TSPR Local

Targeting Highway 2 Interchange
11:58 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Fort Madison OK’s Annexation Agreement

Fort Madison is moving ahead with plans to extend city limits.

The city council has agreed to offer a series of annexation incentives to property owners near the Highway 2 interchange on Fort Madison’s west side.

The incentives include a reduction of utility connection fees by 50% if the connection is made within five years, a waiving of all administrative fees, and the grandfathering in of zoning designations as much as possible.

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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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