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Power line company seeks area supporters
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:39:05 -0800

SHELBYVILLE -- A Houston-based wind energy company is trying to make friends in Central Illinois in anticipation of building a high-voltage power transmission line from southeastern Kansas to Indiana and farther east.

Public meetings set for Grain Belt transmission line
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:13:01 -0800

A high-voltage transmission line that would carry power across central Illinois is the subject of a series of public meetings next month.The $2 billion Grain Belt Express, according to proponents, would create thousands of jobs while boosting use of renewable wind energy. Opponents along the 750-mile path from Kansas to Indiana argue the power lines are unneeded and would bring health hazards ...

Lawmakers discuss Illinois' school funding
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:35:42 -0800

Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois' school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between ...

Shelby County considers energy options
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:24:17 -0800

SHELBYVILLE -- Whether Shelby County will be a part of emerging energy supply techniques like long range wind power transmission and recently approved oil well fracking has Shelby County Board members wanting to know more.

Peoples Bank & Trust Implements Premier Bank Platform from Fiserv
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:00:00 -0800

Fiserv, Inc. , a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that Peoples Bank & Trust, headquartered in Pana, Ill., has implemented the Premier® core processing platform in an outsourced deployment, along with a multitude of additional Fiserv solutions.

Maxedon era starting for Lady Wave
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:22:43 -0800

MATTOON – After a short time to recall, Amanda Maxedon in her soft-spoken manner mentioned what some might have quickly boast about from the summer.

Shelby County Wind Farm
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:45:27 -0800

Long range energy lines used to transport wind generated power could be coming to Shelby County. Clean line energy is holding public meetings in central Illinois for its proposal to lease. Tower sites for the power lines from southwestern Kansas to Indiana. ...

Lawmakers Debate Illinois’ School Funding Formula
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:11:30 -0800

Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois' school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.

Panel: School funding bill must be tweaked
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:27:19 -0800

There was general agreement Tuesday that the system for funding K-12 education in Illinois needs to be fixed.However, there was also general agreement that a school funding reform bill passed by the Senate last spring that attempted to address the issue needs changes.The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee and the House Elementary and Secondary Appropriations Committee held a ...

Season’s first snow causes minor traffic snares
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:10:56 -0800

It was slow going for area drivers Sunday afternoon and evening as light snow and icy roads helped ring in winter driving season a little early across much of the lower half of the state.Police radio traffic indicated crews were busy responding to crashes on area highways as the 0.3 inches of snow that fell locally Sunday combined with quickly dropping temperatures to create icy conditions ...