McDonough County

Marie Blome
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The homeless shelter known as PADS has been operating out of Bushnell’s Christian Community Center on Friday nights for a little more than a month. The shelter is already looking for additional host sites.

Rich Egger

County board members are taking it to the streets as they work to convince voters to approve a quarter-cent increase in the sales tax. The money generated would pay for road repairs.  The referendum will appear on the April 7 ballot.

Rich Egger

Voters throughout McDonough County will be asked in April to approve a quarter-cent increase in the sales tax to pay for road repairs.

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The Western Illinois Regional Council is starting up its annual Hunters Helping the Hungry program.

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Even though the weather is getting cooler, the McDonough County Health Department is still on the lookout for West Nile Virus.

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The Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission is leading a statewide effort to map out the locations of the graves of some 20,000 veterans.   To this point, about 3,000 have been documented.

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A medical marijuana cultivation center will not be built in McDonough County.

Rich Egger

It’s been a few years since the Cardinal Point Wind Farm was proposed, and it might be a few more years before construction begins.

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Some members of the Macomb community plan to protest if "disgusting" signs show up as students return to Western Illinois University this week.

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The Prairie Land Conservancy strives to protect habitat and natural areas in west central Illinois. The organization wants to include more people in its efforts.

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With school getting underway, drivers are being encouraged to be on the look-out for students.

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Residents of McDonough County are being asked to provide feedback on how to make the area more bicycle-friendly.

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McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

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Western Grain Marketing continues to calculate the damages from the large grain bin fire that occurred near Adair, Il in McDonough County.

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The McDonough County Board Finance Committee decided against providing funding for the sheriff department’s dive rescue team.

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