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11:34 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Lee County & Fort Madison Agree On Water

Lee County, IA – Fort Madison and Lee County have reached a deal on a water purchase agreement. The county started negotiating with the city several months ago.

The Fort Madison City Council approved a version of the 28E agreement last week. Just 10 hours earlier, the Lee County Board of Supervisors expressed concerns about several aspects of the proposal.

A meeting of representatives from both organizations resulted in the agreement. Lee County Supervisor Larry Kruse says a key hurdle involved the county giving the city a roughly 4-acre piece of property.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Afternoon Edition

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

WIUM Local
4:14 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Beardstown Faces Census Challenges

Beardstown, IL – Beardstown city leaders are trying to convince the entire population to participate in this year's census.

The sign welcoming drivers to Beardstown on Route 67 just east of the Illinois River reads a population of 5,800. But Mayor Bob Walters thinks the town was "short-changed" in 2000 -- he says his city probably has around 7,000 residents.

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Shop Talk
4:14 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Shop Talk - April 13

Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about editorials published by Ogden Newspapers, Inc. Some editorials are worded as if they're written locally but, in fact, are churned out by corporate headquarters in West Virginia.

A number of editorials bashing ACORN have appeared in Ogden newspapers in recent months. In 2008, an Adirondack newspaper published an editorial that stated "We urge residents of our area to cast their ballots for John McCain, the leader Americans need."

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WIUM Local
8:48 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Galesburg Considers Stricter Smoking Ban

Galesburg, IL – Galesburg city leaders are trying to crack down on bar and restaurant owners who refuse to obey Illinois' indoor smoking ban, which applies to most public places.

Aldermen heard first reading of a proposed ordinance that Mayor Sal Garza says is designed to enforce what's already there, and enact some stricter rules. Because Galesburg is a home rule community, it's allowed to pass ordinances that strengthen state law -- but is not allowed to weaken state law.

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