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3:41 pm
Tue November 1, 2005

McDonough Won't Abate Tax Levy

Macomb, IL – McDonough County plans to levy money for the Public Building Commission for the coming year's budget. Board Chairman Bob Harwick says the county has traditionally abated about $276,000 of that levy, making up the difference with money from the Public Safety Sales Tax. However, the county's auditor John Lehman says unless the county levies the additional money, it could end the coming fiscal year with only enough of a balance to cover a few days of operations.

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WIUM Local
12:20 pm
Tue November 1, 2005

Iowa - 2005 City Elections - Fort Madison 2nd Ward

Fort Madison, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for a seat on the Fort Madison City Council representing the 2nd Ward. The 2nd ward stretches from around 10th street to 18th street, from the riverfront to Avenue "A". The candidates hoping to represent that part of Fort Madison are incumbant Ron Brown and newcomer Chris Greenwald.

You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race in Fort Madison's 2nd ward by clicking on the audio link above.

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WIUM Local
9:51 pm
Mon October 31, 2005

Round Two on Fighting Ordinance

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen used Monday night's committee meeting to once again discuss a proposed increase in the minimum fine for fighting from $25 to $250. There appears to be enough support to approve the plan, which will get a first reading at the November 7 meeting. Aldermen could give final approval on the 21st. Mayor Mick Wisslead says if the new ordinance is approved on schedule, it could be on the books by the first part of December.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Mon October 31, 2005

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WIUM Local
3:30 pm
Mon October 31, 2005

School Wants Petition Invalidated

Rushville, IL – The Schuyler-Industry school district's attorney wants a detachment petition invalidated. The regional school trustees approved the transfer of 15 students to the Macomb district from Industry schools. However, attorney Doug Griffin says the petition did not mention the Schuyler-Industry district which was being formed. He says this makes the petition invalid ... and is asking that it be dropped. A circuit court judge told the regional trustees to review their approval. They were getting ready to schedule a meeting to do that.

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