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The first concert at the United Presbyterian Church, performed by organist Kyler Brown of New York City, had to compete with the University of Iowa playing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Glasscock said the crowd of more than 125 people exceeded her expectations for the first event.

T.J. Carson

Students who graduate from Carl Sandburg College's honors program will now have an easier path to a four-year school. Honor students will be able to transfer directly from the two-year community college into Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors College.

Kim Shrader

Mary Todd Lincoln did a lot of good work that went unnoticed in her lifetime, according to Laura Keyes, who portrays the former First Lady during programs, including one that will be given in Macomb.

The Burlington Police Department has released a small piece of video from the body camera of a police officer who shot and killed a woman in January.

Darin Lahood's Campaign for Congress

Aaron Schock's soon to be vacant congressional seat is attracting the attention of some Illinois politicians.  The Republican is resigning following public scrutiny into his office's spending and use of taxpayer money. He plans to leave office next week.

A sex abuse lawsuit filed against the Keokuk School District by a former student has been dismissed.  District Court Judge Michael Schilling's ruling came down to the timing of the lawsuit.

The charges have been dropped against former McDonough County Assistant States Attorney Charles Munson.

Munson, 39, of Macomb was fired by State's Attorney James Hoyle after being accused of injuring his girlfriend's hand during an argument.

Rich Egger

An updated strategic plan is close to completion for the district. Superintendent Patrick Twomey said the district has spent about a year-and-a-half working on its vision for "what education can look like here in Macomb."

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) announced his last day in office will be March 31. Schock has been making headlines recently over concerns his office misspent taxpayer funds.

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Emergency responders will tell you the worst time to prepare for a disaster is in the middle of a disaster.  So a new response plan for the Mississippi River should have local personnel ready to spring into action.

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The construction of a new senior housing complex in downtown Keokuk is expected to get underway in less than a year. 

That's is possible because of the Iowa Finance Authority announcement Wednesday that it would provide more than $2-million in tax credits and loans for "Keokuk Senior Lofts."

T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School District has selected Ralph Grimm to be its next Superintendent.  Grimm is no stranger to the region, having led the West Central School District in Henderson County for the last ten years.

TSPR's Rich Egger

The building in downtown Macomb will be converted into an assisted living facility. Newly drawn construction plans show it will feature 47 rentable studio and one bedroom apartments as well as a memory care unit.

Developer Chris Trotter is working to raise private investments to pay for the $4.5 million project. Mayor Mike Inman said Trotter is close to obtaining his goal.

The Keokuk City Council has been trying to find the money to pay for a city administrator.  It's been unsuccessful to this point, so the active search to fill the post has been placed on hold.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is giving a financial boost to the effort to bring Silgan Containers to Burlington.

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