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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

Wright’s Warehouse Blaze Marks Saturday Morning

Wright’s Warehouse Blaze Marks Saturday Morning

Wright’s Warehouse ablaze on Saturday/Photo courtesy of Cathi Coppinger The warehouse for Wright’s Furniture in downtown Pontiac was in flames on Saturday (9-14-19). Few details are currently available, but unofficial reports say the store was not damaged and no one was injured. The fire did spread to Duffy’s Ambulance Service. Damage totals are unavailable as…MORE

LaSalle County Democratic Party Leader Will Challenge Kinzinger in the 16th District

LaSalle County Democratic Party Leader Will Challenge Kinzinger in the 16th District

Dani Brzozowski/Photo courtesy of WJBC.com By Howard Packowitz LA SALLE – A high-profile lawmaker with McLean County roots is facing a re-election challenge.  LaSalle County Democratic Party Chair Dani Brzozowski announced Tuesday night she’s a candidate for the 16th District Congressional seat held by five-term Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon).  The 16th District covers…MORE

Crime Stoppers is Coming to Livingston County

Crime Stoppers is Coming to Livingston County

Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak/WJEZ file photo   By Neil Doyle Crime Stoppers programs have been around for over 40 years, but  Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner that a Crime Stoppers network is in the works locally. Crime Stoppers started in 1976 in Albuquerque, N.M. after a man was fatally…MORE

Flu Shots Available at the Health Department

Flu Shots Available at the Health Department

By A.J. Harris As autumn arrives, the temperatures drop and the leaves change colors, and the dreaded flu season is just waiting to strike. The Livingston County Health Department has announced its flu-shot clinic schedule to keep everyone feeling well. The clinics begin on September 26 at the Bank of Pontiac from 11:00am-1:00pm and will…MORE