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The IL NRCS's Wetland Reserve Program
11:37 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Wetland Restoration Program Funding in Question

Credit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu

The future remains uncertain for a federal conservation program that helps restore wetlands across the Midwest. The Wetlands Reserve Program provides money to farmers who take former wetlands out of production and restore them.

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Legislative Proposal
6:19 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Economics 101 for Illinois Lawmakers

Illinois legislators this year could be asked to vote on everything from changes to how the state taxes corporations to raising the minimum wage.  But Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said before they make decisions on issues that affect the economy, they should learn more about it.

Syverson is proposing lawmakers take an economics course every two years.

He thinks many legislators who have tried to do a good job are shocked by what he called the "horrendous results" of their decisions.

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Class action suit covers IL, IA and MO
2:29 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Syngenta Pays 105 Million for Contaminating Drinking Water

Credit http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/

Under a recent class-action lawsuit, agricultural chemical company Syngenta will have to pay cities and towns across the Midwest for contaminating water supplies with the herbicide atrazine. This includes several in Western Illinois.

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Residents Make Request
8:21 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Denmark School Demo Likely

The former Denmark Elementary School.

Some residents of an unincorporated Lee County community want a former school to be demolished.

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Planning for Future
5:57 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Galesburg to Rethink Budget Process

Galesburg City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

It’s not always easy to implement change when things have been done a certain way for many years. But Galesburg will give it a try with its budgeting process.

Mayor Sal Garza does not anticipate the city will generate more revenue through change. He said the immediate goal is to smooth out the process.

“So toward the end of the year we’re not wrestling with some of these issues that should have really been decided upon much earlier,” Garza said.

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