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6:10 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
6:03 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Senator Says No to Amnesty

Keokuk, IA – One Midwestern Senator does not believe Congress will approve immigration reform this year. Senator Charles Grassley says, with the Senate favoring amnesty and the House opposing it, the sides are too far apart to reach a compromise. The Iowa Republican says the fact that this is an election year does not help either. Grassley says he opposes amnesty, but would support a temporary worker program. He says the program would eventually lead to legal workers replacing illegal workers, because those who are in the country illegally would not be allowed in the program.

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WIUM Local
5:14 am
Tue July 11, 2006

County to Tighten Plat Ordinances

Macomb, IL – McDonough County's plat officer wants to update the subdivision ordinance. Tom Hickman says too many people are trying to avoid restrictions called for by the plan. Hickman asked the county board's Law and Legal committee for guidance. They told him to uphold provisions that call for a new rural home to be on a public road. Hickman says in the past, people have built a driveway from their home to a public road. Then afterward, they want taxpayers to upgrade the driveway to township road standards. Hickman received permission to update the county's subdivision ordinance.

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WIUM Local
1:11 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Fire Might Impact Recycling Programs

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
1:05 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Future of Recycling Unclear After Fire

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
12:53 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Fire Might Impact Recycling Programs

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
12:53 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Fire Might Impact Recycling Programs

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
8:57 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Aldermen Learn Development Costs

Carthage, IL – Carthage aldermen now have an estimate of development costs for the area near where Route 336 will pass the town. Mayor James Nightingale says the cost will be more than $3.3 million dollars for streets, sewers and water lines. The area will include the industrial park and land for commercial development near the highway and its turnoff. Nightingale says aldermen will begin figuring the five-phase development into future budgets.

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WIUM Local
5:57 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Housing Dollars Possible for SE Iowa

Keokuk, IA – Some federal money is on its way to Southeast Iowa. The grant could help the region secure hundreds of thousands of additional dollars. The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission has received $10,000 from USDA Rural Development. Housing Planner, Sara Hecox, says the planning commission will use the money to create a self-help housing program. She says the money will also be used to pay for expenses involved with applying for a $350,000 grant to fund the project.

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WIUM Local
3:21 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Pediatrician, Nurse Face Fraud Charges

Macomb, IL – The Illinois Attorney General's office has filed 26 charges alleging fraud by a Macomb pediatrician and his nurse. Court papers say staffer Rebecca Neese kept the medical office open while Dr. Khaled Dabash was out of the country. They also say she treated patients without having the appropriate license. Court records show the offenses date back to 2003 and occurred over an 18-month period. The state also charged the pair with insurance and mail fraud, vendor fraud, aggravated fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

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