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"Grow Lee" Introduced
12:20 am
Mon November 24, 2014

LCEDG : 2015 a Year of Action

Lego Robotics leagues could soon be coming to Lee County as part of the "Grow Lee" Initiative.
Credit Flickr / KOMUNews

The Lee County Economic Development Group sees 2015 as a critical year when it comes to shaping its future.

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Sitka Salmon Shares
10:52 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Galesburg Fishery Receives National Recognition

Sitka Salmon President Nic Mink looks at boxes to be used to ship out salmon and other fish products.
Credit T.J. Carson

Food and Wine Magazine named Sitka Salmon Shares one of the 20 "Best Food Artisans" in America.

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State will Appeal Ruling
2:53 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Judge Finds Reductions in Illinois Pension Benefits Unconstitutional

Credit Wiki Commons

An Illinois judge has ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's worst-funded state employee pensions violates the state Constitution.

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Lawmakers Wait for Rauner
1:19 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Illinois Won't Extend Higher Income Tax Rate

The Illinois Capitol building

It looks like Illinois lawmakers will allow the temporary higher income tax rate to expire January 1.

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Projects To Upgrade Facilities
11:52 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Galesburg Breaks Ground on Transportation Projects

Representatives from Galesburg, Amtrak, Burlington Trailways, and IDOT break ground on upgrades to the city's Amtrak depot.
Credit T.J. Carson

Two projects are underway to help transportation in Galesburg.

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A Violent Altercation
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

New Information about Restaurant Manager’s Death

Doyle was a manager at Buffalo Wild Wings in Macomb
Credit Rich Egger

A memo from the prosecutor to police details what happened before Ramone Doyle was strangled by his roommate in mid-February.

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Troubling Tales
6:03 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Western Illinois Museum Has New Book by WIU Students

The Troubling Tales Of Old Macomb
Credit www.westernillinoismuseum.org

Two students from Western Illinois University worked together to create "The Troubling Tales of Old Macomb."

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Could Reinstate Program
6:11 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Lee County Reconsidering Weed Control

Lee County could reinstate its Roadside Management program to better address noxious weeds.
Credit Flickr / John Tann

Lee County's Roadside Management program could make a comeback.

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Hancock County Death Investigation
2:19 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Update: Heart Attack Killed Sheriff’s Father before Fire Started

A fire destroyed Bentzinger Home Supply Store after owner Michael Bentzinger died of a heart attack.
Credit Jason Parrott

Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals said an autopsy shows the father of Sheriff Scott Bentzinger died of a heart attack.

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Cross Concedes
1:48 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Election for Illinois Treasurer Finally Decided

Mike Frerichs during a campaign stop in Macomb early this year.
Credit Rich Egger

State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Urbana) appears to have won the race to be Illinois’ next state treasurer.

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