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News briefs: Superstorm Sandy strikes east coast, Caribbean

West Main Street overpass opens

GALESBURG — On Friday, Oct. 26, Galesburg officials dedicated the long-awaited West Main Street overpass. Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn and Rep. Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) were on hand for the event, ending the project that took more than a year and a half to complete. Galesburg now awaits the construction of the East Main Street overpass, which will provide more than six years of local construction jobs, according to Galesburg Mayor Sal Garza. A group of local union workers booed Quinn in response to the governor’s refusal to reinstate pay increases promised in 2008. (Source: Galesburg Register-Mail)


Superstorm Sandy strikes east coast

NEW YORK CITY — More than 50 people across the east coast died as result of Superstorm Sandy, the weakening hurricane that struck the eastern seaboard. More than 8.2 million households in 17 states, as far west as Michigan, were without power due to the storm. More than 2 million of those residents are in New York City, where entire streets and seven subway tunnels ended up underwater. Several officials estimated the damage at approximately $20 billion in damages and between $10 billion and $30 billion in lost business. The storm killed at least 70 people in the Caribbean. (Source: Associated Press)

Tags:  Associated Press Galesburg Register-Mail Gov. Pat Quinn Mayor Sal Garza Rep. Don Moffitt Superstorm Sandy West Main Street overpass

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