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Livingston County Sheriff Arrests 4 Suspected Drug Offenders

Livingston County Sheriff Arrests 4 Suspected Drug Offenders

By Neil Doyle The Livingston County Sheriff’s office has four people in custody connected to an ongoing narcotics investigation. Sheriff Tony Childress says the four arrested include Gilman residents 49-year old Terry Blair and 42-year old Troy Harris. Two females are in custody from Chatsworth, 48-year old Michelle Harris and 51-year old Tina Harris. The…MORE

District 90 Holds Final Board Meeting of 2018

District 90 Holds Final Board Meeting of 2018

By Neil Doyle A change to the district calendar and academic excellence were several of the topics at the final school board meeting of 2018 for Pontiac District 90. Across the state of Illinois school districts are adapting to the new evidence-based funding formula.  This new funding is requiring changes in school calendars according to…MORE

Chenoa Works to Unravel Waste Issues

Chenoa Works to Unravel Waste Issues

By A.J. Harris The current waste management problems were addressed again Monday night in a Chenoa City council meeting, and the results were essentially that the city can keep recycling and using the same recycling bins, but chances are that it will end up at the same place the rest of the garbage goes –…MORE

Safe Food Handling Helps Keep the Holidays Healthy

Safe Food Handling Helps Keep the Holidays Healthy

By Neil Doyle The holidays are in full swing and the Livingston County Health Public Health Department is offering tips to avoid food-borne illnesses. Director of Environmental Health Donnie Simmons tells WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner with turkeys being popular this time of year, the best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the refrigerator.  Simmons…MORE

A New Dimension of Sports at PTHS

A New Dimension of Sports at PTHS

By A. J. Harris/Public domain graphic courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Published reports from the weekend say PTHS made a new mark on sports history. At the annual Pontiac wrestling invitational on Saturday, the first ever all-girls division took to the mat. Close to 40 competitors were vying for medals alongside their male counterparts. While Pontiac…MORE

Influenza Continues to be a Public Health Threat

Influenza Continues to be a Public Health Threat

The H1N1 flu virus/Photo by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention By Illinois Radio Network SPRINGFIELD – State public health officials are again encouraging residents to get a flu shot before getting together with family and friends for the holidays. Health officials are using National Influenza Vaccination Week to remind people that it’s not…MORE

Pontiac Man Faces Drug Charges

Pontiac Man Faces Drug Charges

By Neil Doyle A Pontiac man has been arrested after a narcotics investigation and faces multiple felony charges. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Edward Ray King on a class three felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and a class four felony of unlawful delivery of cannabis. King is being held at…MORE

IDPH Reports November and Year-to-Date Hepatitis Numbers

IDPH Reports November and Year-to-Date Hepatitis Numbers

From the Illinois Radio Network The Illinois Department of Public Heath confirms five cases of Hepatitis A in central Illinois in November. Illinois averages 70 cases of the disease a year, and to date there have been 69 confirmed diagnoses. Hepatitis A is an infection that can damage the liver. The disease is passed easily…MORE

Parking Regulations Changing in Downtown Pontiac

Parking Regulations Changing in Downtown Pontiac

Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell/WJEZ file photo By A.J. Harris with Todd Wineburner The Pontiac City Council voted Monday to amend the limited time parking zone ordinance. With the change, timed parking in the downtown area now allows three hour parking from 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.  Previously the limit was two hours. On WJEZ’s…MORE

Tipsord Named to Pritzker Transition Team

Tipsord Named to Pritzker Transition Team

State Farm CEO Michael Tipsord  (Photo from www.statefarm.com) State Farm CEO Michael Tipsord has been named to Gov.-elect JB Pritzker’s transition team. Tipsord was one of 37 members named to Pritzker’s Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Committee. The committee looks to help expand, develop and rebuild small businesses around the state. The committee is chaired…MORE