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Supporters Will Seek Override
5:45 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Major Gambling Expansion Vetoed in Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Rich Egger

Governor Pat Quinn is hearing both praise and criticism for his decision to veto a large gambling  package.

Lawmakers who pushed the gaming plan said he has been  unwilling to work with them. But Quinn is also getting a few pats on the back.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is one of the detractors. He planned to keep pushing to have a  casino built in the city.

The proposal Quinn dismissed would also have allowed casinos to be built in Danville, Park City, Rockford, and at an undetermined spot in Chicago's south suburbs.

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Part of Kibbe Museum Collection
12:08 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Carthage Puts Hearse on Block

Kibbe Museum

The hearse was part of a collection the city's Kibbe Museum acquired last year  It was originally displayed at the Museum of Funeral Customs in Springfield. That museum closed for good in 2009.

The late 1960s Cadillac model was recently damaged when a volunteer backed it into a pole.

Mayor Jim Nightingale says the hearse was in storage. It was being moved to get access to a horse-drawn hearse when a volunteer backed it into a pole.

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City Council Reviewing Changes
7:50 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Higher Fines Possible in Macomb

Rich Egger

It could soon cost more if you violate certain ordinances in Macomb.

City staff researched the fines charged in other college towns in Illinois and drafted a proposal for aldermen to review.

“We're not trying to target anybody unless they target us,” said Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter. “If they choose to do the right thing, everything will be fine.”

Aldermen will hold first reading of the changes on Tuesday, September 4.

For the most part, the fines will increase $50 if aldermen approve the changes.

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Liposarcoma Removed
11:54 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Successful Surgery for Senator Sullivan

State Senator John Sullivan
Rich Egger

Illinois State Senator John Sullivan's office says he underwent successful cancer surgery.

Sullivan’s doctors say they were able to completely remove the liposarcoma.  They do not recommend any further treatment such as chemotherapy. 

Sullivan announced on August 19 that he would undergo the procedure and would be away from his full-time duties for two or three weeks.  Sullivan also said he had a small growth removed from his lower abdomen four years ago.

Touts Need to Protect Social Security
11:52 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Congressman Promotes IAAAP

Rep. Dave Loebsack inspects the firing range at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant
  • Rep Loebsack at IAAAP
  • Rep. Loebsack at River Hills Village

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) used part of his time away from Washington D.C. to tour the southeast corner of his district.

He spent nearly two hours at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown on Wednesday and more than an hour at River Hills Village in Keokuk.


Rep. Loebsack’s trip to the roughly 19,000 acre military installation took him far beyond the administrative building along Highway 34.

The Congressman got to visit the new production line for 40 mm grenades and see them being tested on a large firing range. 

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