Category Archives: Local News

Summer Bash at The Pointe at Pontiac

Summer Bash at The Pointe at Pontiac

By Neil Doyle A local retirement community is getting set to host its annual summer event. The Pointe at Pontiac will put on its Summer Bash party on Saturday, June 1. The event allows family and friends to come and enjoy a day of games, prizes, food, and entertainment. Regional Marketing Director Peg Spear told…MORE

LCSSU Offices Moving to New Location

LCSSU Offices Moving to New Location

By Neil Doyle The Livingston County Special Services Unit (LCSSU), which serves the population of all thirteen member school districts in the county, has purchased a new building. Regional Superintendent of Schools Mark Jontry told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner about the new space. “The co-op (LCSSU) has had the opportunity to purchase a new building, as…MORE

Pontiac Parks and Rec Getting Ready for Summertime

Pontiac Parks and Rec Getting Ready for Summertime

By Neil Doyle Summer is just around the corner and Humiston Riverside Park in Pontiac will be ready with a brand new addition. Pontiac Parks and Rec Director Taylor Baxter tells WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner the grand opening of the splash pad will take place Saturday, May 25, starting at 11 a.m. “We’re going to have…MORE

Childress Calls On Legislators to Reconsider Cannabis Bill

Childress Calls On Legislators to Reconsider Cannabis Bill

Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress is calling on state legislators to address safety concerns prompted by the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (SB 7) currently being debated in Springfield. Along with the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Sheriff Childress says…MORE

County Health Department: Volunteers Needed

County Health Department: Volunteers Needed

Erin Fogarty, Health Education and Marketing Director at the LCHD/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle Residents in Livingston County have a unique opportunity to lend a helping hand during the time of a crisis. The Medical Reserve Corps, or MRC, is a network of volunteers who are on call for service during emergencies. Erin Fogarty,…MORE

United Way Campaign Meets Goal

United Way Campaign Meets Goal

By Neil Doyle The United Way of Livingston County is celebrating the generosity of the people of Livingston County. United Way of Livingston County Executive Director Deb Howard tells WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner that the campaign goal was about $80 short until a generous donation came through the door, putting the campaign over the top. Howard…MORE

Pontiac: New Terms Begin for Council Members

Pontiac: New Terms Begin for Council Members

By Neil Doyle At the latest Pontiac city council meeting, the city formally launched new terms for 5 city council members. On WJEZ’s Community Forum, Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell explained that council members are up for re-election on a rotating basis. The swearing in ceremony installed those elected in April. “We swore in Bill Swanson…MORE

Job Fair Scheduled in Pontiac

Job Fair Scheduled in Pontiac

By Neil Doyle A variety of area employers will be on hand this week at a job fair hosted by Livingston Workforce Services. The event is set for Thursday (5/9/19) from 10 a.m until noon at Pontiac Parks and Rec. Outreach Business Specialist Triscia Brubaker told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner what prospective job seekers can expect.…MORE

2019 Vermilion Flooding Makes the Top 10

2019 Vermilion Flooding Makes the Top 10

By A.J. Harris The statistics are in, and the Vermilion River’s 2019 water level was in the top 10 floods in the river’s recorded history. The official numbers from the National Weather Service say that the river crested at 17.19 feet on Friday, May 3rd–the 9th highest recorded level for the river. The river hasn’t…MORE

Livingston County Board Seeking New Member

Livingston County Board Seeking New Member

By A.J. Harris The Livingston County Board is looking for a resident of District 1 who’s willing to serve. Carolyn Gerwin is moving out of the district and she submitted her resignation to the board at its last full meeting. Gerwin’s replacement will be appointed by County Board Chair Bob Young and approved by the…MORE