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Move will occur in July
1:10 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Willets Building to House ROE

The Monmouth-Roseville School District closed Willets Elementary School last year. It will soon re-open as home to the Regional Office of Education for Warren, Mercer and Henderson counties.

School Board President Lynn Shimun says the contract was signed last week.

He says, “This is something we've been working on for about two years and finally we've got it completed. And we're working on getting a few minor adjustments and things made to the rooms."

The ROE will also move an alternative school into the building.

City might drop proposal
7:12 am
Mon June 25, 2012

City and Union Continue to Disagree on New Position

A proposed administrative position in the Beardstown Police Department remains in limbo.

The item was not on the last city council agenda. The city's Fire, Police and Ambulance Committee will try to find a resolution.

The city council and police union agree on the need for a second shift supervisor. The parties disagree on the standing of the position.

The city considers the position administrative and, hence, non-union. The police union wants the position covered under its contract with the city.

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Old Bailey House Restoration
3:33 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

Macomb Teacher & Vocational Students Honored

Charlie Miller (right) speaking with former students during the reception
  • Interview with Charlie Miller
  • Interview with Curt Eddington
  • Interview with Randy Powell

One of the reunions held in Macomb during Heritage Days weekend centered around a 125-year old house.

The McDonough County Historic Preservation Society brought together the West Central Illinois Vocational Area Center students who rehabilitated the Old Bailey House in the early-to-mid-1980s under the direction of teacher Lloyd W. “Charlie” Miller.

The students were from the Macomb, Bushnell-Prairie City, Colchester, Hamilton, Hancock Central, Northwestern, Plymouth, and Roseville School Districts.

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Facing the Storm
2:56 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

Design Ready for Macomb Women's Statue; Fundraising Continues

The 14 inch bronze model of the statue. An artist's depiction of what it will look like in Chandler Park can be seen in the background.
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Marilyn Pastorelli, Tina Belz, and Jaci Willis.

As part of Heritage Days in Macomb, a model of the women's memorial statue was displayed near Chandler Park, not far from the location where it will be located.

“It gave me goose bumps when I first saw it. It's just a wonderful rendition of exactly what we were looking for,” said Tina Belz, co-chair of the McDonough County Social Service Memorial Committee of the Macomb Women's Club.

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For Non-Violent Offenders
5:42 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Early Release Program Signed Into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn waited until late Friday afternoon to sign Senate Bill 2621, which is intended to relieve massive overcrowding in  the state's prisons.

The measure allows the Department  of Corrections to create a new early release program for certain  non-violent offenders.

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