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When Chest Pain Occurs, Dial…Don’t Drive

Each year, 1.2 million Americans will suffer a cardiac emergency. About one third of these patients will die before they reach the hospital for one critical reason: A delay in receiving crucial medical treatment....

Faulkner Joins WGEL Sports Team

The Greenville football Comets begin their 2016 season Friday night at Litchfield. WGEL will broadcast all games and joining the WGEL sports team is Doug Faulkner, professor and dean of athletics at Greenville College. Faulkner, who...

Unit 2 School Board Facing Possible Budget Cuts

Bond County Unit 2 School Board held a special meeting Monday where they discussed possible budget cuts for the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Jeff Strieker told us some reasons why they must consider these...

Tuesday Night Parade Wraps Up Another Bond County Fair

A large crowd was on the Bond County Fairgrounds Tuesday night for the fair parade. Many organizations and businesses were represented in the parade, including veterans groups. The Bond County Community Unit 2 Marching...

Greenville PD June Activity Report

According to the Greenville Police Department June activity report, there were six cases of battery in June. Officers investigated one burglary from a motor vehicle, two thefts less than $500.00, one forgery, and...

New Rating Should Lead To Lower Insurance Rates In Greenville Fire Protection District

The Greenville Fire Protection District has good news for many property owners in the district. Fire Chief Bill Johnston advised that the Insurance Service Office has decreased the rating for the district which...

Counterfeit Money Warning

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be aware of counterfeit money that may be circulating in the area. Officials say the currency is realistic and may or may not have...

Friday Storm Photos

A small and surprisingly strong thunderstorm moved through the WGEL listening area late Friday afternoon. There were no warnings or watches issued by the National Weather Service, but in addition to strong wind...

Mulberry Grove FFA Honored At State Convention

Members of the Mulberry Grove FFA chapter attended the 90th annual Illinois State FFA Convention on June 12-14 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisors, and guests. “Be Bold” was the theme...

Former Greenville Residents’ Daughter To Perform In Carnegie Hall

Kathleen McFarland, a senior at Edwardsville High School, has been selected for the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Kathleen is the daughter of Kerry and Kamilla McFarland, both former...