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GOP forms coalition to oppose Illinois Supreme Court Justice Kilbride

GOP forms coalition to oppose Illinois Supreme Court Justice Kilbride

ILLINOIS (IRN) — With early voting fast approaching, one of the more contentious ballot issues this election year is the retention of a member of the Illinois Supreme Court. Judge Thomas Kilbride is seeking another 10-year term on the bench, but a newly formed coalition wants to prevent that from happening. The Illinois Republican Party…read more

“Every Farmer Counts” during Farm Safety Week

“Every Farmer Counts” during Farm Safety Week

ILLINOIS (RFD) — This is National Farm Safety and Health Week. A number of businesses and organizations are helping spread the message including GROWMARK, where Kevin Frye is safety manager. This year’s theme is “Every Farmer Counts”. Listen for more information on what each day highlights during our Farm Safety Week segments around 8:20 on…read more

Bost not optimistic about new stimulus package until after 2020 election

Bost not optimistic about new stimulus package until after 2020 election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The economy has been hit by a big right hook during this COVID-19 pandemic. Some relief was seen in a $2.2 trillion stimulus passed back in March. However, negotiations in Washington have been less than perfect as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle cannot come to an agreement on terms. Congressman…read more

BOST APPLAUDS EPA RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD ANNOUNCEMENT

BOST APPLAUDS EPA RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD ANNOUNCEMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the decision to deny “gap year” petitions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) and uphold the intent of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In July, Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) joined his House Biofuels Caucus colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging the rejection…read more

WIU shooting suspect now in custody

WIU shooting suspect now in custody

MACOMB, IL — A Tuesday night shooting at Western Illinois University in Macomb resulted in classes being canceled on Wednesday. The shooting occurred at Thompson Hall with one student being injured says WIU Interim President Martin Abraham. The shooting occurred during a roommate dispute, according to a WIU press release. Police have identified the suspect…read more

Weak diesel fuel prices helping trucking industry

Weak diesel fuel prices helping trucking industry

ILLINOIS (RFD) — It’s always a busy season in the trucking industry but work really ramps up during harvest season. That’s Don Schaefer with the Springfield based Mid-West Truckers Association, which represents more than 3,700 members across 15 states.read more

ROOMMATE SOUGHT IN ILL. COLLEGE SHOOTING, CLASSES CANCELED

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Classes at Western Illinois University in Macomb have been canceled and all the buildings on campus have been locked as police search for a student who fled after allegedly shooting his roommate. School officials say the shooting happened on Tuesday night in the dormitory room where the suspect and victim lived.…read more

Trends in Tropics Suggesting Cold, Wet Winter

Trends in Tropics Suggesting Cold, Wet Winter

ILLINOIS (RFD) — As forecasters begin to think about what the winter months will look like, their attention turns to tropical weather patterns. Chris Miller at the National Weather Service indicates they are seeing the early signs of weather patterns that could bring cold and wet weather this winter. Miller indicates there was only one…read more

LIHEAP Assistance Available Early This Fall

LIHEAP Assistance Available Early This Fall

ILLINOIS (RFD) — LIHEAP assistance will be available early this fall thanks to the COVID pandemic. Community Action distributes Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding, or LIHEAP. Executive Director Alison Rumler-Gomez indicates the CARES Act contained extra funding for the program so they are making it available to make sure all the money gets…read more

IDOT Looking for Snowplow Drivers

IDOT Looking for Snowplow Drivers

ILLINOIS (IRN) — If you ever dreamed of driving a snowplow in the dead of winter, the state of Illinois is looking for you. The Illinois Department of Transportation is looking for qualified persons to apply for seasonal positions to help with snow and ice removal on the more than 45,000 miles of road across…read more

Concert Calendar

RESCHEDULED- The Guess Who @ River City Casino & Hotel

RESCHEDULED- The Guess Who @ River City Casino & Hotel

RESCHEDULED – March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm @ River City Casino & Hotel ON SALE •  PRICES • $77.50, $57.50, $52, 50, $47.50, $42.50, $29.50 TIME • Show 8:00 pm If you have purchased tickets to this show, please keep them as they will be valid for the rescheduled concert. Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must…

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