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Family wins Chula Vista getaway from WZOE-Z98-WRVY and ZavingsOnline

Kary Snyder and her kids are all smiles as they pick up a Chula Vista getaway prize package Kary won courtesy of WZOE-Z98-WRVY and…

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Illinois Briefs – 7/30/14

Quinn Blows Off Poll That Puts Him Behind (Chicago, IL) -- Governor Quinn is blowing off a new poll that puts Bruce Rauner up by 14-points in the race for state's top job. Forty-seven percent of respondents in a recent "We Ask America" poll said they'd vote for Rauner if the race were today. Thirty three-percent said they'd back Quinn. Quinn say it's too early to gauge on who's up on the race. He notes that he was the underdog in 2010, but he pulled through and his opponent "is still looking…

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Spring Valley motorcycle accident kills a Peru man

The investigation continues into a motorcycle accident in Spring Valley that left a Peru man dead. The accident happened Sunday evening. Spring Valley Police say 34-year old Randy Mosell Junior was traveling east on Route 6 on the Spring Valley curves when, after passing a vehicle, his motorcycle went off the road and he hit a sign. Mosell was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital but died soon after arriving. An investigation into the accident is being done by the Spring Valley Police Department…

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Illinois Briefs – 7/29/14

Ryan Questions Whether Quinn Is Headed To Prison (Chicago, IL) -- Former Governor George Ryan says he wouldn't be surprised if Pat Quinn becomes the third consecutive Illinois governor who ends up behind bars. Ryan spoke exclusively to ABC-TV in Chicago yesterday. He says he hopes Quinn isn't convicted but the fact of the matter is he's under investigation for possibly using 55-million dollars in taxpayer money as a slush fund to woo voters back in 2010. Ryan spent five years behind bars and…

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Delays Slow Final Day of DePue Boat Races

The Pro National Championship Boat Races are over at DePue for another year, but not without some excitement on the final day. Strong winds forced a 3-hour delay. When racing did resume late in the afternoon, an accident happened in the first heat of the 1100cc Hydro. Sean McKean of Texas and Jim Wright of New York were taken to the hospital. McKean was in stable condition with a leg injury and Wright received stitches on his nose.  With the delays caused by the wind and the accident, some…

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Illinois Briefs – 7/28/14

Quinn Takes Low-Wage Challenge (Springfield, IL) -- Governor Quinn is taking a challenge that'll force him to live on the minimum wage for a while. He made the pledge yesterday after being called out by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. She just wrapped up a week of living on just eleven-bucks a day. It's part of a movement designed to get more people out to the polls this fall where they can weigh in on whether the state's minimum wage should be raised to ten-bucks-an-hour. Lawmakers won't be…

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Final Day of DePue Boat Races – Bosnich III wins title

More national champions are being crowned on this final day of the Pro National Championship Boat Races on Lake DePue. Saturday was a big day for DePue racer Paul Bosnich III, who won a national title in the 250cc Runabout. He’s trying for the 350cc Runabout title today. Besides racing, attractions include carnival rides, games and food booths. Speaking of food, there’s the DePue Men’s Club food stand. Publicity chairman Eric Bryant says the folks who run the food stand are especially…

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Awards Program Highlights Today’s 4-H Fair events

Today marks day 3 of the Bureau County 4-H Fair. Highlights include this afternoon’s “Sale of Champions” and “Awards Program”. The 4-H food stand is open until 4 this afternoon, offering a variety of sandwiches, salads and pies. The fair runs through tomorrow at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in…

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Second Day of Championship Boat Races on Lake DePue

It’s the third and final day of the Lake DePue Pro National Championship Boat Races. Six more racers will win national championships today, joining the 14 other national champs crowned Friday and Saturday. Besides racing, other attractions include a carnival, food stands and games. Raffle drawings wrap things up at 6:30. Admission is three-dollars. WZOE-AM 1490, is broadcasting on-location from the boat races again this…

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Believe Foundation holds 3rd annual event today at Metro Center

The Believe Foundation is holding its third annual Celebration Ride, 3-point shooutout, bags tournament, fun fair, live music and beer garden until 8 tonight at the Bureau County Metro Center. The 106-mile ride begins at 11 this morning, the shootout gets underway at 1 this afternoon and the bags tourney at 3. The Believe Foundation is a not-for-profit organization benefiting local cancer patients with funds for wigs, post-surgical needs, and other related items. More information is available…

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