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Warren County Board Approves Purchases, Raises

By Martin Touchette
The Warren County Board made several key decisions at their regularly scheduled board meeting Wednesday. Leading the way was the decision to purchase new radios for the sheriff's  [ ... ]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks to Monmouth College class

MONMOUTH, Ill. — Students in the Monmouth College class “Politics and Government in the Midwest” received positive confirmation this week about their scholarly work after interacting with a Puli [ ... ]

Kellogg tells Monmouth audience the ‘backstage magic’ of Titanic attraction

MONMOUTH, Ill. — During Mary Kellogg’s highly successful 30-year career in the television industry at CBS and The Walt Disney Company, and in her current role as co-owner and executive vice pre [ ... ]

Legislation dealing with cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Illinois high schools

Legislation dealing with cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Illinois high schools has been approved in the House of Representatives and is currently being debated in the Senate. HB3724 provides that tra [ ... ]

Illinois State News 4-10-14

>>Governor Unveils His Construction Program

(Springfield, IL)  --  Governor Quinn says he wants to construct and upgrade infrastructure statewide to the tune of 14-billion dollars.  Yesterday, [ ... ]

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.  Judy Guenseth, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center describes her agency's function.|
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Cratty Presents Council City Budget

Monmouth City Administrator John Cratty presented the 2014-15 city budget at Monday's City Council meeting.  Cratty said the city always looks at the revenue side of the equation first.
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Council Approves Police Mutual Aid Agreement

At Monday's City Council meeting Councilmen passed a Law Enforcement Mutual Aid agreement, similar to a similar agreement for the fire department.  City Administrator John Cratty said some 600 commun [ ... ]

Ciouncil Approves Beer Tent, Mower Lease

  At Monday's meeting the Monmouth City Council approved a 5K run to be put on by the Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation.  The Council also approved a beer tent for the second year at the Prim [ ... ]

Illinois State News 4-8-14

>>Quinn Designates Funding Into Building Roads, Infrastructure

(Chicago, IL)  --  Governor Quinn is designating millions-of-dollars into transit programs across the state.  He says the money c [ ... ]

‘Seeing London’ the topic of MC’s next International Luncheon

MONMOUTH, Ill. — Monmouth College faculty member Bridget Draxler and Jess Bybee, a senior from Elmwood, will present an International Luncheon on April 10 at 12 noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Roo [ ... ]

Illinois State News 4-7-14

>>Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Education

(Chicago, IL)  --  At least one of the Illinois' gubernatorial candidates is placing the campaign spotlight on education.  Incumbent Pat Quinn has already u [ ... ]

Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Candy Days

Special Olympics Area 4 Director Cathy Betar said one of the group's biggest fundraisers, Candy Days, is coming up Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
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Warren County History Museum to Feature New Exhibits

    Carol Parrish of the Warren County History Museum said the facility has four new or significantly updated exhibits for the 2014 season which begins Sunday, May 4 from 1-4 p.m. The museum is o [ ... ]

MC to Host Pakistan Conference

  Monmouth College will be hosting a conference on Pakistan April 7-8. MC's Political Science Department Chair Farhat Haq described the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan:   http://1330w [ ... ]

Daughters of the American Revolution Active Locally

Warren County has a pair of chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution, one in Monmouth another in Roseville.  Regent of the Monmouth chapter Joan Deuger said the group is active and consists o [ ... ]

United to Compete in Envirothon

    Soil and Water Conservationist Rick Winbigler said United High School is the only local school competing in an environmental competition.|
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Winter Took a Toll on Fish

    Soil and Water Conservationist Rick Winbigler said the unusually severe winter weather had consequences for area fisheries.|
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A Tribute to Lawrence Welk Sunday

The Buchanan Center for the Arts and the Buchanan Community Chorus are putting on a Tribute to Lawrence Welk Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Monmouth College's Dahl Chapel. Director Carolyn Kellert said the ev [ ... ]

Monmouth College to host conference on Pakistan

Monmouth College to host conference on Pakistan MONMOUTH, Ill. — Monmouth College will host a conference on Pakistan April 7-8. Sponsored by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (A [ ... ]

IEMA Highlights Preparedness for the Whole Community in April

SPRINGFIELD – In the past 12 months, Illinois
residents have endured flooding, tornadoes, snow
storms, a Polar Vortex and other public safety
emergencies.  While these and other disasters can’t
b [ ... ]

WIRC-CAA Victim Services Sponsors Birds & the Bees 2014 Forum April 9

WIRC-CAA Victim Services Sponsors Birds & the Bees 2014 Forum April 9 Macomb, Illinois, April 1, 2014 – WIRC-CAA Victim Services is sponsoring “The Birds & The Bees in 2014” to hel [ ... ]

Illinois State News 4-1-14

>>Quinn Preserves Jobs Of Two Top Aides

(Springfield, IL)  --  Governor Quinn says he made a rare political move to buy time for two of his top aides. He withdrew and then renominated Julie Ham [ ... ]

Benefit for Tim Chick April 5

A benefit for Monmouth-Roseville and Carl Sandburg College graduate Tim Chick will be held April 5 at the American Legion in Monmouth starting at 4 p.m. Chick, was an active athlete at Monmouth-Rosevi [ ... ]

Soil Temps Still Too Cold for Field Work

Growmark Agronomist Joe Franks said not much work has been done in the fields so far this year due to the still cold soil temperatures.|
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Farm Bureau to Offer Farm Bill Webinars

    The Warren Henderson Farm Bureau will be providing a series of webinars dealing with aspects of the new Farm Bill.  The Bureau's Carol Ricketts explains: [ ... ]

W-H Farm Biureau Hosts Third Grade Ag in the Classroom

      The Warren Henderson Farm Bureau recently completed their Ag in the Classroom with third graders.  The Bureau's Carol Ricketts said the students covered a lot of topics.
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Illinois State News 3-24-14

>>Durbin, Ayotte: Ukraine Needs Military Help

(Washington, DC)  --  Two U.S. Senators are behind military aid to Ukraine.  Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois told CBS' "Face The Nation [ ... ]

Oquawka woman arrested for theft over $100,000.00

On 03/20/2014 at  11:20AM , Henderson County Sheriff’s Investigator arrested Tonya L. Cook of Oquawka , IL , age: 40 on a Henderson County Warrant for Theft over $100,000.00.  The Henderson County [ ... ]

M-R Drama Presents "Bye Bye Birdie" this Weekend

The Monmouth-Roseville Drama Club is presenting "Bye Bye Birdie" a musical Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the high school.  Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students.  Kiersto [ ... ]

Schuytema Comments on Tax Abatement

Community Development Director Paul Schuytema said is excited local taxing bodies agreed to an abatement for a potential new business.  He explained why:|
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Cross Comments on State Treasurer Nod

Tom Cross of Oswego defeated Bob Grogan for the Republican nomination for State Treasurer in the primary election. Cross favors an aggressive approach to the post. [ ... ]

School Funding Cuts Cause Economic Ripples

Superintendents Ralph Grimm of West Central and Ed Fletcher of Monmouth-Roseville have been busy dealing with news the state is looking at a drastic 65% proration to general state aid, far greater tha [ ... ]

Tough Options Face Schools

    With ever worsening financial news hitting local school districts Superintendent Ed Fletcher of Monmouth-Roseville and Ralph Grimm of West Central agreed the problem is not on the spending sid [ ... ]

More on School Finances

      The failure of the tax referendum in Monmouth set up a situation in which the district would have to look at significant changes - and that was before even worse financial news from Spring [ ... ]

Levy Failure Means Challenges for Schools

    The failure of the tax referendum in Monmouth set up a situation in which the district would have to look at significant changes - and that was before even worse financial news from Springfiel [ ... ]

Illinois State News 3-21-14

Madigan Wants To Tax Millionaires To Fund Education

(Springfield, IL)  --  A Millionaire’s Tax is being introduced in Springfield.  House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to raise money for K-12 educ [ ... ]

Illinois State Police Announce Roadside Safety Check to be Conducted

  The Illinois State Police (ISP), District 14, will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Warren County during the month of March 2014, according to District 14 Commander, Captain Robert Elliott [ ... ]

Monmouth College Chorale to present ‘home concert’ March 21

MONMOUTH, Ill. — The Monmouth College Chorale will present its “home concert” on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Free and open to the p [ ... ]

Illinois State News 3-20-14

>>Flooding Possible For Several Illinois Rivers

(Undated)  --  Temperatures may be inching upward but there are other weather concerns across the state.  The National Weather Service has issue [ ... ]

MC’s Smolensky to lead final Great Decisions of Spring tonight

MONMOUTH, Ill. — Monmouth College’s 2014 Great Decisions discussion series will conclude with the topic “U.S. Trade Policy” on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium of the Center f [ ... ]

electrical aggrigation proposal passes for Monmouth

With 64 percent of votes cast, a municipal electrical aggrigation proposal passed in Tuesdays General Primary Election for the City of Monmouth. The vote total was 468 yes and 263 no. Jerod McMorris o [ ... ]

Monmouth-Roseville School Tax referendum fails

With voter turnout being at just 18.1 percent, the referendum to allow the Monmouth-Roseville School District to increase their education fund tax levy to 3.0 failed in yesterdays Primary Election by  [ ... ]

Illinois State News 3-19-14

>>Quinn Faces Uphill Battle

(Undated)  --  Governor Quinn will have an uphill battle in an effort to keep his job.  He'll be up against multi-millionaire Bruce Rauner in the general election. [ ... ]

Warren County General Primary Election Results

Election Summary Report
Warren County, IL
General Primary Election
Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races 03/18/14
  Registered Voters 11868 - Cards Cas [ ... ]

Illinois State News 3-18-14

>>Primary Election Today

(Undated)  --  The primary election is today.  Voters can head to the polls as early as 6:00a.m and as late as 7:00p.m. Those who are in line by 7:00 will be allowed  [ ... ]

1st Rest Stop Re-Named in Memory of a Fallen ISP Trooper

Litchfield, IL – Officials from Illinois State Police (ISP), Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Troopers Lodge 41 were joined by state legislators, friends and the law enforcement co [ ... ]

On Eve of Primary Vote Sullivan Reiterates More Cuts Likely

    As the Monmouth-Roseville School District asks for a property tax levy increase in the primary election to cover previous shortages from the state, Illinois State Senator John Sullivan said th [ ... ]

United Approves Abatement

      The United School Board voted to approve a 10-year abatement for a potential new business in Monmouth.  The vote took place at the request of the Monmouth City Council.  United Superinte [ ... ]

United Does Not RIF Certified Staff

      The United School Board did not RIF any certified employees at their school board meeting.  Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt explains.
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