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Phase III of Riverfront Campus
5:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

More Money for WIU in the QC

Jack Thomas and Pat Quinn announced the Phase Three design funding on Friday outside the first building opened as part of WIU's new riverfront campus in Moline.
Credit Herb Trix

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Friday announced state help for the next phase of Western Illinois University's riverfront campus in Moline.

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A Flea in Her Ear
11:22 am
Fri October 24, 2014

French Farce Premiers in Macomb

Dress rehearsal for A Flea In Her Ear shows. Left to Right: Dustin LaFleur, Bobby Duncalf and Karmyn Kipling
Credit WIU Department of Theatre and Dance

A Flea in Her Ear is set in Paris and centers on suspicion, misunderstandings, and mistaken identity.

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Department of Homeland Security
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Security Issues Identified at Lee County Buildings

Security Advisor Phil Pitzen (center) meets with Lee County representatives during a tour of the South Lee County Courthouse.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has provided Lee County with a lengthy checklist for security improvements at five of its buildings.

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Completion Slated for 2016
2:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

SCC Breaks Ground for New Building -- And New Direction

Members of SCC's Board of Trustees and Administrative Team break ground for the new Health Professions Center.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Southeastern Community College President Michael Ash said the groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new Health Professions Center on the West Burlington campus was about more than just "moving some dirt."  He said it was about establishing a new vision for SCC.

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Supports Some Exemptions
1:29 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Rep. Loebsack Supports W. African Travel Ban

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) supports a travel ban on those seeking to enter the US from the west African nations hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak.

The Congressman whose district includes southeast Iowa said the United States should limit who can enter the country to prevent the further spread of the Ebola virus.

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Knox College Presentation
11:44 am
Wed October 22, 2014

National NPR Host Speaks in Galesburg

Students from Knox and Monmouth Colleges listened to NPR host Maria Hinojosa talk about her career and Latinos in the media.
Credit T.J. Carson

The host of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa, spoke this week to students and staff at Knox and Monmouth Colleges about Latinos in the media.

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More Funding Needed
6:50 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Lamoine Hotel Rehab a “Complex” Project

The Lamoine Hotel building looks unchanged from the street, but it has a new roof and interior renovations have started.
Credit Rich Egger

A developer is still trying to secure all the funding needed to convert the old Lamoine Hotel building in downtown Macomb into assisted living apartments.

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Campus Wide Ban
2:57 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

WIU Planning to Become Smoke Free

Western Illinois University is working on its plan to enforce a new state law that makes all public university and community college campuses smoke-free zones beginning July, 2015.

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Six for Kansas City Royals
6:55 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Former Burlington Bees Playing in World Series

Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer both played for the Burlington Bees before helping lead the Kansas City Royals to the 2014 World Series.
Credit ABC News

The Kansas City Royals surprised many in the sports world by making it to the World Series this year and as it turns out, a quarter of their roster have a direct connection to the tri-state region.

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Election 2014
10:03 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Illinois Ballot

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, facing away, confers with supporters of Marsy's Law before a news conference at the AG's Springfield office.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

2014 was going to be a banner year for direct democracy in Illinois.

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