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Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell Stepping Down

Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell Stepping Down

Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell during an interview with WJEZ/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle PONTIAC – The mayor of Pontiac has announced his resignation. Bob Russell informed the city council of his decision at Monday night’s meeting. He’ll step down as mayor starting July 31. “Having served as mayor of the city of Pontiac for…MORE

Barickman: Safeguards in Place for Recreational Marijuana

Barickman: Safeguards in Place for Recreational Marijuana

By Neil Doyle As Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the recreational marijuana bill last week, a local lawmaker feels measures have been taken to keep Illinois residents safe. The law goes into effect Jan. 1 and allows Illinois residents 21 and older to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis, five grams of cannabis concentrate and…MORE

Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2019

Sugar Creek Arts Festival 2019

The Sugar Creek Arts Festival features arts and crafts vendors from across the country on July 13th and 14th, 2019 in Uptown Normal.MORE

E-Sports Come to Central Illinois Courtesy of State Farm

E-Sports Come to Central Illinois Courtesy of State Farm

By Neil Doyle A top esports athlete made a stop in the Twin-Cities Thursday. Ben Lupo, 32, or better known as DrLupo to his millions of social media followers and online gamers, visited State Farm Headquarters in Bloomington. Lupo and the insurer have formed a partnership making him the first esports athlete sponsored by the…MORE

Suspect in Custody in Fulton County Shooting

Suspect in Custody in Fulton County Shooting

Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum By Katherine Murphy and Blake Haas AVON – A man who barricaded himself in a home in rual Avon Tuesday afternoon has been arrested. Illinois State Police District commander capt. Jon Dively said the suspect was taken into custody after the more than 18 hour stand off. “Deputy (Troy) Chisum…MORE

Former Pontiac Man Facing Child Pornography Charges in Arizona

Former Pontiac Man Facing Child Pornography Charges in Arizona

By Neil Doyle A former Pontiac man has been arrested in Suprise, Arizona for child pornography. Suprise Police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Jay Pitchford, 37, on a felony warrant. Pitchford is in custody in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoneix, Arizona. His bond has been set at $250,000 or his extradition to Livingston…MORE