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Local News Coverage:

  • Morning Edition: Mon.- Fri. 4:00am- 9:00am with Morning Edition Host and Reporter Emily Boyer.
  • Afternoon Edition: Mon.- Fri. 4:30- 5:00pm with News Director Rich Egger.

Local New Updates also at 5:35pm and 6:35pm Monday- Friday.

Finalists Named for Fort Madison School Superintendent

Feb 10, 2016

The field has been trimmed to two in the search for Fort Madison's new school superintendent, and the board could make its choice before the end of the week. The finalists are Chad Garber and Erin Slater.

Body Found in Burlington House Fire

Feb 10, 2016

The Burlington Fire Department is still investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in the 1200 block of S. 4th Street early Tuesday morning. The department said it will release the name of the victim upon notification of next of kin and the completion of an autopsy.

President Barack Obama is set to address the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield Wednesday. Statehouse reporter Brian Mackey filed this preview of what the president is expected to say — and what he probably won’t say.

T.J. Carson

The new head of the Galesburg NAACP chapter intends to emphasize the need to lead young people in the  community.

Lawmakers Consider Giving Obama A State Holiday

Feb 9, 2016

As the president prepares to visit the state capitol and speak to lawmakers, some in Illinois are wanting to designate a holiday in his honor.

T.J. Carson

Knox College has started a project that aims to uncover the history and stories of Galesburg's African-American community.

Midwest Academy Laying Off Staff

Feb 8, 2016
Jason Parrott / TSPR

The prepared statement from the owner of Midwest Academy was -- for the most part -- upbeat and positive, focusing on how the therapeutic boarding school located north of Keokuk was an asset to the entire community. But Ben Trane's tone seemed to change as the statement went on.

FMPD Arrest Nebraska Man for Terrorism Threat

Feb 8, 2016

A former employee at Scott's Company in Fort Madison was arrested in connection with a bomb threat at the plant last fall. William Cochenour II, 23, of Tecumseh, Neb. is charged with Threat of Terrorism, which is a class D felony.

Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan today announced that he will re-convene hearings on the state’s education funding formula. The state's current formula relies heavily on property taxes, creating a big disparity among schools based on their geographic location. Some districts can spend more than $32,000 per student every year, while others scrape by on a fraction of that amount. 

Money keeps state government going.  From services to employee paychecks.  So, how does the State of Illinois function when it's piling up more bills than it can cover?   

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the state's prison population by 25 percent in the next ten years.
 
 

But the state's budget impasse is putting ex-offenders at greater risk of returning to prison.

Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto Friday on legislation that would reopen the Illinois State Museum- if it gets private funding.

Rich Egger

Macomb police said they arrested three people who were operating a meth lab from an apartment on the courthouse square. 

The Carl Sandburg College auditorium in Carthage might soon have a new owner. Aldermen agreed to buy the building for $100.

Governor Bruce Rauner says action he has taken without the General Assembly will help the state attract businesses and jobs. 

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