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News Recap from the Illinois Senate

From the Lisa Sims, News from State Senator Chuck WeaverNon-citizens ‘accidentally’ registered to vote According to media reports, more than 500 people who are not citizens and are not legally eligible to vote in elections, were registered to vote through the state’s Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) system, which was signed into law in 2017. The…
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ISP Arrest Officer for Criminal Sexual Assault

Springfield, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents arrested an East Moline Police Officer, Kirk DeGreve, 47 years of age, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at approximately 11:05 a.m. on two felony counts of criminal sexual assault and two felony counts of possession of child pornography. In August 2019, then East Moline…
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Monmouth College Lecturer Robin Johnson’s Students Learn About the American Deam

For more information contact: Duane Bonifer 309-457-2321, dbonifer@monmouthcollege.edu/Story courtesy of Barry McNamaraMONMOUTH, ILL. A group of Monmouth College students received a lesson in the American Dream while working on a project about the region’s efforts to recover from an economic catastrophe. Twenty Monmouth students added to the “Voices of Maytag” project, which was started last…
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Ag Mech Club’s 50th Annual Farm Expo and School of Agriculture 100th Anniversary Dinner

This year will mark the 50th annual Farm Expo, hosted by Western Illinois University’s Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club. The expo will take place Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 8-9 in Western Hall. Admission to the expo is open free to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking for the event…
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Illinois DCFS offers college scholarships to current and former youth in care

DCFS Scholarship Program applications accepted until March 31 CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting applications for the 2020 DCFS Scholarship Program. Through the program, 53 academic scholarships will be awarded to current and former youth in care for the upcoming school year, with four awards reserved for the…
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2020 ILLINOIS TAX FILING SEASON BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 27

THE FASTEST WAY TO RECEIVE A REFUND IS TO FILE ELECTRONICALLY AND REQUEST DIRECT DEPOSIT The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will begin accepting 2019 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 27, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns. If a taxpayer electronically files…
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M-R High School Students Able to Earn College Credits

In partnership with Monmouth College, Monmouth-Roseville High School students who academically qualify are able to attend college courses and accrue credits at a reasonable cost. Superintendent Ed Fletcher reports the program coincides with their 1 plus 1 program with Carl Sandburg College: “You can finish one year of college in high school and finish the…
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Wind Farm Coming to Galesburg

A new wind farm is going to be constructed in Galesburg. The new farm will produce $30 million dollars in property taxes in the next 20 years. Knox County Area Partnership President Ken Springer says the tax revenue from the wind farm will make an impact for local establishments: “It’s going to end up in…
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Stuckart Running for Warren County State’s Attorney

The current Warren County Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Stuckart will be on the Republican primary vote ballot on March 17, 2020. Andrew is a graduate of NIU and attended Law School at John Marshall in Chicago. Andrew is originally from Lake County, IL, but moved to Galesburg in 2016 and has been licensed for three…
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Siegel Running for Warren County State’s Attorney

The Warren County Republican primary vote for Sate’s Attorney will be on March 17, 2020. On the ballot will be Tom Siegel, Attorney at Law. Tom is a 1999 graduate of Monmouth College with a dual major in Philosophy and Religious Studies and English before attending Law School at NIU. Tom came back to Warren…
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Three M-R Students to Earn Foreign Language College Credit

This past year the Monmouth-Roseville School district began participating in an Illinois State Board of Education program entitled Seal of Bi-literacy where students can show bi-literacy by passing a state test, public universities will accept that as two years of Foreign Language credit. Superintendent Ed Fletcher shares how the program got started: “We all know…
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Hemp Summit Being Held January 27 in Roseville

The University of Illinois Ag Extension is hosting an Industrial Hemp Post-Harvest and Processing Summit on Monday, January 27 from nine AM to three PM at the Roseville Community Center. Topics for the summit include cultivation, existing products, harvesting, and extraction. The U of I Ag Extension will be partnering with Andy Huston of American…
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