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Single Vehicle Accident Takes a Young Life in Livingston County

Single Vehicle Accident Takes a Young Life in Livingston County

Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle A nine-year-old boy has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Livingston County. According to LIvingston County Coroner Danny Watson, Nathan Gast of Reddick died in a single vehicle accident that occurred at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday on Route 17 just east…MORE

Federal Housing Money Earmarked for Livingston County

Federal Housing Money Earmarked for Livingston County

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)/WJEZ file photo By Neil Doyle The Livingston County Housing Authority is getting $562,985 in federal funding that will go towards the development, financing and modernization of public housing. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on Thursday announced more than $21 million in federal funding that will go…MORE

By Neil Doyle Road repairs were a key topic of discussion at the last Pontiac City Council meeting, and Mayor Bill Alvey says it’s part of an ongoing conversation. Alvey told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner that the city is working on finishing some projects that were started last year, as well as identifying the city streets…MORE

Legal Cannabis Causing Legal Headaches

Legal Cannabis Causing Legal Headaches

  Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak/WJEZ file photo By Todd Wineburner Legal cannabis is selling well in Illinois, but Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak says there are still more questions than answers when it comes to marijuana. Yedinak says questions concerning recreational cannabis have dominated his professional conversations for the last several weeks.…MORE

February is All About Hearts

February is All About Hearts

By Neil Doyle February is National Heart Month and OSF St. James in Pontiac has some tips on how you can keep your heart healthier. Wellness Coordinator Matt Janus told WJEZ’s Todd Wineburner the best way to start is by looking at the risk factors you can control. “Some risk factors we don’t have any…MORE

Pritzker Shares Early Cannabis Sales Figures

Pritzker Shares Early Cannabis Sales Figures

By Neil Doyle The governor’s office is touting the first month of recreational marijuana sales throughout Illinois. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said statewide adult-use cannabis sales in January totaled $39,247,840.83, according to a news release.  Dispensaries across the state sold 972,045 items over the 31-day period. Sales to Illinois residents totaled $30,611,632.22, while sales…MORE

Livingston County’s Most Significant Health Threat Doesn’t Come from China

Livingston County’s Most Significant Health Threat Doesn’t Come from China

  The Coronavirus/Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention By A.J. Harris with Todd Wineburner The rapid spread of the coronavirus has grabbed headlines, but the Livingston County Public Health Department is reminding people that the flu is a more significant threat to Illinoisans. Two coronavirus cases have been identified in Chicago,…MORE