More Arrests Forthcoming
2:38 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Heroin an Emerging Problem in McDonough County

Items seized during a recent heroin bust in McDonough County
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said his office is working to prevent heroin from becoming as large of a problem as meth in the late 1990s.

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Shop Talk – June 17
11:21 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Judgment Calls for News Departments – Part 2

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a decision made by a student newspaper after a mass murder in its community.

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The University Hosts Summer Programs
4:38 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Western Illinois University Recruits Youth

An airbrush class at Garwood Hall is part of an art camp at WIU.
Credit Frannie Smith / Tri States Public Radio News

Western Illinois University holds various programs throughout the summer for high school students and younger. It's an enrichment and recruiting tool.

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Alternative Suppliers in Illinois
2:05 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Investigation of Electricity Price Spike

Credit Wikipedia

Consumers who buy their electricity from alternative energy providers have been seeing some price hikes lately.

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WIU Works To Reverse The Trend
10:20 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Enrollment At WIU Continues To Trend Down

Western Illinois University, Macomb Campus.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In the spring of 2007, nearly 9,800 undergraduate students were attending classes at Western Illinois University's Macomb campus.  Only 8,000 were enrolled this past spring. The leaders of the university are currently working on plans to bring enrollment back up.

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Juana Summers is a reporter covering education for NPR.

Prior to coming to NPR, Summers spent nearly four years as a reporter for POLITICO, where she focused on political and campaign coverage, primarily the 2012 Republican primary and general election. She has also extensively covered defense policy and veterans affairs, and authored POLITICO's morning defense newsletter.

Before that, she covered statewide and local politics for the Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as KBIA-FM. Her work has also been featured in the Austin American-Statesman and The Washington Post.

TSPR Local
5:07 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Investigation Continues into FM Shooting

The Fort Madison Police Department is still trying to determine why a teenager fatally shot herself early Wednesday morning.

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Libraries
12:02 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

McDonough Co. Libraries Secure Money For Improvements

Illinois Representative Norine Hammond, Library Director Dennis Danowski, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Illinois Senator John Sullivan and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman
Emily Boyer TSPR

The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.

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Expansion to Four-Lane
8:55 am
Fri June 13, 2014

20 Miles by 2020 - Highway 34

Construction is underway on the Highway 34 Bypass around Biggsville

Supporters are trying to take advantage of the momentum surrounding a multi-million dollar highway project in west-central Illinois.

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Also Suing Romney Campaign
3:19 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Lawsuit: Rutherford 'Coerced And Intimidated' Employee Into Political Work

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford speaks with reporters in this file photo from August 2013.
Credit Brian Mackey

A former state employee Thursday filed more allegations of political and sexual harassment against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford.

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