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Scott Stuntz

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Scott Stuntz is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.

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http://www.ci.galesburg.il.us

After months of debate a draft paint rebate program will be unveiled in  Galesburg  tomorrow.

Rich Egger

When he was in an undergraduate biology major at the University of Iowa , Shawn Meagher, saw a flier for a parasitology course and had an immediate reaction.

SSS

A judge is set to rule soon on whether the Illinois DNR made the right call in renewing a permit for proposed coal mine near Canton Lake in Fulton County.

Google

A couple more pollutants have been found in a lake in Northeast Missouri  that was already on the state’s list of impaired waters.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

A virus that is deadly to deer is being seen in Illinois and Iowa for the second year in a row.

WIU

Macomb’s Go West Transit System says it has now carried its 20 millionth rider since the service started in 1999.

www.govexec.com

The US House passed legislation Friday that would allow Americans to keep their health insurance plans, even if they don’t meet the guidelines set by the Affordable Care Act.

http://www.knoxcountyil.com/

The Galesburg Election Board has filed a petition to have Knox County Treasurer Robin Davis held in civil contempt for not paying wage increases the panel has called for. 

Lis Powers

Whitenose syndrome has devastated bat populations across the country. Now a researcher is hoping to answer some lingering questions about the disease by looking at bats in Western Illinois.

U of I Extension

This is the time of year that many farmers apply nitrogen fertilizer to get ready for next year’s crop, now University of Illinois Extension is promoting a new tool to make it easier for farmers to apply the right amount.

SSS

If you want to find most coffee shops you just look up their address, and Jerry’s Mojo is no different except that in this case the address is listed as “Everywhere, Galesburg Illinois.”

en.wikipedia.org

The Galesburg Election Commission wants the Knox County Treasurer to pay up in a dispute over raises.

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With most of the harvest in, farmers are getting a good sense of how crops were affected by this year’s extremely wet spring and abnormally dry summer.

http://www.knoxcountyil.com/

Knox County’s proposed new budget includes a temporary property tax increase.

Iowa DNR

Most of Iowa, including the southeast part of the state, is still recovering from the effects of last year’s drought.

en.wikipedia.org

Some Galesburg businesses could have a new market for their products, one that’s six thousand miles away.

A former Galesburg police officer who resigned amid felony charges may still receive his police pension.

en.wikipedia.org

Galesburg’s Mayor says he open to possible tax increases as well as the staff cuts that have already been proposed, in order to balance the city’s budget.

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Galesburg is making it easier for people to grow more of their own food.

Spoon River College moved one step closer to realizing something that was included in the original plans for its Canton Campus.

http://www.galesburgrunning.com/about.php

A store in Galesburg is being honored for being one of the best of its kind in the country.

SSS

This is the first week since the partial government shutdown that the USDA has issued its regular update on the fall harvest.

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu

The farm bill expired at the end of September which means funding for conservation programs has dried up too, but that’s not true for not all conservation programs.

http://www.primarymycongressman.com/

A conservative group is criticizing Illinois congressman Aaron Schock for his vote to end the government shutdown and extend the treasury’s borrowing authority. 

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Drought hit Illinois farmers hard last year,  though many of those farmers had federally subsidized crop insurance that helped them cope.

http://steele205.weebly.com/

More than a dozen security cameras will be added to a newly renovated school in Galesburg.

Frank Morris/Harvest Public Media

This harvest season  farmers are having a tougher time deciding what to do with their crops once they’re out of the field.

en.wikipedia.org

After weighing its options, the City of Galesburg may still cut jobs.

http://www.knoxcountyil.com/

The Knox County Board is getting ready to issue its draft budget for the next fiscal year.

Iowa Harvesting by vanhookc - Flickr

A wet spring put some farmers in the behind schedule and even forced some to replant their crops. Data on how the harvest is progressing in each of the Tri-States is harder to come by than usual.

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