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4:29 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

McDonough County Strip Club Closes

8115 U.S. Route 136 in McDonough County
Credit Emily Boyer

The closure comes after the owners of Wildlife were sued for violating a state statute.

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Arbor Day
1:19 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Trees add financial value to WIU campus

Paul Blome of WIU says trees on campus provide a value of more than $800,000
WIU Office of University Relations

A Western Illinois University professor is putting a monetary value on the trees around campus.  

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Suicide More Prevalent in Rural Areas
1:15 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

U.S. Farmers and Suicide

A 2002 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that men living in rural counties were much more likely to kill themselves than urban men.
Credit Stephen D/Flickr

An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek.

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The Center for Performing Arts
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WIU Finally Gets Money for New Building

Architects rendering of the exterior of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The Center for Performing Arts has been a long time coming to the campus of Western Illinois University. 

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Leak Discovered April 19
10:13 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Terrain Delays Keokuk Sewer Repairs

Soap Creek flows into the Mississippi River near the South Side Boat Club.

Keokuk says the location of a sewer leak slowed repairs, allowing more pollution into nearby waterways.

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