WIUM Local
12:08 am
Wed July 12, 2006

Board Delays Industry's Variance

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk Board of Adjustment is not ready to issue a construction variance to a local industry. The panel voted, unanimously, to table Roquette America's request until August 1. The industry needs the variance to build a new boiler on its property, along Twin Rivers Drive, because the structure would exceed Keokuk's building height requirement. The proposed $100,000,000 project includes 3 buildings, the largest standing 191 feet off the ground, and a 350 foot smoke stack.

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WIUM Local
6:18 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Aldermen Delay Decision on Development Proposal

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen will collect more information before deciding whether to approve plans for some new housing. Dave Linde's proposal calls for two duplexes and eight three-plexes to be built along an extension of Scotch Pine Drive on the city's southeast side. But people who live near the site told the city council this week that the engineer's plans for draining storm water from the land would create problems on their properties, such as swamping of water. Aldermen directed city staff to obtain a second engineer's opinion about the drainage issues.

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Afternoon Edition
6:10 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
6:03 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Senator Says No to Amnesty

Keokuk, IA – One Midwestern Senator does not believe Congress will approve immigration reform this year. Senator Charles Grassley says, with the Senate favoring amnesty and the House opposing it, the sides are too far apart to reach a compromise. The Iowa Republican says the fact that this is an election year does not help either. Grassley says he opposes amnesty, but would support a temporary worker program. He says the program would eventually lead to legal workers replacing illegal workers, because those who are in the country illegally would not be allowed in the program.

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WIUM Local
5:14 am
Tue July 11, 2006

County to Tighten Plat Ordinances

Macomb, IL – McDonough County's plat officer wants to update the subdivision ordinance. Tom Hickman says too many people are trying to avoid restrictions called for by the plan. Hickman asked the county board's Law and Legal committee for guidance. They told him to uphold provisions that call for a new rural home to be on a public road. Hickman says in the past, people have built a driveway from their home to a public road. Then afterward, they want taxpayers to upgrade the driveway to township road standards. Hickman received permission to update the county's subdivision ordinance.

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WIUM Local
1:11 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Fire Might Impact Recycling Programs

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
1:05 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Future of Recycling Unclear After Fire

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
12:53 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Fire Might Impact Recycling Programs

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
12:53 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Fire Might Impact Recycling Programs

Macomb, IL – Waste Management says it will continue to collect recycled items in Macomb and several other communities in west-central Illinois, even though a fire destroyed the processing center for the materials. But the company says it's not known what can be done with the materials it collects. Waste Management's Dave Schaab says the next closest processing center is two hours away, meaning it will cost quite a bit more to haul items there. He says the company could charge the city for the extra costs or it could interrupt the recycling service.

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WIUM Local
8:57 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Aldermen Learn Development Costs

Carthage, IL – Carthage aldermen now have an estimate of development costs for the area near where Route 336 will pass the town. Mayor James Nightingale says the cost will be more than $3.3 million dollars for streets, sewers and water lines. The area will include the industrial park and land for commercial development near the highway and its turnoff. Nightingale says aldermen will begin figuring the five-phase development into future budgets.

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