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State and Federal Grants
11:16 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

AMJET Receives Funding

Private investors could be the key to a potential industry getting started in Lee County.

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Flap Over COLA Cut Suggestion
7:14 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Teachers Union Wants Pension Head to Resign

Richard Ingram

A labor union is demanding the resignation of the head of Illinois' teacher pension system because it doesn’t like what he's been saying about the future of teachers' retirement benefits.

Pension chief Richard Ingram said in order to solve the long-term funding problems of the Teachers' Retirement System, the state has to consider reducing automatic cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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Rise in Female Population
10:30 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Lee County Adding Cells

Lee County is moving ahead with plans for a roughly $500,000 expansion of its jail.

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Rollout a Long Time Coming
10:11 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Video Poker Now Available in Illinois

You can now win money from playing video poker at Illinois bars.  

There are 65 establishments in Illinois that can legally pay out for video gaming wins and many more are awaiting the go-ahead from the state.

The rollout has been long time in coming. Illinois lawmakers approved video poker in 2009 but it's taken a few years for regulators to set it up.

"It's All About Wine,” which is a wine shop and bar in Springfield, is one of the more than 300 bars, fraternal organizations and truck stops that have a license to operate video poker machines.

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Rental Space Possible
10:57 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Montrose Could Buy Buildings

Park Ridge Workshop in Montrose, IA

Montrose residents are being asked to help the city make a big, financial decision.

The city is interested in purchasing Park Ridge Workshop for $100,000.  The three-building complex was previously used for light industrial work.

Mayor Bobby Reid says Montrose owns the land, but an individual owns the buildings.

He says the city could use about 1/3 of the 30,000 square feet of available space for city offices, a maintenance shop and possibly a community center.

The remaining space could be rented out for commercial or industrial use.

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