Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-07-30T04:04:39Z Kewanee Park District on People to People Kewanee Park District Director of Parks and Recreation Brian Johnson discusses various Park District Programs during the July 29th edition of Poeple to People on WKEI   [audio:729kewaneeparkdistrict.mp3]Brian Johnson[/audio]     Bob McKee 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line WKEI Open Line for July 29   [audio:729oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z KEDC on Tuned IN KEDC Executive Director Russell Medley talks about the plans for the Kewanee Grand Station Plaza during the July 29 edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:729kedc.mp3]Russell Medley[/audio]   Bob McKee 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Illinois Is Experiencing Fewer Tornadoes This Year It looks like Illinois is avoiding a huge amount of tornadoes this year.  State Climatologist Jim Angel says we've only had 23 twisters in 2014, compared to the normal 40 that we usually see by now.  He added that there's a neat new online ... 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Ryan Questions Whether Quinn Is Headed To Prison Former Governor George Ryan says he wouldn't be surprised if Pat Quinn becomes the third consecutive Illinois governor who ends up behind bars.  Ryan spoke exclusively to ABC-TV in Chicago yesterday.  He says he hopes Quinn isn't convicted ... 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z KewaneeStock 2014 Wrap Up KewaneeStock 2014, featuring five different bands, was held last Saturday night at Northeast Park in Kewanee and much like last year's concert featuring Halestorm, no major problems were reported. The concers have been put on by Scott Packee and John... 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z School Registration for Kewanee District 229 is This Week Students in Kewanee School District #229 will register for upcoming school year this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mike Perva is the IT Director for District 229 and he says they try to get people in and out as quickly as possible.  [... 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z City Council Meeting   Kewanee City Council met last night and started off with a resolution that at first glance seemed innocent enough but led to a prolonged discussion for council members. At hand was a request from Alison and Tyler Kisner to rescind a sales co... Bob McKee 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Expansion Plans for Downtown Kewanee   Plans continue to move forward for an expansion of the downtown Kewanee Business District near the Amtrak Station after an Amtrak Corridor Meeting that was held at the Station House Restaurant on Monday morning. Officials unveiled a couple o... Bob McKee 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z More Than 212-Thousand Job Postings In June There are a couple-hundred-thousand job openings in Illinois.  Employers posted more than 212-thousand help-wanted ads on the internet in June.  Eighty-five-percent of the postings were for full-time workers.  Anyone looking for work c... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Gas Prices Headed South Gas prices are going down across America.  The average price for gasoline is now about ten-cents lower than a year ago according to a survey released by Lundberg Sunday.  The drop is being attributed to wholesale price cuts at refiners.&nbs... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Garner Promoted to County Director of University of Illinois Extension The University of Illinois Extension has announced that Jenny Garner has been named as the new new County Director for Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties. Mr. Garner is replacing Tony Franklin who has been promoted to as Associate Director... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Improving the Look of Downtown Kewanee The downtown Kewanee area is looking better these days in part to the hanging baskets that are filled with flowers. Many people in the community have commented about that and there has also been some confusion as to exactly who is doing what with tha... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Families Heading To Discount, Department Stores For School Supplies Discount and department stores will be busy over the next couple of months as families get ready for the new school season.  Nearly two-thirds of the respondents in a National Retail Federation poll say they'll be heading to the discount stores ... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Quinn Takes Low-Wage Challenge Governor Quinn is taking a challenge that'll force him to live on the minimum wage for a while.  He made the pledge yesterday after being called out by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.  She just wrapped up a week of living on just eleven-bucks... 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama Says He'll Sign Cellphone Unlocking Bill President Obama says he'll sign a bill to legalize cellphone unlocking.  The House passed legislation last week to "unlock" phones, giving users the right to change carriers without changing their phones.  Obama called the move a step to gi... 2014-07-27T05:00:00Z Feds Looking For Border Patrol Officers The feds are looking to hire two-thousand additional border patrol officers.  They're accepting applications for positions at air, land, and sea ports across the country.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have lived in the U.S. for at l... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Christie Headlines Rauner Fundraiser In Chicago Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign coffers will get a boost today from a Chicago fundraiser headlined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Christie is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, a group that's targeting Illinois as a po... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z House Ethics Committee Continues Rush Probe The U.S. House Ethics Committee isn't ending its examination of Chicago congressman Bobby Rush.  In June of 2013, the committee took up an issue recommended by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, but they haven't provided details on ... 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Attempted Scams in Kewanee The Kewanee Police Department is again receiving reports of scammers trying to take advantage of citizens.  Today’s reports include calls being made purporting to be the Publisher’s Clearing House.  The callers are requesting th... Bob McKee 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z