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Crime stoppers with Sheriff John Booker

Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker was in studio this morning to talk about activity ...

Downton Macomb Summer Concert Series to Resume

The Downtown Macomb Summer Concert Series that was put on hold over concerns about ...

Prominent Latino voices call for Goya Foods boycott after CEO praises Trump

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Goya Foods, the ...

Police Beat

Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 07-10-2020

-On Tuesday, July 7th at 4:06P.M. Henry County Courthouse Deputies arrested Russell Bailey (age 41) of Kewanee on a Rock Island County arrest warrant for probation violation (original charge: ...

Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 07-09-2020 to 07-10-2020

At approximately 7:42 Am on Thursday, Kewanee Police were called to the area of ...

Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 07-09-2020

-On Wednesday, July 8th at 8:26P.M. Henry County Deputy made a traffic stop on ...

Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 07-08-2020 to 07-09-2020

At approximately 11:19 Pm, Kewanee Police were called to an accident scene in the ...

Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 07-08-2020

-On Monday, July 6th at 8:13P.M. Henry County Deputies responded to a single vehicle ...

Illinois News Now

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Sheriff John Booker

Jul 10, 2020
Sheriff John Booker by Regional Media

YWCA of The Sauk Valley

Jul 10, 2020
YWCA of The Sauk Valley by Regional Media

Whiteside County Health Dept, Cory and Emily

Jul 10, 2020
Whiteside County Health Dept, Cory and Emily by Regional Media

Sara Billiet Kewanee Public Libraryt Summer Reading

Jul 09, 2020
Sara Billiet from the Kewanee Public Library was our guest on Tuned In on Thursday. Sara joined WKEI to talk about the Kewanee Public Library Summer Reading Program which has both a physical media presence and an app presence. Kids, teens and adults can track summer reading with the usual paper list found at the library or you can get the library app, BeanStack. Get it for any kind of smart device so that you can track your summer reading with the Kewanee Public Library.

Bishop Rafalko And Father Kazimir

Jul 09, 2020
Get used to calling him Bishop Jerry Rafalko. Our beloved Father Jerry has handed the reigns of the Holy Trinity Parish Polish National Catholic Church in Kewanee to Father Kazimir. Bishop Rafalko is technically still Bishop-Elect but it's only a matter of time and he's already moving well into the position. Bishop Rafalko joined WKEI to welcome Father Kazimir to his new home in Kewanee and introduce him to the public so we can all welcome Father Kazimir whose time at the Holy Trinity Church is already underway.

Lance Riccio Coach Bob Reade

Jul 09, 2020
Coaching Legend Bob Reade, passed away on July 5th. The Coach who is forever remembered for his time at Geneseo High School, before it was called Geneseo High School, and Augustana, is not just being remembered as a coach but also as a leader and family man. LocalSportsNow.com had the chance to pay tribute to Coach Reade this week in conversation with Rock Island Football Assistant Coach Lance Riccio whose own father Coached alongside Coach Reade and who himself was able to learn from the man from at a very early age about what a leader looks like.

Katie Laleman Henry County Farm Bureau

Jul 09, 2020
The Henry County Farm Bureau Golf Outing is a major Farm Bureau Fundraiser every year. Now, with COVID-19 making such gatherings difficult, the Farm Bureau has found a clever way to keep the tradition alive. The Farm Bureau is hosting a virtual golf outing using the honor system. Players can compete on their own time, on the course of their choice and submit photos of themselves and their scorecard. Players are trusted to tell the truth about their round and remember that the money raised goes to help the Farm Bureau operations and scholarships which are far more important than any impressive score on the links.

Kewanee Farmers Market Halfway Over

Jul 09, 2020
The Kewanee Farmer's Market is looking for crafters who would like to sell their crafts at the Farmer's Market. New rules from the state of Illinois now allow for crafters to be part of the farmer's market and Diane Demay and Marianne Dybdal want your crafts to be part of the Kewanee Farmer's Market. Right now, crafters, or vendors of most types, can be part of what remains of Farmer's Market season at a reduced rate. Get in touch with Kewanee Farmer's Market on Facebook to secure your spot.

Sauk Talk with Dallas and Jon

Jul 08, 2020
Sauk Talk with Dallas and Jon by Regional Media

Whiteside Carrol Enterprise Zone

Jul 08, 2020
Whiteside Carrol Enterprise Zone by Regional Media

Illinois Secretary of State

Jul 08, 2020
Illinois Secretary of State by Regional Media

Rotary on The Radio

Jul 08, 2020
Rotary on The Radio by Regional Media

Sterling Update with Mayor Lee

Jul 07, 2020
Sterling Update with Mayor Lee by Regional Media

RaeAnn Tucker COVID19 99 Cases

Jul 07, 2020
The latest numbers on COVID-19 have Henry County at 99 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. That's an increase of 8 cases in the last week in Henry County. Meanwhile, people continue to attempt to politicize the virus and the reaction to it on social media and the question is, Why? Why do you feel that there is a political conspiracy surrounding COVID-19? The Health Department can only recommend you follow guidelines in order to keep yourself and others safe, they cannot arrest you for not following along. So why the conspiracy theories?

Pastor Jim Reynolds Why

Jul 07, 2020
Pastor Jim Reynolds from OSF Hospice and OSF Grief Support joined WKEI to talk about grief and specifically how to deal with the question of Why? Why was my loved one taken? It's a question that plagues many of those afflicted by loss. The question of Why is an answerable question, as painful as that may seem. That said, other why questions may offer more insight and support than simply why someone has died.

Jamie Bryan Remembering Shaune Lewis

Jul 07, 2020
Kewanee High School Principal Jamie Bryan has known Shaune Lewis since High School, when they played on the same Kewanee Boilermakers Basketball team together under Coach Peck. Mr Bryan joined WKEI on Tuesday to remember Shaune Lewis, his contributions to the community and the many conversations about basketball and life that the two shared during Shaune's time as Head Coach of the Boilermakers. A visitation memorial for Shaune Lewis will be held in the auditorium at Kewanee High School on Saturday from 11 Am to 4 Pm. Due to social distancing guidelines, no more than 50 people can be in the auditorium at one time and attendees must wear masks.

Dr Cliff Martin OSF COVID19

Jul 06, 2020
Is COVID-19 spread through the air? The answer is, yes, under some specific circumstances. Dr Cliff Martin,Vice President Chief Medical Officer serving OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, and OSF St. Mary Medical Center, tells WKEI that indeed, COVID-19 can be transmitted in the air, via close contact of people in an enclosed space. The issue is that COVID-19 exists in minuscule droplets in the human mouth that escape every time you speak or breathe through your mouth. Those unseen droplets can linger in the air and end up on people close to you or on surfaces where they can be touched by people sharing that common space. Masks alleviate the issue of airborne COVID-19 by limiting the amount of droplets in the air and on common surfaces.

Russ Hughes Remembering Coach Shaune Lewis

Jul 06, 2020
Kewanee Basketball coach and local businessman, Shaune Lewis passed away last week. Coach Lew was beloved by his players and deeply loved by his family. He was admired by everyone in the Kewanee community and known for his strong conviction and faith. Today on WKEI, our lead sports announcer Russ Hughes, joined Sean Kernan on the WKEI Morning Show to pay tribute to a Coach and a man who touched a lot of lives and will not soon be forgotten.

State Representative Tony McCombie

Jul 06, 2020
State Representative Tony McCombie by Regional Media

SITK Kitchen & Bath - The Greatest Comeback

Jul 05, 2020
The Greatest Comeback continues for local businesses including SITK Kitchen & Bath in Princeton. Owner Mark Howarth has operated the business for more than 31 years. Mark says they work with customers all over the northern half of the state, doing kitchen and bath design and sales. He says their business was “non existent for two and a half months” as they closed their doors due to help the community fight COVID-19. During that time they did finish some work they had started for customers while maintaining social distancing. SITK re-opened on June 1 and Mark says they have seen a “resurgence” in business since then. He says they take pride in collaborating with area contractors to help keep money spent by the business local. SITK Kitchen & Bath is located at 1619 North Main Street in Princeton. They are open weekdays from 9 to 5 and Saturdays from 9 to 3. More information including a virtual showroom tour can be found at somekitchen.com and they have a Facebook page. You can also give them a call at 815-879-0604.