TSPR Local

Temporary fix will reveal extent of damage
6:24 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Colchester Water Main Fix Might Cost $70,000

The six-inch water main that supplies residents in a subdivision north of Colchester and others near Lake Argyle is in need of repair. It lays across the supporting structure under a bridge on North Coal Street. The line is sagging 14 inches at two different joints, one of which is leaking.

The city will pay $7,000 for a short-term fix. Tharp Brothers of Oquawka will shore up the line within the next 10 days.

The city won't know the condition of the line until that work is completed. The location makes inspection difficult. The pipe is also covered in insulation.

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Winners Advance to November
9:30 pm
Tue June 5, 2012



2nd District – Republicans

424 of 425 precincts

John Archer – 16,514 votes (61%)

Dan Dolan – 10,732 votes (39%)



2nd District – Democrats

424 of 425 precincts

Dave Loebsack – 17,379 votes (82%)

Joe Seng – 3,901 votes (18%)


State Senate

42nd District – Republicans

Lee Harder – 921 votes (28%)

Larry Kruse – 2,334 votes (72%)


State Senate

42nd District – Democrats

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First Doctor to Reach Lincoln
5:22 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Researcher Uncovers Lincoln Assassination Document

Lincoln's final portrait

Helena Iles Papaioannou, working for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, found the report of the first doctor to treat Lincoln after he was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. in April, 1865.

The paper by Dr. Charles Leale was in records of the Surgeon General in the National Archives in Washington.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project is dedicated to finding and saving all documents written by or about the 16th president during his lifetime.

Director Daniel Stowell said the report is remarkable because it's straightforward and lacks sentimentality.

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EMS Coordinator says situation must improve soon
2:46 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Hancock County Ambulance Crew Mistakes Continue

Ambulance crews in Hancock County are still suffering too many mistakes  despite operating under a “Plan of Corrections” for months to address them.

The Blessing Hospital EMS Director says that must stop.

Dr. Kelly Cox oversees ambulance services in Hancock, Adams, Brown and Pike counties. He has considerable latitude under state law to remedy the situation. He can suspend the licenses of EMTs who are not doing the job well. He could even suspend the county-wide service. He could also suggest the Illinois Department of Public Health issue fines.

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The Gateway to WIU
11:08 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Macomb Ready to Roll on West Adams

West Adams Street at Charles Street
Rich Egger

The city council voted in favor of a resolution of support for seeking $1.1 million in federal grant funding for the West Adams Street revitalization project.

“This project is the gateway to Western Illinois University,” said Eric Moe of McClure Engineering. “It's often the first impression for newcomers to our community.”

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