Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-08-23T12:21:14Z Sam's Club Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sam's Club is recalling over 90-thousand pounds of chicken Caesar salad kits over Listeria concerns.  The USDA says the salad kits in question come in eleven ounce plastic containers and six and a half pound containers.  No illnesses have b... 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Inspector's Report Finds Politics In IDOT Hiring The state's Executive Inspector General says in a new report that there was improper political hiring in the state transportation department that began under Rod Blagojevich and continued under Governor Pat Quinn.  The report by IG Ricardo Meza ... 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Kewanee and Annawan-Wethersfield Scrimmages Canceled  Both Kewanee High School and Wethersfield High School have announced that tonight’s scrimmages for the Boilermakers and the Titans have been canceled because of excessive rainfall and weather conditions. At Kewanee High School, Athletic ... Bob McKee 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z HCSWCD on Tuned IN Ryan Arch, Resource Conservationist with the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District talks about Fall Sales and other items during the August 22nd edition of Tuned IN on WKEI      [audio:822hcswcd.mp3]Ryan Arch[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z How to Protect a Kid from Bullying in a World of Technology Bullying no longer is a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying... 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Kewanee Man Gets 24 Years for Sexually Assaulting a Child A Kewanee man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl. 39 year old Charles Eaton Jr. of Kewanee pleaded guilty back in June to the crime of Predatory Criminal Assault, a Class X Felony. In court Eaton's law... 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z ACT Scores Up Slightly Graduating Illinois high school seniors scored a little better on the ACT college entrance exam this year, but the numbers still are troubling for a number of reasons.  The Illinois class of 2014 scored 20-point-seven, up slightly and near the n... 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Quinn, Rauner Agree To Debate Debate season is just around the corner.  Governor Quinn and Bruce Rauner have agreed to hash it out in at least three traditional debates this October.  Two of them will be in Chicago and one will be in Peoria.  The two have been spar... 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Rauner, Quinn Neck To Neck In Recent Poll Governor Quinn seems to be gaining ground on his Republican opponent.  A new poll conducted by the Garin Hart Yang Research Group puts Quinn down by just three-and-a-half percentage points to Bruce Rauner.  Forty-four-percent of 802 likely ... 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Rauner Making Last Ditch Effort For Term Limits Time is winding down on efforts to get a term limits measure on the November ballot.  GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's taking his fight to the state's Supreme Court, hoping justices give the measure the green light by tomorrow.&... 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Henry County Sheriff's Make Arrests in Kewanee and Cambridge Henry County Sheriff's Deputies made a warrant arrest on Tuesday morning at 11:11 Am at 1321 West 4th Street in Kewanee. 27 year old Ashley Dailey of Kewanee was wanted on a Henry County warrant for failure to pay on charges of No Insurance and Resis... 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Fatal Truck Accident on I-74 on Wednesday Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal accident on I-74, 5 miles south of Woodhull on Tuesday afternoon. Reports indicate that a truck tractor left the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason, traveled into the east ditch and rolled.... 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for August 20   [audio:820oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z HCEP on Tuned IN Henry County Economic Partnership Director Kathleen Repass talks about economic issues during the August 20 edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:820hcep.mp3]Kathleen Repass[/audio]     Bob McKee 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z ISP on People to People Illinois State Police Trooper Jason Wilson from District 7 in East Moline talks about narcotics, prescription drugs and other issues during the August 20th edition of People to People on WKEI    [audio:820isp.mp3]Jason Wilson[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Now Hiring at Regional Media Virden Broadcasting Regional Media Virden Broadcasting is hiring, A position has opened up for a part time producer for our sports broadcasts on Friday nights and occasionally Saturday nights. Hours are 6 Pm to 10 Pm and duties include recording and producing a live spo... 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Illinois Crops Fairing Well Illinois crops continue to do well.  The latest crop report from the USDA shows the state had cool weather last week and some places got some showers.  Rainfall averaged just over an inch last week, which is slightly above normal. Crop stat... 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Kewanee Public Library is Hiring Kewanee Public Library has the help wanted sign out. Sarah Billiet is the Children's Librarian at KPL and she says they are looking for a Youth Services Clerk.  [audio:aug20kpl1.mp3]Sarah Billiet 1[/audio] Ms. Billiet says they are currently a... 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Kewanee Chamber Talks Preparation for Hog Days The Kewanee Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador Club will once again handle the duties for the Hog Festival Parade with a line up that typically lasts about 90 minutes. There is quite a bit of work involved. Mark Mikenas is the Executive Director with t... 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Back to School Safety Tips from Kewanee Police Chief With kids back to school once again comes the reminder for increased precaution from the public, in particular, the motoring public, Kewanee Police Chief Jim Disonsays that it's a reality that sometimes school children can make some unpredictable mov... 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z