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Crest Expected This Weekend
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Flood Protection in Southeast Iowa

Large barriers are being placed around Memorial Auditorium in Burlington to hold back the Mississippi River.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

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They Provide Safety Tips For Firework Hazards
1:09 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fire Department Says Safety First For The Holiday Weekend

Credit www.allsparkfireworks.com

Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.

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Illinois' State Fair
9:13 am
Tue July 1, 2014

State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:52 am

  Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.

The audit found that both the fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin overcharged entrance fees for horses.

But the Department of Agriculture says it's a consequence of the state contributing 200-thousand dollars $200,000 less toward the purse.

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
8:58 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 6:32 am

An Illinois home care worker argued that being forced to pay union fees violates her first amendment rights.

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken her side.

But it limited its decision to non-traditional public employees-- like home care workers, who are paid by the state but hired and fired by the people they care for.

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Developing New Website
8:08 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Port Authority Reinventing Itself

A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.

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