Regional Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-04-18T10:09:54Z Food Insecurity in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa   Map the Meal Gap 2015 Study Indicates Food Insecurity Hits Close to Home According to Study, 12.9% of Residents in Eastern IA/Western IL Struggle with Hunger   DAVENPORT, IOWA– River Bend Foodbank announced the release of the an... Bob McKee 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z BHE CEC on People to People CEC Coordinator David Harris is the guest for the April 17th edition of People to People on WKEI    [audio:41715103547-417ptpbhecec.mp3]David Harris[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open Line for April 17   [audio:41715102415-417oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District on Tuned IN Resource Conservationist Ryan Arch is the guest for the April 17th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:41715101110-417tinhcswcd.mp3]Ryan Arch[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Kewanee Ranked Among the Top 10 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois Kewanee ranks among the top 10 most affordable cities to live in in the state of Illinois. Movoto put the list together based on several critieria including average income, population and the price of basic services. You can see the Top 10 Most Affor... 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z A Disaster Waiting to Happen? Illinois is among the top states listed in a new report identifying often unknown chemical dangers.With today's second anniversary of a deadly explosion at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas, the Center for Effective Government examined s... 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Real Estate in Kewanee   Prices for homes have generally gone up over the last year or two but that was not necessarily the case in Kewanee last year. Melodee Yaklich of Kewanee is the President of the Mid Valley Association of Realtors and she says that foreclosure... Bob McKee 2015-04-17T12:00:00Z Morel Mushroom Festival on People to People Duke Frisby talks about the Stark County Morel Mushroom Festival on the April 17th edition of People to People on WKEI    [audio:41615104144-416ptpmorelfestival.mp3]Duke Frisby[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z More on 34 Preview   The 10th annual More on 34 will take place this year on Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th on Route 34 stretching all the way from Galesburg to Aurora. The event features miles and miles of various sales events and it’s estimate... Bob McKee 2015-04-17T12:00:00Z WKEI Open Line Open Line for April 16   [audio:41615102948-416oline.mp3]Open Line[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z KHS Key Club on Tuned IN Amron Buchanan and Will Kelley are the guests on the April 16 edition of Tuned IN on WKEI   [audio:41615102017-416khskeyclub.mp3]Amron Buchanan[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Police Dept Investigates Attempted Scam The Kewanee Police Department was notified today of a scam attempt in which a caller stated that he was a local citizen’s grandson who had been in a car crash.  The caller requested a large sum of money be wired to him.  A local banki... Bob McKee 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Rep. Moffittt Remembering President Lincoln on 150th Anniversary of Assassination On April 14, 1865, an actor and Confederate sympathizer named John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington. The following morning, less than a week after the end of the Civil War, Lincoln would become the first Ame... 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z OSF Celebrates 96 Years on Friday   OSF St Luke Medical Center will celebrate 96 years of service to the community on Friday. The hospital opened originally in 1919 and was known over the years as Kewanee Public Hospital and then Kewanee Hospital before the current name change... Bob McKee 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Legal challenges to proposed electric line in Central IL A legal challenge is being mounted against a company that wants to put a high-voltage direct current electricity line through Illinois.Kendra Davis with the Landowners’ Alliance of Central Illinois made an appearance on WLDS’ community re... Jim McCabe 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Moments by Mutti  Moments by Mutti will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the Flemish American Club in Kewanee. The event is hosted by the family and friends of the late Lynn Saey of Kewanee as they take the proceeds and then give other families an opportunity... Bob McKee 2015-04-16T12:00:00Z IRS Special Agent on People to People IRS Field Agent Steven Boyd is the guest for the April 15th edition of People to People on WKEI    [audio:41515122610-415ptpirscriminaldivision.mp3]Steven Boyd[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z HCEDP on Tuned IN Henry County Economic Development Partnership Director Kathleen Repass is the guest on the April 15th edition of Tuned IN on WKEI    [audio:41515101443-415tinfastpitch.mp3]Kathleen Repass[/audio] Bob McKee 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z The Fight for $15 Continues in Illinois, Nation Today, thousands of Illinoisans are taking part in one of the largest demonstrations by U.S. workers seeking higher pay. Fast food workers in Chicago and other cities will walk off the job, while adjunct professors, home care, airport and other low w... Mary Kuhlman 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Annawan Threat on Social Media Diffused   Officials in the Annawan School District are acknowledging that a threat on social media that potentially could involve their school district has been investigated. The threat surfaced late last week and Annawan District #226 Supt of Schools... Bob McKee 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z