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

Illinois State Representative Rich Myers (R-Colchester) passed away December 1 after battling prostate cancer. He was 62. State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) delivered a moving eulogy the following day from the Senate floor. A memorial service took place at Western Illinois University on December 5. Reporter Alex Degman was among the hundreds of people from across the state and across the country who attended.

In mid-December, western Illinois Republicans chose Norine Hammond to replace Myers. Hammond served 14 years as Myer's legislative aide.

Also in December, a nine count indictment was returned against a WIU student accused of making bomb threats against the school, a federal buyout program finally began for southeast Iowa homes damaged by the 2008 Mississippi River flood, and McDonough District Hospital CEO Stephen Hopper worked his final full month after leading the hospital for 26 years.

News Director Rich Egger completed the five-part series The Heart of the Community, which examined the future of Macomb's courthouse square, and reporter Jason Parrott told us about efforts to improve and develop Keokuk's riverfront.

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