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USDA Estimates Good Yield For Illinois

The USDA has released their crop estimates for Illinois. WGEL’s Farm Reporter, Joe Doll, says the yield looks good. “The USDA came out with their crop estimates for Illinois and they say Illinois should...

Classes Begin August 19

Unit ##1 and #2 schools will begin the fall schedule with classes starting Tuesday, August 19th. All Unit #2 schools will have a one-hour early dismissal. The one-hour early dismissal schedule will...

Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation To Hold “Hope Celebration”

The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation will host a “Hope Celebration” dinner to honor Bond County cancer survivors and their caregivers on Tuesday, September 9. The free meal and program will be held at...

Fire Department Called Twice Saturday

The Greenville Fire Protection District was called into action twice Saturday. The first call came in around 10:25 a.m. to a report of gas in a residence on Willard Street. A high concentration of...

Six Suspects Arrested After Search For Mini-Van

Additional details have been released in an incident that started at Bradford National Bank Thursday and ended on I-70 that evening. A Bradford National Bank spokesperson told WGEL that bank employees had been alerted about...

Council Approves TIF Proposal For New Dollar General Building

After more than two years of development discussions, the Greenville City Council, in their meeting this week, unanimously approved a TIF proposal for Westmore Development to bring a new Dollar General store building to...

Unit 2 School Board Approves Several Hires For 2014-2015 School Year

In a special meeting Thursday night, the Unit 2 School Board approved several hires for the School year. Sarah King was reinstated as a first grade teacher at the Pocahontas Center. Nick Elam was...

Back To School Events In Bond County

Greenville Elementary School will host a Back to School Carnival sponsored by the Parent Club on Monday, August 18th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Students may drop off their supplies and meet teachers...

Illinois State Police Urge Heightened Awareness Around School Zones

Students are headed back to school for a new school year and the Illinois State Police are reminding the citizens of Illinois to take the necessary safety precautions while driving through school communities. Officials are...

Delinquent Tax Real Estate Offered For Sale

Tax deed proceedings are completed on real estate properties with delinquent real estate taxes for 2010 and prior years. Approximately 46 items will be offered for sale through sealed bids. Bids must...