Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-03-29T01:07:42Z Governor willing to move mountains for criminal justice reforms llinois’ Governor says he’s willing to move mountains to help a commission reach his goal of reducing the state’s prison population by twenty-five percent in the next ten years. Illinois News Network has more:  [audio:32815843... 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Farm Bill Sign Up Extended Again Farmers and land owners now have a little extra time to sign up for new programs under the 2014 Farm Bill. The United States Department of Agriculture announced today that they are giving another extension, now creating a deadline of April 7th. The U... 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z State payments to be expedited to child care providers Illinois Comptroller says that her office will quickly get payments to day care providers who have been encountering funding delays. Leslie Munger announced today that daycare providers have been faced with significant hardships and her office will w... 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open Line for March 27   [audio:32715104809-327oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Illinois May Soon Have an Official State Polka The state of Illinois has a number of official state this or official state that but a new resolution could give the state an official something that you may not have thought of before. Kim Howard reports that the state may soon have an official stat... 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Congressman Schock Says Goodbye to Congress It’s not his last day but Congressman Aaron Schock stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and said good bye. The Illinois Republican took a few minutes to look back on his 4 terms in Congress. He never directly gave mention of the t... 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Insurance Sign Up Period Extended For those that don’t have health insurance, there is an extended sign up period until the end of April through the Affordable Care Act. RaeAnn Tucker is the Director of Health Promotions with the Henry and Stark County Health Departments and s... Bob McKee 2015-03-27T12:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open LIne for March 26   [audio:32615125834-326oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Health Dept Announces New Director of Homecare       Duane Stevens, Henry and Stark County Health Department Adminstrator, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tabatha Eiselstein, MSN, RN as the Department's new Director of Homecare.        A reside... Bob McKee 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Update: Missing Child Found Safe UPDATE: Desiree has been found and is safe. Thanks to everyone who helped out the Kewanee Police Department.   The Kewanee Police Department is reporting a missing child and seeking the public’s assistance. The missing child is 14 year o... b 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Good Friday Schedule Changes Good Friday will be observed next Friday and that will lead to some schedule changes in the city of Kewanee. City Hall and the Transfer Station will be closed next Friday however there will be no change in the garbage pickup schedule for next week i... Bob McKee 2015-03-27T12:00:00Z Kewanee Public Library on Tuned IN KPL Childrens Librarian Sarah Billiet is the guest for the March 26th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:32615103732-326tinkpl.mp3]Sarah Billiet[/audio]   Bob McKee 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Mayoral Race in Kewanee   The General Election will be held on April 7th and one of the contested races will be for the position of Mayor in Kewanee as newcomers Steve Looney and Kate Barton will square off for the opportunity to become the next Mayor of Kewanee. Cur... Bob McKee 2015-03-27T12:00:00Z Group homes advocates push for more community care for disabled Forces who believe developmentally disabled Illinoisans should be in community care and not state run institutions make their sales pitch. Equip for Equality's Cheryl Jansen was among advocates calling for the state to close six of the state's seven ... 2015-03-26T13:00:00Z Schock replacement election could lead to a lawsuit Aaron Schock’s resignation is likely going to get Illinois sued. Not because of anything Schock may have done, but because the election to replace him in Congress could be “impossible.” Illinois State Board of Elections la... 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z New Study Uncovers Prevention Factors for Kidney Disease in Children New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady, pediatric nephrologist w... 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Parents: Students need instruction, not standardized tests Several parents decry what they say is the overuse and misuse of standardized tests and during a press conference Wednesday they urged lawmakers to pass a measure that would give parents the right to opt their children out of standardized tests. Illi... 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z QC Flower and Garden Show The QCCA Flower and Garden Show will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. Martha Smith is a Horticulture Educator with the University of Illinois Extension and she says it’s time to say goodbye to winter ... Bob McKee 2015-03-26T12:00:00Z 2015 Outstanding Citizen   Dan Kuffel President of the Kewanee Ambassador Club has announced that Mr. Larry Lock has been named the 2015 Outstanding Citizen.  Larry grew up in Union Missouri and graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington Missouri.... Bob McKee 2015-03-26T12:00:00Z The Illinois State Police warns work zone speeders Work Zone Safety Week is underway and the Illinois State Police is teaming up with the Illinois Department of Transportation to prevent speeding and distracted driving in highway construction zones. District 9 State Trooper Sean Ramsey says the ISP w... 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z