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Men's College Basketball
1:01 am
Fri February 22, 2013

WIU Basketball Making Some Noise

One of the large crowds that have come to Western Hall to see a basketball game.
Credit Jonathan Ahl

March Madness is just around the corner. It’s a time when college basketball heats up, though that has not meant much at Western Illinois University for most of the past 20 years.

But things have changed this year.  The team has enjoyed a lot of success, and will play a special invitational game known as a “Bracketbuster” tomorrow night against Cleveland State.

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Replacement for Local Option Sales Tax
9:14 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Keokuk Mayor Proposing Franchise Fee

Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion

Keokuk’s mayor says the time has come for his city to implement a utility tax.

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Extra $$ for Sewer
8:49 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Lee County Borrowing Jail Money

Lee County Jail

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has signed off on the county borrowing up to $650,000 to expand the jail to accommodate more female inmates.

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Using Income Tax Revenue
2:32 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

New Proposal for Illinois Pension System

The Illinois Capitol building

The Illinois income tax increase would be made permanent in the latest proposal to fix the state's underfunded pension systems.

The income tax plan approved by lawmakers temporarily increased the rate from 3% to 5%.  It’s scheduled to begin decreasing in 2014.

But Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) said the state can't afford that. Lang said Illinois taxpayers didn't create the pension problem, but it's a problem they're stuck with.

“"We have a responsibility to fix it. And we have a responsibility to have shared sacrifice,” Land said.

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Multiple Players Suspended
9:55 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Fight Prompts SCC to Plan for Events

SCC President Michael Ash

Southeastern Community College (SCC) will develop a plan for handling large events in response to a fight that followed a recent men’s basketball game.

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