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WIUM Local
10:13 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Playing Matchmaker to Help the Community

Macomb, IL – A Macomb-based matchmaker is preparing for a big event.

Volunteer Now! will hold its annual dinner and fundraiser Tuesday, May 11 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15. Doors will open at 5:30 and dinner will begin at 6:00. Raffle and silent auction items can be viewed before dinner.

Dinner tickets are available from the Volunteer Now! office at Macomb City Hall. The phone number is 309-836-3754.

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WIUM Local
9:01 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Keokuk Will Wait To Rebuild Grand Avenue

Keokuk, IA – Keokuk was ready to rebuild 11 blocks of Grand Avenue (4th Street to 15th Street) this summer and fall. The project would have also included the replacement of sewer and water lines.

Keokuk borrowed about $3,400,000 for the project. The estimated cost came in at $3,170,786.50.

The city ran into a problem, though, when the bids came in much higher than anticipated.

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6:09 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

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WIUM Local
11:41 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Less Help for McDonough County Vets

Macomb, IL – McDonough County veterans won't receive as much financial help from the county as they have in the past.

Veterans Assistance Commission superintendent Ric Smart says veterans are ordinarily eligible for up to $600 a month to put toward rent and utilities. That number has been cut in half. The money comes from the county-wide veterans assistance commission tax, which every county is allowed to levy under state statute.

Smart says a dwindling tax base and a rough winter are partially to blame for the reduction.

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WIUM Local
9:58 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Warsaw Still Waiting For State $$$

Warsaw, IL – Mayor Gary Treatch says Warsaw has about $6,000 left in its general fund account. He says the town spends 5x that amount, each month, in areas such as the police department and city hall.

Treatch says the problem is that the state of Illinois is about $50,000 behind in its income tax payments to Warsaw. He says the town recently received its reimbursement for November.

Treatch says the trouble is the waiting to see when, or if, the next payment is coming.

Several steps have been taken to try to save money.

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