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6:06 pm
Thu November 17, 2005

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WIUM Local
4:09 pm
Thu November 17, 2005

Alderman Concerned About City Revenues

Macomb, IL – As Macomb begins contemplating its proposed tax levy for next year, one alderman says the city needs to take a hard look at all of its revenue sources. The fourth ward's John Maguire is concerned the revenue stream might be inadequate for all of the city's needs and infrastructure projects. He's willing to push for a bigger increase in the tax levy, even if it means holding a Truth in Taxation hearing. Maguire says the hearing would be a chance to explain to residents what they have to show for their city taxes.

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WIUM Local
3:37 pm
Thu November 17, 2005

Board Views a Voting Machine Alternative

Macomb, IL – McDonough County Board members got a look at another of the handicapped-accessible voting machines they might be asked to purchase. Counties must have ADA-compliant voting machines in place for the March primaries. Clerk Florine Miller says the Accuvote machines are fully accessible by the handicapped. In addition, she says the tie in to the county's current Accuvote paper ballot counters to come up with a final tablulation. Federal money from the Help America Vote Act will pay up to $155,000 toward the county's purchase of the machines.

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Emphasis
12:49 pm
Thu November 17, 2005

Emphasis

November 17, 2005 – As part of International Education Week, Rich Egger talks to some of Western Illinois University's faculty members who are from other countries.

Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

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WIUM Local
5:09 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Possible Boarding School in Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA – Fort Madison could soon be home to a boarding school for international students. The Fort Madison City Council approved the 2nd reading of an ordinance to rezone the old Jefferson Elementary School for business use. Wilshire Investments Group has agreed to pay $50,000 for the property, which will be used for the boarding school. Elaine Eschman is a local attorney representing the California-based company. She says that once the rezoning is approved, the sale can go through and renovations to the building can begin.

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WIUM Local
5:02 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Keokuk Earns Cultural Designation

Keokuk, IA – The head of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs says Keokuk's newly certified cultural and entertainment district will open a lot of doors for the community. Anita Walker says during the past two years, just 15 communities in Iowa have received the state designation. Keokuk's cultural and entertainment district will include the riverfront, the Grand Theatre, the public library, the arts center, and a portion of Main Street. Four large signs will be put up to mark the boundaries of Keokuk's district.

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Top Stories
4:20 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Enterprise Zone Gets Expansion OK

Macomb, IL – The Macomb-McDonough County Enterprise Zone has received state permission to expand ... and it might have attracted its first new tenant. The zone is being expanded from about one to almost five square miles. It includes new territory in and around Bushnell and Colchester as well as more land in Macomb around the municipal airport. Bushnell Mayor Steve Russell says learning the enterprise zone would be available was a pivotal factor in attracting a new business to his town. He hopes to finalize the paperwork next week.

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WIUM Local
2:31 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Carthage to Try for TIF District

Carthage, IL – Carthage aldermen have directed the mayor to sign a contract with consultants to prepare an application for a Tax Increment Financing District. Mayor James Nightingale says the specific areas to be included are yet to be chosen, but they will include some in the industrial park area and some in the downtown district. He says the main goal is to construct or repair water and sewer lines. Nightingale says the paperwork will probably take six to eight months to complete before the council cn approve the application and forward it to the state.

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WIUM Local
2:27 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Carthage to Try for TIF District

Carthage, IL – Carthage aldermen have directed the mayor to sign a contract with consultants to prepare an application for a Tax Increment Financing District. Mayor James Nightingale says the specific areas to be included are yet to be chosen, but they will include some in the industrial park area and some in the downtown district. Hel says the main goal is to construct or repair water and sewer lines. Nightingale says the paperwork will probably take six to eight months to complete before the council cn approve the application and forward it to the state.

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