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Angel Tree's Annual Pancake Breakfast

The DeWitt County Angel Tree is hosting their annual pancake breakfast this Sunday in Clinton.
 
Director Sue Calvert says this is the only fundraiser they do and this year it is a big one because the program has changed.
 
 
The annual Angel Tree pancake breakfast is Sunday morning from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Clinton United Methodist Church. 
 
The registration deadline for this year's program has passed. If you'd like information on how you can be a part of Angel Tree this year, contact Calvert via email at suecalvert13@gmail.com.
 
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News in the coming weeks for more details on this year's Angel Tree program and ways you can participate this holiday season. 

AG Urges Consumers Who Lost Money to Scammers Using Western Union To File Claim For A Refund

ATTORNEY GENERAL LISA MADIGAN IS URGING THOSE WHO SENT MONEY TO A SCAMMER THROUGH WESTERN UNION TO FILE A CLAIM FOR A REFUND.
 
THE REFUNDS ARE PART OF A NATIONWIDE SETTLEMENT WITH WESTERN UNION…WHICH ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN SAYS KNEW PEOPLE WERE BEING CONNED AND DIDN’T DO ENOUGH TO PROTECT THEM. THIS INCLUDES CONSUMERS WHO FELL FOR PHONY LOTTERY, PRIZE, I-R-S AND FAMILY EMERGENCY SCAMS AND WIRED MONEY THROUGH THE COMPANY.
 
 
MADIGAN SAYS IF YOU USED THE COMPANY BETWEEN 2004 AND 2007, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET SOME OF YOUR MONEY BACK.
 
 
YOU MUST FILE YOUR CLAIM BEFORE FEBRUARY 12TH. VISIT THE WEBSITE: WESTERN UNION REMISSION DOT COM FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

Governor Touting Apprenticeship Programs

GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER IS TOUTING THE VALUE OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS.
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS THERE IS NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL APPROACH TO A CAREER…AND THAT APPRENTICESHIPS ARE A GREAT PATH FOR MANY YOUNG PEOPLE.
 
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS HIS OFFICE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH BUSINESSES TO CREATE MORE APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITIES IN ILLINOIS. HE NOTES THAT APPRENTICESHIPS ARE AVAILABLE IN MANY FIELDS INCLUDING I-T…FINANCIAL SERVICES…MANUFACTURING AND RETAIL.
 
 
THERE ARE CURRENTLY 412 REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS IN ILLINOIS…AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HIS OFFICE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND BUSINESSES TO CREATE EVEN MORE.

Public Health Officials Remind Public Don't Always Need Antiobiotics When Sick

THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS REMINDING THAT YOU DON’T ALWAYS NEED ANTIBIOTICS WHEN YOU ARE SICK. 
 
IT OFTEN MAKES US FEEL BETTER WHEN A DOCTOR PRESCRIBES AN ANTIBIOTIC…BUT THEY AREN’T ALWAYS NECESSARY. PUBLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSON MELANEY ARNOLD SAYS OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS CAN BE DANGEROUS…AS BACTERIA BECOME MORE RESISTANT.
 
 
SHE NOTES THAT ANTIBIOTICS CANNOT CURE VIRAL INFECTIONS SUCH AS THE COMMON COLD, FLU AND MOST SORE THROATS AND COUGHS.
 
 
ARNOLD SAYS IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR COLD AND A BACTERIAL INFECTION. SOME SIGNS INCLUDE SYMPTOMS LASTING LONGER THAN 10 DAYS WITHOUT IMPROVEMENT AND SEVERE OR UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS.

Weekly Weather Summary

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go. Will it be a wet trip? Jim Angel tells us what to expect if you're traveling for Thanksgiving...
 
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Demand For Propane Up Over Late Harvest, But Not Impacting Prices or Supply

There’s still plenty of corn to dry and still plenty of corn to harvest in northern Illinois and areas to the north. 
 
And even though that will drive demand for propane, supply and price should not be impacted. So says Harry Cooney manager of Customer Risk Management with GROWMARK.
 
 
Rail is second in terms of demand in the diesel fuel market, but Cooney says it accounts for only about 10-percent—well behind the over-the-road-trucking industry.

Hunters Need To Register Deer Kills

It’s a big weekend for hunters. Firearm season opens across Illinois. 
 
And as hunters pick out the perfect spot for their deer stands the Department of Natural Resources is reminding them that they have to register their kill each day with the state. 
 
 
That’s Ed Cross with IDNR. He also stresses firearm safety this hunting season. The second season is November 30 to December 3.

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