Macomb, IL – Macomb is counting on getting an accurate result from the 2010 census.
Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch says a Complete Count Committee has been formed to help promote the census. A special emphasis will be placed on raising awareness among students at Western Illinois University.
"We'll have a 'Be Counted' assistance center in the student union so that students will be able to ask questions and they should be more aware of what's going on," says Basch.
Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are Sue Scott of the Western Illinois Museum and Kim Nettles of Force Majeure. They provide an audio tour of Quilt Stories, which is the new exhibit at the Western Illinois Museum.
The exhibit is a historical look at quilts from the region. It includes quilts sewn by women from Macomb, Carthage, Bushnell and Good Hope.
Fort Madison, IA – Lee County had to find a new water source for its expanded and renovated jail. After reviewing several proposals, the Board of Supervisors agreed to purchase water from Fort Madison.
The option became available because the jail sits between the city and the site of Fort Madison's new multi-million gallon-per-day water plant. The plant, though, is under construction so the city will run a water line from its current system to the jail.