Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-07-31T02:26:24Z Illinois Tourism Is Booming <a href=";id=184154" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism is celebrating a fourth consecutive year of record-breaking tourism industry numbers as part of a tour around Illinois. Tourism officials provided updates on local visi... 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Rep. Davis Wants Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Off <a href=";id=184147" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Planned Parenthood remains under attack after a series of undercover videos show staff or former staff talking with trained actors about the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood says they done nothing wrong or against the law and take exception... 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Congressman Davis Says Iran Deal Is Going to Cost Our Kids <a href=";id=184144" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> After 20 months of negotiations the President reached a deal with Iran over nuclear weapons this month. Now an important 60 days is underway. That&rsquo;s the amount of time that Congress has to review the deal. For Congressman Rodney Davis, a Tayl... 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open Line for July 31 &nbsp; [audio:73115101400-july31senior4.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z Senior Center Facing Dire Situation &nbsp; The Henry County Senior Citizen Center in Kewanee is facing a potentially dire situation of the state of Illinois budget impasse continues. Senior Center Director Cassandra Schmoll says that layoffs, discontinuation of services and even clos... Bob McKee 2015-07-31T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open Line for July 30 &nbsp; [audio:73015113525-73015oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Henry County Tourism on People to People HCTB Director Cathy Foes is the guest for the July 30 edition of People to People on WKEI &nbsp; [audio:73015113405-730ptphctytourism.mp3]Cathy Foes[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z Heat Issue's &nbsp; The recent heat and humidity that has affected the listening area appear to be out of the picture for the next several days but no doubt will make a return in the near future. RaeAnn Tucker is the Director of Health Promotions with the Henry... Bob McKee 2015-07-30T05:00:00Z New Stark County Farm Bureau Manager &nbsp; The Stark County Farm Bureau has a new manager as Katie Bowles has resigned her position with the agency. Ms. Bowles says she will miss Stark County as this was a big decision&hellip; [audio:7291580017-july29katie1.mp3]Katie Bowles[/audio]... Bob McKee 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Chief Dison Celebrates 30 Years With The Kewanee Police Dept Today &nbsp; The Kewanee Police Department will be taking note of a milestone today as Police Chief Jim Dison will celebrate his 30th year with the Department. Chief Dison says he will enjoy the day today and he also notes how the law enforcement profess... Bob McKee 2015-07-29T05:00:00Z Another Court Ruling Upholds Continued Pay For State Workers <a href=";id=183785" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> State employees will continue getting paid without a state budget being in place after another recent court ruling, but it signals a third loss for the Attorney General in the ongoing battle. Illinois News Network has more:&nbsp; [audio:7281534548... 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Youth Being Served at Illinois State Fair <a href=";id=183783" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> While many high school students might dream of taking a lead role in a school play, one Central Illinois high school student is taking on a bigger stage. 16-year-old Devin Hayes of Athens has been added to the state fair grandstand lineup August 22... 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Nearing One Month Of New Fiscal Year And No Budget <a href=";id=183782" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It&rsquo;s Day 28 of the new fiscal year with no budget in place. Illinois News Network has more:&nbsp; &nbsp; [audio:7281532938-INNRFD072715DAY2836s.mp3][/audio] State Representatives will hold floor session Tuesday at noon. 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z GMO Food Bill in House <a href=";id=183781" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Food producers will not be forced to identify if their products came from a GMO or genetically modified organism under a bill passing the U-S House. Congressman Rodney Davis is chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotech, Horticulture, and... 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z City Council Meeting &nbsp; Kewanee City Council met on Monday night and started things off with a presentation from Denise Bulat with the Bi State Regional Commission explaining some of the various services they offer. Some of those services include direct technical a... Bob McKee 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open Line for July 28 &nbsp; [audio:7281513516-728oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-07-28T05:00:00Z Former Mitsubishi Worker Reacts to Closure Plan <a href=";id=183633" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Bloomington-Normal and towns for miles around are responding to word that Mitsubishi is closing its Bloomington-Normal plant late this year. Production has slipped from over 200-thousand vehicles in 2002 to 64,000 a year as Mitsubishi's share of th... 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Trump is Sore Subject in Springfield <a href=";id=183632" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Donald Trump may be leading the GOP Presidential polls but he wasn't exactly Mr. Popularity in Springfield where the Vietnam Veterans of America just wrapped up their national convention. Shawn Balint has more... [audio:7271511709-Balintrumpwrap.m... 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open LIne for July 27 &nbsp; [audio:72715100611-727oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-07-27T05:00:00Z Cullerton Wants Rauner to Know Politics of Illinois <a href=";id=183374" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Governor&rsquo;s Turn Around agenda seems stuck in political mud. Bruce Rauner says he wants issues like property tax and workers comp reform to be taken up and approved before he will sit down and work on a budget with Democrats that perhaps inc... 2015-07-24T05:00:00Z