying about where their stories are seen.

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WIUM Local
10:53 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

SE Iowa Farmers Looking For Heat

Mt. Pleasant, IA – Bob Dodds with Iowa State University Extension says the first few weeks of April had farmers looking forward to an ideal planting season. Then came several weeks of heavy rain.

Dodds says farmers are now trying to decide whether they will have to replant because of water damage. He says help could be on the way, though, if temperatures remain high.

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WIUM Local
9:02 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Home Rule Gaining Support

Macomb, IL – A majority of Macomb aldermen support the idea of making the city a home rule community.

During the May 24 Committee of the Whole meeting, First Ward Alderman Ryan Hansen, Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert, Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett, Sixth Ward Alderman Tim Lobdell, and Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter all indicated they back the concept.

Dorsett and Lobdell presented information about home rule during the meeting. Copies of their "Home Rule Overview" sheet are available from the Macomb City Clerk's office.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

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WIUM Local
3:06 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

County Mailing Property Tax Bills This Week

Macomb, IL – McDonough County property tax payers will likely get their bills this week into early next week. County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes says taxpayers haven't received their bills this early in years.

DeJaynes says the first due date for property taxes will be June 28th this year, and the second will be September 1. That's compared to a first due date of September 14, and a second due date of October 19 last year. In 2008, the due dates were September 5 and October 6.

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