TSPR Local

city and park district agreement
2:53 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Glenwood Pool To Stay Open (For Now)

Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Macomb’s aging Glenwood Pool will have at least a couple more years of life. 

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Improvement In Fall To Spring Retention Rate
2:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts

Credit www.linkedin.com

Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

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Three Week Investigation
1:51 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Another Meth Bust in Macomb

Kurt Kipling is charged with Possession of Meth under 5 Grams, Meth Conspiracy, Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, Possession of Meth Manufacturing Materials, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Meth Manufacturing Waste.
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Macomb police said three more people face charges for making methamphetamine in the Macomb area.

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Family Raises Show Pigs
9:50 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize

Credit www.enasco.com

A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

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Education Requirements
9:06 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Illinois Making Changes To GED

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 6:11 am

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation that will remove all references to the GED from Illinois law. It’s part of a much broader change in the education program for people who didn’t finish high school. 

This year the GED more than doubled in price, going from $50 to $120.

It also got a lot harder, based on the new, more rigorous Common Core education standards.

State GED administrator Jennifer Foster, with the Illinois Community College Board, says that’s led to a significant drop in the number of people taking GED tests.

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