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Flu Shots Available Throughout Livingston County This Week

Flu Shots Available Throughout Livingston County This Week

By WJEZ Staff The Livingston County Health Department would like to remind everyone that their next round of flu shot clinics happens this week. On Wednesday, October 23rd, clinics are scheduled for three communities in the eastern part of the county. In Saunemin you can go to the Saunemin Community Building from 8:15-9:00am. Also on…MORE

No Injuries Reported in Interlake Fire

No Injuries Reported in Interlake Fire

WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle A fire at Pontiac’s Interlake facility reportedly started in the ventilation system of a steel roll machine. Pontiac Fire Chief Jacob Campbell says crews were called Thursday at 7:06 a.m. to Interlake Mecalux at 701 North Interlake Drive. Employees evacuated the building and crews put out the fire in…MORE

Event for Kids Set for Saturday

Event for Kids Set for Saturday

By Neil Doyle An annual event for Livingston County 4th and 5th graders is coming up this weekend. Operation Snow Flurry is a program that offers leadership lessons and positive messages for kids, according to IHR’s Christine McMillion. “It’s a leadership program, but on a smaller scale compared to Operation Snow Flake which is in…MORE

Humane Society Spaghetti Supper Planned

Humane Society Spaghetti Supper Planned

  By WJEZ Staff The Livingston County Humane Society is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year—a spaghetti supper set for Baby Bull’s in Pontiac. Karen Gregory from the society says this year’s supper is a celebration of the Humane Society’s 21 years in the area. Proceeds from the event will pay for…MORE

‘Heart and Soul’ Program Addressed at Pontiac Council Meeting

‘Heart and Soul’ Program Addressed at Pontiac Council Meeting

By A.J. Harris An update on the Pontiac Community Heart and Soul Project and a grant request for new fire equipment were among the topics covered at last week’s regular Pontiac City Council meeting. The Pontiac Community Heart and Soul Project, spearheaded by Parks and Recreation Director Taylor Baxter, is an attempt to bring the…MORE

More Information on Pontiac Rescue Operation

More Information on Pontiac Rescue Operation

The man who became trapped when a hole collapsed on him in Pontiac last week has been identified. 35-year-old Jeremy Ray of Fairbury was working for Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, Electric, and Geothermal when the hole collapsed in on him. Rescuers worked for several hours to free Ray, who was then taken to OSF St. Francis…MORE

Trapped Worker Now Recovering

Trapped Worker Now Recovering

WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle A man’s condition is unknown after being rescued from a trench hole in Pontiac. Pontiac Fire Chief Jacob Campbell said crews were called Wednesday at 3:19 p.m. after a man got trapped in a hole in the 700 block of Countryside Road. Campbell said the man was stuck from…MORE

Pontiac Area Chamber Focuses on Social Media

Pontiac Area Chamber Focuses on Social Media

By Neil Doyle The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce has several events coming up in the next few weeks. Chamber Director Cathi Coppinger told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner an informational workshop will discuss businesses using social media. “We’re going to have students and faculty from Pontiac Township High School about businesses using social media. Then I’ll…MORE

EMR Courses Offered at OSF

EMR Courses Offered at OSF

Many communities in Illinois are facing a shortage of qualified first responders, so OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center is working to fill that void by offering Emergency Medical Responder courses. The training is designed with flexibility in mind. Courses will be offered online, with only three in-person sessions in Pontiac. OSF St. James…MORE

ISBE Seeks Input

ISBE Seeks Input

By Neil Doyle The State Board of Education is looking for input on the state’s budget for public education. Several hearings will be held, including one in Central Illinois. The ISBE said feedback and funding requests received at the hearings and online will inform the board’s budget recommendation that will be submitted to Gov. JB…MORE