Keokuk, IA – The current capacity of the Lee County Jail is roughly 60 inmates. That figure will change later this year.
The county is spending roughly $6-million to expand and renovate the facility. The result will be an initial capacity of around 100 beds, expandable to nearly 150.
The current sewer system was not addressed in the renovation/expansion project.
Supervisor Larry Kruse says the county was initially told the current system could handle the increased load. He says that message has since changed.
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Macomb, IL – The International Film Series in Macomb resumes this week. But it won't open with a movie.
The operators of the Rialto Cinemas decided they wanted to try something a little different this time around. So they will host an open house on Wednesday January 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
Manager Larry Jarvis says at around 6:30pm they'll show previews of many of the films on the new schedule.
Macomb, IL – More than one hundred people in Macomb joined millions across the nation in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The group marched from Macomb's Courthouse Square to the Mount Calvary Church on East Pierce Street, which is a mile and a half trek.
Once there, attendees were treated to more than two hours of inspirational speeches, music, and a rousing keynote address from WIU Provost and Academic Vice President, Dr. Jack Thomas.