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Victim also from Keokuk
6:11 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Keokuk Man Charged in Fatal Hit & Run

Devin Lewis, 19, of Keokuk

A Keokuk man faces up to 25-years in prison for his role in a fatal hit-and-run late last week.

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Mixed Use in Downtown Keokuk
5:40 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Eagles Building to Re-Open in January

Crews continue to work on the former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk.

The former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk will be open for business in January.

Crews started renovating the building at the corner of 4th and Blondeau Streets in March.

The two-story structure will feature both commercial and residential space.

Joyce Glasscock is the Executive Director of Main Street Keokuk, Inc.  A subsidiary of MSK, Keokuk Downtown Properties, owns the building.

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Balloting is Underway
4:13 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

You Can Vote Early (But Not Often) in Illinois

Rich Egger
  • Interview with Gretchen DeJaynes

McDonough County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said  voters were at her office when the doors opened at 8:00 am for the first day of early voting on October 22.

DeJaynes said early voting should help ease the rush on election day (November 6).

“I do not think we will have lines for election day. Really the only places that we have ever had lines are in the college precincts and early voting at the university has cured that problem,” DeJaynes said.

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Vision for Rural Illinois
1:19 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Rural Residents Concerned About EMS

Rural parts of Illinois do not have adequate access to emergency medical services. That's the conclusion of a state panel assigned to study how the state can better serve its farm communities.

After months of surveys and meeting with people around Illinois, representatives from the Governor's Rural Affairs Council say they repeatedly heard from people worried about "the fragile nature of rural EMS."

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Includes GPS Coordinates
11:19 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Guide to McDonough County Historic Cemeteries

Arberghast-Pearce Cemetery
McDonough County Historical Society

A new guide makes it a bit easier to find some of McDonough County’s rural cemeteries. The full color publication was put together by the McDonough County Historical Society. The Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the GIS Center at Western Illinois University also helped with the project.

The Historical Society’s Gil Belles said people are interested in cemeteries for a variety of reasons.

“There are a lot of people who just love to go into cemeteries. They’re quiet, they’re peaceful, you can look at the native flora and fauna and the birds,” Belles said.

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