(Undated-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining 48 other attorneys general in announcing a $45 million settlement with a New Jersey based mortgage company. The settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation resolves allegation the company improperly serviced mortgage loans from January 2009 through December 2012. According to Madigan, the company failed to properly apply loan payments, properly execute foreclosure paperwork and respond to borrower’s requests for information.



(Paxton-jm) -- Paxton has a new police chief. Mayor Bill Ingold says the council voted to name Coy Cornett as chief…



Paxton Mayor Bill Ingold.



(Pesotum-jm) -- District 10 Illinois State Police in Pesotum have released 2017 activity numbers. During the year, troopers issued 5,817 citations including 2,634 for speeding, 112 DUI, 662 seatbelt and 39 child restraint. Troopers also responded to 1,096 traffic accidents resulting in 21 fatalities.



(Paxton-jm) -- The Ford County Public Health Department is recommending those 50 and older to get the shingles vaccine. Page Eads with the Ford County Public Health Department talks about the shingles virus…



Page Eads with the Ford County Public Health Department.



(Rantoul-jm) -- Rantoul police are seeking the public’s help after five vehicles were broken into. Police say all the vehicles were unlocked in the 1400 block of Sheppard Place. The thieves got away with a number of items ranging from gas cards to a backpack, clothing, food and currency. Anyone with information is asked to call Rantoul Police.



(Springfield-jm) -- To celebrate the state's 200th birthday and explore its history, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and the Illinois State Museum are teaming up to present "bicentennial minutes" throughout 2018. Here’s today’s Bicentennial Minute…


(Springfield-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining 19 other attorneys general in sending a 30 page letter objecting to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s involvement in proposed rulemaking to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The attorneys general argue his involvement is unethical, violates due process and prevents fair and impartial proceedings.


(Rantoul-jm) -- Teachers in the Rantoul City Schools have another option when it comes to helping with their health needs. Superintendent Michelle Ramage says they entered into an agreement with Carle Clinic resolutions…

Rantoul City Schools Superintendent Michelle Ramage.


(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.


(Buckley-jm) -- Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley held an informational open house Tuesday night to discuss some of the upcoming changes. One of the biggest changes coming is a change to class schedules starting in the fall says Christ Lutheran High School Executive Director Sandy Spitz…

Christ Lutheran High School Executive Director Sandy Spitz. To find out more about the schedule changes or for more information on tuition assistance and enrolling at Christ Lutheran call 394-2547.


(Pesotum-jm) -- District 10 Illinois State Police in Pesotum have released December activity numbers. During the month, troopers issued 304 citations including 127 for speeding, 5 for DUI, 42 seatbelt and 1 child restraint. Troopers also responded to 110 traffic accidents resulting in 5 fatalities during the month.


(Springfield-jm) -- Governor Bruce Rauner is wrapping up his week-long stay at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy and announcing plans to combat Legionnaires’ Disease and improve the facility. Governor Rauner says the state will aggressively continue to monitor the water quality at the facility, replace the current plumbing and explore new ways to prevent any more deaths from the Legionella Bacteria…

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. 13 residents have died from Legionnaire’s since 2015. Governor Rauner says he spent time at the Quincy Veterans Home talking with staff and residents. He slept there, showered there, drank the water and ate most meals at the facility.



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