McDonough County

Libraries
12:02 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

McDonough Co. Libraries Secure Money For Improvements

Illinois Representative Norine Hammond, Library Director Dennis Danowski, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Illinois Senator John Sullivan and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman
Emily Boyer TSPR

The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.

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Civil Unions Can Be Converted
1:04 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Illinois Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Credit Rich Egger

McDonough County began issuing same sex marriage licenses Monday. County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said couples must apply in person at the county courthouse.

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Bin Operated by WGM
5:45 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Large Grain Bin Fire in McDonough County

The WGM facility
Credit Western Grain Marketing

Investigators believe spontaneous combustion sparked a fire at a large grain storage bin owned by Western Grain Marketing.

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Adult Entertainment
4:29 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

McDonough County Strip Club Closes

8115 U.S. Route 136 in McDonough County
Credit Emily Boyer

The closure comes after the owners of Wildlife were sued for violating a state statute.

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Action Spurred by Wildlife
4:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

McDonough County to Regulate Adult Entertainment

The McDonough County Board agreed during its April meeting to implement regulations for adult entertainment establishments.

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number of measles cases climb
2:58 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

A Look Inside the Resurgence of Measles

Wikimedia Commons

Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

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Tuesday Night at McDonough County 4-H Center
2:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class

Credit Justin Hobson / Wikimedia Commons

Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground.

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rural development
2:41 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Money for Water Well Improvements

USDA officials present $50,000 grant to WIRC. From left to right: WIRC Executive Director Suzan Nash, USDA Illinois State Director Colleen Callahan, WIRC Planning Coordinator Shannon Duncan and USDA Area Director Dwight Reynolds.
Credit Patti Sullivan-Howd / WIRC

More money is now available to improve private wells in several west-central Illinois counties. The Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) has received a second $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Audio Postcard
9:01 am
Fri July 12, 2013

McDonough County 4-H Fair Shows Kids' Hard Work

The main showbarn at the McDonough County 4-H Fair
SSS

One of the hallmarks of summer is going to the fair and for many kids in farm country the center piece of going to the fair is showing their animals.

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New reports says poverty rose 8 percent since 2000
3:11 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

A Third of IL Residents in or very Near Poverty

http://www.heartlandalliance.org

A third of Illinois residents live in, or a very near poverty levels. That’s the finding of a  new report which also shows some of the counties with the highest poverty rates are in Western Illinois.

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