TSPR Local

Siemens Layoffs Likely Cause
9:04 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Food Pantry Expects More Families

The Fort Madison Food Pantry says it is running low on supplies, just as the need for services is expected to increase.

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Test Calls Made October 26
11:24 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Macomb Emergency Notification System Operating

Credit Rich Egger

Macomb Fire Chief Andy Taylor said the city’s first test of its new emergency telephone notification system went well.

Taylor said calls were made to 9,600 homes and businesses. He said the city worked off the 911 database -- which contains land line numbers -- so those with only cell phones were not contacted.

“If people did not receive a phone call last Friday (October 26) that means we don’t have your number. So I encourage them to let us know if they weren’t notified whether by phone or cell phone and we can get that taken care of,” Taylor said.

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George Reid
11:01 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Illinois Board of Higher Education Director Resigns

George Reid
Credit George Reid

George Reid stepped down after less than two years as Director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He came to the IBHE in December 2010. He'd been a top official at a similar agency in Maryland.

Reid said he's resigning for personal reasons.

A statement from the IBHE said he wants to reduce his travel and spend more time with his family.  Reid is taking a new job with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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1st Meeting this Evening
10:33 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Fort Madison Seeking Public Input

Fort Madison residents have several opportunities to weigh in on a proposed infrastructure improvement program.

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Panel Seeking Solutions
12:24 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

MODOT Facing Budget Crunch

Ribbon-Cutting for Sugar Creek Bridge

2012 has been a pretty good year for transportation improvements in northeast Missouri.  A special panel is working to make sure that can continue.

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