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V.P. Pence Campaigns for Republican Rodney Davis

V.P. Pence Campaigns for Republican Rodney Davis

Vice-President Mike Pence at Friday’s fundraiser in Springfield (Photo by Dave Dahl) By Katherine Murphy Vice-President Mike Pence was in Springfield last week, campaigning for Republican Congressman Rodney Davis. Davis hails from Taylorville and is working to retain his seat in the Illinois 13th Congressional District. Pence said that  keeping Davis in office could be…More

Education Leaders say Teacher Shortage Getting Worse

Education Leaders say Teacher Shortage Getting Worse

Regional Superintendent of Schools Mark Jontry (WJEZ file photo) By Katherine Murphy Regional School Superintendent Mark Jontry says Illinois schools are facing real challenges in the near future as they try to keep quality teachers in classrooms. According to Jontry, there aren’t qualified candidates to replace teachers who are retiring or leaving the profession. Illinois’s…More

Weekend Sports Roundup

Weekend Sports Roundup

By Kevin Bessler High School Football from the weekend Pontiac 49 St. Thomas More 0 Monticello 49 Prairie Central 20 Eureka 24, Fieldcrest 14 Tremont 41, FCW 0 Dwight 51, Hoopeston Area 0 WJEZ will carry Pontiac’s game this Friday night as they host Rantoul.  Coverage begins at 6:55pm. NFL Football- Miami Dolphins 31 Chicago…More

New Level of Security at PTHS and LACC

New Level of Security at PTHS and LACC

By Todd Wineburner An enhanced security system at Pontiac’s District 90 will help district employees monitor visitors. Superintendent Jon Kilgore told WJEZ that the RAPTOR system, a system currently in use at other area districts including Pontiac’s District 429,  was recommended by School Resource Officer Brian Enderli. After asssessing the system’s capabilities and cost, the…More