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Dollar General

Two small towns in rural Illinois recently lost their Walmart stores -- more than three decades after the retail giant came in and pushed out mom and pop shops. Now, the communities have lost convenience as well as major property and sales tax revenue. Some see it as an opportunity to revitalizeĀ mainĀ street, while others are not so optimistic.

Fort Madison Preserves Historic Site

Oct 9, 2014
TSPR's Jason Parrott

Federal grant money will be used to preserve a site used by Native Americans during their attack on Old Fort Madison.

A retail store will be built on an undeveloped historic site in Fort Madison.