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Weather Causes Problems for County Highway Department

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Knox County SealThe harsh winter weather has cost Knox County taxpayers a lot of money, and has caused more than a few headaches for the Knox County Highway Department.

County Highway Administrator Duane Ratermann told the County Board’s Highway, Assessor, and Zoning Committee last night the recent snow melt and mild temperatures which caused flooding along the Spoon River near London Mills, also caused portions of County Highways 17 and 28 to be damaged and have to be repaired — the sort of damage Ratermann says doesn’t usually crop up this early in the year.

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Visits Galesburg

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3-11-14 Maria RodriguezA candidate for Lieutenant Governor in next week’s Republican primary election spoke to GOP faithful in Galesburg last night.

Maria Rodriguez is running with State Senator Bill Brady, after a change in Illinois law allowed lieutenant governor candidates to run on the same ticket as candidates for Governor, instead of separately.