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Dr Andy Peterson from OSF Saint Luke Medical Center Discusses Liver Health and Alcohol Consumption on Tuned In

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Galva Police Arrest and Citation Report 04-19-2021

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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.

RaeAnn Tucker Latest Recovery Rate Data

Apr 15, 2021
The latest Recovery Rate Data from the Henry and Stark County Health Department was released on Wednesday and showed increase of 40 active, ongoing cases of COVID-19 between the two counties. RaeAnn Tucker from the Henry and Stark County Health Department joined WKEI on People to People and to call on people to continue to follow guidelines for avoiding getting COVID-19. Part of the problem with rising cases has to do with bars and restaurants where capacity limits are being ignored and not enough effort is being put in to keeping people safe. The Henry and Stark County Health Department released new guidelines for bars and restaurants, encouraging owners to get their employees vaccinated while also reminding them that they still have state imposed guidelines they must follow at the risk of potential sanctions if they are not in compliance.

Whiteside County Update on Vaccines and COVID-19

Apr 15, 2021
Whiteside County Update on Vaccines and COVID-19 by Regional Media

Moira Rothert - Memorial Hospital In Carthage

Apr 14, 2021
Moira Rothert, Care Coordinator and Discharge Planner at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, was on WLMD recently to discuss the hospital’s Transitional Care program.

When you’re recovering from an illness or injury, you may hit a point at which you don’t quite need to be a regular hospital patient, yet you are not quite ready to fend for yourself at home, either. That is when you need Transitional Care. You may also hear this referred to as Swing Bed Care.

Transitional Care at Memorial Hospital is a patient-centered, high quality program for hospitalized patients recovering from illness or surgery who may no longer need to be in a traditional hospital setting but are not yet ready to go home.

If you have any questions or wish to have a patient or family member admitted to the program, call 217-357-8520. More information is also available online at
https://www.mhtlc.org/treatments/transitional-level-care-swing-bed/

Beth Chatterton McDonough County 4H

Apr 14, 2021
Beth Chatterton, McDonough County 4H Coordinator, joined WLMD MacombNewsNow.com to discuss the upcoming McDonough County 4H Barbecue happening May 7th from 5 Pm to 7 Pm. Tickets can be purchased from any 4H member or from the University of Illinois Extension Office located on the McDonough County Fairgrounds in Macomb. Tickets before May 7th are $6.00 or you can buy them on the day of the Barbecue for $7.00. Each barbecue meal includes a Pork Chop Sandwich, Baked Beans, a Cookie and a drink. All proceeds from the McDonough County 4H Barbecue go to support 4H activities and scholarships.

State Bank Of Toulon Community Banking Month

Apr 14, 2021
Mark Riewerts and Nichelle Morey from the State Bank of Toulon joined WKEI on People to People on Wednesday morning to discuss Community Banking Month. The State Bank of Toulon is doing things in the community to help out as much as they can. This week, you can drop by State Bank of Toulon branches to drop of documents to be shredded. All month long you can stop by the State Bank of Toulon for the chance to win Gift Cards from local businesses. The State Bank of Toulon is giving away gift cards to local businesses everyday in the Month of April. Also part of the Community Banking Month is outreach for kids. Bring the kids to the State Bank of Toulon to open a savings account and receive a free piggy bank and kids can enter the State Bank of Toulon coloring contest all month long as well. Finally, Todd Riewerts tells WKEI that there is a new mortgage product at the State Bank of Toulon that those who need or already have a mortgage will want to know more about. Find out everything in our People to People conversation with our friends from the State Bank of Toulon.

Bethany Bland Rock Falls Chamber with a Splash

Apr 14, 2021
Bethany Bland Rock Falls Chamber with a Splash by Regional Media

Rock Falls Rotary Celebrating 85 Years

Apr 14, 2021
Rock Falls Rotary Celebrating 85 Years by Regional Media

Katie Laleman Henry County Farm Bureau

Apr 14, 2021
It's that time of the year when Farm equipment is once again back on the road. The Henry County Farm Bureau is reminding everyone to please be patient and take care when passing farm equipment. Of course, the Henry County Farm Bureau has numerous interests all year round one of which is helping you with your cooking. The Farm Bureau is promoting and supporting a virtual cooking class on Monday, April 19th. Visit the Henry County Farm Bureau on Facebook for the Zoom link and details, including needed ingredients for the Make A Monday Cooking Class with the Henry County Farm Bureau. Katie Laleman from the Henry County Farm Bureau joined WKEI on Tuned In to talk about all things Farm Bureau.