Warren County

Appointments Could Fill Vacancies
5:51 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Everyone Might Win in Monmouth-Roseville Election

Superintendent Ed Fletcher says the two two-year spots on the April ballot were created by a lack of candidates running in the previous election.
Credit T.J. Carson

Losing in this spring's election for the Monmouth-Roseville School District might not mean losing the opportunity to serve.

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Cardinal Point
5:59 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Western Illinois Wind Farm Waiting for Market to Improve

Construction of a wind farm in western Illinois could begin once the demand for wind power bounces back.
Credit Rich Egger

It’s been a few years since the Cardinal Point Wind Farm was proposed, and it might be a few more years before construction begins.

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Warren County Health Department
8:13 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Warren County Expands Health Care Services

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

The Warren County Health Department is expanding its medical care to meet patients’ needs.

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Proposal for Cultivation Centers
11:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Medical Marijuana in Western Illinois

Medical marijuana cultivation facility
Credit www.420magazine.com

The founder of the Chicago based company that hopes to open a couple medical marijuana cultivation centers in western Illinois says it is a personal issue for him.

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11:52 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Warren County's Website Redesign

Credit Emily Boyer

Warren County Clerk Tina Conard said the goal is to make important materials and information easily accessible.

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City Will Create Virtual Museum
11:42 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Monmouth Wins Broadband Innovation Money

Monmouth will receive $10,000 from the inaugural Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund. The state received 113 applications for the grant program. Just 14 winners were selected.

Monmouth Director of Community Development Paul Schuytema said his city was the only municipality chosen.

“That’s pretty exciting, and to be a municipality that’s not like Chicago but a little bitty town of 9,400 people in the cornfields, it’s a great honor,” Schuytema said. “We’re looking forward to delivering some good work and sharing it.”

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ROE will continue to rent building
3:27 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Warren County Sells Home of Regional Office of Education

Warren County courthouse

Warren County has sold the stately two-story home that has housed the Regional Office of Education for years. The house sits right across the street from the county courthouse.  The regional office serves Warren, Mercer and Henderson counties.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has purchased the building from the county for $74,000.

County Board Chairman Bill Reichow said the office will stay put for the short-term.

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Contract agreement
7:43 am
Mon February 20, 2012

AFSCME and Warren County Agree on Contract After Two Years

Finance Committee Chair Mike Pearson

Warren County's AFSCME employees have a contract for the first time since November 30th 2010.

The county and the union did not hold regular negotiations for nearly two years.

The chairman of the county's finance committee, Mike Pearson, said the delay means it will be a while before employees realize their raises.

He said, “There will be some retroactive pay there so that'll take a few days or weeks to get distributed on a normal payday.”

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