Proposal for Cultivation Centers
11:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Medical Marijuana in Western Illinois

Medical marijuana cultivation facility

The founder of the Chicago based company that hopes to open a couple medical marijuana cultivation centers in western Illinois says it is a personal issue for him.

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7:12 am
Fri May 30, 2014

One Western Ill. School Cuts Ag Program, Another Hopes To Bring It Back

Barry High School and West Pike High School consolidated into Western High School. This is the entrance to the ag shop in Barry.
WUIS/Lee Strubinger

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 9:38 am

Pike County calls itself the "pork capital of the world." However, in an area so tied to farming, it might be a bit surprising that a local school district has cut its agriculture education program.  I graduated from high school there five years ago, and went back to report on how districts are struggling to pay for activities not tied to the core curriculum.

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13 Years on City Council
3:22 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Macomb Alderman Passes Away

Lou Gilbert at the Tri States Public Radio studios
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert died Thursday. The city says funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

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City Council Approves Salary Increases
1:24 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Pay Raises for Macomb Public Works Dept. Managers

Credit Rich Egger

The City Council has approved raises for four management positions within the Public Works Department.

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Bow Hunting Proposal
6:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Hunting Deer on Macomb-Owned Property

There could soon be another place to hunt deer in western Illinois

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