Christopher Peters (R-Coralville) is running to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District in Congress. He said he’s running to try to end the political divide he says has plagued Washington D.C. for decades.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDHP) said disease cases from tick and mosquito bites in the state increased 58% from 2005 to 2016. Director Nirav Shah said simple precautions can help stymie the biting insects.
In a news release, the company said it will transfer production of its 250 Series vinyl windows from Murray, Kentucky to Macomb, Illinois. According to Pella, the 250 Series is one of its most popular products.
Western Illinois University's inaugural Business Leadership Symposium, hosted by the College of Business and Technology, featured an alumnus who has earned a reputation for fixing businesses. Bob Nardelli's new firm is XLR-8, LLC, Investment & Advisory Co, which he said follows three basic fundamentals when fixing businesses:
Jeff Kurtz (D-Fort Madison) is running for the District 83 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. He said he brings to the race a willingness to serve plus experience working on legislative issues.
Bob Morawitz (D-Fort Madison) is running for the District 83 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. He said if elected he would carefully consider every issue that comes before him and do what is best for all of his constituents.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the state should be able to execute those who kill police officers or commit mass shootings. The Governor proposed that and several other measures on Monday in an amendatory veto of gun legislation.
Members and employees of the Elks Lodge in Macomb are credited with helping save the life of one of the city's aldermen. During this week's city council meeting, Fourth Ward Alderman Tom Koch publicly thanked them.
A judge sentenced Ben Trane to the maximum penalty possible for the crimes he was convicted of committing while in charge of Midwest Academy, a now-shuttered Lee County-based boarding school for troubled teens.
City leaders received the news they hoped to hear from the state of Illinois. The state awarded Macomb a nearly $1.2 million grant to help pay for the second and final phase of the Historic Courthouse Square Revitalization project.
lllinois' 3 million Medicaid users will soon have more access to mental health and substance abuse treatments. Officials in Washington, D.C. ok’d a new state program that sets aside about $2 billion in Medicaid funds for the services.
The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees this week held the first of a series of special monthly meetings. The Board hopes to use the meetings to delve into issues in greater detail than is possible during its regular quarterly meetings, but the first portion of the first monthly meeting turned into forum for community members to speak out.
The Fort Madison City Council this week signed an amended agreement related to the planned relocation of Amtrak to the historic depot in Riverview Park. There is still some work to do, though, before passenger rail service is offered downtown.
The federal government will help Keokuk in its attempt to find a new use for a shuttered manufacturing plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the city a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant.
Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration says a costly rebuild of the Quincy Veterans Home is the best way to get rid of legionella bacteria linked to more than a dozen deaths there. While some state legislators support the move, others remain skeptical.
Macomb police arrested three people for operating what Lieutenant Lindsey May called "the Amazon of drugs" in Macomb. Police said one of the suspects was taken into custody at his class at Western Illinois University.
McDonough District Hospital said President and Chief Executive Officer Kenny Boyd will resign this summer. In a statement issued late Friday afternoon, the hospital said Boyd is taking a job at a healthcare facility in Tennessee, which is closer to his family.
The city of Keokuk will work with a search firm to identify candidates to replace Aaron Burnett, who is stepping down as City Administrator on June 22. He is leaving Keokuk after 2 ½ years on the job to take the same position in Mason City, Iowa.
Western Illinois University and the union representing the university's faculty and staff released a joint statement Tuesday night regarding their ongoing contract talks. The two sides said they are close to a reaching a tentative agreement following Monday's mediation session.
An investigation into the McDonough County Sheriff's office is over. State's Attorney Matt Kwacala said the Illinois Attorney General's office told him it will not take action against Sheriff Rick VanBrooker or anyone else regarding a reckless driving complaint against VanBrooker.
The Lee County Auditor's Office has scheduled a recount of the ballots cast in the Fort Madison School District's April 3 Bond Referendum. The recount will take place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 23 at the Lee County Jail.