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Heartland C.C. Calling Off Classes

Heartland C.C. Calling Off Classes

By Todd Wineburner With significant snowfall expected throughout central Illinois on Saturday, January 12th, Heartland Community College is closing its facilities in Pontiac, Normal, and Lincoln for the day. Saturday the 12th is the only day affected by this decision and classes will resume as usual next week.MORE

Livingston County Faces a Snowy Weekend Forecast

Livingston County Faces a Snowy Weekend Forecast

By Neil Doyle A Winter Weather Advisory takes effect at midnight tonight and continues into tomorrow (Friday 1/11 into Saturday 1/12). The National Weather Service is expecting widespread snow, with Livingston County receiving as much as 3 to 7 inches. Heaviest snowfall amounts are expected south of I-72. Expect difficult travel late Friday evening and…MORE

Alexander Lumber Moving Resources to Fairbury

Alexander Lumber Moving Resources to Fairbury

By WJBC Newsroom/Photo courtesy of WJBC In an announcement that should benefit Livingston County, Alexander Lumber Company has announced it will merge its location in Gilman to lumberyards in Fairbury and Watseka. The company made the announcement yesterday (Wednesday, 1/9/19), as the merge will serve Livingston and Iroquois Counties and the Kankakee area. The business…MORE

“Summer Shindig” Plans Not Settled in Pontiac

“Summer Shindig” Plans Not Settled in Pontiac

  By WJEZ Staff Pontiac City Administrator Bob Karls says there are still details that need to be addressed before the city gives its blessing to a proposed community event this summer. Pontiac businessman Marlon Eilts is proposing what he’s dubbed the “Summer Shindig” in Pontiac’s Humiston Riverside Park. He’s envisioning a gathering that offers…MORE

Wednesday Morning Sports Scores and Schedules

Wednesday Morning Sports Scores and Schedules

By Kevin Bessler Boys High School Basketball- Prairie Central 68 Iroquois West 33 Dwight 47 Woodland 35 Tri-Valley 53 Flanagan-Cornell 43 Fieldcrest 54 Roanoke-Benson 30 Girls High School Basketball- Flanagan-Cornell 56 Tri-Valley 31 Lexington 68 Tri-Point 62 NCAA Basketball- Illinois State 70 Northern Iowa 69 #6 Michigan State 77 Purdue 59 #12 North Carolina 90…MORE

Spring Semester Pre-School Screenings Ready to Begin

Spring Semester Pre-School Screenings Ready to Begin

By WJEZ Staff/WJEZ file photo Pre-school screenings for children from infancy to 5 years old are set to begin in school districts throughout Livingston County starting next week. The screenings check a child’s vision and hearing, as well as their learning, motor and social skills. The results of childhood screenings help educators craft specific plans…MORE

The Livingston County Board May Take Tax Questions Directly to Voters

The Livingston County Board May Take Tax Questions Directly to Voters

By WJEZ News Staff The Livingston County Board has a special meeting scheduled for Thursday evening to discuss the idea of placing tax-oriented binding referenda on the April ballot. In November, Livingston County voters said ‘yes’ to non-binding questions regarding the continuation of county-supported home health care services. A majority of voters said they wanted…MORE

Reminder: New Drones Should Be Registered

Reminder: New Drones Should Be Registered

By Benjamin Yount/Illinois Radio Network (Photo courtesy of WJBC.com, Bloomington) There are some rules to keep in mind for those who received a drone over the holidays. The state of Illinois is reminding residents about the rules for new drones this year. The Illinois Department of Transportation says everyone needs to register their drones with…MORE

Barickman Says Cannabis Legislation is Likely in 2019

Barickman Says Cannabis Legislation is Likely in 2019

By Neil Doyle State Senator Jason Barickman is predicting marijuana legislation in the state will be passed in 2019. In a conversation with WJEZ sister station WJBC in Bloomington, Barickman said legislative approval for marijuana use should happen this year, but the law won’t change immediately. “I predict legal marijuana will be signed into law…MORE

NIXLE Community Information Service Added in Pontiac

NIXLE Community Information Service Added in Pontiac

By Neil Doyle Pontiac residents will have the opportunity to receive emergency alerts directly via text, e-mail or voice message in the event of an emergency. Recent published reports say the Vermilion Valley Regional Emergency Communications Joint Authority Board will be implementing Nixle, a free subscription-based community information service. Four categories of emergency alerts will…MORE