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Check On Elderly In Cold Weather

Don’t forget to check on elderly neighbors, friends, and family members during this bitter cold weather. Officials say they’re at a greater risk of getting hypothermia. If you know of any seniors who don’t...

Snow Packed Roads Continue To Cause Problems

Snow packed roads and snow drifts continued to cause problems on local roads Monday.  With temperatures in the negatives all day and winds gusting to 20+ miles per hour Monday was not a good...

Snow Claims Pana Man’s Life

The dangerous cold temperatures are proving deadly across Illinois.  Christian County authorities say a 64-year-old man was found dead in the snow just a half-block from his Pana home.  Officials say Herbert Palmer left...

New Laws Concerning Seventeen Year Olds

The New Year brings a change in the way the criminal court system handles 17-year-olds charged with a felony.  A new state law means they're now considered juveniles in most instances.  That means a...

Snow Is On The Ground, Now Health Threat Turns To Dangerous Wind Chills

The 11+ inches of snow is on the ground and will continue to cause major troubles, but the wind chills are just as dangerous.  High temperature for Monday is forecast at -6 degrees with...

Terrible Winter Storm Dumps 11+ Inches Of Snow And Closes Down Most Of The...

The terrible winter storm Sunday has shut down a large part of Greenville and the county for Monday.  Official snow totals will be hard to calculate due to the excessive winds blowing the snow...

Greenville Public Library Plans To Replace Roof

The Greenville Public Library Board plans to replace the library’s roof this spring. Library Director Mike Westbrooks told WGEL the library’s dome will make this project more challenging because of its unique structure. Westbrooks also...

Deputies Grow Whiskers For Warriors

If you’ve seen any Bond County Sheriff’s Deputies out and about lately and noticed a little extra facial hair, they want you to know they haven’t relaxed their grooming standards…not for long anyway. Bond County...

Bond County Salvation Army Breaks Donation Record

The Bond County Salvation Army broke their record this year with over $24,000 collected. Salvation Army County Chairperson Wayne Pierce told us the response this year was great and hundreds of people spent hours...

Tips To Keep In Mind Before And While Shoveling Snow

Most of the WGEL listening area received about 4 inches of snow earlier this week and the forecast calls for more snowfall in the coming days.  With the death of a Madison County man...