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Kewanee Back When The Kewanee Historical Society on the Move with Mike Dewalt

The Kewanee Historical Society is on the move. May 3rd marks the beginning of ...

Henry County Board Agenda for Thursday, April 22nd

MEETING AGENDA Call meeting to order 6:00 p.m. – Kippy Breeden, Board Chair Prayer – Kathy ...

Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore Releases Statement in Reaction to Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore took to social media on Tuesday to offer his thoughts ...

Police Beat

Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 04-21-2021

-On Saturday, April 17th at 8:25A.M. Henry County Orion Division Deputy responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on 7th St. at U.S. Hwy. 150 in Orion , IL. ...

Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 04-21-2021

Kewanee Blotter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: 2021-04-20 4:00 To: 2021-04-21 4:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time: 04/20 - 05:37 Dept: KPD Location: 800 BLK ...

Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 04-20-2021

Kewanee Blotter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: 04/19/2021 04:00 To: 04/20/2021 04:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time: 04/19 - 05:59 Dept: KPD Location: 100 BLK ...

Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 04-19-2021

-On Saturday, April 10th at 10:24P.M. Henry County Deputies responded to a single vehicle ...

Galva Police Arrest and Citation Report 04-19-2021

April 19, 2021 April 12, 2021 through April 18, 2021 April 12 Officer was dispatched to the ...

Upcoming Events

As part of the Dairy Building Program Series, on Saturday July 10, Doug Dowell, professor at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL, will present a program about Forrest Cady: Bishop Hill’s Major Leaguer.
The Henry County Humane Society-Geneseo is holding a training for dog walkers during open hours. In order to walk dogs, you need to be 18 or older. If you are interested in volunteering with our dogs, please join us. Training will take around an hour.

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Melissa Ryan- Rock River Hospice and Home

Apr 21, 2021
Melissa Ryan- Rock River Hospice and Home by Regional Media

Kewanee ParksDirector Andrew Dwyer

Apr 21, 2021
Andrew Dwyer Director of the Kewanee Parks Department joined WKEI on Tuned In for a conversation regarding the most recent Kewanee Parks Board Meeting and the events happening at Kewanee Parks. One of the items that stood out from the meeting was an initiative to bring new trees to Kewanee Parks. Claudia Buchanan with the Kewanee Garden Club spearheaded a grant that will allow for the Parks to receive a number of Red Oak Trees for planting at the Kewanee Parks. We also discussed a new employee health initiative at Kewanee Parks and Mr Dwyer praised Administrative Assistant Christy Jackson Ehnle on Administrative Professionals Day. The Oldeen Roofing Fishing Rodeo has been announced for June and Mr Dwyer tells WKEI that repairs have been completed on the Oasis Pool.

Kewanee Back When The Kewanee Historical Society On The Move

Apr 21, 2021
The Kewanee Historical Society is on the move. May 3rd marks the beginning of a brand new era for the Kewanee Historical Society at a new location at 125 North Tremont Street. The new location offers more space and a more unique layout for the Society which means even more access to the history of Kewanee. There are no plans for a grand opening celebration, COVID-19 restrictions make that difficult, but there will be a series of events to celebrate the new location and plans are in motion to be open more often with longer hours. Mike Dewalt with the Kewanee Historical Society joined WKEI on the newest of edition of Kewanee Back When hosted by Dave Clark and Sean Kernan.

Dr Chris Sullens Kewanee School Board Meeting

Apr 20, 2021
At Monday night's Kewanee School Board Meeting, the Kewanee School Board approved plans for a rapid COVID-19 testing protocol. This rapid test, which can be administered and conducted in 15 minutes on those who are symptomatic, and have parents permission to be tested, could prove key in keeping more kids in school and fewer missing time due to having been a close contact of someone who is positive for COVID-19. Also at Monday night's meeting, plans for an outdoor graduation ceremony next month were set and the Homecoming King and Queen were honored. See photos of the King Henry Burkhart and Queen Ailynn Duarte along with the Student Council President Hannah Pratt below.

RaeAnn Tucker Latest COVID Vaccine Information

Apr 20, 2021
The Henry and Stark County Health Department is putting out the call to anyone who hasn't been vaccinated yet, there is no need to wait. COVID-19 infection rates in Henry and Stark County have seen an alarming rise over the last several weeks and the best way to combat that rise, aside from continuing to wear your mask, wash your hands, and maintain distance, is to get vaccinated. Region 2, where Henry and Stark County are located, reached Orange Status recently because of rising infections but also because ICU beds have been filling up higher than the state mandated metric for the number of available beds. Go to HenryStarkHealth.com today to register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic or contact any of your local pharmacies or OSF Saint Luke Medical Center. Get vaccinated on your schedule, whatever you need to do, but the message is Get Vaccinated.

Sterling Mayor Lee and City Manager Scott Schumard

Apr 20, 2021
Sterling Mayor Lee and City Manager Scott Schumard by Regional Media

Kris Noble-Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Apr 20, 2021
Kris Noble-Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce by Regional Media

Deb Janssen from Heritage Woods

Apr 20, 2021
Deb Janssen from Heritage Woods by Regional Media

Dr Andy Peterson Alcohol Abuse And The Pandemic

Apr 19, 2021
Dr Andy Peterson from OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee joined WKEI on Tuned In on Monday, April 19th, to talk about alcohol consumption and the pandemic. The CDC is studying just how much alcohol consumption increased during the pandemic and how that is having a major effect on liver health. It is believed that we may see a serious increase in health issues related to the liver and due to the increased amount of alcohol consumed during the pandemic. Whether this was from the stress of dealing with the pandemic or perhaps related to people spending more time at home with little else to do, the increase in alcohol consumption over the past year could have a serious long term impact on the health of millions Americans for years to come.

Colby Horsley Kewanee Dunes Golf Leagues

Apr 19, 2021
Golf leagues resume at Kewanee Dunes in May. Teams of up to 8 players can participate every Tuesday night with prizes on the line and all building to an end of the season banquet at Kewanee Dunes paid for via the league fees. Colby Horsley from Kewanee Dunes joined WKEI's Overtime sports show on Friday night to call out for players and teams to join up for League Golf at Kewanee Dunes. For more information or to get signed up for League Golf just stop by Kewanee Dunes and ask for Colby Horsley.

AJ Francis WWE Most Wanted Treasures

Apr 16, 2021
WWE fans may not yet know former NFL player A.J Francis but they are about to in a big way. A.J is now the host of WWE's Most Wanted Treasures, a new A & E Series in which A.J joins with a WWE legend like The Undertaker, Mick Foley or Kane, to track down a memorable piece of WWE legend. Along the way the legends tell stories about the things they are searching for and what it meant to them when they had it. It's a show filled with nostalgia and a little detective work as A.J and team must locate whatever happened to this piece of WWE memorabilia. WWE's Most Wanted Treasures debuts on A & E on Sunday, April 18th.

Freedom House - April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 16, 2021
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Freedom House is a non-profit organization that serves survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Freedom House provides services to adults and children in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties.

Sexual Violence Program team members Kayla Major, Child/Teen Counselor and Alicia Cole, Trainer/Volunteer Coordinator at Freedom House in Princeton, visited Wake Up Princeton on WZOE-AM recently. They said this month is a time to focus on awareness of sexual assault in our local communities, adding the key to prevention is education about consent and boundaries from an early age.

There’s always a need for volunteers at Freedom House. They’re currently in need of medical advocacy volunteers. They provide direct support to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in the hospital’s emergency department. One of the first lines of support after a victim has experienced a traumatic event. There is also a need for volunteers for client transportation, child care and staffing the hotline. More information on volunteering is available at freedomhouseillinois.org/volunteers or by calling 815-872-0087.

Freedom House is located at 400 Elm Place in Princeton. Their 24-hour hotline is 800-474-6031 and their business line is (815) 872-0087. More information is available online at freedomhouseillinois.org and at facebook.com/freedomhouseillinois.

Sean At The Movies Episode 7 Hollow Point

Apr 16, 2021
On the latest edition of Sean at the Movies I talk with star Dilan Jay and Director Daniel Zirelli about their throwback action movie Hollow Point. Hollow Point tells the story of an ethics professor, played by Dilan Jay, who loses his wife and daughter to a horrific murderer. The culprit is a drug dealer played by Jay Mohr and the murder sets Jay off on a path toward revenge but along the way, he slowly realizes how futile and pointless vengeance is, that essentially, vengeance has a point but it is a Hollow Point. Michael Pare, Luke Goss and Juju Chan co-star in Hollow Point which is in limited theatrical release and is available anywhere were streaming movies can be rented.

Sauk Valley Community College Impact Program Recognition

Apr 16, 2021
Sauk Valley Community College Impact Program Recognition by Regional Media

What's Coming Up at The YWCA

Apr 16, 2021
What's Coming Up at The YWCA by Regional Media

Alcohol Awareness Month with Sinnissippi Centers Andy Jackson

Apr 16, 2021
Alcohol Awareness Month with Sinnissippi Centers Andy Jackson by Regional Media

Dietitian Emily Kirik OSF Healthcare Food Environment

Apr 16, 2021
Dietetic Assistant Emily Kirik with OSF Healthcare joined WKEI to discuss Food Environment. Food environment is twofold, the area in which you leave and the food options available to you and your personal food environment in your home. Do you keep snacks around? Soda? Do you keep snacks within arms reach when you are at home and then wonder why you can't seem to lose weight? It's time to address your food environment. Emily Kirk with OSF Healthcare has several tips for you to monitor your food environment.

Karissa Nash Courtyard Village

Apr 16, 2021
Karissa Nash from Courtyard Communities joined WKEI on Tuned In on Friday to discuss some of the myths regarding what Courtyard Communities are all about. Options include independent living, assisted living and Betty's Garden for this with alzheimers and dementia. You can decide for yourself the level of care you need while you take advantage of the many opportunities that Courtyard Communities provide to help improve your life.

Doc Severinson American Masters On PBS

Apr 15, 2021
Former Tonight Show Bandleader Doc Severinson was recently subject of the PBS Documentary Series American Masters. The documentary chronicles the 93 year old's career in entertainment from the era of the big band to his time on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and life after The Tonight Show when Doc toured ceaselessly because he couldn't stop playing trumpet. The film also talks about Doc's influence on other trumpet players and The Tonight Show itself. We talked with Doc Severinson about his career today in the Noon Hour on WKEI.

Ken Lindner Career Choreography

Apr 15, 2021
It's time to get back to work but you're worried that your job getting skills aren't as sharp as they used to be. That's where author and consultant Ken Lindner can help. Ken is the author of a new book called "Career Choreography" and the book is packed with tips on job interviews, networking and getting the job you've always wanted. With the pandemic slowly coming to an end jobs will be opening up again and Ken Lindner has advice for those returning to the job market in this Tuned In conversation.