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Reaching Out to Children
10:16 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Hamilton Chief Promotes Community Policing

Hamilton Police Chief Robb Bell
  • Interview with Robb Bell

Hamilton’s new police chief says his first few weeks in charge have been eye-opening.

Robb Bell assumed control of the department on July 1, following the retirement of former Police Chief Walt Sellens.

Bell has been in law enforcement for 12 years, the last seven with the Hamilton Police Department.

He appreciates how Sellens took the time to prepare him to be the man in charge.

Bell says some of his top priorities as chief are to combat the spread of drugs into the community and to make sure Hamilton’s children know the police department has their backs.

Paying for Street Repairs
10:04 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Macomb Getting Ready to Sell Bonds

The Wigwam Hollow Road bridge might be repaired with money from the bond sale.
Rich Egger
  • The public hearing on the bond issue
  • Interview with Macomb Mayor Mike Inman

Macomb is in the process of lining up the financing for its multi-year street repair program.

The goal is to have all the financial paperwork and the bond sale completed by October 1. Construction won't start until next spring but Mayor Mike Inman said the money is needed sooner because there is plenty to do between now and then.

“We're going to incur some engineering costs. These are not projects that are sitting on a shelf ready to roll. We're going to have some significant costs,” said Inman.

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Reception in Burlington - Aug. 21
9:44 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Last Day for SCC President

Dr. Beverly Simone is retiring as President of SCC.

SCC’s outgoing president says what she will remember most about her time in southeast Iowa will be the “little things.”

Dr. Beverly Simone has been involved in community college education for more than 40 years, the last seven of which as SCC’s president.

She says the time has come to step away and spend more time with her friends and family.

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Two Deaths, Many More Sickened
3:25 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Tainted Cantaloupe Causing Illnesses

Cantaloupe
Wikipedia

Tainted cantaloupe from Indiana is the suspected cause of salmonella cases around the country.

Sabrina  Miller of the Illinois Department of Public Health said 71 cases been identified in her state. Eight of those people have been hospitalized.

Miller said the investigation is still ongoing and the fruit is to be avoided.

"If you do have some of this cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana and you haven't eaten it yet, toss it," Miller said.

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Surgery for Liposarcoma
2:56 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Cancer Scare for Illinois Senator John Sullivan

State Senator John Sullivan
Rich Egger

Illinois State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said he will take a leave of absence to be treated for a rare form of cancer.

Sullivan said he has liposarcoma. It's a type of cancer that creates a slow growing, painless mass that is usually found in the fat cells of the legs, though it can also be found in the arms, chest, neck, and in the space behind abdominal organs.

Sullivan's office recommends checking the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative website for more information about the cancer.

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