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Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022. The Mayor joined WKEI to discuss Monday night's Kewanee City Council Meeting. At the meeting, the Council approved a road closure for Courtyard Estates for an event they are holding on August 28th. The Council then made the final decision regarding North Cottage between 5th and 6th Streets. The council voted 5 to 0 in favor of not upgrading the empty road to a street and will not try to qualify the space as an alley as some had suggested. The Mayor also discussed the long term savings that should come from a pair of upgrades set to occur on Kewanee's water treatment plant and water treatment infrastructure. Finally, there was a tabled vote regarding reimbursing a portion of cell phone use for top level City Hall employees. The Council has requested more information on the plan for the next Kewanee City Council Meeting.
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Wake Up TriCounties Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore Kewanee Mayor Gary Moore was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022. The Mayor joined WKEI to discuss Monday night's Kewanee City Council Meeting. At the meeting, the Council approved a road closure for Courtyard Estates for an event they are holding on August 28th. The Council then made the final decision regarding North Cottage between 5th and 6th Streets. The council voted 5 to 0 in favor of not upgrading the empty road to a street and will not try to qualify the space as an alley as some had suggested. The Mayor also discussed the long term savings that should come from a pair of upgrades set to occur on Kewanee's water treatment plant and water treatment infrastructure. Finally, there was a tabled vote regarding reimbursing a portion of cell phone use for top level City Hall employees. The Council has requested more information on the plan for the next Kewanee City Council Meeting.
Wake Up TriCounties Fundraising With The OSF Healthcare Foundation Sometimes, all it takes is the passion of one dedicated individual. In the case of an Ohio Lemonade Stand, an 8 year old girl's passion has become a non-profit sensation. After being hospitalized at an early age, Payton received a Teddy Bear in the hospital and it meant the world to her. This inspired her to raise money to make sure kids her age always received Teddy Bears for comfort while in the hospital. In the first year, Payton raised $800.00. Then her cause went viral and since then, Payton's Lemonade Stand became a vibrant and thriving example of what a passion project truly looks like. Kathy Foes from the OSF Healthcare Foundation talked about the passion to want to help people and how that drives fundraising activities. Payton's example is that one person can make a major difference when they have a cause. The OSF Healthcare Foundation has a passion for causes that has led to strides in local healthcare.
Wake Up TriCounties Jane Velez Mitchell What started as a story about the concerns over the breeding of pigs for pets, under the misleading name Teacup Pigs, turned into a fascinating conversation about the dangerous growth of factory farms across the country. On Friday, WKEI talked with reporter and TV Host Jane Velez Mitchell about a new Unchained TV reality series about cute pigs called "Pig Little Lies" and came from that was an eye opening conversation about the American food industry and the ways factory farms are harming the environment and independent, non-factory farmers across the country. You can find Pig Little Lies on Unchained TV available in the App Store of your favorite Smart TV, SmartPhone or Tablet.
Wake Up TriCounties Author Gary E Kerr Author Gary E. Kerr is coming to the Kewanee Public Library on Saturday August 6th for a book signing. Mr. Kerr, a well known lawyer in the Peoria area, authored a book about his father, Roy Kerr, from Kewanee, Illinois was a veteran of War War 2. Late in his life, his son, Gary, had him record his World War 2 stories and those stories, along with stories from Roy's life before and after the war, back in Kewanee, comprise the book "World War 2 My Father's Journey: Friendship War Romance." Gary E. Kerr will be signing copies of his book on Saturday, August 6th beginning at 10:30 Am.
Wake Up TriCounties Latest COVID 19 Numbers Henry and Stark County are at Medium Risk for COVID-19 transmission. That from the latest IDPH data. On Thursday, WKEI spoke with RaeAnn Tucker about the latest COVID-19 numbers including 112 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between Henry and Stark County. The transmissibility of the latest COVID-19 variant is proving to be a challenge, especially among the unvaccinated who are being hit the hardest by COVID-19 infections. RaeAnn Tucker also talked about upcoming pop COVID-19 booster clinics for all eligible age groups and Breastfeeding Awareness Month, an effort to let new moms know that there is help available for those who a struggling with breastfeeding.
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Wake Up TriCounties Senior Center Successful Golf Outing Cassandra Schmoll from the Henry County Senior Center was our guest this week on Wake Up Tri-Counties. Cassandra tells WKEI that the recent Henry County Senior Center Golf Outing at Midland Golf Course was a huge success. So many generous people played and donated money and are now helping the Henry County Senior Center's Home Delivered Meal Program to be able to keep delivering hot meals to Seniors across Henry County. Cassandra reminds any senior interested in receiving a Home Delivered Meal can contact the Senior Center to get signed up. The Senior Center does ask for a minimum donation for Home Delivered Meals but no one will be kept off the list or denied a meal if they decide not to make a donation.
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