Local News and Happenings

Accident at Central Tremont Saturday Night

Story updated to reflect information from Kewanee Police arrest and Citation Report. Evidence indicated that the driver had been taken from the scene by squad car but the Police Report indicates that ...

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Tuned In Sara Billiet Kewanee Public Library

Sara Billiet from the Kewanee Public Library joined WKEI on Tuned In on Thursday to talk about upcoming events at the library. One of the big events coming up is a visit by author and historian Leonar...

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Minor Changes to FOID Card to Be Signed into Law

Under a measure set to be signed by Governor J.B Pritzker, police officers will be allowed to carry concealed weapons while hunting wthout a permit. The measure will also allow members of the military...

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IFB Delegation in Washington this Week

Illinois Farm Bureau had a delegation in Washington D.C. this week. Much on the table says IFB president Richard Guebert, including the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.   Guebert was in ...

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Social Security Warns of Scams

Robocalls of people posing as officials at Social Security continues to be an issue. That's what the agency’s Jack Myers indicates and says the underlying theme is scaring the public into th...

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One Dead in Crash in Cambridge

One person is dead in an accident on Illinois Route 81, one mile outside of Cambridge. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at approximately 12:23 Pm when ...

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Celebrating Those Who Help Give Life to Others

Illinoisans are being encouraged to join a global observance this week that celebrates a critical part of modern medicine. Every two seconds, a person in the United States needs blood, and World Blood...

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Galva Arts Council Announces 2019 Photo Show

The Galva Arts Council is now accepting entries for the 2019 Galva Arts Council Photo Show. The deadline to enter is June 30th. The theme for this year's Galva Arts Council Photo Show is Capture t...

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Patrick Henry Club to Hold Event in Bishop Hill

The Patrick Henry Club of Henry County will meet at the Unwind Patio at Entwined in Bishop Hill on June 22nd. The Patrick Henry Club is a quarterly meeting of Conservative voters who meet for cof...

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Sheffield Knights of Columbus to Hold Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the Sheffield Knights of Columbus will host a Blood Drive on July 8th. Appointments are being accepted ahead of the Blood Drive on Monday, July 8th from 1:30 Pm to 5:30. The...

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Bees Itching to Swarm but Don't Panic

When nature calls at this time of year, bees like to swarm. Larry Krengel, who serves on the board of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association, says swarming is what bees have done to survive over mi...

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