Monmouth, IL – The Monmouth-Roseville school board was clearly divided as it narrowly approved Superintendent Paul Woehlke's deficit elimination plan on Tuesday. The plan, conceived through dozens of committee meetings over the last couple of months, was approved by a 4-3 vote.
That means Roseville and Willits elementary schools will close after this year.
Macomb, IL – The economy and health care are so closely linked in rural areas that both individuals and communities are profoundly affected, according to independent studies. Struggling local economies often result in fewer people protected against injury or illness.
Rural Illinoisans in particular are far less likely to have health insurance than others, according to Illinois Research Teaching Outreach, which notes rural residents are therefore at increased risk for financial devastation, poor health care, or both.
Lee County, IA – Lee County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Cirinna says the Skunk River is flowing out of its banks near the town of Augusta. He says an ice jam is changing the path of the river.
Cirinna says the flood risk is growing because the ice jam, which has been stationary for weeks, is now starting to move downriver.