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Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 01-21-2022

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Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 01-20-2022

-On Wednesday, January 19th at 12:18A.M. Henry County Deputy made a traffic stop on ...

Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 01-20-2022

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Kewanee Police Arrest and Citation Report 01-19-2022

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Henry County Sheriff Arrest and Citation Report 01-18-2022

-On Monday, January 10th at 3:45P.M. Henry County Deputies responded to a traffic crash ...

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The Bureau County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee will take part in the annual District 4 YL Curling outing on Friday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m.
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Wake Up TriCounties RaeAnn Tucker HS Health Department

Dec 17, 2021
The Henry and Stark County Health Department on Thursday announced that a man in his 80s has become the 86th Henry County resident to die of COVID-19. This news comes as COVID-19 cases in both Henry and Stark County have been rising. According to numbers released on Wednesday by the Henry and Stark County Health Department new infections of COVID-19 were up by 313 cases combined in the two counties. It is expected today that both Henry and Stark County will remain at the Orange Warning Level indicating the increased risk of COVID-19 infection.

Wake Up TriCounties Leonard Maltin

Dec 15, 2021
Writer-Film Critic and industry cheerleader, Leonard Maltin spent his time during the pandemic locked away in his office working on his memoirs. Given the fact that he's been writing about movies since the 1960s, he's got a lot of stories to tell and a lot of famous friends who've given him remarkable experiences to share. Those stories are at the heart of Star Struck My Unlikely Road to Hollywood. Considered one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, Leonard Maltin is indeed a delight in this conversation on Wake Up Tri-Counties.

MacombNewsNow Dr Peter Peril Memorial Hospital

Dec 15, 2021
There are now more options for General Surgery at Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Dr. Peter Peril is now taking on more general surgery patients and spending more time at Memorial Hospital in Carthage with clinical hours at Memorial Medical Clinic in Colchester as well. Dr. Peril spoke to MacombNewsNow.com this week about spending more time in Carthage and Colchester, his surgical specialties, and what types of General Surgery will be more widely available at Memorial Hospital.

Wake Up TriCounties Amber Troxell The Angel Tree

Dec 15, 2021
The Angel Tree is officially empty! Amber Patch Troxell with Patchy's Toy Drive and The Salvation Army Angel Tree tells WKEI that the last of the three Angels were purchased this morning, Wednesday, December 15th, following our conversation with Amber on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Wednesday morning. That means that all of the kids who were on the Angel Tree will be getting their toys and clothes for Christmas thanks to your generosity. Of course, they were always going to be taken care of via the donations to Patchy's Toy Drive and Amber herself but it's a wonderful testament to the generosity of our community that the Angels have been completely bought up in 2021. We talked to Amber about Angel Tree, Patchy's Toy Drive and more today on WKEI.

Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore

Dec 15, 2021
Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021. Mayor Moore joined WKEI to wrap up Monday's Kewanee City Council Meeting which will be the last Kewanee City Council Meeting of 2021. The Mayor discussed bond issues which were mostly house cleaning for the City in preparation for the start of Budget talks. The Mayor also discussed the City of Kewanee plan for applying for grants for the downtown Kewanee area with the goal of cleaning up and strengthening infrastructure and beautification with the goal of attracting businesses to the area. Finally, the Mayor discussed demolitions of buildings in the City of Kewanee and how they are proceeding quickly to take down potentially dangerous or blighted buildings.

Nature's Treatment - Brad Loveless

Dec 14, 2021
Dave & Darren discuss Nature's Treatment's online shopping and year end specials including their 12 Days of Christmas promotion with NTI's Brad Loveless.

Wake Up TriCounties Warm Neighbors Cool Friends

Dec 14, 2021
Do you struggle with your heating bill? Do you make too much money to qualify for low income help through LIHEAP? There is still help available for you through the Warm Neighbors Cool Friends initiative from Ameren Illinois and the not for profit Energy Assistance Foundation. Susan Sams is with the Energy Assistance Foundation and she spoke with WKEI about how those in need of help year round with electric bills can get help from the Warm Neighbors Cool Friends program.

Wake Up TriCounties Jackie Kernan OSF

Dec 14, 2021
Jackie Kernan is the President of OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, OSF Saint Clare Medical Center in Princeton and OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Jackie Kernan joined WKEI to talk about the progress made at OSF Saint Clare in Princeton since OSF took over back in July of this year. We also talked about the holidays and COVID-19, a tough subject as hospital beds at OSF Hospitals continue to be scarce with rising cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

Wake Up TriCounties Henry County Farm Bureau IFB Convention

Dec 09, 2021
Congratulations to the Award Winning Henry County Farm Bureau. Katie Laleman from the Henry County Farm Bureau joined Wake Up Tri-Counties fresh from the recent Illinois Farm Bureau Conference in Chicago where the Henry County Farm Bureau was among the County Farm Bureaus to be honored at the event for their hard work and charity efforts. Katie also tells WKEI about the new Henry County Farm Bureau President and the continuing Bushels for Hunger Fundraiser that continues into the new year on behalf of the Riverbend Food Bank.

Wake Up TriCounties Friends Of The Animals Pictures With Santa

Dec 09, 2021
The Kewanee Friends of the Animals will be at the Farm King in Kewanee on Saturday for Pet Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The cost is $10.00 to have your pet and your family pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the proceeds benefit the Kewanee Friends of the Animals who help those in need pay for veterinary bills. Kewanee City Councilman Steve Faber, a personal friend of Santa Claus, and Jennifer Russell, with the Friends of the Animals were our guests on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Wednesday.

Bethany Bland-Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce

Dec 09, 2021
Bethany Bland-Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce by Regional Media

Dave Hellmich Sterling Noon Rotary

Dec 08, 2021
Dave Hellmich Sterling Noon Rotary by Regional Media

Sterling Mayor Skip Lee and City manager Scott Schumard

Dec 08, 2021
Sterling Mayor Skip Lee and City manager Scott Schumard by Regional Media

Keri Olson-United Way of Whiteside County

Dec 07, 2021
Keri Olson-United Way of Whiteside County by Regional Media

Wake Up TriCounties Todd Dedecker Bishop Hill Lucia Nights

Dec 07, 2021
After two weekends of Julmarknad, Bishop Hill isn't slowing down when it comes to celebrating the season. This weekend it's Lucia Nights in Bishop Hill with events on Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th, in the evening in Bishop Hill. Music and food and Lucia Girls with their candles in their crowns will be everywhere in Bishop Hill while the shops and restaurants offer a warm place to enjoy the atmosphere of Swedish celebration. Todd Dedecker with the Bishop Hill Heritage Association was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Monday with more on Lucia Nights in Bishop Hill.

Sauk Talk with Dr. Hellmich and Dallas Knack

Dec 03, 2021
Sauk Talk with Dr. Hellmich and Dallas Knack by Regional Media

Wake Up TriCounties RaeAnn Tucker COVID19 Update For Henry And Stark County

Dec 02, 2021
While news of a new variant of COVID-19 is making headlines nothing has changed as far as recommended efforts to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. RaeAnn Tucker from the Henry and Stark County Health Department was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties to discuss the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases in both Henry and Stark County and how people are still recommended to wear masks in public, maintain social distance, and keep up with regular hand washing as ways of keeping safe from COVID.

Wake Up TriCounties Andrew Dwyer Christmas In The Parks

Dec 02, 2021
Kewanee Parks will be lit up this Sunday, December 5th as the annual Lighted Christmas Parade will lead revelers to Windmont Park where the bridge and path will be illuminated for the holidays. And as Windmont Park lights up, so will Northeast Park light up for folks to drive thru and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas, many of which were crafted by the talented inmates at the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center. Andrew Dwyer, Kewanee Park District Director spoke to WKEI on Wednesday about lighting up the Parks for the holidays, vandals who tried to ruin the holiday fun at Northeast Park, and what is to come next year in Kewanee Parks.

Comfort and Joy This Saturday in Morrison

Dec 02, 2021
Comfort and Joy This Saturday in Morrison by Regional Media

Wake Up TriCounties Larry Lock Kewanee 1854 To 2000

Dec 01, 2021
Larry Lock with the Kewanee Historical Society has a new book out. Well, it's a new old book really. The book, Kewanee 1854 to 2000, was actually published as part of a project with the Henry County Genealogical Society back in 2000. He's since then been asked by friends and colleagues to publish the book on its own. Now, Larry has done just that and you can buy a copy of Kewanee 1854 to 2000 today at B & B Printing, Country Morning Coffee and this Saturday you can buy the book and get it signed at the Kewanee Historical Society from 10 Am to 12 Noon.