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Weekend News Roundup for December 4

Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week: governor's ballot recount, county tax increases, Isle Royale National Park begins evaluation of c


Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Judge: Chicago locks can stay open over Asian carp

A federal judge Thursday turned down a plea from five states to order the immediate closure of shipping locks on Chicago-a

Logging operation: photo - Wikimedia Commons

Biomass feasibility study getting underway in Cook County

A study is getting underway in Cook County that will look at using woody biomass to generate energy for local use.  The study kicks off with a public meeting on Thursday, December 9.

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City to use bike trail for snowmobile traffic

Grand Marais city councilors met with the chamber of commerce and snowmobile club on Tuesday.

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, is the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. The purpose of the annual event is to call attention to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic across the globe. 

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Sen. Al Franken interviewed on WTIPs "Daybreak"

Minnesota's U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke with WTIPs Jay Andersen on "Daybreak", Dec. 1.


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Isle Royale's cultural resources: an interview with Timothy Cochrane, NPS

Isle Royale National Park has begun public scoping for a Cultural Resource Management Plan (CRMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA), which will address the general management, preservation, publi

Historic Edison Fishery at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

National Park Service seeking public input on management at Isle Royale

The National Park Service is currently developing a Cultural Resource Management Plan for Isle Royale National Park.
 

Braidy Powers

Local governor’s race recount goes smoothly in county

According to Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers, the local governor’s race recount went smoothly on Monday with no challenges from either political party.

Cook County courthouse

County residents may see modest to large tax increases

The so-called Truth in Taxation – or T and T statements hit county mailboxes late last week prompting a flurry of phone calls and emails to County Assessor Mary Black.