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3:58 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Warsaw Still Working To Build Ramp

Warsaw, IL – The Warsaw Public Library opened its new facility about three years ago. The move allowed the home of city government to move to the library's former headquarters.

There are about a half-dozen steps leading up to the main entrance to city hall. Warsaw city leaders talked about the need for a wheelchair ramp, during the move, but did not make the addition.

Mayor Gary Treatch says the ramp has not been added because Warsaw does not have the money. He says the ramp could cost $8,000-$10,000.

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Emphasis
11:56 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Emphasis - January 29

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Bob Fischer of the McDonough County History Consortium.

The consortium was formed to improve communication among the multitude of local history groups in the county. The consortium also promotes local history through its website.

At least a dozen groups are involved with the consortium. Each maintains its own identity. Fischer says the consortium is always interested in getting more groups involved.

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WIUM Local
9:27 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Keokuk To Look At Vehicles

Keokuk, IA – Several departments are requesting new or used vehicles in the FY11 budget. The list includes multiple police cars and trucks for the streets department.

The discussion prompted a call for a fleet committee. Mayor Tom Marion says he plans to appoint 3-4 aldermen to the new panel over the next few days.

Marion says the committee will track the city's current fleet and develop a vehicle replacement schedule.

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WIUM Local
1:55 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Reorganization Recommendation Revealed

Avon, IL – A couple hundred people turned out at Avon High School to learn what reorganization plan - if any - a consulting firm is recommending for the Abingdon, Avon, and Bushnell-Prairie City School Districts.

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WIUM Local
4:57 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

City Considers Zoning Change

Macomb, IL – The Macomb Planning Commission wants to revise the definition of "family" as it pertains to those residing in single family homes.

The city wants to revise the ordinance, last updated in 2007, to allow foreign exchange students, live-in nurses or live-in nannies to reside in a single family home. The current ordinance states only a family, or two unrelated persons, may reside in a dwelling designated R-1 or R-2.

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