Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-04-17T10:01:23Z Chicago Attorney Eldon Ham on People to People Chicago Sports Attorney and Toulon native Eldon Ham is the guest on People to People for April 17th   [audio:417eldonham.mp3]Eldon Ham[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 17th   [audio:417oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z KHS Key Club on Tuned IN Kewanee High School Key Club Adviser Amron Buchanan and KHS Key Club members Andrew Welgat and Cole Vickrey are the guests on Tuned IN for April 17th on WKEI [audio:417khskeyclub.mp3]Amron Buchanan, Andrew Welgat, Cole Vickrey[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Plan To Deny Firearms Cards to Medical Pot Users Is Nixed Medical marijuana patients shouldn't have any problem getting a firearms ID card.   A proposed state rule that would not permit that to happen has been removed.  It's not clear whether Illinoisans who own Concealed Carry Weapons Permit... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z The Cost Of Beef Is Going Up The price of beef is going through the roof.  Reid Blossom with the Illinois Beef Association says beef prices are rising due to high demand.  The problem is there was a drought a-couple of years ago, so the supply is low.  The price p... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Illinois Officials Call For Reinstating Unemployment Benefits Illinoisans are encouraging Congress to restore federal unemployment benefits.  Jay Rowell with the Illinois Department of Economic Security says unemployed people have had a difficult finding work since the benefits expired last year.  Une... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Democrats: State Tax Rollback Will Cost Schools Millions Democrats in the Illinois Senate say that if the state income tax is rolled back it could devastate schools statewide.  Senate President John Cullerton's office released figures on Wednesday showing that school districts would lose over 450-mill... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Conservation Confusion: Do You Know How to Save Water?  There appears to be some confusion when it comes to water conservation. A new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in various daily activities. Study author Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at I... 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z National Guard on Tuned IN Sgt Justin Alford talks about the April 27th annual Pancake and Sausage breakfast during the April 16th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:416natlguardarmory.mp3]Sgt Alford[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Rauner Campaign Funds Are Mostly From His Pocket The wealthy Republican nominee for governor is easily the leader over incumbent  Governor Pat Quinn when it comes to raising campaign funds.  Bruce Rauner's camp says he raised more than nine-million-dollars in the first quarter of the year... 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Analysis: 64,000 Illinoisans Still Without Work New data shows how the reauthorization of federal unemployment assistance could help 64,000 Illinoisans.When federal long-term unemployment benefits ended in December, according to the analysis from the Illinois Department of Employment&nbs... 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Quinn Anti-Violence Program Facing New Scrutiny Gov. Pat Quinn is at risk of some election-year embarrassment from a new audit of his anti-violence initiative that's already been accused of mismanagement.  Republican members of the Illinois House have asked Auditor General William H... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Carl Officer Backing Rauner For Governor Carl Officer Backing Rauner For Governor  Former East St. Louis mayor Carl Officer is backing Republican Bruce Rauner in the race for Illinois governor.  Officer is also forming a SuperPAC to raise money for Rauner.  Officer, a Democra... Johnathan Gosch 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Mayor Bruce Tossell on People to People Mayor Bruce Tossell says there are good things coming for the City of Kewanee during the April 15th edition of People to People on WKEI [audio:415mayortossell.mp3]Mayor Tosell[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for April 15th [audio:415scfb.mp3]Open Line[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Stark County Farm Bureau on Tuned In Outgoing Stark County Farm Bureau Director Jake Anderson introduces incoming Stark County Farm Bureau Manager Katie Bowles during the April 15th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI [audio:415scfb.mp3]Jake Anderson, Katie Bowles[/audio]     Bob McKee 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Eight Entrepreneurs to Pitch at the Fast Pitch Competition The 3rd Annual Henry and Stark Counties Fast Pitch Competition will take place on Thursday, April 24 at Black Hawk College’s Community Education Center in Kewanee, IL.  Beginning at 10 a.m., each of the eight selected participants will hav... Bob McKee 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked To Autism Risk In Boys Boys with autism are three times more likely to have been exposed to a certain type of antidepressant in the womb than normal children.  A new study also shows the risk for autism is greater if a pregnant woman takes an SSRI antidepressant durin... 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Lawmakers Come Up With Measure Opposing Gambling Parlors A pair of Springfield aldermen are proposing legislation that could put an end to the expansion of storefront gambling parlors.  Cory Jobe and Frank Edwards are pushing an ordinance that would require businesses that get city liquor licenses on ... 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Gas Station Owners Speak Out Against Proposed Gas Tax Illinois gas prices are already among the highest in the nation and a new gas tax could force drivers to pay even more at the pump.  The Transportation for Illinois Coalition is asking lawmakers to increase the tax by four-cents-per-gallon becau... 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z