Illinois to be hit "harder than average."
3:50 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard

Credit Rich Egger

A couple of experts believe the federal spending cuts known as the sequester will hit Illinois “harder than average.”

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Would put 50K cap on subsidies to individuals.
9:46 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Grassley Proposes Cap on Farm Subsidies


Several lawmakers from agricultural states have introduced a bill that would cap subsidy payments to farmers at 50-thousand dollars.

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Grant Funding Stretched Thin
9:49 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Healthcare Provider to Close in Macomb

Eagleview's office in Macomb
Credit Rich Egger

The dental services provided by Eagleview Community Health System in Macomb will come to an end April 11, and the medical services will end June 27.

“We’ve had to make these cuts kicking and screaming,” said Melinda Whiteman, Eagleview Executive Director. “We’re very saddened that we have to do this.”

Whiteman said the Eagleview facilities in Stronghurst and Oquawka will remain open. Those have been in place longer, and Eagleview has received federal grant money for serving Medicaid and low income patients in Henderson County.

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Touts Need to Protect Social Security
11:52 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Congressman Promotes IAAAP

Rep. Dave Loebsack inspects the firing range at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) used part of his time away from Washington D.C. to tour the southeast corner of his district.

He spent nearly two hours at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown on Wednesday and more than an hour at River Hills Village in Keokuk.


Rep. Loebsack’s trip to the roughly 19,000 acre military installation took him far beyond the administrative building along Highway 34.

The Congressman got to visit the new production line for 40 mm grenades and see them being tested on a large firing range. 

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