Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-10-02T05:25:44Z Illinoisans Decry Plight of Animals on Modern Farms &nbsp;Supporters of animal welfare in Illinois are speaking up today about the plight of animals on modern farms.As part of World Day for Farmed Animals, events are being held around the state to raise awareness about what animal rights advocates say... Mary Kuhlman 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Schiiling and Bustos to Hold One Debate The heated rematch between Cheri Bustos and Bobby Schilling is coming down the home stretch and there will be only one scheduled debate between the two candidates for the 17th District Congressional seat. It will be hosted live by WQAD&ndash;channel ... 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Bed Bug Problem At Galesburg Housing Complex Bed bugs are becoming a nuisance at the Knox County Housing Authority.&nbsp; Officials say the pesky bugs have shown up inside 23 of their 177 units at Moon Towers apartments in Galesburg this year.&nbsp; They think the outbreak may have started with... 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Henry County Recorder Barb Link on Tuned In Henry County Recorder Barb Link was Sean Patrick's guest today on Tuned In on WKEI. Election Day is right around the corner and with early voting and absentee ballots along with the need to locate polling places, the job of the Henry County Recorder ... 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Dixon Prison Warden Retires The Dixon Correctional Center warden has retired from her post.&nbsp; Nedra Chandler had been on paid administrative leave while under investigation from the Illinois Department of Corrections. The investigation started when police arrested Robert Sw... 2014-10-01T15:00:00Z Simon Collecting Phones For Domestic Violence Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is encouraging people to donate their old cell phones. Simon is kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with her fourth annual cell phone drive. She's working with Verizon to collect old phones as a part of the ... 2014-10-01T15:00:00Z Quinn Calls First Year Of ACA Successful Governor Pat Quinn says it's been a successful first year for the Affordable Care Act in Illinois. He says more than 685-thousand people in Illinois have signed up for health care in the last year. There were 468-thousand that signed up for an expand... 2014-10-01T14:00:00Z Court Rules In Favor Of Back Wages An Illinois appellate court ruled that employees of five state agencies should get back pay.&nbsp; The court ruled the employees should be paid in full even though the legislature didn't allocate the money for the wages. AFSCME Council 31 executive d... 2014-10-01T14:00:00Z Quinn Holds Slight Lead In New Poll A new Rasmussen Reports survey shows Governor Pat Quinn has a slight lead over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The poll of 750 likely voters found 44 percent backed Quinn while 42 percent favored Rauner. Six percent like another candidate while e... 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Class and Chemicals? Report Details IL Schools near Chemical Facilities <a href=";id=145944" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp;Schools are supposed to be a safe place to learn, but&nbsp;a new report&nbsp;finds that close to half of Illinois kids attend schools inside what chemical companies call a "vulnerability zone."The level of risk associated with a particular chem... 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Western Illinois harvest looks to be bin buster The harvest season underway in Western Illinois. Bill Duncan has fired up his combine in Mercer County and has 100 acres of corn in the bin.. [audio:101IllinoisHarvest.mp3]Bill Duncan[/audio] 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Illinoisans covered by ACA hits 685,000 &nbsp; More than 685,000 People Now Have Access to Quality Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act&nbsp;Since open enrollment began nearly one year ago, more than 685,000 people across Illinois now have access to healthcare through the A... 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Hops Compound Found To Boost Brains Researchers say a compound found in one of beer's most basic ingredients can be good for the brain.&nbsp; An Oregon State University study shows a flavonoid found in hops could slow down memory degradation in humans and animals.&nbsp; A group of youn... 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z A Message To Drivers the Illinois state police have experienced too many tragedies over the past three years. Troopers Kyle Deatherage and James Sauter were killed by drivers failing to head the Move-Over law in November 2012 and March 2013 respectively. There have also ... 2014-09-30T21:00:00Z Kewanee Downtown Flower Baskets Praised The hanging flower baskets that are located throughout the downtown Kewanee area have been the focus of some positive comments from members of the community. Mayor Bruce Tossell says the hanging flowers are the effort of both the City of Kewanee and... 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Neponset Clean Up Set for this Weekend The Village of Neponset will hold Clean Up Days on Thursday, October 2nd and Friday, October 3rd. On October 2nd, clean up will take place for all resident in Neponset on the north side of Route 34 and on Friday, clean up will be held for all reside... 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Henry County Clerk Announces October 7th Voter Registration Deadline The Henry County Clerk's Office is urging voters to make certain they are registered by the deadline for this year's November General Election. If you plan to vote in November you must be signed up by no later than October 7th. Voters can sign up by ... 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Monday Fire Devastates Kewanee Business A fire ripped through a local Kewanee business on Monday afternoon. Blue Jay Tree Service, located at 8826 Highway 78, was burned to the ground when a fire broke out Monday afternoon just after 2 Pm. Jason DeGroot is the owner of Blue Jay Tree Servic... 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Experts: Walking Is A Fitness "Superfood" Fitness experts are calling walking the "superfood of fitness."&nbsp; They say walking is considered "natural movement" and is easier to get than flat-out exercise.&nbsp; There is also emerging evidence that shows those who are physically active, yet... 2014-09-30T14:00:00Z Rauner Warns Of Lame Duck Tax Hike At a campaign stop in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, Republican challenger for governor Bruce Rauner called on Governor Quinn not to approve a state income tax hike after the November election.&nbsp; Without action by lawmakers, the temporary... 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z