Build Near Lee County Jail
6:24 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Committee Recommends One Lee County Courthouse

The South Lee County Courthouse would close under a recommendation from the County Seat Advisory Committee.

The group that has been reviewing Lee County government services has finished its work and made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

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Galesburg Road Upgrade
4:40 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Fremont Street Gets Controversial Upgrade

An artist rendering of part of Fremont street after the upgrade is done.
Credit The City of Galesburg

The City of Galesburg is reworking one of its major streets. 

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Illinois, Missouri Middle of Pack
4:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Report: Iowa Outscores Neighbors In Child Well-Being

Percentage of Children Without Health Insurance: 2012
Credit Screen Cap of Kids Count 2014 report / Annie E. Casey Foundation

A children’s advocacy group ranks Iowa third in the nation for child well-being while Illinois and Missouri fall toward the middle of the pack.

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Studying Local Cycling Environment
4:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Bicycle Survey Underway in McDonough County

Credit www.greatbikeride.com.au

Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

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Bill Knight – July 24
11:44 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Time to Reign in the Cost of Higher Education

Credit Rich Egger

College costs and student loans aren’t being discussed enough, but maybe this month’s increase of student-loan interest rates will start something.

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In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.

city and park district agreement
2:53 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Glenwood Pool To Stay Open (For Now)

Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Macomb’s aging Glenwood Pool will have at least a couple more years of life. 

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Improvement In Fall To Spring Retention Rate
2:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts

Credit www.linkedin.com

Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

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Three Week Investigation
1:51 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Another Meth Bust in Macomb

Kurt Kipling is charged with Possession of Meth under 5 Grams, Meth Conspiracy, Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, Possession of Meth Manufacturing Materials, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Meth Manufacturing Waste.
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Macomb police said three more people face charges for making methamphetamine in the Macomb area.

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Shop Talk – July 22
12:52 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

The Blurry Line between News and Advertising

The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether it’s okay for journalists to make extra money by serving as a paid spokesperson for products.

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