TSPR Local

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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Vote Could Come Next Month
7:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Former Alderman Frontrunner for Spring Lake Park Job

Spring Lake Park
Credit Rich Egger

A Macomb City Council committee is recommending the city award the contract for managing Spring Lake Park to a person who served on the city council the past five-and-a-half years.

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Hansen to Take Over Dec. 1
4:43 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Knox Co. Names New Public Defender

Dave Hansen will transition from a prosecutor role, to a defender role.
Credit T.J. Carson

The county's former Assistant State's Attorney, Dave Hansen will be taking over the role of public defender December 1.

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Sunshine Law Violations
4:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Judge Nullifies Lewis County E-911 Contract

The Lewis County E-911 Board will have to come up with a new way to provide emergency dispatch services for residents of the northeast Missouri county.

Associate Circuit Judge Rick Roberts struck down a contract between the Lewis County E-911 Board and the Marion County E-911 Board in a ruling issued late last week.

His reason for doing so was because the Lewis County E-911 Board repeatedly violated the state's open meetings law while the contract was being developed and finalized.

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Election 2014
9:58 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Politicians On Parade

Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to a child at Pilsen's Mexican Independence Day parade.

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 12:52 am

Children across Illinois had the day off from school Monday in honor of Columbus Day. Despite soggy weather, both Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican rival Bruce Rauner celebrated by walking down State St., for Chicago's Columbus Day parade. In an age when campaigns are increasingly high-tech, Amanda Vinicky took to the streets to find out why so many politicians spend so much time pounding the pavement.

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Talks with Contractor Ongoing
6:06 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

WIU Union Remains At Risk for Flooding

Sandbags hold back water pooling on the new north patio at WIU's University Union.
Credit Emily Boyer

Western's recently renovated University Union is still being inundated with water whenever it rains and repairs might not be made until next year.

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Election 2014
9:41 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Agree: No To Education Funding Plan

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 8:22 am

Both of the major party candidates for governor say Illinois should put more money into education. But neither are ready to embrace a controversial plan that would change how state money is distributed to schools.

There's been an uproar in some Chicago suburbs lately, over a proposal that's already passed the Illinois Senate. Under it, many districts there would see cuts in state funding, because they're in wealthier areas.

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