Category Archives: Local News

Area Veterans Will Share Their Stories in Bloomington on Sunday

Area Veterans Will Share Their Stories in Bloomington on Sunday

By Todd Wineburner A group of veterans representing the Livingston County War Museum will be in Bloomington on Sunday (11/10). War Museum President Ed Long said it will be a chance to learn military history from people who helped write it. “From 2 to 4 p.m. we are going to be at the Bloomington Public…MORE

Pontiac Man Arrested by Dwight Police

Pontiac Man Arrested by Dwight Police

Roy A. Howard/Photo courtesy of Dwight Police By Neil Doyle A Pontiac man has been arrested for drug charges. Roy Howard, 32, was taken into custody by Dwight Police after an alleged drug deal earlier this month. Police said Howard was in possession of 28 ecstasy pills. Authorities then conducted a search warrant at Howard’s…MORE

Colder Weather Means Protecting Your Pipes

Colder Weather Means Protecting Your Pipes

By Neil Doyle Every homeowner knows that frozen pipes are a serious concern as winter sets in, but Illinois American Water says the problem can be avoided with some simple precautions. The water provider says eliminating sources of cold air near water lines is one of the simplest ways to protect your plumbing. By repairing…MORE

Operation Care Package is Collecting Donations

Operation Care Package is Collecting Donations

By WJEZ Staff Some local organizations are collecting necessities to make sure troops on deployment are remembered and taken care of during the holidays. The Livingston County Farm Bureau, the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to collect items for Operation Care Package, which collects gifts and…MORE

Credentials Suspended for Two Livingston County Educators

Credentials Suspended for Two Livingston County Educators

Kathryn Patten and James Stoecklin/Image courtesy of WJBC-AM1230 By WJEZ Staff Two area educators have seen their teaching credentials suspended in the wake of misconduct charges. Kathryn Patten, 34, of rural Dwight, was arrested May 31 by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on charges of sexually assaulting an underage male student. She is still listed…MORE

Bennett: Highway Funds Headed for Livingston County

Bennett: Highway Funds Headed for Livingston County

By Neil Doyle The Rebuild Illinois capital bill will provide funding for 113 transportation improvement projects in the state’s 106th District, which includes Livingston County. State Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) said the funding represents an investment of over $410 million for areas including Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, Vermillion, and Woodford counties. “Safe roads are essential…MORE

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

All kinds of things are going on in Livingston County on Halloween night! OFFICIAL TRICK-OR-TREATING HOURS Pontiac       4:30 to 7:30 Fairbury     4 to 8 Forrest       4 to 7 Dwight        3:30 to 7 on FRIDAY, November 1 The 1st Baptist Church of Pontiac has a Drive-and-Treat event going on from 4:30 to 7:30 on Halloween. Drivers…MORE

Some Yield Signs Replaced by Stop Signs in Pontiac

Some Yield Signs Replaced by Stop Signs in Pontiac

By WJEZ staff Stop signs are replacing yield signs at several Pontiac intersections, and the Pontiac City Council is working to make sure drivers are aware. The changes are taking place on streets that intersect Locust Street between Howard Street and Indiana Avenue. That includes Livingston, Prairie, North, Polk, Pierce, Elmwood, and Chestnut Streets.MORE

Taste of Livingston County Event Planned at Boys and Girls Club

Taste of Livingston County Event Planned at Boys and Girls Club

By Neil Doyle The Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County is preparing for an event centered around food and drinks. The Taste of Livingston County will feature local vendors, according to club CEO Jodi Martin. “Bernardi’s will be there to provide food, beer, and wine. We’ll also have Destihl, Emancipation Brewing Company, and a…MORE

Possible Water Disruptions in Pontiac

Possible Water Disruptions in Pontiac

By Neil Doyle Residents in Pontiac may experience a temporary drop in water pressure or discolored water while crews are testing and flushing fire hydrants. Illinois American Water is conducting the work across Pontiac through the end of the month. The company says no interruptions in water service will occur as a result of the…MORE