TSPR Local

Trial Period Starts Next Week
9:25 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Cell Phone Use in BHS

Students at Burlington High School will be able to use their cell phones during school.

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Rezoning Approved
3:23 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Galesburg Hotel Development Clears Hurdle

Galesburg City Hall
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Mayor Sal Garza

Galesburg aldermen voted 7-0 with one abstention to rezone land at North Seminary Street and Highway 34 to allow for construction of a hotel, some retail space, and owner-occupied duplexes. However, developer Todd Raufeisen must still clear some hurdles before construction can begin.

Mayor Sal Garza pointed out the rezoning of the land is the only thing that was approved.

“At this stage, we weren’t doing the specific review of all the facilities, the locations of them and all of that,” Garza said.

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Bob Reynolds v. Jimmy John's
2:13 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Is Freaky Fast Too Fast?

Rich Egger

A motorcyclist says a sandwich chain is partly to blame for a crash in which he was injured. In a lawsuit, he says Jimmy John's "freaky fast" advertising slogan encourages reckless driving.

Bob Reynolds was on a motorcycle when a Jimmy John's driver hit him. Reynolds suffered a broken leg and has since gone through several surgeries.

The driver's insurance company settled the case, but Reynolds is suing both Jimmy John's corporate office and the franchise owner for damages.

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Annual Music Festival
6:43 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Deep Blue Innovators in Monmouth

Matthew Skoller's band will headline the festival
  • Interview with Paul Schuytema

Rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, and hip hop all have their roots in the blues. Yet it seems as though the blues does not get its due. That will change – at least for a day – in Monmouth.

The Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival begins Saturday afternoon at the Rivoli Theatre. The doors open at 2:00 and the music begins at 2:30. Ticket information can be found here.

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Moses King Brick & Tile Works
1:22 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

New Museum for Brickyard History

Inside the new musuem
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Tim Schroll at the new museum at the Brickyard

McDonough County’s only National Historic District now includes a museum. The one room building contains artifacts from the old Moses King National Brick and Tiles Work Company near Colchester.

One of the artifacts is a brick signed by company founder Moses King. Current owners Tim Schroll and Dev said they stumbled across it one day among the countless bricks on the grounds.

Schroll said it was akin to coming across a needle in a haystack.

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