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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.

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A top priority for the Tri-State Development Summit is to make affordable housing available for more individuals and families in western Illinois, southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri.  The organization was formed after the Flood of 1993 as a means for local leaders to keep in better contact.

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The countdown is on before children take to the brand new athletic fields at the Fort Madison Sports Complex. The first opportunity could be a softball tournament in August.

Brian Mackey / WUIS/Illinois Issues

Illinois' new Republican governor and the Democrats who lead the General Assembly are deadlocked over the right path for the state.

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Comcast Internet and TV services were interrupted around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Company representatives said the problem occurred in equipment Comcast leases from Mediacom.

Rich Egger

The idea of starting a new agriculture education program appealed to Wyatt McGrew.  Now he will get a chance to build a program from the ground up in the Macomb School District beginning in August.

T.J. Carson

The Boys and Girls Club in Galesburg will not serve as a community center for the town but it will still receive some support from the city.  Aldermen this week agreed to provide $65,600 for repairs to the facility on Depot Street.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Todd Schneider knew the task ahead when he decided to purchase the former Fort Madison Middle School and convert it into an apartment complex with more than three dozen units. Seven years earlier, he transformed a former Catholic school in Fort Madison into a building with 19 offices and eight apartments.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The $32 million MDH expansion and renovation project by O'Shea Builders includes a three-story addition that has an emergency room, senior behavioral health unit, and rehabilitation center.

Brian Mackey / WUIS/Illinois Issues

Additional state services are getting caught in the fight between Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic legislators.  The governor announced he's preparing to suspend funding for dozens of programs because there is still no agreement on a new state budget. 

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

Spring Lake Park's site supervisor went before the Macomb City Council this week asking for changes to the park's winter offerings. Ryan Hansen of Spring Lake Management took over the property this year from the Macomb Park District.

T.J. Carson

Around 50 state of Illinois workers and their supporters demonstrated in front of the Department of Children and Family Services building on East Main Street in Galesburg during the noon hour on Thursday.  They handed out informational flyers to passersby.

Lee County might have to dig deep to come up with the money needed for security upgrades to four county-owned buildings, including the courthouses in Keokuk and Fort Madison. That's because the recommendations from the county's Courthouse Security Committee could cost more than $100,000.

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The Aaron Zetterlund trial came to a close in early June when the 24 year old Keokuk man received a six-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman during a house party in Macomb. The evidence against Zetterlund included photos and videos of the assault taking place.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Lee County will oversee law enforcement operations in Donnellson following the arrest and subsequent resignation of the city's police chief.

Ron Fedler spent a lot of time on the phone last week trying to find out what exactly happened regarding a 2013 lawsuit regarding a sewer system in rural Lee County. Fedler, who chairs the Lee County Board of Supervisors, said he only recently learned that the case was settled in January.