TSPR Local

Rock Pinnacles Delays Barge Traffic
3:14 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Drought Exposing Problems in the Mississippi

Credit http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is calling for immediate action to keep the traffic moving on the Mississippi river.
The river has dropped because of this summer’s drought.  The group said that this is exposing underwater obstacles which are preventing barges from transporting goods along the river.

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Potential Office Space
11:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Lee County to Tour School

The former Fort Madison Middle School

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has agreed to take a closer look at the former Fort Madison Middle School as potential office space.

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Hearing Dec. 31
10:05 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Lawsuit Names Keokuk Teacher

A hearing scheduled for Dec. 31 at the Henry County Courthouse could determine whether a lawsuit against a Keokuk teacher and the New London School District proceeds.

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Chandler Park Sign
3:39 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Much Anticipated Art Installed in Macomb Park

Matt Myers posed in front of the pillars as the sign/artwork was being installed
Credit Rich Egger

Crews from Laverdiere Construction installed a roughly 1,500 pound sign on top of the northwest pillars in Chandler Park on December 5. The black, classically ornate sign is made of recycled metal. It was created by local artist Matt Myers.

“My stuff generally gets sent off to other states and I never see them again,” Myers said. “Macomb is my adopted hometown so it’s good to have something here.”

Mayor Mike Inman said it’s an ideal place for a sign given the amount of traffic that goes by the park every day on Highways 136 and 67.

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Per Capita Personal Income up in McDonough County
1:19 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

New Data Shows Higher Incomes in the Tri States

WIU Economics Professor Bill Polley

Recent numbers indicate the economy might be picking up steam in the tri states.
The Illinois Department  of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reports per capita personal income in McDonough county rose five-percent…and it increased seven-percent in Hancock County.

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