TSPR Local

Update on Lee County/Burlington
10:42 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Hamilton Preparing for More Flooding

The site of Hamilton's old covered bridge is underwater right now.

The fact that the Mississippi River is slowly starting to recede is not stopping flood preparation in one Hancock County community.

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waiting for waters to receed
9:02 am
Mon April 22, 2013

McDonough County Works on Disaster Application

View from Wigwam Hallow Road just before the bridge on friday 4/19/2013

McDonough County has not been declared a state disaster area but the county is working on it’s application to be declared one.

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20 Year Anniversary
6:39 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Macomb Library Group Marks Milestone

Macomb's Carnegie Library, which was built in 1904
Credit Rich Egger

Friends of the Macomb Public Library District will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner followed by a presentation from author John Hallwas.

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Cornfed – The Sequel
3:24 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Documentaries Big Winners at Cornfed Film Fest

Credit Rich Egger

The Best of Fest honor at the second annual Cornfed Film Fest in Macomb went to Class C – The Only Game in Town.  The movie follows several girls’ basketball teams from tiny, rural communities in Montana as they compete for the state title. It includes insight from Hall of Fame basketball coach Phil Jackson, who grew up in Montana.

Documentaries were also honored in two other categories. Chasing Water, which follows the Colorado River to the point where it dries up in the southwestern desert, was chosen Best Short Film.

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50% Plus One
5:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Will the Candidates Show Up for Ruling?

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

It’s possible neither of the people most affected by the outcome of the “50% Plus One” case in Macomb will be in court to hear the judge’s ruling.

Judge Rodney Clark announced he will rule Friday, April 26, on whether Western Illinois University student Steve Wailand defeated Kay Hill in the February election for second ward alderman in Macomb.

Clark announced the date at the end of the hearing on Monday, April 8. Wailand’s attorney, Diane Cohen of the Liberty Justice Center, immediately asked if Wailand could be excused from the proceedings because he works on Fridays.

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