Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-04-20T01:24:46Z Pope Calls For Peace And Aid For Those In Need Pope Francis calls for an end to conflicts around the world as well as more aid for those in need during his annual Easter address.  Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square and others watching and listening around the world, the Pop... 2014-04-20T05:00:00Z Study: Cognitive Motor Skills Can Start Slipping In Mid-20s Some people's brains may start slowing down well before the senior years.  Canadian researchers say a person's cognitive motor skills may start slipping after the age of 24.  They came to that conclusion by studying how quickly a few thousa... 2014-04-20T05:00:00Z Healthy Easter Basket Ideas An Easter basket without candy sounds like an April Fool's joke.  But more and more parents are looking for healthier treats.  Experts suggest filling plastic eggs with dried fruit instead of candy.  Also, do an Easter egg hunt with ha... 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Couple Married Last Month Wins Over 20-Million-Dollars Taylorville newlyweds Steve and Wilma Durbin are multimillionaires after buying a Illinois Lottery ticket.  A ruined meal is what led to their fortune.  On April 10th, Wilma's steaks didn't turn out the way she wanted after cooking them.&nb... 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Unpaid Taxes Lands Man Behind Bars If you didn't think you could go to jail for skipping out on taxes, think again.  Illinois officials have arrested Frederick Harrold for failing to file his personal state income taxes for four-years-in-a-row, between 2009 and 2012.  Offici... 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z llinois State Police Urge Motorists To Be Careful During Planting Season It's planting season so drivers will start seeing more heavy duty farming equipment on the roads.  Illinois State Police are warning drivers and farmers to be careful out there.  They say they have to share the roads and stay alert so they ... 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Kewanee Woman Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison A Kewanee woman has been sentenced to 18 months on prison on charges of possessing a controlled substance. 25 year old Rachel M. Stead admitted in Henry County Court this week that she had violated her probation in March of this year when Police resp... 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Illinois Mulling Ban On Microbeads Illinois could become the first state to ban the tiny plastic particles called microbeads found in many facial cleansers and soaps.  They produce a gentle scrubbing action, but they also collect in waterways where they attract and absorb toxins ... 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Medical Pot Rules Wouldn't Bar Gun Ownership Pot and guns would be allowed to mix in Illinois after a proposed medical marijuana rule has been dropped.  There was a plan to bar anyone who uses medical marijuana under the new state law from obtaining a Firearm Owners Identification card.&nb... 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Unemployment Numbers Drop In March The unemployment rate in Illinois is at a five year low at eight-point-four-percent.  Jay Rowell, Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, says it's encouraging to see the jobs market steadily improve. Rowell is urging people ... 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Second Politician's Spouse Gets Money From Quinn Program The spouse of another politician is connected to Governor Quinn's now-disbanded anti-violence program.  The "Chicago Sun Times" reports Jaclin Davis, wife of Homewood state Representative Will Davis, made over 137-thousand dollars in salary and ... 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Rauner Firm Has State Grant Awarded By Quinn GOP nominee for governor Bruce Rauner will benefit  from a state contract awarded last year by his opponent, Governor Pat Quinn.   Rauner formerly ran GTCR LLC, a Chicago private equity firm, which he is currently an investor.  Si... 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Parents: Stick With Stuffed or Candy Bunnies and Chicks for Easter Easter is almost upon us, and while some parents might be tempted to give their children live bunnies or baby chicks, animal welfare advocates stress that bringing any animal into the home should be a well thought-out decision and not just a holiday ... 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Chicago Attorney Eldon Ham on People to People Chicago Sports Attorney and Toulon native Eldon Ham is the guest on People to People for April 17th   [audio:417eldonham.mp3]Eldon Ham[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 17th   [audio:417oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z KHS Key Club on Tuned IN Kewanee High School Key Club Adviser Amron Buchanan and KHS Key Club members Andrew Welgat and Cole Vickrey are the guests on Tuned IN for April 17th on WKEI [audio:417khskeyclub.mp3]Amron Buchanan, Andrew Welgat, Cole Vickrey[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Plan To Deny Firearms Cards to Medical Pot Users Is Nixed Medical marijuana patients shouldn't have any problem getting a firearms ID card.   A proposed state rule that would not permit that to happen has been removed.  It's not clear whether Illinoisans who own Concealed Carry Weapons Permit... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z The Cost Of Beef Is Going Up The price of beef is going through the roof.  Reid Blossom with the Illinois Beef Association says beef prices are rising due to high demand.  The problem is there was a drought a-couple of years ago, so the supply is low.  The price p... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Illinois Officials Call For Reinstating Unemployment Benefits Illinoisans are encouraging Congress to restore federal unemployment benefits.  Jay Rowell with the Illinois Department of Economic Security says unemployed people have had a difficult finding work since the benefits expired last year.  Une... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Democrats: State Tax Rollback Will Cost Schools Millions Democrats in the Illinois Senate say that if the state income tax is rolled back it could devastate schools statewide.  Senate President John Cullerton's office released figures on Wednesday showing that school districts would lose over 450-mill... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z