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2:08 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Monmouth-Roseville HS Alters Curriculum

Monmouth, IL – The Monmouth-Roseville school district will alter its high school curriculum starting next year. The move comes as part of a school improvement plan, required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act due to inadequate reading comprehension scores.

Superintendent Paul Woehlke says the district was placed on "Academic Early Warning," which means the school did not make adequate progress toward NCLB standards for two years in a row.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

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Emphasis
1:53 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Emphasis - February 12

Galesburg, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Lance Factor, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Knox College.

Factor is author of the book Chapel in the Sky: Knox College's Old Main and Its Masonic Architect, which was recently released by Northern Illinois University Press.

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WIUM Local
1:25 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

No Decision Yet On Keokuk Arches

Keokuk, IA – The city has asked DaVolt Demolition and Excavation to stop working at the site of the former Green Tambourine building in downtown Keokuk. The city hired the firm to handle the clean-up for about $52,000.

The Green Tambourine collapsed on July 31, 2009. The clean-up has only been underway, though, for a few weeks.

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WIUM Local
12:50 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

City Wants Stimulus Money To Rehab Hotel

Macomb, IL – The city of Macomb wants to take advantage of what it calls a well kept secret to spur economic development.

City Administrator Dean Torreson and Fourth Ward Alderman Mike Inman approached the McDonough County Finance Committee Wednesday night and asked them to consider making McDonough County an "Economic Recovery Zone," which would make the entire county eligible for federally subsidized bonding. The ERZ is a benefit of the federal stimulus package that both men say is underutilized.

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