WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard

Mar 22, 2013
Rich Egger

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

Grassley Proposes Cap on Farm Subsidies

Feb 21, 2013

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

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.

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.