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Local News Coverage:

  • Morning Edition: Mon.- Fri. 4:00am- 9:00am with Morning Edition Host and Reporter Emily Boyer.
  • Afternoon Edition: Mon.- Fri. 4:30- 5:00pm with News Director Rich Egger.

Local New Updates also at 5:35pm and 6:35pm Monday- Friday.

Rich Egger

An open house will be held Sunday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the historic site in a valley in western McDonough County. It's one of the few times Vishnu Springs is open to the public.

It was not your typical Tuesday afternoon at Beef, Bread & Brew in Keokuk. The parking lot was filled, the nearby side streets were lined with vehicles, and a major cable network had a satellite truck parked outside. The restaurant was filled with more than 100 people eager to meet U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who brought his Presidential campaign to Lee County.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Montrose closed a portion of River Road south of the city in June after heavy rain washed away a portion of the street. It remains closed because the city has said it cannot afford to repair it -- those repairs would likely include stabilization of the hill above and below the road.

T.J. Carson

K-12 schools in Illinois have received financial support from the state; their funding was the only part of the budget signed this year by Governor Bruce Rauner.  That leaves a western Illinois lawmaker worried about funding for students who choose to continue their education after high school.

T.J. Carson

The head of Knox County's Republican Party is seeking a job in the Illinois House.  Wayne Saline will run for the seat now held by Don Moffitt (R-Gilson), who is retiring.

First Ward Alderman Mike O'Connor said the Keokuk City Council's decision to offer the job of city administrator to Aaron Burnett is a big deal for the city and its residents.  "I think we are giving the city and the people of Keokuk an early Christmas present," said O'Connor.

Chelsea Castillo Macek

A new photo exhibit strives to demonstrate the great diversity in Galesburg's immigrant population.


Illinois has now gone more than 100 days without a budget. The state has without a budget before, but going this long is unprecedented.

T.J. Carson

A native of England shared a message of hope and kindness with an audience at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. Leon Logothetis is the host of the National Geographic International show, "Amazing Adventures of a Nobody."

Ray LaHood spent more than two decades in Congress and served another 4 1/2 years as President Barack Obama's first Secretary of Transportation.

Rich Egger

The head of Spring Lake Management is seeking city permission to create a beach and allow public swimming in the southeast part of the lake, between the south docks and the spillway.

T.J. Carson

Illinois' newest State Senator was officially sworn in to office Thursday in front of family and supporters.   Chuck  Weaver took the Oath of Office at the Peoria County Courthouse.


Southeastern Community College (SCC) is in the midst of a multi-million dollar makeover, adding several new educational buildings to its campuses in West Burlington and Keokuk. Now, a four-story residence hall on the West Burlington campus has been added to the so-called "Building the Dream" campaign.

Rich Egger

A backlog of long-overdue infrastructure improvements has the city of Galesburg consider borrowing millions of money to try and catch up on the workload.

Amanda Vinicky

Low-income, working parents are fighting to once again get help from the state for childcare.