Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-04-23T06:57:26Z Lawmaker Predicts Snake-Eyes For Gambling Expansion Bill A state lawmaker from the metro-east area says there may be enough opposition to scuttle a bill expanding gambling in Illinois.  Glen Carbon Republican Dwight Kay says the bill is unfair because it excludes Fairmount Park.  The Casino Queen... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Illinois Firefighters On The Line In West Virginia A firefighting crew based in Illinois is lending a hand in West Virginia in the battle against a wildfire in the New River Gorge National Park.  The 20-person Midewin Interagency Hot Shot Crew is working to build a fire line to keep the fire fro... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Aurora Teen Mother Missing Police in Aurora are looking for a 17-year-old girl who left home with her nine-month-old daughter last night after an argument with her family.  Vanessa Paz had reportedly been having a series of disagreements with her family recently, and left... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Study Finds Problems With Trying Juveniles As Adults A study of juvenile justice in Illinois finds that a state law requiring juveniles accused of serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory.  The study of hundreds of Cook County cases found 83-percent of juveniles charged as adul... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 22 [audio:422oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z University of Illinois Extension on Tuned IN University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Martha Smith talks about phenological indicators during the April 22nd edition of Tuned IN on WKEI  [audio:422uofiextension.mp3]Martha Smith[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Quarter Madness   Quarter Madness returns this coming Friday, April 25th at the Elks Lodge in Kewanee. Carrie Boelens is one of the organizers for the event and she says folks can look forward to an evening of fun, food and great prizes…   [audi... Bob McKee 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Gadget Checks Dogs' Heat Stroke Risk A Japanese company is marketing a gauge it protect dogs against heat stroke.  The company calls the gadget the world's first heat stroke checker designed for dogs.  It can be hooked on a dog's leash or hung in the animal's cage.  It wa... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Illinois Peach Crop Affected By Harsh Winter The peach crop in Illinois is taking a hit all due to the extreme weather this winter and early spring.  The Farm Bureau's John Hawkins say the harsh weather may have destroyed some of the crop.  Most of the peaches that are grown in-state ... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Rock Island Clean Line Plans To Save Consumers Money A plan to save money for those living in the Chicago area on their electric bill is in the works.  The proposal by officials with the Rock Island Clean Line calls for the distribution of wind power from Iowa to Channahon gets the green light.&nb... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z State Republicans: Medicaid Payments Show Poor Leadership A new audit shows Illinois taxpayers have paid over 12-million dollars in medical costs for dead people.  House Minority Leader Jim Durkin says that's not only unacceptable, but it's a reflection of the Democrats' inability to lead.  He add... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Celebrate Earth Day and Pause before Printing Illinoisans are being encouraged to pause before hitting the print icons on their computers. As part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, state leaders are asking Illinois employees and other residents to make it "No Print Week" to help reduce un... 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Henry County Health Dept on People to People RaeAnn Tucker, Public Information Director with the Henry and Stark County Health Departments talks about the recent observance of Public Health Week during the April 21st edition of People to People on WKEI [audio:421henryctyhealthdept.mp3]Rae... Bob McKee 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 21   [audio:421oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z OSF Saint Luke Medical Center on Tuned IN Carrie Boelens and Chris Downs talk about Lab Week at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee during the April 21st edition of Tuned In on WKEI [audio:421osfstluke.mp3]Carrie Boelens, Chris Downs[/audio]    Bob McKee 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Coaches Corner Coaches Corner for Saturday, April 19 [audio:419cc.mp3]Coaches Corner[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Gas Prices Hit 13-Month High Gas prices are higher than they've been in more than a year. The latest Lundberg Survey finds the national average price of regular jumped eight and a half cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to more than three-69 a gallon. Prices have climbed more... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Two Hurt In Motorcycle Accident Two people who live in Quincy are hospitalized after a weekend motorcycle accident.  Illinois State Police officials say 28-year-old Jackie Wilson and 25-year-old Christine Sethaler were thrown from their bike and are suffering non-life threaten... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z State Owes Some Illinoisans Money The Illinois Treasurer's office says it wants people that have old paychecks or may have left money in a closed checking account to claim their cash.  Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office has returned close to 30-million-dollars in unclaimed... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z GOP Lawmaker Objects To Chicago Obama Library A Republican Illinois lawmaker is opposing a bid for the President Obama Library and Museum to come to Chicago.   Mundelein Representative Ed Sullivan says he didn't expect Thursday's unanimous vote in an Illinois House committee.that desig... 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z