News

Pages

WIUM Local
10:50 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Clerk, Board, Differ on Pay Hikes

Macomb, IL – McDonough County's Circuit Clerk is defending her award of higher than usual pay hikes to members of her staff. Kim Wilson alloted 10% to two members of her staff, with 6% hikes to others. This was after the county board had alloted enough money from the total budget for a 3.3% increase. Wilson says the money for the larger-than-suggested increase came from money alloted for two long-term employees who left and were replaced by entry-level employees. Some positions are also supported by fee income.

Read more
WIUM Local
6:24 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Hamilton/Warsaw To Hit The Mats

Hamilton, IL – The Hamilton School Board has approved the creation of a Hamilton/Warsaw wrestling program for the 2006/2007 school year. Members of the West Hancock Titan Wrestling Club and their parents turned out for the board meeting in support of the sport. Club President Tim Schilson says the board's decision is exciting because the club was formed last year in anticipation of the district forming a wrestling team. The board questioned whether adding wrestling would affect participation in boys basketball, but chose to add the new sport on a unanimous vote.

Read more
WIUM Local
6:19 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Hamilton School Superintendent To Step Down

Hamilton, IL – The superintendent of a Hancock County school district will step down this summer. Hamilton superintendent Steve Breckon has announced his retirement, effective June 30. The school board accepted Breckon's resignation after a lengthy board meeting. Breckon has been in education for more than 4 decades, including the last 5 years as Hamilton's superintendent. Breckon says it is the right time for him to step down. The district faces some tough decisions in the near future.

Read more
Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
4:36 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Big HUD Grant for Carthage

Carthage, IL – A vacant lot in Carthage will soon be used to fill an important need in the community. A 10-unit apartment complex for low-income seniors will be built at the corner of Walnut and Marion. It'll be the first senior housing complex in the town. Mayor Jim Nightingale says the location is ideal because it's near the downtown shopping district, the senior center, and other amenities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide $1,141,900 to cover the entire construction cost.

Read more

Pages