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Lee County Sheriff's Office

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is expected to assume control of law enforcement duties in Donnellson following the resignation of the city's police chief. William Sackett stepped down two days after being arrested for domestic violence.

T.J. Carson

Numerous transportation concerns were raised at an Illinois Department of Transportation listening session in Galesburg. The biggest one is about a project that's been discussed for more than two decades: the widening of Route 34 between Monmouth and Gulfport.

The Henderson County Board of Health held an emergency meeting Tuesday night at the county courthouse in Oquawka with one objective: select a new leader for the health department.  The brief meeting resulted in the appointment of Erin Anderson.  The appointment was needed following the abrupt resignation of Acting Administrator Lynne Haase, effective Tuesday, May 19.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Western Illinois University's Center for Performing Arts might have to do without some amenities as the school aims to reduce the cost of the project.  The single construction bid that came in this spring was over budget. So the state ordered Western to scale back the building plans by about $6 million, which is about 10% of the total cost.  

T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School District will have to wait another year before the new Silas-Willard school is ready to hold classes.  The district's plan to open the $18.3 million dollar building this fall experienced a couple delays recently.

Warren County Sheriff's Office

A teacher from Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School will find out on July 2 if the state wants to move forward with its case against her.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

Facility crews are dispatched to the Western Illinois University Union every time it rains.  "Any time that happens we just have extra labor. We go up there and we suck up the water and make sure it doesn't damage anything," said Scott Coker, Director of Facility Management.

The Macomb Food Co-op's online market started operating in April 2014. The organization said it's taken in nearly $42,000 since then and returned more than $34,000 to local producers.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The two dry cleaners in Macomb -- Apollo's and Sweeney's -- will continue to accept clothes through Friday.  But after that, neither will take dry cleaning orders and both shops plan to close at the end of May.  

Keokuk Alderwoman Susan Dunek pledged to bring up the idea of hiring a a city administrator until something happens.  She said the city council would be foolish to just step back and do nothing.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Keokuk will help pay for the demolition of the Redemption Center at 618 and 624 Main Street.  The uninsured business was severely damaged by a fire early Thursday morning.

Chris King, 40, was arrested after a lengthy investigation into him having illegal sexual contact with several teenage girls. King served on the Burlington City Council from 2002-2005.

According to the Burlington Police Department, "On Feb. 7, Burlington detectives were notified by multiple concerned parents that their daughters had been sexually abused."

Courtesy of Sara Boeckelman

The National Weather Service reported Macomb received 2.98 inches of rain in about two hours Monday evening. Streets flooded as the city's storm water system struggled to keep pace.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce has a shorter name, redesigned logo, and a new leader. Kathy Waters has taken the reins as President and CEO after Alex Geisler left the job to work at Western Illinois University.  Until recently, the group went by the name Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation. But it's in the process of transitioning downtown development efforts back over to the city.

T.J. Carson

Students at Lombard Junior High School in Galesburg created a club to lessen the impact of bullying.  Seventh grader Katie Dunbar came up with the idea for the "Take A Stand Club." Dunbar said she's well acquainted with the stress caused by being bullied. 

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