Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-09-20T09:04:49Z Illinois Farm Deaths Show Dramatic Increase Fatal farming accidents have nearly doubled in the last year as 21-people died between July 2013 and July of this year.  The prior year saw 12-people lose their lives in farming-related accidents.  Twelve of this year's farm death victims w... 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z New Rauner Ad Links Quinn, Blagojevich In a new campaign ad that appears only on the Internet, the Bruce Rauner campaign links Governor Pat Quinn to his predecessor, Rod Blagojevich, saying they are "cut from the same cloth."  The ad points out that questionable patronage hiring at I... 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Study Shows Antidepressants Change The Human Brain A new study finds antidepressants have the power to make changes to the human brain.  Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences found antidepressants can impact the brain in as little as three hours.  ... 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z NASA's Maven Approaches Mars For Mapping Mission The NASA spacecraft MAVEN is completing its ten-month journey to Mars.  The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, will examine Mars to determine how the red planet lost its water.  Ultimately, scientists would like to learn if M... 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Coaches Corner Program Coaches Corner for Saturday, September 20, 2014   [audio:920cc.mp3]Coaches Corner[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Can Be On Ballot The Libertarian candidate for governor remains in the election race.  On Thursday, a Sangamon County judge ruled against the Republican Party's attempt to remove Chad Grimm from the November 4th ballot.  The GOP lawyers were challenging whe... 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Illinois Road Conditions Improving Illinois' highway conditions are improving.  The latest report by the Reason Foundation puts the state at number 27 in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness.  That's an improvement for Illinois, which ranked 30th ... 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Highest Paid Earners In Illinois Get More Money There may be some semblance of truth to the old saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that the state's highest paid earners have been getting more money over the past five years.  "Illinois Issu... 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Unemployment Rate Falls For Sixth Straight Month Illinois' unemployment rate is down to six-point-seven percent. It's the sixth month in a row that the state has seen improvement on the jobs front. State officials say employers created nearly 14-thousand jobs last month but there's still more that ... 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Wethersfield Supt of Schools on People to People Wethersfield Supt of Schools Mr. Shane Kazubowski discusses the consolidation issue during the September 18 ediiton of People to People on WKEI    [audio:918ptpwethsuptofschools.mp3]Mr. Shane Kazubowski[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for September 18, 2014    [audio:918oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Kewanee High School Key Club on Tuned IN Kewanee High School Key Club Adviser Amron Buchanan and KHS Key Club Members Tori Gustafson and Danielle Steffen talk about various Key Club Programs during the September 18 edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:918keyclub.mp3]Amron Buchanan, ... Bob McKee 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Bullying Common In All Workplace Levels, Survey Says A new survey says bullying is a problem in the American workplace, at all levels.  The survey by CareerBuilder finds that 28-percent of U.S. workers report being bullied at work.  Nearly one in five say it was so bad that they quit.  T... 2014-09-18T15:00:00Z Car Seat Fitting Sessions This Weekend Parents can attend a fitting session this weekend to make sure they're strapping their kids into their car seats properly.  IDOT will have certified technicians out on Saturday to help with the ins and outs of car seat installation.  Techs ... 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Rauner Unveils Ethics Blueprint Bruce Rauner says he has a plan to help get rid of corruption in state government.  His ethics blueprint aims to put a hiring monitor in place at IDOT.  The agency has been under fire since news broke that there were hundreds of people on s... 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Kewanee Salvation Army Raising Funds with Donuts The Kewanee Salvation Army store has some exciting developments taking place. Salvation Army Director Linda Bolls says one of those developments involves an employee who has been promoted...  [audio:sep18salarmy1.mp3]Linda Bolls 1[/audio] Anot... 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Galva Man Arrested on Civil Contempt Charge Henry County Sheriff's Deputies went 17558 North 700 Avenue in Rural Galva on Tuesday afternoon to serve a Knox County Warrant. 33 year old Christopher Leverette was wanted for failure to appear in court on charges of Indirect Civil Contempt. Bond wa... 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Cambridge Woman Arrested on Theft Charges in Kewanee A Cambridge woman was arrested by Kewanee Police on Wednesday and charged with theft. 53 year old Susan E. Berg of Cambridge was arrested at 2:51 Pm and charged with theft of over $300. The arrest took place in the area of the 700 block of Tenney Str... 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Illinois Tax Structure Among Worst In Nation Illinois' tax structure is one of the most unfair in the nation.   A study conducted by shows that people tend to favor a progressive tax structure which requires people who make more money to pay more taxes.  Illinois ha... 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Quinn Wants Black Voters To Take Another Look Black voters have been coming out in support of Bruce Rauner, but Governor Quinn's team is trying to get them to take a closer look at the Republican.  A new Quinn radio ad points out that not one African American is on the payroll at Rauner's i... 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z