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Sewer Study, Vacancy, Anti-Bullying, Retirement
10:44 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Around The Region

LEE COUNTY

An engineering study for a proposed sewer system in rural Lee County could be completed before the end of the year.

The study will provide construction options and potential costs for people living in and around Mooar/Powdertown.

The results of the study will determine whether the sewer project moves forward.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors plans to review it before meeting with residents.

FORT MADISON

Fort Madison Main Street is in the market for a new director.

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Dec. 31 Deadline
7:24 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Building Fundraising Continues

Lee County Conservation Office

Two Lee County departments have a ways to go to reach an important fundraising goal.

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Filing Period Closed
6:10 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Macomb Aldermen Face Election Competition

Credit Rich Egger

There are contested races for three of the four seats up for election on the Macomb City Council.

Second Ward Alderwoman Kay Hill will be challenged by Steven Wailand. Hill was appointed to the seat two years ago. Wailand is a student at Western Illinois University.

The race in the new fifth ward pits two incumbent city council members against one another. Clay Hinderliter represents the current seventh ward while Tim Lobdell is the sixth ward alderman. A third candidate – David Dunn – has also filed in the fifth ward.

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Aldermen Reject Proposal
10:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Chickens Won’t Come Home to Roost in Macomb

A proposal that would have allowed people to raise chickens in Macomb laid an egg. A clear majority of the city council opposed the idea during the November 26 Committee of the Whole meeting.

“If we open this door, then the next thing you know it’s pot-bellied pigs or llamas. Now’s the time to stop that, right now,” said Third Ward Alderman Lou Gilbert.

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Fall Veto Session
3:19 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Back to Work for Illinois Legislature

The Illinois Capitol building

Illinois lawmakers began November with an election that solidified Democratic majorities and they will finish the month by returning to the Capitol. 

Their annual fall meetings are called veto sessions because lawmakers are supposed to consider legislation the governor rejected or changed.  Those could include statewide regulation of plastic bags and a plan to let cancer treatment centers reject job applicants who smoke.

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