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Exhibit at WCIAC
4:51 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Art Collectors Talk About Favorite Things

Roberta & Jerry Tyson
  • "A Few of Our Favorite Things" audio montage

The West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb asked art collectors to contribute a piece for display in its new exhibit. The artwork is accompanied by short narratives that explain its significance to the owner.

The show is called A Few Of Our Favorite Things. More than 30 works are exhibited. They will remain on display through the end of July.

The show includes oil paintings, watercolors, a piece of fiber art and more. The stories explaining why art lovers bought the pieces are as varied as art itself.

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He says state will save billions of dollars
4:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Schock Finds Good News in Court Decision

Congressman Aaron Schock

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-18, Ill.) says he can find only one bright spot in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act.

The court struck down a provision that Schock says would have reversed the state legislature's efforts to reduce the services and number of people on Medicaid.

The provision would have required states to increase the number of people on Medicaid or face funding cuts.

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Agencies Working Better Together
12:07 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Loebsack : Flood Recovery $$$ Still Needed

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2) says there is still work to do to make sure his state does not experience a repeat of the Flood of 2008.

It was four years ago, this month, when rivers throughout eastern Iowa overran their banks and caused billions of dollars in damage.

Some of the hardest hit areas were Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Rep. Loebsack says there is still a need for money to help in the recovery.  He believes the funding is available in Washington D.C., if his colleagues can agree on how to divide it.

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Some Argyle Residents Could Pay More
11:37 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Lee County Approves Sewer Fee

Some Argyle residents could soon pay more for sewer services.

Some Lee County residents could soon pay more for sewer services.

The Board of Supervisors has signed off on a new monthly fee for households or businesses connected to Argyle’s sanitary sewer system.

The supervisors acted in their capacity as trustees for the unincorporated community’s sewer district.

The new flat fee has been set at just under $56/month.  It is expected to take effect within the next few weeks.

Sewer bills in Argyle were previously calculated based on the amount of water used by a property owner.  The average bill was less than $45/month.

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Comments from June 18 Meeting
5:54 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Macomb Alderman Retracts Remarks

Tim Lobdell
Rich Egger
  • The June 18 exchange between Lobdell and Torreson
  • Lobdell's June 25 retraction

Sixth Ward Alderman Tim Lobdell said he erred during an exchange with City Administrator Dean Torreson.  

The exchange during the June 18 City Council meeting concerned eight structures that are to be torn down as part of the city's Fix or Flatten program.

Torreson said he would ask contractors to submit a single bid for demolishing all eight. Lobdell contended that aldermen directed Torreson to seek bids on each individual structure. He said that direction was given the previous week during an executive session.

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