Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-07-28T09:23:17Z Garner Promoted to County Director of University of Illinois Extension The University of Illinois Extension has announced that Jenny Garner has been named as the new new County Director for Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties. Mr. Garner is replacing Tony Franklin who has been promoted to as Associate Director... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Improving the Look of Downtown Kewanee The downtown Kewanee area is looking better these days in part to the hanging baskets that are filled with flowers. Many people in the community have commented about that and there has also been some confusion as to exactly who is doing what with tha... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Families Heading To Discount, Department Stores For School Supplies Discount and department stores will be busy over the next couple of months as families get ready for the new school season.  Nearly two-thirds of the respondents in a National Retail Federation poll say they'll be heading to the discount stores ... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Quinn Takes Low-Wage Challenge Governor Quinn is taking a challenge that'll force him to live on the minimum wage for a while.  He made the pledge yesterday after being called out by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.  She just wrapped up a week of living on just eleven-bucks... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama Says He'll Sign Cellphone Unlocking Bill President Obama says he'll sign a bill to legalize cellphone unlocking.  The House passed legislation last week to "unlock" phones, giving users the right to change carriers without changing their phones.  Obama called the move a step to gi... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Feds Looking For Border Patrol Officers The feds are looking to hire two-thousand additional border patrol officers.  They're accepting applications for positions at air, land, and sea ports across the country.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have lived in the U.S. for at l... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Christie Headlines Rauner Fundraiser In Chicago Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign coffers will get a boost today from a Chicago fundraiser headlined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Christie is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, a group that's targeting Illinois as a po... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z House Ethics Committee Continues Rush Probe The U.S. House Ethics Committee isn't ending its examination of Chicago congressman Bobby Rush.  In June of 2013, the committee took up an issue recommended by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, but they haven't provided details on ... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Attempted Scams in Kewanee The Kewanee Police Department is again receiving reports of scammers trying to take advantage of citizens.  Today’s reports include calls being made purporting to be the Publisher’s Clearing House.  The callers are requesting th... Bob McKee 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Hog Festival Committee on People to People Larry Flannery, Hog Capital BBQ Committee Co-Chair talks about the upcoming Hog Festival during the July 25 edition of People to People on WKEI   [audio:725hogfestival.mp3]Larry Flannery[/audio]       Bob McKee 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for July 25 [audio:725oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z HCSWCD on Tuned IN Ryan Arch, Rescource Conservationist with the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District talks about several upcoming programs during the July 25th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:725hcswcd.mp3]Ryan Arch[/audio]     Bob McKee 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z KewaneeStock 2014 this Saturday A reminder that KewaneeStock 2014 will be held Saturday at Northeast Park in Kewanee. The concert is being put on by Scott Packee and John Cernovich with proceeds this year benefitting the Braveheart Children's Advocacy Center in Cambridge. Scott Pac... 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Annual OSF Fitness Walk Less than One Week Away OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee will present their 4th annual 5k/10k fitness walk and run on Thursday, July 31st. OSF Marketing Director Carrie Boelens says it's a great fitness test for area athletes.  [audio:july25osffitnesswalkandrun.... 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Stark County Junior Fair this Weekend The Stark County Junior Fair will get underway today at the Fairgrounds in Wyoming. Many of the activities will center around livestock showing and judging by Stark County 4H'ers with a busy schedule on Saturday, Sunday and even next Monday. Stark Co... 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Henry County Awarded Millions in Road Construction Funds The state of Illinois has committed nearly $48 million dollars in road construction funds to Henry County for this year. Under a House bill that was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Pat Quinn, some $31 million will go to resurfacing work... 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Quinn Wants TV Stations To Can Rauner Ad Governor Quinn says TV stations should can Bruce Rauner's latest attack ad, which relies on false headlines to paint Quinn in a negative light.  He says the stations should refuse to run anything on their airwaves that are clearly false.  T... 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Changes in Henry County Voting Govenor Pat Quinn has signed into law a Public Act that changes a few deadlines by extending them until the polls close on election day. Henry County Clerk Barb Link says that unfortunately, this has caused some confusion for the voting public. ... 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for July 24   [audio:724oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Kewanee Public LIbrary on Tuned IN Heather Hollis from Kewanee Public Library talks about the summer reading program during the July 24th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:724kpl.mp3]Heather Hollis[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z