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In the Tri States
In the Tri States
In The Tri States - January 2010
(wium) - A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from January 2010.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn rambled through his State of the State speech, talking about his love for soybeans and high speed rail while speaking little about the budget. Iowa Governor Chet Culver used his Condition of the State speech to urge lawmakers to approve more money for education.

Reporter Jason Parrott took a look at how Iowa's budget problems could prove to be a roadblock to maintaining rural roads.

A consulting firm recommended three west-central Illinois school districts consolidate into a single district. Political Scientist Keith Boeckelman told us what grade he would give President Barack Obama for his first year in office.

Reporter Alex Degman examined whether Dr Martin Luther King Jr's dream has become a reality in west-central Illinois.

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