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Wright’s Fire Investigation Continues

Wright’s Fire Investigation Continues

The fire in downtown Pontiac on Saturday morning did extensive damage to Wright’s warehouse and Duffy Ambulance Service/Photo courtesy of Cathi Coppinger By Neil Doyle Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed two buildings in Downtown Pontiac over the weekend. State Fire Marshal spokesperson JC Fultz said the investigation…More

2019 St. Jude Walk/Run for Childhood Cancer

2019 St. Jude Walk/Run for Childhood Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and you can help raise awareness and funds to fight this terrible disease. Join WJEZ at the annual St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer Saturday, September 21st. The event will be at Eastview Christian Church (1500 North Airport Rd.) in Normal. The money raised will benefit the kids of…More

Durbin Calls for Action on E-Cigarettes

Durbin Calls for Action on E-Cigarettes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin/Photo courtesy of Senator Durbin’s office By Neil Doyle Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is calling for stricter restrictions and more education about vaping. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is comparing vaping to Big Tobacco. “If you remember Big Tobacco went after the kids, and now these vaping campaigns by Juul and these other…More

More Details on Downtown Pontiac Fire

More Details on Downtown Pontiac Fire

Fire consumes Wright’s Furniture’s warehouse and Duffy Ambulance Service Saturday morning/Photo courtesy of Jessica Riley via Facebook.com/989wjez By A.J. Harris Pontiac’s fire chief says two downtown buildings are a total loss from Saturday’s fire, but it could have been much worse. The State Fire Marshall’s office has been called to lead an investigation into what…More