News Headlines – November 28, 2018

Last Updated on November 28th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Illinois Lawmakers Return To Springfield For One Last Push

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois lawmakers are back at the Capitol for their final push of 2018. The focus is on the Illinois House, lawmakers yesterday voted to override a handful of Governor Rauner’s vetoes. The Senate voted on the same plans two weeks ago. After this week, lawmakers won’t return to the statehouse till January.

CDC: Illinois Has Seven AFM Cases

(Washington, DC) — Federal health managers say Illinois has seven of the 116 confirmed cases of a rare polio-like disease. The CDC yesterday said that 31 states have at least one case of acute flaccid myelitis. There are another 170 possible cases. CDC officials say 90 percent of the cases are in children, but they still have no idea what is causing the disease.

Open House Next Month For New Quincy Vets’ Home

(Quincy, IL) — We’ll get a sneak peek next month at the plans for the new veterans home in Quincy. Planners are hosting an open house on December 18th to show the master plan for the new home. It’s unclear if the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs will have a care plan to present at the time. The state is moving to overhaul the Quincy Veterans Home after a Legionnaires outbreak that’s killed 13 people since 2015.

Moline Illinois’ Only City To Break A Snowfall Record

(Moline, IL) — Folks from Peoria to Rockford and across western Illinois saw more than a foot of snow over the weekend. But only one city set a record. Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says Moline is the only city to set a new snowfall record. Moline saw 17-point-nine inches of snow. That breaks the old record of 15-and-a-half inches of snow set back in 1974.