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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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Previous Administrator Left in 2008
9:47 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Keokuk Ready to Hire City Administrator Search Firm

Talk about finding someone to manage day-to-day city operations in Keokuk could soon turn into action.

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Law Enforcement
2:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Fines Might Pay for Police Body Cameras

Credit drpavloff / Flickr Creative Commons

Illinois lawmakers will consider whether to increase the penalty fine for traffic and criminal offenses to help cover the cost of purchasing body cameras for police departments across the state. 

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New Schedule Too
3:11 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

New Name, Focus for WIU’s Environmental Summit

The annual environmental summit at Western Illinois University is now known as the Prairie Lands Environmental Summit.

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Aims to Spotlight Local Candidates
9:18 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Galesburg NAACP Highlights Local Candidates

Candidates for various offices in Knox County speak to voters at the Galesburg Boys and Girls Club.
Credit T.J. Carson

Candidates for office in Knox County met with voters this week, in a forum hosted by the Galesburg NAACP.

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Election 2014
1:35 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Illinois Lt. Gov. Candidate Talks Income Taxes

Evelyn Sanguinetti visited Colchester with Republican State Representatives Norine Hammond and Jil Tracy
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Republican candidate for Lt. Governor wants to allow Illinois' temporary income tax increase to sunset.

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Minimum Security Moved
7:11 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Prison Inmates Relocated in Fort Madison

172 minimum security inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary were transferred from the John Bennett facility (upper right) to the Clinical Care Unit (bottom left) Tuesday morning.

The Iowa Department of Corrections relocated 172 inmates from one portion of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison to another unit.

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Restore 174
7:06 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Galesburg Group Argues for Full School Calendar

Restore 174 spokesperson Emily Anderson speaks to the Galesburg 205 School Board about restoring six days to the school calendar.
Credit T.J. Carson

Some community members want to add days back to the Galesburg school year.

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McDonough Power Cooperative
2:22 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Utility Customers Targeted by Scam

McDonough Power Cooperative on W. Jackson St. in Macomb
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough Power Cooperative is warning customers about scam artists who are impersonating co-op personnel. 

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Southwest of Macomb
12:10 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Crash on Rural Road Kills Three

The crash happened down this road and on the right.
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois State Police blame “failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash” for a car crash that killed three people early Thursday near Macomb.

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