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Ken Marang is quick to point out how much he has enjoyed his time with the Fort Madison School District, in particular the students, the teachers, the school board, and the community.  But he said it's time to look to the future, which is why he will retire as superintendent on June 30, 2016.

Western Illinois University is reducing certain employees' 12-month contracts to 10 or 11-months, some temporary employees won't be returning this fall, and a few other staff members have been let go. The changes went into effect Wednesday, July 1.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb Public Library is now double its original size thanks to a two story, 10,000 square foot addition. A large children's library takes up most of the first floor of the addition.

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Many parts of the Midwest dealt with record-setting rainfall this June. Areas of Northeast Missouri received nearly 500% more rain than normal, and roadways are paying the price.

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Keokuk has gone without a city administrator since early 2008. City leaders hope to change that in the next few months.

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Iowa's new budget takes effect July 1 and with it comes some big changes for the Eighth Judicial District Department of Corrections, which encompasses the southeast corner of the state.

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Chairman Ron Fedler used this week's Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting to deliver the message to county residents that the Board is not responsible for every decision in county government.

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Heavy rain throughout Northeast Missouri this week has resulted in widespread road closures. As of 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, the subsequent flooding resulted in 135 roads being closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Knox County leaders are taking a new approach when it comes to reducing the county's general fund deficit.  Members of the county board voted, this week, to implement a hiring freeze for the next six months.

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The Macomb Community Development Committee is developing a city-wide inventory of every residential property, looking specifically at their compliance with Macomb’s maintenance code.

Coordinator Shannon Duncan said it should be finished by the end of the year, at which time letters will go out to homeowners who are in violation of the code.

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State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said he will not run for another term in the Illinois legislature. His seat is up for election in 2016.

T.J. Carson

The man who led the Galesburg School District for the past three years is ready to turn over the reins.  Friday is the final day on the job for Superintendent Bart Arthur.

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A top priority for the Tri-State Development Summit is to make affordable housing available for more individuals and families in western Illinois, southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri.  The organization was formed after the Flood of 1993 as a means for local leaders to keep in better contact.

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Comcast Internet and TV services were interrupted around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Company representatives said the problem occurred in equipment Comcast leases from Mediacom.

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The $32 million MDH expansion and renovation project by O'Shea Builders includes a three-story addition that has an emergency room, senior behavioral health unit, and rehabilitation center.

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