TSPR Local

Female Inmate Population Rising
10:23 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Lee County to Expand Jail

Lee County will add more beds to its jail to account for a growing population.

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September 21 Deadline
7:58 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Survey in Macomb Superintendent Search

Rich Egger
  • Interview with Robert Shouse

The Macomb Board of Education is conducting an on-line survey to gather community input on the desired qualities for the next superintendent.

Board President Robert Shouse said hard copies of the survey are also available. They can be obtained at all of the district's buildings.

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Facing the Storm
7:31 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Details Set for Macomb Women's Statue

A statuette and drawing of the memorial
Rich Egger

Aldermen will be asked during their September 17 meeting to approve a plan for placing a new statue in the southwest part of Chandler Park.

“This memorial will celebrate women,” said Tina Belz of the Macomb Women's Club. “It will be a source of ongoing understanding of the value of women's contributions to our community.”

The agreement between the club and the city also establishes the dimensions of the statue and its surrounding plaza.

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Steering Committee is Organizing
1:40 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Committee Will Promote New Illini West Building

Proposed site for new Illini West H.S.

The Illini West School District will put a nine-million dollar bond issue before voters November 6th. If approved, it would pay for the district's share of construction of a new high school building.

Superintendent Kim Schilson says a steering committee has begun organizing to promote the bond issue.

She says, “That's one of the things they'll be working on. Forming their committees and getting organized as to exactly how they're going to attack the referendum issue. I know there will be FACT newsletters going out. That'll be the first thing.”

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Problem in Macomb This Summer
8:16 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

The Drought and Burst Water Mains

Macomb City Hall
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Jason Bainter

This summer's drought created some unexpected problems for the Macomb Public Works Department. Operations Manager Jason Bainter said the dry conditions caused an unusually high number of water main breaks.

“The largest one we had was out on Bower Road. I believe that the ground shrinking pulled the fittings on the water main apart,” Bainter said.

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