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10:25 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Bill Knight - February 18

Macomb, IL – Illinois consumers can now get point-of-purchase rebates of $50 to $250 on qualified heating and cooling equipment through participating contractors, and for water heaters and other appliances at participating retailers as long as federal funds hold out.

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7:53 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Public Transit Receives Financial Boost

Macomb, IL – Work could begin faster on McDonough County Public Transportation's new vehicle maintenance center on East Pierce Street in Macomb. The Illinois Department of Transportation has added roughly $3.85 million dollars to an existing grant agreement, originally worth about $2 million.

Public Transit Director Gary Ziegler says this will expedite phase one of the project.

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11:32 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Tax Hike In Lee County Budget

Keokuk, IA – The Lee County Board of Supervisors has approved the county's preliminary budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2010. Spending is expected to exceed revenues by about $1-million.

The county will dip into its reserve accounts to cover much of the shortfall. Budget Director Cindy Renstrom says the county's fund balances can take the hit in next year's budget, but the levels need to be watched in the future.

The county will also raise more money through property taxes.

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10:52 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Roquette America Faces Hefty Fine

Keokuk, IA – Roquette America faces a $1-million civil environmental penalty. The penalty stems from a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Feb. 16 by Attorney General Tom Miller on behalf of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The lawsuit alleges that multiple air pollution violations have taken place at Roquette America's corn wet milling facility.

The lawsuit says Roquette America exceeded emission limitations under existing permits for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds.

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Tue February 16, 2010

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