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In Role Until Mid-2019
7:12 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

CSC Extends Sundberg's Contract

Carl Sandberg Community College President Lori Sundberg would also like to continue partnerships with Knox College and Monmouth College.
Credit T.J. Carson

The president of Carl Sandberg College said it is a "privilege" to have a chance to continue in that role.

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90-City Tour
12:40 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Negro Leagues Author in Keokuk

A team photo of the Kansas City Monarchs. Author Phil Dixon spoke about the team and the Negro Leagues during a speech in Keokuk.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

An acclaimed baseball author is traveling the country, sharing tales of some of the best players and teams of the Negro Leagues.

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popular trading card game
4:53 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Magic Attracts Galesburg Following

Players talk strategy before the tournament at For the Win for the pre-release weekend for Fate Reforged.
Credit T.J. Carson

Magic the Gathering is played by millions across the world. But it's more than just a card game in Galesburg.

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Opening Scheduled for this Summer
1:57 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Handicap Accessible Playground in Works for Keokuk

The KPLAY committee hopes to have a swing-set like this in Keokuk's Tolmie Park by the end of June.

An organization working to build an accessible playground in Keokuk said it's on-track to meet a significant fundraising goal.

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Goal of $2.4-million
1:22 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Capital Campaign for Burlington Notre Dame

Burlington Notre Dame is trying to raise $2.4-million to upgrade its facilities.
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One southeast Iowa school district is looking to the public for help to improve its aging facilities.

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Rauner Questions Unions
8:08 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner Raises Unions' Ire With Right-To-Work Plan

Gov. Bruce Rauner says there's a "corrupt bargain" between unions and politicians; he singles out Gov. Pat Quinn for getting campaign contributions from labor, then working out deals that Rauner says advantaged unions. One labor leader called the "corrupt bargain" notion illegal, and questioned if Rauner's beholden to the businessmen who've put millions of dollars into his campaign fund.

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 1:01 pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner amped up his anti-union rhetoric Tuesday at a speech in Decatur, a city with deep labor roots.  The Republican bemoaned prevailing wage  requirements on public projects for costing the state extra, said Project Labor Agreements are synonymous with "uncompetitive bidding" and introduced a plan to create local right-to-work zones.  

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Upcoming Panel Discussion
6:20 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

A Broader Perspective of MLK

MLK during the March on Washington in 1963.
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The chair of the Department of African American Studies at Western Illinois University wants people to gain a broader perspective of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Public Events Cancelled
12:48 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Iowa's Governor Released from Hospital

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been released from the hospital after falling ill during an event Monday afternoon
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was discharged from the hospital in "good condition" after falling ill during an event in Johnston on Monday afternoon.

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Public Events Cancelled
10:29 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Iowa's Governor Falls Ill, Taken to Hospital

Governor Terry Branstad (R-Iowa) will remain hospitalized overnight after falling ill during an event Monday afternoon
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad remains hospitalized for observation, rest, and hydration after falling ill during an event in Johnston Monday afternoon.

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The Wait Continues
10:22 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Top Scorers for Medical Marijuana Licenses in Illinois

Documents show Pat Quinn was ready to grant at least a dozen medical marijuana licenses before leaving the governor's office but didn't complete the task.
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Documents obtained by the Associated Press include a list of top-scoring applicants for marijuana cultivation licenses, sorted by state police district.

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