Disclosure laws protect lobbyist
10:55 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Out of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight

K Street in Washington D.C. has long been known as the home to powerful lobbyists. Hundreds of companies and groups lobbied to influence the 2014 Farm Bill.
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With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum, representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers,  flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie.

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Peddlers Go Door to Door
6:53 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Energy Suppliers Solicit Galesburg Residents

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The city of Galesburg is warning residents about energy suppliers that are going door to door to drum up business.

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Texas Company Looking to Build
6:36 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Little Known about Proposed Pipeline Through Illinois and Iowa

The local portion of a proposed pipeline from North Dakota to west-central Illinois.

It appears state agencies in Iowa and Illinois know very little about a proposed pipeline through the tri-state region.

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High Bid Restarts Process
10:12 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Fort Madison Sewer Line Delayed

Fort Madison has restarted the bid process for a long sewer line that will run west of the city.

Fort Madison has gone back to the drawing board on a multi-million dollar sewer project.

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Only Accepting Commuters
4:48 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Culver-Stockton College's Incoming Class at Capacity

One local college can no longer accept on-campus students for the upcoming school year.

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Education Fund
4:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Monmouth-Roseville Schools Seek Tax Hike

Residents of the Monmouth-Roseville School District are again being asked to pay more in property taxes.

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County Seats/Conservation
7:59 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Busy Night Upcoming for Lee County Board

How the south Lee County courthouse fares in the eyes of the County Seat Advisory Committee remains to be seen.

The night's agenda includes a recommendation from the committee examining the options on offering county services in one or both county seats and a possible vote on a new building for the Lee County Conservation Office.

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New Psychiatric Ward
2:51 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

McDonough District Hospital Adding Services

The McDonough District Hospital.
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McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

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600 Companies Backed the Bill
12:29 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Lobbyists of All Kinds Flock to Farm Bill

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., (in green), watches as President Barack Obama signs the Farm Bill at Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2014.
Credit (Courtesy David Kosling/USDA)

The Farm Bill touches everything from crops to consumers. And the massive piece of legislation spends nearly a trillion dollars over the next ten years.

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Bill Knight – July 17
11:48 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Wage Theft in Baseball

Credit Rich Egger

Two days after Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, the contest at Minneapolis’ Target Field is over but the contest between owners and their employees who aren’t players is in extra innings.

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