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6:28 pm
Tue October 25, 2005

Committee Will Dive Into Pool Issue

Macomb, IL – The City of Macomb and its park district hope to be swimming in suggestions from the community. Both governmental bodies want to know what type of swimming pool is desired by residents. A citizens swimming pool committee will be formed to explore all options, which could include building an aquatic center, building a new pool similar to the one at Glenwood Park, or maintaining the current pool. They will also determine where a pool should be located. The committee could be formed Thursday night during a meeting in the Macomb City Hall community room.

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WIUM Local
9:27 am
Tue October 25, 2005

Havana Works to Increase Volunteer Numbers

Havana, IL – Havana, Illinois is working to increase the number of volunteers available for clubs or city activities. VISTA worker Axton Betz says a two-session course earlier this month focused on how to recruit and retain volunteers. Now a meeting scheduled next week will add community input to decide how the city come up with a database of possible volunteers ... and how groups could access that. Betz says one spin-off is that a volunteer coordinating committee has already been formed for the local school system .

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WIUM Local
10:14 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

Senator Wants Prison Opened

Rushville, IL – Illinois State Senator John Sullivan wants the un-opened prison at Rushville converted into a facility for sex offenders. The prison was built to house juveniles, but never opened because of state budget woes and a decreasing juvenile prison population. Sullivan says Rushville spent much money on roads, sewers, water lines and a water tower to lure the prison. He says the state should move the sex offenders who must be kept in custody away from the aging Joliet facility to Rushville.

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WIUM Local
10:04 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

Macomb Fights Back

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen will consider a ten-fold increase in the minimum fine for fighting. Right now, the fine is $25. But aldermen will be asked to hike it to a minimum of $250. The city's police department says fighting is becoming more prevalent. It's already responded to more than 80 fights this school year. Police also say the fights are getting more serious. The department says at least two people have undergone surgery for their injuries. The city's legal counsel will draft an ordinance for aldermen to review at next week's committee meeting.

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WIUM Local
6:05 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

LaHood Announces Rushville Grant

Rushville, IL – Congressman Ray LaHood (R-Peoria) was in Rushville to announce an $800,000 grant to upgrade and refurbish the downtown square. LaHood says the money, to be partially matched with city funds, will cover work on streets, sidewalks, and a re-laying of the brick streets that surround the park. Rushville Mayor Ron Shepherd says the city also plans to upgrade sidewalks and street lighting. He says they will also replace some of the water and sewer lines during construction. Shepherd says a city committee is working on how to come up with the $400,000 or more of the city's share.

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