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A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from July 2012.

During the month, a Keokuk man was found guilty of murdering his mother, a judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by a western Illinois hog farm, and the Tri States Public Radio family lost a good friend.

Reporter Jason Parrott told us the hot weather was not the only thing burning up farmers, reporter Jim Lenz talked to the new superintendent of the Monmouth-Roseville School District, and News Director Rich Egger got together with Western Illinois University's president to review the financial challenges facing the institution.

Egger also reported on why so many people gathered in a WIU parking lot at 7:00 am on July 14, and Parrott reported on a new partnership in Lee County that's designed to train future community leaders.

Rich is TSPR's News Director.