Peace Corps Fellows Program
7:48 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

WIU Expands Peace Corps Fellows Program

Credit Martyn Wright / Flickr Creative Commons

WIU's Peace Corps Fellows program is receiving about $30,000 more in federal money this year. That's enough to let three more students enroll this fall.

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Operation Three Strikes
5:46 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

More Heroin Arrests in McDonough County

Heroin and paraphernalia seized during an earlier raid
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Six more people are in custody as part of an investigation into the sale of heroin in western Illinois.

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Macomb Thinks About Community's Best Interest
4:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Macomb Still Brainstorming Aquatic Center

Glenwood Park pool.
Credit Rich Egger / Tri-States Public Radio News

The City of Macomb is trying to find a happy medium with identifying what the community wants in terms of the pool, as well as what they are willing to pay for.

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Bicentennial of Big Battle
4:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

General Macomb’s Heroics

General Alexander Macomb
Credit Wikipedia

A military historian credits General Alexander Macomb with preserving the nation’s current border with Canada.

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Bill Knight – June 26
2:04 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Giving Voice and Hope to Those in Need

Credit Renee C. Byer

Eighty-five people have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet.

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Feed the Future
12:56 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Seeking Hunger Solutions from the Heartland

Kurt Rosentrater, center, and Mamun Ur Rashid, in blue shirt, meet with workers at a feed mill in Bangladesh as part of a project designed to improve fish feed in the developing world.
Credit Courtesy Kurt Rosentrater

Global hunger has no easy answer.

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Another Lawsuit Pending
6:45 am
Wed June 25, 2014

RUSS Wins Two Lawsuits in June

An organization that helps rural southeast Iowa communities build sewer systems has won two legal challenges this month.

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Developing a Plan of Action
6:43 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Survey Identifies Workforce Needs in Lee County

Credit Lee County Economic Development Group

A new survey of Lee County businesses and industries identifies several factors that could be preventing them from filling key positions.

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The Group Dedicates House This Friday
3:46 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Old Settlers Association Dedicates New Shelter House

Old Settlers Park
Credit arctangent.smugmug.com

The Old Settlers Park in Fort Madison will be dedicating its new park shelter this Friday as part of a concert.

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Spoon River Transmission Line
3:36 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Possible Ameren Transmission Route Threatens Illinois Prairie

Spoon River Transmission Line
Credit Screencap / Ameren

Conservationists are raising concerns with a proposed transmission line from Galesburg to Peoria. 

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