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11:41 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Burlington Police Trying To Identify Bank Robber

Burlington, IA – The Burlington Police Department needs help in identifying the man who robbed a bank Wednesday morning.

Authorities say a man walked into Midwest One Bank (323 Jefferson St.) at about 11:00, displayed a weapon, and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a black male of average build, 5'7"-5'10", wearing a hooded sweatshirt. His face was covered with a white cloth.

The Burlington Police Department believes the suspect fled the area in a white van.

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WIUM Local
11:16 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Keokuk Schools Keeping Tax Rate Steady

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk School Board has approved the district's certified budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Superintendent Lora Wolff says the spending plan sets the property tax rate at $18.53/$1,000 for one more year. She says a slight increase was discussed, but not acted upon, because of the current economic times.

"Since other entities are raising taxes," says Dr. Wolff, "we were going to try to hold our rate steady and hope that in the subsequent years, we will not have to raise it."

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WIUM Local
11:00 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Burlington, Des Moines County Discuss Law Enforcement Center

Burlington, IA – The construction of a joint law-enforcement center is the top priority for the Burlington City Council. The Burlington Police Department and the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office would utilize the facility.

The city and the county hired Wilson Estes Police Architects to conduct a needs assessment for the facility. The Kansas-based firm has completed its feasibility study.

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WIUM Local
6:26 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Quinn Inks Pension Reform Bill

Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill to overhaul the state's pension system. He says it will save $220 billion over a 35 year period.

The law trims benefits for any state workers hired after January 1, 2011. It caps the maximum pension benefit and raises the retirement age.

Quinn called the action "historic" and says it could convince people to support an income tax increase for education.

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6:07 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

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