Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-07-04T03:29:26Z Henry County Sheriff Investigating Fatal Accident in Cambridge <a href=";id=180985" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Thursday afternoon in Cambridge. The accident happened just after 4:30 Pm on 1300 East, one half mile north of the Cambridge Fairgrounds. The name of the victim, a ... 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Madigan Seeks Courts Opinion On State Payroll <a href=";id=180927" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Can the state pay workers if there is no budget in place? It&rsquo;s a question the state&rsquo;s top lawyer is seeking a court&rsquo;s opinion on. Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants a court order to make it clear what payments can be processed with... 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Rules to Follow When Hanging the Stars and Stripes <a href=";id=180924" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Flags are popping up all over Illinois this Fourth of July weekend. But there are some important "dos and don'ts" to consider before flying Old Glory.&nbsp;The U.S. Flag Code&nbsp;became public law in 1942 and specifies the exact rules for use and di... Mary Kuhlman 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Tuned In Cassandra Schmoll Henry County Senior Center <a href=";id=180894" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Henry County Senior Citizens Center needs your help. Cassandra Schmoll from the senior center was Sean Patrick's guest on Tuned In on Thursday and talked about how the turmoil in Springfield is threatening the senior meal program at the Henry Cou... 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Lawmakers’ pay increase vetoed <a href=";id=180893" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>While it&rsquo;s unclear if state workers will have to go get bridge loans from a bank to make ends meet while there&rsquo;s no appropriations authority, a state law requires state lawmakers continue getting paid--but they won&rsquo;t get the raise t... 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Virginia Senator Webb Running for President <a href=";id=180886" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia has announced he is running for President. The Virginia Democrat becomes the fiourth declared Democrat for President after Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Mary... 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z 1 Month Budget Fails at Statehouse <a href=";id=180861" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An effort to pass a temporary one month budget bill at the Statehouse has failed. House Democrats and Republicans were unable to agree on a spending patch. The bill needed 71 votes to pass and only mustered 67 votes. [audio:70215103500-DEMMERBUDGET.... 2015-07-02T05:00:00Z Kewanee School Board Special Meeting on Feasibility Study Set for Tuesday <a href=";id=180762" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>School Board President Dan Nolan has called a Special Meeting of the Kewanee Community Unit School District #229 Board of Education for Tuesday, July 7th at Kewanee High School in the Good's Learning Resource Center beginning at 6 Pm. At the meeting ... 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Legality of state worker pay without appropriation debated Just how state workers will get paid by the middle of the month without an appropriation measure is unclear, but all sides are chiming in. Monday Governor Bruce Rauner said he will do everything in his power to pay state workers. Attorney Gener... 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Governor amendatory vetoes Capital Bill <a href=";id=180667" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Another budget bill got the green light from the Governor, but not without being stripped of nearly $68.5 million dollars in various special projects. Illinois News Network has more:&nbsp; [audio:7011544937-INNRFD063015LINEITEMVETO1m01s.mp3]Illinois... 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Kewanee Area United Way Announces Ambitious New Fundraising Goal <a href=";id=180665" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Kewanee Area United Way has announced ambitious new fundraing goals for 2015-2016. In a release on Tuesday, Kewanee Area United Way members stated that the new fundraising goal for the fiscal year is $141,000 that they plan to raise and use to he... 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z U.S. Supreme Court to take up California “fair share” case <a href=";id=180662" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A case of teachers in California challenging having to pay so-called &ldquo;fair share&rdquo; as a condition of employment will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court later this year and the outcome of the case could have impacts on Illinois and beyond. ... Greg Bishop 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Rauner: Most state workers to get paid but most vendors won’t <a href=";id=180661" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State employees can expect to get paid for their work while the state enters the new budget year without a budget, but vendors doing business with the state can expect payment delays. That&rsquo;s according to a letter to state employees from Governo... 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Holiday Travel: Dangerous Weekend Expected on IL Roads <a href=";id=180656" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Fourth of July is almost upon us and as some Illinoisans pack their cars for holiday travel safety experts are reminding folks to be extra cautious on the roads.&nbsp;The&nbsp;National Safety Council&nbsp;is estimating 409 people will lose their ... Mary Kuhlman 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Dem's Propose 1 Month Budget <a href=";id=180629" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The state is set for financial uncertainty after today. With the start July and no spending plan in place the state can&rsquo;t pay most incoming bills. Democrats have proposed a one month stopgap plan to pay for critical state services. The $2.3 bil... 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z People to People: Committee of 10 Feasibility Study <a href=";id=180625" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Former Mayor Bruce Tossell and Sam Harker were in our WKEI studio on Tuesday to discuss the Committee of 10, a citizen coalition which has raised funds for a feasibility study regarding the consolidation of Kewanee and Wethersfield Schools. The Commi... 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Governor Rauner visiting state workers on eve of fiscal year <a href=";id=180619" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Governor Bruce Rauner is visiting state workers today, saying efforts are ongoing to ensure they get paid.....His first stop was at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency... [audio:6301520435-INNRFD062915GOVLETTER35s.mp3]Illinois News Network[/aud... 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Kewanee Road Work Schedule 7-1 through 7-3 <a href=";id=180618" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Wednesday 7/1/15 Removing manholes: City-wide throughout town Tilling scheduled for: Lexington from 4th to 5th Cottage from 5th to the dead end O&rsquo;Dea from Lexington to Grove Ross from 2nd to 3rd 2nd from Grove to Boss Perkins from 5th ... 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Governor pens note to state workers <a href=";id=180599" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>There&rsquo;s still no response from the General Assembly to what the Governor says are his compromise proposals to turn Illinois around. That&rsquo;s according to a letter Governor Bruce Rauner penned to state employees Monday. Illinois News Network... 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z Kewanee Hog Days Carnival Tickets on Sale Today <a href=";id=180538" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Hog Days Carnival tickets are on sale as of today according to Hog Days organizer Larry Flannery: [audio:6301554010-carnivaltickets1.mp3]Larry Flannery 1[/audio] The discounted tickets are available in Kewanee at the Chamber of Commerce, Peoples Na... 2015-06-30T05:00:00Z