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30 Full or Part-Time Positions
3:24 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Health Care Layoffs in Keokuk

Keokuk Area Hospital

Keokuk Health Systems says it has significantly reduced its workforce.

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Budget Talks Continue
8:42 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Staff Cuts/Tax Hike in Burlington

It appears Burlington will have to cut staff and raise taxes to balance the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Recount Possible This Fall
2:37 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Macomb to Seek Special Census

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

In what’s become a once-a-decade tradition, Macomb will ask the US Census Bureau to conduct a special census.

The 2010 census came up with a headcount of 19,288. But the city believes its population is closer to 20,000.

The city also had a special census done after the 1990 and 2000 headcounts came up with totals below 20,000. In both cases, the special census returned the city’s population to 20,000.

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Can lead to long term savings.
2:36 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

IL Offers Rebates to Towns for Energy Efficient Uprgrades

Credit http://www.wirpc.org/newsletters/

Rural communities across Illinois are eligible for thousands of dollars in state money to upgrade municipal facilities with energy efficient equipment.

Energy efficient light bulbs and boilers cost more, so cash strapped communities are less likely to pay that extra money.

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First Publication
2:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

150th Anniversary for Mark Twain

Henry Sweets talks to a full house about the first publication as Mark Twain by Samuel Clemens.

Henry Sweets says Samuel Clemens officially became Mark Twain on either Feb. 2 or Feb. 3 of 1863.  That’s the first time an article by Clemens was published with the famous pen name.

Sweets, who is the curator for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, MO, says pinpointing the exact day has grown more difficult over the years.

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