News

Pages

WIUM Local
8:25 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Galesburg Revives Business Retention Campaign

Galesburg, IL – The Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association, or GREDA, is starting its Business Retention and Expansion campaign this month, after being dormant for nearly two years.

Mayor Sal Garza says the initiative is designed to study what local businesses need to survive, expand, and flourish.

Read more
WIUM Local
8:23 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Burlington Schools Hire New Leader

Burlington, IA – Assistant Superintendent Jane Evans will take over as superintendent on July 1.

Evans will replace Dr. Lee Morrison. Morrison is stepping down to become the superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Davenport.

The Burlington School Board met with Evans for 3 hours on Wednesday night before offering her the job.

Evans says she is excited about the opportunity. She says one of her top priorities will be to improve the education received by every Burlington Student.

Read more
WIUM Local
8:00 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Preservation Of Keokuk Arches Can Continue

Keokuk, IA – It has been more than 8 months since the former Green Tambourine building came crashing down in downtown Keokuk. Demolition and clean-up of 528 Main Street did not get underway until earlier this year.

The Keokuk City Council halted the clean-up, in mid-February, for 30 days to allow for preservation efforts. The panel extended the delay an additional two weeks last month.

The latest deadline expired on Thursday, April 1. That prompted the group working to preserve Keokuk's underground, brick arches to make a presentation to the Keokuk City Council.

Read more
Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Afternoon Edition

Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

WIUM Local
3:34 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Shiva: Genetic Ag Fails to Yield Benefits

Macomb, IL – A world-renowned ecologist says organic seeds, biodiversity, and local farming are keys to ending the global food crisis.

Dr Vandana Shiva gave the presentation "Sustainability and Global Food Crisis" at Western Illinois University on March 30. She spoke with reporters beforehand. You can listen to that Q-and-A session by clicking on the audio button.

Read more

Pages