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City Council Approves Agreement for New Housing Development in Monmouth

This item is part of a long-term economic development initiative that involves bringing multiple housing developments to the City. This item utilizes TIF (Tax Increment Financing) benefits regulated by the State of Illinois statute and may only be used for economic development purposes. No general fund revenues are being used. At a previous City Council…
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April 6th Election Ballot

Below is the publication ballot for the April 6, 2021 election in Warren County, courtesy of the Warren County Clerk and Recorder.
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Top Soil Concerns Part of Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s Agenda

What are some of the items at the top of the Ag Secretary’s agenda? Stephanie Ho has the story. ***Report Courtesy of the USDA***
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March Gas Prices: In Like a Lion, but Out Like a Lamb?

Illinois ($2.89) is close to reaching $3/gallon mark  Gas prices continue to increase, with the national average up nine cents on the week to $2.72. That is a 30 cent increase from the beginning of February, 28 cents more than a year ago and the most expensive daily national average since August 2019.  The latest…
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Remaining Items of the Annual Live Radio Auction

Starting at 7am on Friday, February 26th, you can call the radio station and buy it now at the price listed below. Only 2 items per business can be purchased from each caller. Each caller may purchase items from one to three businesses. If you’d like to call in and buy it now, in the…
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Locally Owned Monmouth Business Under New Ownership

A locally owned and operated Monmouth business is under new ownership. Justin McKeown has recently purchased the former Independent Refrigeration and Heating and is now operating under the new name IHC Heating and Cooling bringing the same level of expertise to all residential and light commercial HVAC services: “I started working for Independent Refrigeration in…
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MRHS Band Director Kyle Barshinger Says His Students Will Surely Welcome Being Back in School

There’s been plenty of discussion about the mental well-being of students during remote-learning around the state of Illinois. And maybe even more discussion concerning of the mental aspect of student-athletes not being able to play the sports they love. Monmouth-Roseville High School returned to five-day, in-person learning on Monday. With the IHSA Solo and Ensemble…
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Monmouth College’s Burmese graduates closely watching political unrest in Myanmar

The Southeast Asian country of Myanmar has been embroiled in political and civil strife since the military rulers overthrew the nation’s democratically elected ruling party on the morning of Feb. 1. Monmouth College graduate Ei Ei Khine ’18 received news about the coup on the night of Jan. 31 in New York City, where she lives and…
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WIU to Host All Major Career and Internship Fair March 9

Western Illinois University will host an All Major Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 9. The event will be held on the Handshake platform and is open to all current WIU students, alumni and other regional college and university students. Participants can register in advance on Handshake, at joinhandshake.com, and sign up…
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Sandburg to Host Health Professions Career Expo March 5

Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, 309.341.5301, afrey@sandburg.edu GALESBURG — More than a dozen businesses and organizations from the health care industry will be on hand to meet with job seekers at the Carl Sandburg College Health Professions Career Expo from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg,…
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IDPH Reports Covid-19 Related Death in Warren County

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,441 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 55 additional deaths. – Champaign County: 1 male 90s– Christian County: 1 male 70s– Coles County: 1 female 80s– Cook County: 2 females 40s, 3 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 4…
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Pothole Season Has Arrived in the Midwest

With temperature extremes and a big snow ravaging roadways this winter, an IDOT engineer says there is no shortage of potholes on state roads. Joe Monroe says crews are staying busy making repairs to their highways, since the frozen precipitation and the freeze-thaw cycle has caused some noticeable damage. “Where there’s moisture, it’s warming up…
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