Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Janine Cavicchia, Director of the Western Illinois University Women's Center. Cavicchia previews some of the events and activities taking place during March, which is Women's History Month.
The celebration begins with an opening reception for the art exhibit "Women's Art: Women's Vision." It takes place March 1, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, on the second floor of the WIU Multicultural Center. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the month.
Keokuk, IA – A 2,200' long earthen wall protects Keokuk's wastewater treatment plant and Roquette America's riverfront complex from the Mississippi River. The flood-wall was built after the Flood of 1993.
Keokuk Public Works Director Gerald Moughler says the flood wall is very stable. He says it did suffer some erosion, though, during the flood of 2008.
Moughler says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is willing to help the city reinforce the structure with 6,000-8,000 tons of large rock.
Carthage, IL – There's still a lot of snow on the ground, but the city of Carthage is already thinking about the fall.
Mayor Jim Nightingale says the city will soon consider an alternative leaf disposal option. He says residents are currently allowed to burn leaves because the city does not have the resources to collect and dispose of them.