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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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Developmental Center
8:07 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

State Panel Votes to Close Jacksonville Facility

Governor Pat Quinn
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is free to shut down the Jacksonville Developmental Center. A state board gave its approval on Tuesday, October 30.

Quinn's Department of Human Services issued a statement saying it's pleased  because the decision "…will help to improve the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities."

The governor wants to move JDC residents into smaller, group homes.  Some advocates agree that's best.

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More Properties to Demolish
11:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Des Moines County Flood Buyout Nearly Over

Des Moines County Board of Supervisors

Des Moines County is close to completing a project that is more than four years in the making.

Regional Planner Dan Eberhardt says 19 structures in the northeast corner of the county had to be addressed after the devastating flood of 2008.

He says about 2/3 of them have already been demolished, with the remaining 6 in Huron Township to be taken down within the next few weeks.

The lots are as large as three acres. 

The remaining demolition projects would complete the county’s buyout program.

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Could Limit Outdoor Concerts
10:46 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Keokuk to Address Noise

Keokuk City Council

Keokuk is ready to address some apparent noise problems.

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Damaged by Flood Waters
7:19 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Argyle Lake Rehab Project Finished

Monday's ribbon cutting at Argyle Lake State Park
Credit Rich Egger

A project five years in the making is finally finished in western Illinois. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the road around Argyle Lake State Park near Colchester.

Portions of the road were washed out by a flash flood in late June 2007, which forced the state to close half the park.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller participated in the ceremony and he drove the road earlier in the day.

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