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Millions Hitting Road For Holiday – 11/26/14

>>Ferguson Unrest Leads To East St. Louis Curfew (East St. Louis, IL)  --  There won't be many late nights for teenagers in East St. Louis during the Thanksgiving break.  City leaders have put a curfew in place for everyone 17 and under.  They have to be inside between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day, unless they're at work or participating in a school or church event that has adult supervision.  The idea is to make sure the teens are safe from harm during any potential fallout from…

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Princeton and Bureau Valley win again

Boys Varsity High School Basketball from Tuesday night   At Orion Tipoff Classic Princeton 66 – Fulton 58 Tigers next play Friday night against host Orion at the tourney – Airtime 8:20 with Paul Bomleny and Norm Vandermoon on WZOE   At Wally Keller Invitational at Wethersfield High School Bureau Valley 66 – Elmwood 63 Storm next face Midland at the Invite tonight on Z98.  Airtime 5:20 with Charlie Waca   Others: Marengo 55 – Ottawa…

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Former Illinois Congressman Honored – 11/25/14

>>Madigan To Appeal Pension Decision (Springfield, IL)  --  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is planning to appeal a judge's decision regarding a pension overhaul passed last year by the Legislature.  Madigan says the State Supreme Court could take up the case by the end of January.  A Springfield judge ruled the overhaul aimed at fixing the state's 100-billion-dollar pension crisis was unconstitutional on Friday.  The state will seek an expedited hearing from the Supreme…

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Princeton and Bureau Valley Get Season-Opening Wins

Boys Varsity High School Basketball from  Monday night At Orion Tipoff Classic Princeton 53 - Erie 49 At Walley Keller Invitational at Wethersfield High School Bureau Valley 68 - Putnam County 58 Others: Reed Custer 79 - Hall 55 Byron 58 - St. Bede 43 LaSalle-Peru 51 - Polo…

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Ameren Schedules Power Outage Overnight

Ameren has a scheduled power outage planned for Tuesday, November 25th from 1am to 4am to replace or repair a utility…

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Proposal To Sell Decatur Public Library – 11/24/14

>>Two People Hurt In I-57 Crash (Savoy, IL)  --  A Chicago man has been ticketed after a Sunday night crash that left two people injured in Savoy.  Illinois State Police say Jamon Barnette was driving on I-57 while trying to pass a semitrailer when he lost control of his car on the wet pavement.  The vehicle left the road into a ditch and overturned.  Police ticketed Barnette for driving too fast for conditions. >>Woman Attacks Murphysboro McDonalds…

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The WZOE AG EXPO is TODAY! – 11/22/14

The WZOE AG EXPO is TODAY from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Bureau County Fairgrounds! FREE ADMISSION- Enter to win prizes to be spent at any booth vendor. Come hungry....Kramer's Kitchen will be serving breakfast and…

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No Vote On Minimum Wage – 11/21/14

>>Pension Ruling Coming Today (Springfield, IL)  --  Lawmakers will know if they need to go back to the drawing board on pension reform later this afternoon.  A judge is set to rule on whether the new pension law is constitutional.  Unions say it is not because it will reduce cost of living raises for retirees and it makes current workers stay on the job longer.  They say that clearly cuts into their pension benefits which are explicitly protected by the Illinoisconstitution. …

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Finally A Winner In State Treasurer’s Race – 11/20/14

>>Finally A Winner In State Treasurer's Race (Springfield, IL)  --  Democratic state senator Mike Frerichs [[ Fray-er-ricks ]] is accepting victory in the state treasurer's race.  He'd been trailing Republican Tom Cross by a very narrow margin since election night, but a final count of absentee and provisional ballots put him over the top.  Frerichs says he's looking forward to getting to work and helping get the state's economy back on track. He'll be sworn in in…

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Food Drive at WZOE Ag Expo – 11/19/14

*Food Drive at WZOE Ag Expo* The Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee will be hosting a food drive at the WZOE Ag Expo, Saturday Nov. 22nd. The committee will be collecting non-perishable food items or monetary donations at the Farm Bureau booth that will be located just inside the entry door. All items collected will be donated to surrounding area food pantries. For more details about the food drive contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at (815) 875-6468. *Details of the…

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