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City Looks For Alternatives
5:50 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Macomb Chamber Drops Downtown Development Focus

Geisler said the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce will also have a new branding campaign and logo created next spring.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce will end its decade-long merger with with the Downtown Development Corporation.

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Feels Like Family
4:06 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Former Maytag Plant Workers Reunited

Signs still show the property and building that housed the Maytag plant in Galesburg for sale.
Credit T.J. Carson

Ten years is a long time.

Ten years is how long it's been since the Maytag plant in Galesburg produced its last refrigerator. The factory's jobs were moved to Mexico in September, 2004.

Thousands worked at the factory, but today it’s quiet and empty.  Concrete road blocks, chain link fences, and padlocks guard the entrances.  Weeds grow like a jungle in the truck loading area.

The only thing that remains alive about the facility are the people who worked there, and nearly 200 of them came together at Lake Storey for a 10 year reunion.

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Petition Drive Needed
5:55 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Special Election Possible for West Burlington Schools

West Burlington residents have a chance to let their voices be heard when it comes to a plan to renovate several school buildings.

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Superintendent Won't Talk Specifics
5:37 am
Wed October 1, 2014

District Remains Tight-Lipped About Burlington Principal Resigning

There are still many more questions than answers when it comes to the abrupt resignation of an administrator in the Burlington School District.

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Plans to Use Money to Bring Back Program
3:08 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

WIRC Gets Federal Funding Boost

The Western Illinois Regional Council in Macomb provides services in Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties.
Credit Emily Boyer

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the Western Illinois Regional Council $5,300 more for the new fiscal year than it did the previous year.

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Education Fund Deficit
10:14 am
Tue September 30, 2014

West Prairie Schools Look to Stem Red Ink

West Prairie Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said declining enrollment, increasing property value, and continuing "proration" work together to reduce the district's General State Aid each year.
Credit Rich Egger

For the third year in a row, the West Prairie School District expects deficit spending in its Education Fund.

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TSPR Local
9:52 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Galesburg Superintendent Search Underway

The school board approved hiring the IASB as a search firm at a special meeting Monday.
Credit T.J. Carson

The Galesburg School District has started the process for hiring a new superintendent.

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Supreme Court Denies Review
5:34 am
Tue September 30, 2014

SE Iowa School Sex Abuse Lawsuit Officially Dismissed

A southeast Iowa school district has been cleared of wrongdoing in a sex abuse lawsuit.

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Hearing Next Week
6:13 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Keokuk Says It's Still Waiting for Windows

Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The people behind an effort to restore a former church in Keokuk now face jail time for allegedly failing to abide by a judge's ruling.

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Problems With The North Patio
4:28 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

WIU Renovations Don't Stand Up to Weather

The patio on the north side of the University Union
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

A renovation mishap has Western Illinois University worried about flooding at the University Union.

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