(Champaign-jm) -- September wrapped up as a warm and dry month. It ended up as the 20th warmest September on record in Illinois. The average temperature was  69 point three degrees, which is about three degrees above normal says State Climatologist Jim Angel…



State Climatologist Jim Angel. The month also came in as the fifth driest September on record in Illinois, with average statewide rainfall nearly two and a half inches below normal.



(Washington-jm) -- An overall month decline in USDA's Ag Prices Received Index can be attributed to lower prices received in the livestock sector. Rod Bain reports…




(Rural Paxton-jm) -- Paxton emergency personnel were called to a one vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred on 500 north at approximately 1800 east. No injuries were reported.



(Paxton-jm) -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda School District has created a backpack program to help students take food home for the weekend. Superintendent Cliff McClure talks about the program’s success…



PBL Schools Superintendent Cliff McClure.


(Paxton-jm) -- As we head into the cooler months, the risk for getting the flu increases. Ford County Public Health Department’s Page Eads has some tips to reduce your risk of getting the flu…



Ford County Public Health’s Page Eads.



(Rantoul-jm) -- The number of candidates in the running for Rantoul Village Administrator is down to two. LaTonya Rufus and Rick Snider remain in the running for the position. Mark Lynch is no longer a finalist. Rufus is director of planning and development for the city of Harvey, a suburb of Chicago and Snider serves as Champaign County administrator. The next step in the process will take place Thursday, October 5th when the village board will interview the candidates individually in closed session. No formal vote will be taken that evening.



(Paxton-jm) -- Monicals Pizza in Paxton is our Business of the Day today. Monicals helps local non-profits raise money through their community night program. Manager Jason Mills talks about the community night program…



One of Monicals most popular options is the family pleaser. He talks about the family pleaser…



Monicals Pizza in Paxton Manager Jason Mills.


(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is providing help to families with college bound students for “College Changes Everything” Month. I-SAC is offering free workshops around the state during October to help students get their college applications and Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms filled out says Spokesperson Lynne Baker…

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Spokesperson Lynne Baker. I-SAC will also hold five facebook live events and offer a text messaging service to answer questions from families. Visit I-SAC’s facebook page and ISAC dot org for all the details.


(Springfield-jm) -- As politicians in Washington, D-C, fight over health care, those most at risk if benefits are cut may have a lot of questions. Veronica Carter reports on one place to get some answers…


(Iroquois County-jm) -- The Iroquois County Public Health Department is seeking help from residents in collecting dead birds in the county. The health department is collecting dead birds to be tested for the West Nile Virus.The birds must be believed dead for less than 24 hours and show no obvious sign of death. Residents can send the birds to the Iroquois County Public Health Department in Watseka.


(Undated-jm) -- The Illinois Senate will return to the state capitol later this month for the fall session. State Senator Jason Barickman says he hopes job creation is part of the agenda for lawmakers…

State Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington.


(Loda-jm) -- An area golf course is looking for help. Lakeview in Loda is looking for a clubhouse manager says Course Superintendent Doug McCoy…

Lakeview Course Superintendent Doug McCoy.


(Gibson City-jm) -- Gibson City continues to accept donations for the construction of a skate park in memory of former alderman Ed Day. Day was working to get a skate park in the community when he passed away suddenly. Donations can be made to the City of Gibson and mailed to P.O. Box 545, Gibson City, IL 60936 with Ed’s Skatepark in the memo line.



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