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News Headlines – December 3, 2018

Last Updated on December 3rd, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Illinois Looking To Tally Storm Damage

It could be a few more days before the state knows just how much damage the weekend storms left behind. Teams from the state and the National Weather Service were out yesterday, surveying the damage from Saturday’s tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. A band of storms cut across most of central Illinois, but the worst of it looks to be Taylorville, where at least one tornado damaged 100 homes and injured about 20 people.

Illinois U.S. Senators Remember President Bush As A Hero

Both of Illinois’ U.S. senators are remembering former President George H.W. Bush as a hero. Senator Dick Durbin yesterday said the first President Bush put his life on the line for the country in World War Two, and then dedicated the rest of his life to public service. Senator Tammy Duckworth says Bush was key to signing the Americans with Disabilities Act. George H.W. Bush passed away on Friday; he was 94.

Peoria-Area Better Business Bureau Warns Of Social Security Scam

There’s another warning about another phone scam. This one comes from the Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois in Peoria, and is warning about people trying to take advantage of folks getting Social Security payments. The BBB says someone is calling people and telling them that their Social Security benefits have been frozen and there’s a number to call, but it’s all a scam. The BBB says if you get a call, just hang up.

Moline Native, F Troop Actor Ken Berry Passes Away

One of Moline’s ties to Hollywood has passed away. Ken Berry’s friends and family members said over the weekend that Berry died Saturday at age 85. Berry was known to a generation of TV fans for his starring role in F Troop. But he enjoyed a long career that included roles on The Love Boat, Chips, and the Disney film Herbie Rides again.