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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...

Weather Related Death In Madison County

The Madison County Coroner’s Office is investigating what appears to be a weather-related death due to snow removal activities. 66 year old Carl W. Walker, of Alton, was removing snow with his snow blower Thursday...

Neurosurgeon To Speak At St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland

Joseph Yazdi, M.D., a board-certified neurosurgeon, will be the guest speaker at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland Tuesday, January 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Dr. Yazdi will speak at the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Support...

National Radon Action Month Declared

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared January 2014 as “National Radon Action Month.” Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible, and odorless radioactive gas that can be found at high levels in one of every 15...

Officials Say Online Concealed Carry Applications Ready

State officials say they expect that the online system for concealed carry permits will be ready for gun owners on Sunday.  The website is being beta tested now.  State police are also working on...

Police Identify Pedestrian Killed On Rt. 127

Illinois State Police, Bond County Deputies, and Bond County EMS responded Wednesday, at 2:54 a.m., to the scene of a pedestrian accident on Rt. 127 south of the Greenville Airport.  According to the accident...

Teen Tanning Ban Takes Effect Today

Another new law that goes into effect today in Illinois bans teens from tanning.  The new law prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.  Supporters argue that the UV rays...

New Speed Limit Signs To Be Posted

The new year brings with it an increase in the speed limit on Illinois' rural interstates.  The limit will go from 65 to 70 miles an hour.  New signs will be going up and...

Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners To Be Cautious In Cold Weather

The Bond County Humane Society is reminding pet owners that your four-legged friends are just as likely to get frostbite or hypothermia as people are when the temperatures drop. This winter, remember that although dogs...