(Springfield-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is offering some tips for purchasing a used car. Buying a car is often a daunting chore, but Attorney General Madigan has new consumer guide to help you through the process…



Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Madigan also points out that a new law requires dealers to provide a limited powertrain warranty for the first 15 days or 500 miles on many used cars. The full guide is online at: illinois attorney general dot gov.



(Watseka-jm) -- The Iroquois County Public Health Department is encourage residents to test their homes for radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas formed naturally by the decay of radioactive elements in the soil. Exposure can lead to lung cancer. The kits can be picked up at the public health department office Watseka.



(Ludlow-jm) -- Ludlow Co-op Elevators is hosting grain marketing seminars starting next week. Scott Jones with Ludlow Co-op Elevators talks about the seminars…



Scott Jones with Ludlow Co-op Elevators.


(Ford County-jm) -- Ford County Sheriff’s Deputies handled 19 slide offs during the recent winter weather. On December 27th, a deputy handled a two vehicle accident at Route 9 and 115, took a report of harassment at a Sibley business, handled a property damage crash at Route 9 and 1400 and a second property damage crash at Route 9 and 115. On December 28th, a deputy handled a domestic dispute in Melvin, a two vehicle accident at Route 115 and 1400 south of Roberts and handled a report of suspicious activity in rural Roberts. On December 29th, a deputy handled a report of suspicious activity in rural Paxton , assisted emergency personnel with multiple accidents on I-57, performed a welfare check in Sibley and assisted Gibson City police with two domestic disputes. On December 31st, a driving complaint was reported in Elliott. On January 1, deputies handled two domestic disputes in Elliott.



(Washington-jm) -- We've just entered 2018, but there is already speculation about spring planting plans. Gary Crawford reports…



(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois State Police is continuing to accept submissions for its 100th Anniversary logo contest. The contest opened in November and has generated some interest says State Police Sergeant Ryan Cape…

State Police Sergeant Ryan Cape. The logo must look professional, promote the 100th anniversary theme and celebrate the past and future of the Illinois State Police. Visit isphf dot org for more details.


(Undated-jm) -- The US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold several meetings on programs on special funding for precision conservation management techniques. On Friday January 19th, the group will hold an Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help farmers install on the ground conservation practices like cover crops, nutrient management and saturated buffers. On Friday, January 26th, the group will hold an Agricultural Conservation Easement Program on financial and technical assistance so producers can conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and attain multiple benefits over long term. The programs are open to farmers and ranchers in Champaign, Ford, Livingston, McLean and Vermilion Counties. For more information about times and locations for the programs contact your local NRCS office.


(Paxton-jm) -- This week’s Scott’s Tips for Success has to do with salt for your sidewalks and driveways. One concern some have is how the salt impacts your pets. Scott Allen from Paxton Hardware and Rental has some tips for keeping your pets safe around the salt…

Paxton Hardware and Rentals Scott Allen.


(Undated-jm) -- The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is releasing the names of area high school students named 2018-2019 state scholars. Today we hi-lite the students from Fisher and GCMS. For Fisher: Kindall Carter, Thomas Gadel, Bailey Hadden, Sophia Horton, Jack Sievers and Alayna Stalter. For GCMS: Jacey Goin, Emily Lange, Bailey Salyards, Brooks Schmitt, Jeremy Steidinger and Nicholas Tabor.


(Rantoul-jm) -- Rantoul’s new village administrator is getting comfortable in his new position. Rick Snider was hired by the village back in December to replace Jeff Fiegenschuh who left to take a city manager position in Rochelle, Illinois. Snider talks a little bit about his background…

Rantoul Village Administrator Rick Snider.



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