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Authorities in West Burlington have recovered the body of the man who got into a day-long standoff with police before setting fire to his home.

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Three people are running for two seats on the West Burlington School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio reached out to each candidate to find out why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Bruce Thuleen.

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Three people are running for two seats on the West Burlington School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio reached out to each candidate to find out why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Brent Mixer.

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Three people are running for two seats on the West Burlington School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio reached out to each candidate to find out why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Lee Boughton.

West Burlington Considering Fireworks Rules

May 19, 2017
WIU

The West Burlington City Council is revamping the city's rules regarding fireworks in response to state lawmakers legalizing the sale, purchase and use of "consumer fireworks" in Iowa. Consumer fireworks include bottle rockets, roman candles, and firecrackers.

Around the Region: 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 1, 2016
Western Illinois University

The U.S. celebrates a major holiday this weekend. With the 4th of July falling on a Monday this year, there's some variety on when celebrations are scheduled during the three-day weekend. 

Independence Day is often met with parades, picnics and marching bands. But, the most popular way to celebrate is by lighting up the night's sky with fireworks.

We've compiled a list of the best places to see free fireworks shows in the tri states region this holiday weekend.

West Central Illinois Fireworks shows:

Lewistown Fireworks:

West Burlington Veterans Memorial Dedication July 4

Jul 3, 2015
Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial Committee

The July 4th holiday has even more significance this year in West Burlington as a new memorial to local military veterans will be dedicated. The Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial is a 92' long wall of grey granite with an eagle perched on top.

West Burlington Sells Lots, Raises Service Rates

May 29, 2015
Jason Parrott / TSPR

The city of West Burlington is paving the way for the construction of a few more single-family homes.

It auctioned off five vacant lots, this month, along West Glasgow Street, where the city's former public works facility once stood.

West Burlington to Vote on Crossing

Mar 7, 2014

West Burlington could be on the hook for some unplanned street improvements.

WB Schools Seeking SRO

Feb 5, 2014

One southeast Iowa school district is ready to add a law enforcement presence, but its plan is not a certainty at this point in time.

Contract Talks Begin for SCC, Faculty

Dec 6, 2013

Contract talks are getting underway between Southeastern Community College and members of its faculty.

West Burlington to Borrow Short-Term

Jun 9, 2013

The West Burlington City Council could award the contract for the construction of the city's new Public Works facility later this month.

West Burlington Approves Asbestos Removal

Dec 12, 2012

West Burlington is moving ahead with plans to demolish a former school.

New Facility for West Burlington

Sep 21, 2012

West Burlington is proceeding with plans to build a new home for several city departments.

The West Burlington City Council has hired Snyder and Associates (Ankeny, IA) to design a new public works facility.

The roughly 22,000 square foot building would be located at the intersection of Mount Pleasant and Washington Streets.

City Administrator Dan Gifford says Snyder and Associates will also oversee the bid process.

He says the new facility would replace three, aging buildings currently used by the water, streets, sewer and parks departments.