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The Gateway to WIU
11:08 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams

West Adams Street at Charles Street
Rich Egger

The city council voted in favor of a resolution of support for seeking $1.1 million in federal grant funding for the West Adams Street revitalization project.

“This project is the gateway to Western Illinois University,” said Eric Moe of McClure Engineering. “It's often the first impression for newcomers to our community.”

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Contested Races Throughout Ballot
11:06 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Election Day in Iowa

The polls will open at 7:00 A.M. for voters in southeast Iowa as they decide who should move on from the primary to the November General Election.

There are contested races up and down the ballot in Lee and Des Moines Counties.  They start in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.

Congressman Dave Loebsack faces a challenge from State Senator Joe Seng on the Democratic side while John Archer and Dan Dolan are squaring off for the Republican nod.

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Special Telescope in Chandler Park
11:01 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Viewing the Transit of Venus in Macomb

A view of the 2004 Transit of Venus
Photo from Heavens Above

A rare astronomical event takes place Tuesday, June 5, when Venus passes between the sun and the earth. It's called the Transit of Venus.

“Unless you live to December 2117, this is your last chance to see it,” said Brian Davies, Assistant Professor of Physics at Western Illinois University.

The last Transit of Venus occurred in 2004. None happened in the 20th Century.

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Waiting List to Remain
10:50 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Des Moines County to Maintain Services

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors

The decision by the Iowa Legislature to revamp the state’s mental health care system has counties struggling to determine their role in the new landscape.

The state will pay for Medicaid-related services, which means counties will receive less in reimbursements.

In response, Des Moines County established waiting lists for a wide variety of services. 

CPC Administrator Ken Hyndman says the idea was to reduce spending in case the county’s budget runs short without certain state reimbursements.

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Bushnell wants building owners to tear it down
4:36 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Burned-out Restaurant is a Hazard

The Brickhouse Restaurant in Bushnell burned down in March of 2011.

Nothing has been done to the Main Street site since the fire. Debris remains in the alley behind it.

Mayor Steve Russell says the building is an eyesore and a safety hazard.

He says, “A lot of people say, 'You know, how much longer do we have to look at this mess? Can't we get it cleaned up? And, of course, if we condemn the property and the city goes in and does it it's going to cost several thousands of dollars.”

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