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He says service is improving
11:26 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Coordinator Says Patients Get Quality Care

Hancock County's ambulance coordinator says patients are receiving quality care on their way to the hospital.

Perry Cameron admits the district has had a number of problems. At times, crews have not properly checked to make sure their ambulances are properly equipped. Some paperwork has been incompletely filled out. He says those problems obscure the quality of care patients are getting.

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Coal Gasification Plant
5:53 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Chicago Power Plant, Downstate Rate Hikes

Downstate Illinois and suburban customers could see natural gas rates increase if Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation (SB 3766) intended to help a proposed power plant in Chicago.

That is the assertion from manufacturing, agricultural and environmental groups.

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Two districts will no longer carry their students
2:41 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

High School Will Add Bus Routes

Some students at Illini West High School will take different routes to school next fall.

The Dallas City and LaHarpe elementary districts will no longer transport high school students on their buses.

Those districts felt their students had to wait too long for the high school students to board at the end of the day.

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Mayor hopes for large turnout
6:55 am
Thu July 5, 2012

City to Hold Public Hearing on Sewer Rates

Residents of Colchester will get a chance to make their voices heard on sewer rate increases. The public hearing is Monday, July 9th, at 7 p.m. in city hall.

They face sewer rates of between $40 and $50 per month to pay for repairs to the city's sanitary sewer system. The hikes are needed to bring the city into compliance with federal EPA regulations.

Mayor Danny Bice hopes for a large turnout at the hearing.

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Chair Pleased With Results
12:33 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Lee County Reorganization Savings

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is touting the benefits of a controversial decision.

There are plenty of residents, especially in Keokuk, who oppose the board’s decision to reorganize four county departments one year ago.

The offices of the Auditor and Treasurer are now located in Fort Madison while the Assessor and Recorder are in Keokuk.

The opposition is primarily linked to the lack of a drivers’ license facility in Keokuk.

The supervisors say the reorganization is paying off for the county.

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