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New Legislation Clashes with Proposed Dwight Facility

New Legislation Clashes with Proposed Dwight Facility

By Howard Packowitz It is now illegal in Illinois to run privately-operated immigrant detention centers, like the $45 million proposed detention center in Dwight. Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a package of legislation, building what he described as a firewall against President Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrant communities. “We will not allow…MORE

Fireworks Celebration

Fireworks Celebration

Who said you only had to see one set of fireworks this 4th of July? WJEZ has you covered, check out all the places you can celebrate! Town Date Location Time Bloomington 7/4/19 Miller Park 9:15PM Bloomington 7/4/19 Lake Bloomington Dusk Normal 7/4/19 Fairview Park 9:15PM Chenoa 7/4/19 South Division St. Football Field Dusk Downs…MORE

Challenger Learning Center Gearing Up for NASA Anniversary

Challenger Learning Center Gearing Up for NASA Anniversary

By Neil Doyle Heartland Community College will soon be honoring one of the greatest achievements in human history. Associate Director for Public Information Steve Fast tells WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner the college’s Challenger Learning Center has a series of events planned to recognize the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. “In celebration of the 50th anniversary…MORE

16th Day Of The Dozer

16th Day Of The Dozer

It is the 16th Year that Day Of The Dozer has been giving kids the ultimate ride! This year’s event will on Saturday, August 24th from 10 am – 4 pm at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington.MORE

By Neal Doyle With school out and summer in full swing parents may be looking for options to keep kids busy. CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County Jodi Martin told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner the club offers different sports programs for kids of all ages. “We have summer basketball, soccer for the…MORE

More Livingston County Drug Arrests

More Livingston County Drug Arrests

By Neil Doyle Two women from Odell are in custody for drug related charges. Amber Watters, 29, and Tara Swartz, 32 were arrested Tuesday by Dwight police and both were charged with possession of a controlled substance. Watters also faces two counts of possession with intent to deliver, while Swartz also faces possesion charges in…MORE

State Health Officials Concerned About Mosquitoes

State Health Officials Concerned About Mosquitoes

By Neal Doyle The summer hasn’t officially begun, but state health officials have issued the season’s first mosquito warning. Illinois Department of Public Health officials say it could be a year with exceptionally large mosquito populations. Department Spokesperson Melanie Arnold says areas that have seen a lot of rain or flooding can expect to see…MORE

Storm Safety is a Priority This Year

Storm Safety is a Priority This Year

By Neal Doyle Summer thunderstorms are inevitable, and the National Weather Service wants to remind everyone how to stay safe when lightning is striking. The safest place to be is inside away from windows and plumbing, but if you’re caught outside you can still mitigate the danger. Avoid open fields and hilltops, and if you…MORE