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11:14 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Three Lee County Employees Suspended

Lee County, IA – The Lee County Board of Supervisors says an investigation into the conduct of three employees in the county recorder's office is underway.

Recorder Nancy Booten suspended the three with pay, pending the investigation. The Board of Supervisors said it supports Booten's decision in a brief statement.

The statement was provided via email, late Thursday afternoon, by the board's Cedar Rapids-based labor attorney.

The board did not address why the employees were suspended or how long they had been off the job.

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WIUM Local
8:54 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Concerns About Offer To Purchase Keokuk Bridge

Keokuk, IA – Craig Burroughs approached the Keokuk City Council, earlier this year, to express his interest in purchasing the railroad bridge that connects Keokuk and Hamilton.

Burroughs, a businessman from Chicago, met with a locally-organized "Blue-Ribbon Panel," prior to that, working on the details of his proposal.

The city has not acted on Burroughs' offer. It is still being evaluated by the city council's bridge, parks, and cemetery sub-committee.

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WIUM Local
8:36 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Whitney: Voters Deserve a Choice

Macomb, IL – Green Party candidate for Illinois Governor Rich Whitney says voters need an alternative to the poverty of choices offered by the Democratic and Republican parties.

"Our state is in trouble, and we need political leadership that reflects the public interest and not the interests of what I call the two corporate-sponsored parties," says Whitney. He says the Green Party is the real "people's party."

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6:07 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

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3:46 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Knox Co. To Hire Drug Prosecutor

Galesburg, IL – The federal government has awarded the Knox County State's Attorney's Office with a $431,800 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The money will be used to create a new prosecutor's position that will deal specifically with drugs and drug-related crimes in the county.

State's Attorney John Pepmeyer says this is a sorely needed position due to the prevalence of drugs in his county.

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