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Health experts are warning of a rise in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV

(Undated-jm) – Health experts are warning of a rise in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. The common cold-like virus hit the highest level of cases for any single week in two years. As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say there were more than 73,000 cases across the nation. While most symptoms of the virus are mild, parents should still pay attention to how their child is feeling.

 

(Springfield-jm) – More early voting locations are now open in Illinois. Additional sites with longer hours of operation are available to cast your ballot before Election Day. State Board of Elections Spokesperson Matt Dietrich says about 67 thousand people have already voted, although that’s expected to quickly increase…

 

 

State Board of Elections Spokesperson Matt Dietrich. Dietrich says nearly 800 thousand people have requested mail-in ballots and about 266 thousand ballots have already been returned.

 

(Urbana-jm) – People driving through Urbana in the next few weeks may need to make changes to their route of travel if it involves Race Street. Starting Wednesday morning, the street will be closed intermittently over the following three weeks due to a construction project. The construction will be located between Windsor Road and Florida Avenue. Construction is expected to be complete on Monday, November 15.

 

(Springfield-jm) – Here’s the latest weekly crop report. Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says 78 percent of soybeans have now been harvested. That’s ahead of last year at this time and the five year average…

 

 

State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener. 67 percent of winter wheat has been planted and 17 percent has emerged. Pasture conditions declined to 27 percent in good to excellent shape. Average statewide topsoil moisture also dropped to 23 percent very short, 31 percent short and 46 percent adequate.

 

(Champaign-jm) – An online fundraiser has been started to cover the medical expenses of a 12-year-old boy who was shot in Champaign Wednesday night. Champaign Police said the child remains hospitalized, but has been moved from critical to stable condition.

 

(Springfield-jm) – Former House Speaker Mike Madigan is making headlines following the second indictment against him. 106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City discusses the indictment and what needs done to prevent corruption in state government…

 

 

106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City.

 

(Champaign-jm) – Champaign County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in a homicide investigation stemming from a shooting earlier this month. The shooting happened in the area of Third Street and Beardsley Avenue on October 4. Champaign Police officers determined that three people were standing in the parking lot of an apartment complex when a car drove up, the occupants started shooting at the three and then drove away. 25-year-old Rashaud Weatherall was shot multiple times and died from his injuries at an area hospital. The other two victims, aged 28 and 20, were also shot, were treated and were released from the hospital.

 

(Paxton–jc)  –   Paxton Pride  and Christmas Parade Committee is the WPXN Business of the Day today. . Pride Director Teri Hancock says this year’s theme is “hometown”...

 

 

Hancock says the city has seen recent developments, new businesses downtown  that have joined a great core of local, “hometown” businesses…

 

 

Paxton PRIDE Director Teri Hancock

Paxton Pride and the Paxton Chamber are hosting a “Sneak Peek Shopping event November 4th through the 6th.

 

(LaSalle-jm) – The Illinois Veterans' Home at LaSalle is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases among its veterans and staff. The Illinois Department of Public Health says 23 staff members and 42 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Officials say all cases are mild, presenting mostly as cold-like symptoms, and no one has required hospitalization.

 

(Springfield-jm) – Secretary of State Jesse White’s Office is warning the public about flood damaged vehicles for sale. If you’re in the market for a used car, Secretary of State Spokesperson Henry Haupt says you should check closely for water damage from Hurricane Ian or other natural disasters. A little research doesn’t hurt either…

 

 

Illinois Secretary of State Spokesperson Henry Haupt. Haupt says the Secretary of State’s Office is closely monitoring vehicle title applications from flood impacted counties.

 

(Champaign-jm) – Exactly one year ago, a man was shot in the middle of the day on a busy street in Champaign. He’s still recovering, and his case is still unsolved. Champaign police are still searching for the person who shot now-25-year-old Liam Gasser in the head in broad daylight. Police called it a road rage incident. Since that day, Gasser has been living with a traumatic brain and spinal injury.

 

(Springfield-jm) – Here’s the latest weekly crop report. 65 percent of the Illinois corn crop has now been harvested, slower than the usual pace, says Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener…

 

 

State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener. Pasture conditions fell to 27 percent in good to excellent shape. Average statewide topsoil moisture also declined to 23 percent very short, 31 percent short and 46 percent adequate.

 

(Urbana-jm) – The University of Illinois Police Department recently offered an update on the ongoing trend of bike and electric scooter thefts on campus and several tips to prevent theft. Officials said that between August 1 and October 12, the UIPD received 69 reports of stolen bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters – 50 conventional bikes and 19 electrical. This compares to 26 conventional bikes and 0 electric bikes/scooters stolen between the same dates in 2021.

 

(Champaign-jm) – With harvest underway, the Champaign County Farm Bureau is reminding farmers and the motoring public to be safe. As farmers continue to bring in the corn and soybean harvest, slow moving vehicles are becoming more prevalent on the roads. Champaign County Farm Bureau Manager Brad Uken has some safety tips…

 

 

Champaign County Farm Bureau Manager Brad Uken.

 

(Paxton–jc)  –   Paxton Pride  and Christmas Parade Committee is the WPXN Business of the Day today. . Pride Director Teri Hancock says the Paxton Christmas Tree Lighting is set for 7pm on  November 25th and the parade on Saturday November 26th.&& Hancock says Paxton Pride and Paxton Chamber are hosting  a “Sneak Peek Shopping event November 4th through the 6th.

 

 

Paxton Pride Director Teri Hancock

Paxton Pride and Christmas Parade Committee are the WPXN Business of the Day today. 


 

(Kankakee-jm) – The Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Kankakee Police Department, Bradley Police Department, Bourbonnais Police Department, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration offers another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The public is invited to dispose of out-dated medications Saturday, October 29. Meds can be disposed of at the Northfield Square Mall in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

 

 

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