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It’s Time to Sound Off About Illinois Roads

It’s Time to Sound Off About Illinois Roads

By Neil Doyle Illinois residents have the chance to give their feedback regarding the state’s transportation system. The Illinois Department of Transportation has put out its annual Illinois Traveler Opinion Survey. Conducted since 2001, the survey asks several questions on a wide range of topics. “What we’re looking for is a variety of information like…MORE

Newly Appointed U.S. Senator from Georgia Has Central Illinois Roots

Newly Appointed U.S. Senator from Georgia Has Central Illinois Roots

Kelly Loeffler with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as she accepts her appointment to the U.S. Senate/Photo courtesy of WJBC.com Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed McLean County native Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate Wednesday to succeed retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson. Loeffler, 49, who was raised in rural Stanford, is the CEO of Bakkt, a financial…MORE

Holidays Can Be Healthy Days

Holidays Can Be Healthy Days

By Neil Doyle It’s the time of year when food is prevalent and many people are in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. OSF St. James Wellness Coordinator Matt Janus has some tips to stay on track during the holidays. “There’s going to be a lot of food during this time that might…MORE

High-Speed Chase Runs Through Central Illinois

High-Speed Chase Runs Through Central Illinois

By Neil Doyle A 20-year-old man from Normal faces several charges after fleeing from authorities on Black Friday, including a chase that reached speeds in excess of 110 mph. The McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Sean Dawson with the manufacture, delivery, and possession of cannabis, aggravated fleeing, and criminal damage to property. According to…MORE

Keep Thanksgiving Safe

Keep Thanksgiving Safe

By Neil Doyle NORMAL – A central Illinois fire department has some tips to help prevent fires in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. While the holiday means lots of cooking it’s important to not leave food unattended, according to Normal Fire Department Public Information Officer Matt Swaney. “Always have somebody standing by whenever something is cooking…MORE

Weekend Fire Claims Two Lives in Streator

Weekend Fire Claims Two Lives in Streator

By A.J. Harris Authorities in Streator are still investigating a fire that destroyed a home and took two lives over the weekend. Firefighters were called to the 1000 block of East Wilson Street at about 2:30 Sunday morning and found a residence already filled with smoke. Two people were extracted from the home, but both…MORE