News Headlines – November 2, 2018

Last Updated on November 2nd, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Illinois Sees Record Number Of Early Votes

Illinois voters are already turning out in record numbers for this year’s midterm elections. Board of Elections officials said yesterday they’ve received nearly 840-thousand early ballots, compared to just over 790-thousand received in the 2014 midterms. Officials say if the trend continues into Tuesday, it’s possible more Illinois residents will vote in these midterms than in the 2016 presidential election.


Sherman Police: Metal Blade Found In Halloween Candy

Police in Sherman, Illinois are investigating after a local parent says they found what appears to be a metal razor blade in their child’s Halloween candy. Officials say the parents called police Wednesday night after finding the blade forced into the middle of a peanut butter cup. No one was hurt, and police said it’s the only complaint they’ve received this year of dangerous items found in candy.


Parents Angry After Catholic Bishop Tells Students Santa Is Fake

Some parents of students at a southern Illinois Catholic school are upset after they say the local Bishop told their kids that Santa Claus wasn’t real. Bishop Edward Braxton allegedly made the comments to fifth and sixth-graders earlier this week during a visit to a Belleville school. Parents say he also suggested it was wrong for kids to celebrate Halloween. The diocese hasn’t commented on the situation.


Daylight Saving Time Ends

Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time ends this weekend, which means you’ll get an extra hour to sleep-in Sunday morning. Officials say this is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.