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6:19 pm
Fri July 15, 2005

Macomb Council to Consider Bike Path

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen Monday will be asked to support the idea of a bike path from the northeast edge of town to the East Jackson Street shopping area. The project is being proposed by the McDonough County Trails and Greenways Committee. Member Dave King says the quarter-mile asphalt trail would offer a safe and direct route that would keep walkers and bikers from having to go along East Jackson Street with its heavy traffic. King says 80 percent of the $112,000 project could come from Illinois Department of Transportation Enhancement Funding.

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WIUM Local
5:49 pm
Fri July 15, 2005

McDonough County Clerk to Add New Fee

Macomb, IL – Recording land transactions at the county level will become more expensive in Illinois. The state is adding a $10 surcharge. In McDonough County, that will be on top of the current $32 basic charge. County Clerk Florine Miller says $9 of the surcharge will be forwarded to the state to help pay for a program to develop housing for rural low-income families. She says $1 can be kept by her office to help cover the cost of tracking and forwarding the surcharge money. Miller says her office normally records about 6,000 such land transaction documents each year.

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WIUM Local
5:19 pm
Wed July 13, 2005

SCC Presidential Search Taking Shape

West Burlington, IA – The Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees will accept applications for president until September. Interviews will be held in October. The board hopes to have a new president in place by the end of the year. SCC Board Chairman Jeff Heland says the search will not be limited to educators or administrators because trustees do not want to rule out candidates from other sectors such as business or government. The new president will replace Jim Richardson, who recently left SCC to take a job in the Pacific northwest.

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WIUM Local
3:47 pm
Wed July 13, 2005

Security Concerns at Waste Site

Macomb. IL – The Macomb Department of Public Works is asking aldermen for permission to upgrade security at the city's yard waste disposal site. The site grinds yard waste into mulch, which is then made available to residents. But Director of Public Works Terry Wrestler says some people are dumping other items such as refrigerators and mattress box springs. Wrestler suggests the city put a fence around the property. He would also like to have the site manned to make sure it's used only by Macomb residents.

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WIUM Local
3:39 pm
Wed July 13, 2005

Security Concerns at Waste Site

Macomb, IL – The Macomb Department of Public Works is asking aldermen for permission to upgrade security around the city's yard waste disposal site. The site grinds yard waste into mulch, which is then made available to residents. But Director of Public Works Terry Wrestler says some people are dumping other items such as refrigerators and mattress box springs. Wrestler would like to put a fence around the property. He would also like to have the site manned to make sure it's used only by Macomb residents.

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