TSPR Local

Six Devices to be Purchased
7:18 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Lee County to go Paperless

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is ready to become the latest governmental board to conduct paperless meetings.

County Auditor Anne Pedersen brought up the idea of paperless meetings during the board's most recent workshop.

The board meets at least 4 times each month.  Pedersen says it takes a lot of time, paper, and ink to print documents for each of the five supervisors for each meeting.

The supervisors supported Pedersen’s recommendation to purchase electronic readers.

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Regional Summit in Macomb
7:06 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Transportation Advocates Push for Capital Bill

  • Interview with Doug Whitley

Illinois lawmakers are sure to hear next year from transportation advocates who say the state needs a new capital bill to pay for transit projects and boost the economy.

The case was made August 22 by the Transportation for Illinois Coalition, which held a regional summit in Macomb. The Coalition is made up of business and labor representatives as well as politicians of both major parties.

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The History of the Illinois River Valley
3:25 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

New Exhibits & Research at Dickson Mounds

Rich Egger

Dickson Mounds Museum near Lewistown will begin installing some new exhibits that should change the look of the facility within the next year. In addition, the museum's staff continues conducting research into the Illinois River Valley's long history.

New Exhibits

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Playing Politics, Ignoring Reality
10:08 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Tax Expert: Pensions Are Not the Problem for Illinois

Rich Egger

Conservative estimates indicate Illinois is $83 billion short of what it has promised state workers in retirement benefits.  But Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability said said there is nothing inherently wrong with the state's pension plans.

He said the problem is that for 40 years the state “borrowed like a credit card” from pensions to pay for other services. But instead of acknowledging that, state leaders and lawmakers have played politics with the issue.

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Grew out of Consolidation Issue
8:15 am
Tue August 21, 2012

B-PC Best Group Assists District

Bushnell-Prairie City High School

A three-district school consolidation issue drew together parents in the Bushnell-Prairie City School District who had a number of concerns about it. They worked hard to ultimately defeat the measure that would have merged the district with Avon and Abingdon.  But the effort led them to see the district's strengths and challenges.

The Just Vote No Committee did not just fade away after the April election. Instead, the group decided to provide support for the district. The group changed its name to B-PC Best.

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