Funding Level for Major Programs
7:27 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

A Hold Steady State Budget for Western Illinois

State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) feel the region won’t be helped or hurt by the state spending plan that begins July 1, 2014.

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Planning for Economic Development
12:33 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Carthage Maps Out Goals

Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Carthage has developed out a strategic plan to boost economic development with the help of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

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Bill Knight – June 5
10:55 am
Wed June 4, 2014

In Praise of Mowing the Lawn

Credit Wikimedia

Spring is here.  (All together now: “FINALLY!”)

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Water and Fire Damage
9:57 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Repairs for Old Fort Madison

Old Fort Madison
Credit fortmadison.com

A replica of Old Fort Madison on the city's riverfront is around a quarter century old. This means it might be time for some repairs.

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June 3, 2014
10:49 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Election Results : Iowa Primary

The results are in for the 2014 primary election in Iowa.

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Result of Special Census Official
6:59 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

More Money Coming to Macomb

Credit Rich Egger

The city received some much anticipated news: the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has certified the results of the special census.

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Shop Talk – June 3
11:07 am
Tue June 3, 2014

The Folly of TV News Ratings

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the problems with television viewership numbers as measured during so-called “sweeps” periods.

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Dustin Berg
6:42 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Promoting Economic Development in Hancock County

The Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage. Berg's office is on the third floor of the building.
Credit Rich Egger

One of the goals for the head of economic development in Hancock County is to get all of the communities on the same page.

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Lee County Board : District 3
6:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Don Hunold : Somebody New, Somebody Different

Don Hunold (D-rural Donnellson) is seeking the District 3 seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Don Hunold said he would bring common sense and a fresh perspective to the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

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Lee County Board : District 3
6:17 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Ernie Schiller : Still Has Work To Do

Lee County Board Chairman Ernie Schiller
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Ernie Schiller said he is seeking a third term on the Lee County Board of Supervisors because he believes he still has plenty of work to do.

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