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The public comment portion of Burlington City Council meetings is designed to let citizens address aldermen, so it was a little unusual for one of its own to step to the podium Monday night. But Mayor Shane McCampbell had a purpose: to encourage City Manager Jim Ferneau to rescind his resignation, which Ferneau submitted August 4.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Burlington City Manager Jim Ferneau is resigning. He submitted his two-month notice to the city on Friday, Aug. 4.

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Hundreds of people filled downtown Burlington Friday night for the unveiling of the Downtown Burlington Lightscape Project. Organizers says it was the culmination of five years of hard work and a sign of what's to come for the district.

Des Moines County Jail

The trial of Chris King, a former member of the Burlington City Council, is entering its second week. King faces up to 35 years in prison on multiple charges including sexual abuse and indecent exposure.

Around the Region: 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 1, 2016
Western Illinois University

The U.S. celebrates a major holiday this weekend. With the 4th of July falling on a Monday this year, there's some variety on when celebrations are scheduled during the three-day weekend. 

Independence Day is often met with parades, picnics and marching bands. But, the most popular way to celebrate is by lighting up the night's sky with fireworks.

We've compiled a list of the best places to see free fireworks shows in the tri states region this holiday weekend.

West Central Illinois Fireworks shows:

Lewistown Fireworks:

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There's not much you can get for $1.00 these days: gas station coffee, wrapping paper, a couple of bananas. That is unless you are the Burlington City Council, which could get a four-story building for a buck.

Parking Studied in Galesburg, Burlington

Oct 15, 2015
Jason Parrott / TSPR

A downtown district's success depends a lot on whether people can easily access its retail shops and restaurants. A couple local cities are taking steps to make sure anyone who wants to visit their downtown districts can find a place to park.

The clock is ticking for city leaders in Burlington to convince residents that it's a good idea to borrow money for a new police station.  The $4 million bond referendum will appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.

The Cobble Climb

May 25, 2015
Rich Egger

One of the extra events during the annual Snake Alley Criterium in Burlington also involves a climb up a steep alley.  But unlike Snake Alley's winding path, this alley challenges riders with a straight climb of 60 feet over a single city block.

An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Burlington. 

The Burlington Police Department announced late Wednesday evening that Maurice Green, 43, of Burlington was taken into custody in Galesburg and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Matthew Banks, 28, also of Burlington.

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The Burlington City Council is potentially putting millions of dollars on the line to land a new business.

Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Burlington's plan to hold back the mighty Mississippi River moves forward.

Early voting is underway for Burlington's special city council election on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Restoration of Downtown Burlington Back On Track

Aug 11, 2014
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An effort to restore more than a dozen buildings in downtown Burlington is back on track.

Burlington Battles Emerald Ash Borer

Aug 8, 2014
emeraldashborer.info

So far, nearly 150 trees have been removed throughout the city of Burlington because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Des Moines County Conservation Adding Land

Jul 26, 2014
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The Des Moines County Conservation Department hopes its newest addition will provide more recreational opportunities for residents.

Downtown Burlington Building Honors Former Resident

Jul 18, 2014
Heritage Trust

A nonprofit group in Burlington is promoting building restoration and preservation and has dedicated a mural to a former board member.

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Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

The Burlington School District's current officer is based at the high school.  The second officer will rotate between the district’s two middle schools and attend extracurricular activities as needed.

The exact route for a 20-mile hiking/biking trail being built through Des Moines County is still being determined.

Burlington might offer a new financial incentive to boost housing in and around the city’s downtown district.

A hiking and biking trail is proceeding, slowly but surely, in Des Moines County.

A Burlington woman has been arrested in connection with a New Year’s Day fire that resulted in multiple injuries.

The Burlington City Council is trying to reduce what could be a hefty property tax increase next year.

It will cost a little more for some to do business in Burlington in 2014.

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Two Burlington firefighters were sent to the hospital after being injured while battling a fire early on New Year’s Day.

Burlington has finally completed a private management contract for Memorial Auditorium.

The Burlington City Council has cleared the way for the hiring of a firm to manage Memorial Auditorium.

Residents of northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa had front row seats to see the judicial branch in action, in recent weeks, as part of an effort to open up the legal system to the public.

Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIRPC) Executive Director Mike Norris says the organization has come a long way over the last four decades.

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