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In the Tri States
In the Tri States
In The Tri States - August 2011
(wium) - A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from August 2011.

On the first day of the month, Clark County broke ground for its new courthouse. Around 50 people attended, despite triple-digit temperatures.

President Obama came to the region in mid-August, where he said there is nothing wrong with the country but there is something wrong with our politics. The Illinois Republican Party criticized the president's trip.

A new school year began at Western Illinois University in August with a new person in charge. Dr Jack Thomas is WIU's 11th president. He had been the school's provost.

Reporter Jason Parrott told us about the battle over the fate of a former church in Keokuk, reporter Jim Lenz looked at plans for re-imagining downtown Monmouth, and New Director Rich Egger reported on an unlikely partnership that brought some much-needed trees to the east side of Macomb.

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