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F.O.I.D. Cards Are A GOP Priority in Spring Session

F.O.I.D. Cards Are A GOP Priority in Spring Session

By Illinois Radio Network SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers prepare to come back to the Illinois State Capitol this week, some Republicans want to address delays in renewing Firearm Owners’ Identification cards. State Sen. Jason Plummer, R-Edwardsville, said there had been a lot of conversation at the statehouse about the Firearm Owners’ Identification card process.  “The bureaucratic…MORE

Highly Contagious Coronavirus Confirmed in Illinois

Highly Contagious Coronavirus Confirmed in Illinois

By A.J. Harris The latest case of Coronavirus was reported in Chicago and the Livingston County Health Department wants everyone to be prepared and knowledgeable about the illness. Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that is believed to have jumped from animals to people, and is now being spread person to person. Symptoms include severe respiratory…MORE

Accused Christmas Day Murderer Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Christmas Day Murderer Pleads Not Guilty

By HOI-ABC PONTIAC – A Cullom man accused of murder in a Christmas Day triple homicide has pleaded not guilty. Clifford Brewer, 53, made the plea during his arraignment Thursday in Livingston County court, according to our news partner Heart of Illinois ABC. He is charged with six counts of first degree murder, two for each…MORE

Brady Expresses Concerns About Automatic Voter Registration

Brady Expresses Concerns About Automatic Voter Registration

State Representative Dan Brady represents portions of Livingston County/Photo courtesy of WJBC.com By Neil Doyle State Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) and other House GOP members are asking for an investigation into the automatic voter registration system. The Illinois Secretary of State’s office said it improperly registered 574 non-citizens through the program and 19 actually voted.…MORE

Changes Mark 2020 at the Pontiac Library

Changes Mark 2020 at the Pontiac Library

By Neil Doyle There are some new changes to start the year at the Pontiac Public Library. Director Kristin Holzhauer told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner the library has joined other departments around the city and has changed its phone system. “We have changed to a phone system called VoiP and this system is a considerable upgrade…MORE

Another Potentially Icy Weekend Forecast

Another Potentially Icy Weekend Forecast

By Neil Doyle More winter weather will pass across central Illinois throughout today and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory starting this afternoon. Its in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday. The weather service says snow accumulations could reach 1 to 3 inches. Later in the night a wintry mix…MORE

Bennett: Republican Voices Ignored in Property Tax Discussion

Bennett: Republican Voices Ignored in Property Tax Discussion

State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City)/Photo courtesy of Representative Bennett’s office By Neil Doyle Illinois House GOP members are again criticizing the governor’s “property tax relief task force”, which, they say, is strictly Democrat-driven. Several central Illinois Republicans gathered for a news conference at the Capitol this week. State Rep. Tom Bennett represents Livingston County…MORE

Pontiac Holiday Tournament Tallies Another Successful Event

Pontiac Holiday Tournament Tallies Another Successful Event

By Neil Doyle Pontiac Holiday Tournament Director Jim Drengwitz is recapping some of the numbers from this year’s tournament. The Pontiac Daily Leader reports Drengwitz addressed the District 90 School Board this week and said ticket sales this year totaled $55,390. He said money collected from sponsorships was $37,880, with a $10,000 boost from the…MORE

Illinois Ag Director Steps Down

Illinois Ag Director Steps Down

By Neil Doyle Illinois Department of Agriculture Director John Sullivan has resigned after he apparently knew about a 2012 email from former top lobbyist Mike McClain over an alleged “rape in Champaign.” Sullivan, who at the time was a state senator, supposedly knew about the email and did not handle it appropriately, according to the…MORE

Fairbury Police Seeking Robbery Suspect

Fairbury Police Seeking Robbery Suspect

Surveillance footage of the suspect/(Image courtesy of Fairbury Police via Facebook) Police are investigating a weekend gas station robbery in Fairbury. Officers were called to the Casey’s at 109 East Oak Street around 8:55 p.m. Saturday. Police said a male suspect entered the store and displayed a gun. The suspect demanded money from an employee…MORE