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WIU 50th Annual Farm Expo Kicks Off This Weekend

Posted By: Hayley Porter (hp-porter@wiu.edu)Office of University Relations This weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 8-9, will mark the 50th annual Farm Expo hosted by Western Illinois University’s Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club, as well as the 100th anniversary of the School of Agriculture. Admission to the expo is open free to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.…
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Fun Night With Lincoln

The Warren County Lincoln Foundation will be hosting a ‘Fun Night With Lincoln’ on Monday, February 10th at the Warren County Public Library. Tom Best with the organization says the event is for third through sixth graders: “It is going to include activities like building a Lincoln Log cabin with pretzels and frosting. We are…
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Macomb and WIU Team Up to Submit Application for Chance at HGTV Home Town Takeover Series

The City of Macomb and several entities at Western Illinois University (WIU) have collaborated in an effort to promote Macomb and WIU as the spot for a new HGTV series, “Hometown Takeover”. This popular television series is looking to “take over” a small town with a population of 40,000 or less, with great architecture and…
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Fast Pitch Competition Applications Being Accepted

When it comes to creating jobs in our region, a team of local economic development leaders are hoping that once again, the Six County Fast Pitch Competition will do just that. Now in its 6th year, the contest gives entrepreneurs a chance to win cash and prizes that will help them turn their ideas into…
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Early Voting Starts in City of Galesburg, Illinois

Nine voters cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in the City of Galesburg. Early Voting began on Monday, February 6, 2020, for the March 17, 2020, General Primary Election. Early voting is offered at the office of the Galesburg Election Commission located in City Hall at 55 W. Tompkins Street in…
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Gov. Pritzker Announces $50 Million First Round of Matching Funds in Statewide Broadband Expansion

Governor Sets Ambitious Goals for Connect Illinois, Nation’s Largest Matching Grant Program to Expand High-Speed Internet to Every Part of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced today that the state releasing $50 million in funding for the first round of matching grants of Connect Illinois, the state’s $420 million statewide broadband expansion. “We’re beginning to deliver…
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Pritzker Administration to Provide Opportunity for Minority-Owned Businesses to become State Vendors

The Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) announced today it will be providing an opportunity for traditionally underrepresented minority-owned businesses in the IT/Telecom industry to become vendors for the state. The department will issue a Project/Resource Sheltered Market (PRSM) solicitation in the coming weeks. The PRSM program offers minority, women and persons with disabilities…
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Ballotpedia’s Daily Brew: Iowa Democratic Party Releases Partial Caucus Results

Buttigieg leads in delegates, Sanders leads raw vote in Iowa caucuses basedon 62% of precincts The Iowa Democratic Party released partial results at 4p.m. CT yesterday from Monday’s caucuses that showed Pete Buttigieg infirst place with 26.9% of state delegate equivalents. Bernie Sanders wassecond at 25.1%, Elizabeth Warren was third with 18.3%, and Joe Biden…
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State Collects Nearly $240 Million Through Tax Amnesty Program

IDOR Continues Certifying Payments, Expects Tens of Millions More in Coming Months The Illinois Department of Revenue announced today it collected nearly $240 million through its tax amnesty program. Over $60 million of the funding collected through the program will go to local governments, with roughly $7.5 million going to the City of Chicago. Governor…
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Monmouth College Advertising Students Choose Jeep’s ‘Groundhog Day’ as Top Super Bowl Ad

On Groundhog Day, Jeep aired an advertisement that people are watching over and over again. Monmouth College students in an advertising class taught by Tom Prince chose that commercial, which featured Bill Murray reprising his famous role from the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, as their favorite among the spots that aired during Fox’s broadcast of…
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Another New Business to Open in Downtown

Story courtesy of Ken Helms, Community Engagement Director, City of Monmouth 2-4-2020 Michael and Janet Sheid spoke to City Council Monday night during the presentation or Citizens Inquiries portion of the meeting. The couple thanked Council for their early and continued support of their new business as they continue to renovate one of the downtown…
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Galesburg Chamber ‘Growing to Greater Heights’

The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce will host their Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards on Thursday, February 27th at Cedar Creek Hall beginning at 5:30 pm. Executive Director Pam Gaither shares the Keynote Speaker will be Amanda Brinkman, creator and host of The Small Business Revolution: “What she will be doing for our event…
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