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9:28 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Managing an Ecosystem

Knox County, IL – Earth Day is used to increase awareness of environmental issues and to promote the need to care for the earth. But managing an ecosystem is sometimes easier said than done.

Organizers of a prairie burn at Green Oaks learned that lesson on an early spring day as they struggled to start fires for a controlled prairie burn.

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6:05 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

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3:31 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Bill Knight - April 22

Macomb, IL – The 40th Earth Day this week sparks thoughts of the saying, "Think globally, act locally."

Further, helping to moderate humanity's effect on the planet isn't reduced to a 24-hour period, but years of effort, and it starts not in our nation or state, but our neighborhoods and homes - even our rooms.

The need is serious - more serious than thought by scientists such as the esteemed United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or by policymakers like Al Gore.

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WIUM Local
10:53 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Lawmakers Told to Show Some Guts

Springfield, IL – Protesters flooded the streets surrounding the Illinois capitol Wednesday to call on state legislators to raise taxes.

As the General Assembly convened in the statehouse, an estimated 15,000 protesters scolded lawmakers for failing to pass a tax increase. One such person is Maria Whelan.

"We demand a responsible budget. And shame on every elected official who is too big a chicken to stand up to their leader. Shame on them. Shame on them," Whelan told the crowd.

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WIUM Local
8:49 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Keokuk To Wait Several Weeks Before Taking Down Property

Keokuk, IA – The Lee County Board of Supervisors has signed over the deed to the home of 323 Concert Street to the city of Keokuk for $1. The county had authority over the property due to back property taxes.

Keokuk has been trying to address the condition of the property for years. The structure was declared "unsafe to occupy" more than five years ago.

The former owner is William Howard.

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