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Give Them Distance This Holiday Weekend

Give them distance is the idea this summer driving season. It’s the law in Illinois to change lanes and slow down when passing a stopped car on the side of the road. That goes for emergency vehicles or passenger cars. If you’re in that disabled car there are things to do to stay as safe as possible says Beth Mosher of AAA Illinois.

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More than a decade ago Scott’s Law was passed making it the law to move over for parked emergency vehicles – last year the law was expanded to any vehicle on the side of the road.


ISP Out In Full Force This Holiday Weekend

The Illinois State Police will be watching drivers closely on highways this weekend. A boarder to boarder campaign will be underway to station troopers up and down I-80, I-55 and I-57. ISP Director Leo Schmitz says they are working with neighboring states to line interstate

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So far this year the about 320 people have been killed on Illinois roadways. And last year 10 people were killed over the Memorial Day weekend.


Wethersfield Names New H.S. and G.S. Principal

The Wethersfield School Board of Education held a special meeting on Thursday afternoon and named a new High School and Junior High Principal.
That action necessary as current principal Mr. Jeremiah Johnston has resigned his position to continue his career in Grand Junction Colorado.
District 230 Supt of Schools Mr. Shane Kazubowski says the new principal comes from the Geneseo School District…
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Memorial Day Schedule In Kewanee


Memorial Day will be observed on Monday and will mark the first major summer Holiday weekend and many people will enjoy an extended weekend break from work.  
In Kewanee, City Hall and the Transfer Station will be closed for the day on Monday. There will be no landscape waste pick-up on Monday however no change in the garbage pick-up schedule next week in Kewanee. 
The United States Post Office will be closed on Monday and most banks will also  be closed but best to check with your financial institution to get their particular schedule. 
The Henry County Court System and other county offices will be closed for the day on Monday and back open once again next Tuesday.     
Secretary of State Division of Motor Vehicles in Kewanee will be closed tomorrow on Saturday and back open once again next Tuesday. 
Most schools, if not already dismissed for the summer will be closed on Monday.   
A reminder that all Black Hawk College facilities will also be closing at noon today, closed on Monday and back in session next Tuesday.  
Henry and Stark County Health Department offices will be closed on Monday  with homemaker staff still working where necessary to provide in home care. 
The Henry County Senior Citizen Center in Kewanee will also be closed on Monday for Memorial Day.


ISP Continues Click It Or Ticket Campaign

Illinois State Police will be out in force this holiday weekend with the click it or ticket campaign.
Officers will be looking for all infractions and State Trooper Jason Wilson from District 7 in East Moline says the campaign is about more than just writing tickets…
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Rauner Proposes Schools Choose Funds for Safety or Building

Schools looking for resources to pay for security guards or mental health professionals may have a new way to do so. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner wants schools to be able to take from funds set aside to build facilities and use them to pay for safety or mental health personal.

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The resources for schools wouldn’t increase. Rather districts would have to choose what they would rather be able to afford.



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