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‘Heart and Soul’ Program Addressed at Pontiac Council Meeting

‘Heart and Soul’ Program Addressed at Pontiac Council Meeting

By A.J. Harris An update on the Pontiac Community Heart and Soul Project and a grant request for new fire equipment were among the topics covered at last week’s regular Pontiac City Council meeting. The Pontiac Community Heart and Soul Project, spearheaded by Parks and Recreation Director Taylor Baxter, is an attempt to bring the…MORE

More Information on Pontiac Rescue Operation

More Information on Pontiac Rescue Operation

The man who became trapped when a hole collapsed on him in Pontiac last week has been identified. 35-year-old Jeremy Ray of Fairbury was working for Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, Electric, and Geothermal when the hole collapsed in on him. Rescuers worked for several hours to free Ray, who was then taken to OSF St. Francis…MORE

Trapped Worker Now Recovering

Trapped Worker Now Recovering

WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle A man’s condition is unknown after being rescued from a trench hole in Pontiac. Pontiac Fire Chief Jacob Campbell said crews were called Wednesday at 3:19 p.m. after a man got trapped in a hole in the 700 block of Countryside Road. Campbell said the man was stuck from…MORE

Pontiac Area Chamber Focuses on Social Media

Pontiac Area Chamber Focuses on Social Media

By Neil Doyle The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce has several events coming up in the next few weeks. Chamber Director Cathi Coppinger told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner an informational workshop will discuss businesses using social media. “We’re going to have students and faculty from Pontiac Township High School about businesses using social media. Then I’ll…MORE

EMR Courses Offered at OSF

EMR Courses Offered at OSF

Many communities in Illinois are facing a shortage of qualified first responders, so OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center is working to fill that void by offering Emergency Medical Responder courses. The training is designed with flexibility in mind. Courses will be offered online, with only three in-person sessions in Pontiac. OSF St. James…MORE