Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-04-24T01:47:01Z Free Pallets at Kewanee Food Pantry   The Kewanee Food Pantry is announcing that they have wooden pallets available free of charge to the general public. Pantry Director Lisa Janey says that the pallets are located near the back of the Food Pantry near the garage and are availab... Bob McKee 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 24th   [audio:424oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Kewanee Public Library on Tuned IN Sarah Billiet, Childrens Librarian with Kewanee Public LIbrary talks about upcoming programs during the April 24th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI [audio:424kpl.mp3]Sarah Billiet[/audio]    Bob McKee 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Redeploy Illinois Is Cutting Costs The State Department of Human Services says the Redeploy Illinois program is saving the state on incarceration costs.  The program tries to keep non-violent juveniles out of jail and urges them to make better life choices.  Spokesperson Jan... 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Lawsuit Seeks Investigation Of Governor Quinn Hirings A Chicago lawyer is asking a federal judge to order an investigation into hiring practices under Governor Quinn.  The "Chicago Sun Times" reports Attorney Michael Shakman accuses the governor of improper hiring and reclassification of employees ... 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Many Babies are Missing Out on Bonding, Crucial to Success The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 ... 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Quinn Wants To Invest More Money In College Aid Programs Governor Quinn promises to work towards making college affordable for students and take financial stress off of their parents.  He stopped at Bradley University on Wednesday in Peoria.  Quinn says his plan will work if the state's temporary... 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Scott AFB Staffer In Court On Bomb Charge An Air Force staffer, working at Scott Air Force Base, is appearing in court today, where he's expected to change is plea to charges of possessing pipe bombs.  Justin Vangilder initially pleaded not guilty to three felony counts after being arre... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Watchdog Says Quinn Guilty Of Patronage Hiring Attorney Michael Shakman, whose name is on the anti-patronage court rulings that govern hiring in Chicago and Cook County, wants a federal judge to investigate hiring under Governor Quinn.  Shakman says Quinn has stacked the Illinois Department ... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Illinois State Police on People to People Trooper Jason Wilson is the guest on People to People for April 23rd on WKEI [audio:423isp.mp3]Jason Wilson[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 23rd   [audio:423isp.mp3]Open Line[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Quarter Madness This Friday at the Elks in Kewanee Carrie Boelens and Dianne Packee talk about Quarter Madness during the April 23rd edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:423quartermadness.mp3]Carrie Boelens, Dianne Packee[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Bullying Bill Up For Consideration Illinois legislators are taking a close look at a proposed bill that addresses the problem of bullying in schools.  Representative Kelly Cassidy of Chicago is the sponsor of the legislation.  She says the measure requires districts to have ... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Two GOP Legislators Oppose Obama Library Plan A pair of Illinois Republican lawmakers are not in favor of a proposal to provide 100-million dollars to build a Chicago library and museum for President Obama.  House Minority Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno say t... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z WIC Marks 40 Years of Helping Illinois' Most Vulnerable For decades, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has helped some of Illinois' most vulnerable residents, and state leaders are celebrating its 40th anniversary.WIC provides food to help meet the nutritiona... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Oberweis, Rauner Don't Back Immigration Reform Bill Two Republicans on the fall ballot are refusing to get behind a proposed federal bill designed to reform immigration.  U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he opposes a provision in the legislation that allows citizenship to adult immigrants ... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Illinois State Fair Announces Headline Performer Illinois State Fair officials will have a new performer for the grandstand this year.  Pitbull is scheduled to take to the main stage on August 9th.  State Fair manager Amy Bliefnick says the headliner is expected to perform more than just ... 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Lawmaker Predicts Snake-Eyes For Gambling Expansion Bill A state lawmaker from the metro-east area says there may be enough opposition to scuttle a bill expanding gambling in Illinois.  Glen Carbon Republican Dwight Kay says the bill is unfair because it excludes Fairmount Park.  The Casino Queen... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Illinois Firefighters On The Line In West Virginia A firefighting crew based in Illinois is lending a hand in West Virginia in the battle against a wildfire in the New River Gorge National Park.  The 20-person Midewin Interagency Hot Shot Crew is working to build a fire line to keep the fire fro... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Aurora Teen Mother Missing Police in Aurora are looking for a 17-year-old girl who left home with her nine-month-old daughter last night after an argument with her family.  Vanessa Paz had reportedly been having a series of disagreements with her family recently, and left... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z