A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from April 2012.
During the month, NTN Bower announced a major expansion project in Macomb, Southeastern Community College's president announced her retirement, and Spoon River College announced the name of its next president.
Fort Madison city council members chose one of their own to serve as the city's next mayor, and Burlington's new city manager started work.
Southeastern Community College President Beverly Simone used last night’s Board of Trustees meeting to announce her retirement after 6 1/2 years with the college.
She emailed a copy of her statement from the meeting to college employees Monday night.
In it, Simone, who turns 66 this summer, says with many of her close friends retired and her family out of the area,she will retire this summer. She says she will work with the Board of Trustees to determine a mutually agreeable date.
Simone will serve as President until her retirement takes effect.