Thursday’s A prep boys track results
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Here are Thursday's results in the class A boys state track and field meet at O'Brien Stadium, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL: IHSA BOYS TRACK & FIELD STATE...
Melody F. Jones, 54, of Kewanee, passed away April 12, 2018, at 7:05 a.m. on a Conquest Carnival Cruise.
She was born June 8, 1963, in Streator, the daughter of Glenn and Marie (Hebert) Shaner. Melody graduated from Neponset High School and obtained her associate's degree from Black Hawk East.
Jim Nowlan: Illinois should prepare now for climate change
"Nothing is normal anymore. Something is going on." So says Ron Oldeen, of Kewanee. Ron has been putting on high quality roofs and repairing old ones for half a century in the region between the Quad-Cities and Peoria.
Ron is a man of few words, and these came unsolicited recently. Ron had stopped by to check a minor roof issue on the 1890 building where in live. I was intrigued.
Years ago, I co-taught a college-credit course at the state prison in Galesburg. I still can hear the metal doors slamming behind me as I was processed in each time. Staff and inmates all looked grim, all the time. Gangs ran the place. It was scary.
Downtown at the Amtrak station, passengers would cast furtive glances each morning at the several young men in the same gray sweats and tennis shoes, carrying pitiful small bags with their belongings.
Carnival worker accused of touching teenage girls
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a carnival worker who's accused of touching two teenage girls at a festival in Louisiana has been arrested.
News outlets report 20-year-old Cody Johnson, of Kewanee, Illinois, is accused of inappropriately touching the victims while securing them into a ride Sunday at the Hurricane Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Cut Off Youth Center.
Johnson was employed by an amusement contractor that provided rides and games for the festival.
Illinois center to prepare inmates for life outside prison
KEWANEE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Corrections is opening its first facility for offenders nearing the end of their sentences where they can learn important life skills.
The Life Skills Re-entry Center is located in a former youth correctional site in the western Illinois town of Kewanee that had been targeted for closure.
Illinois Juvenile Justice director named by Rauner
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has named a director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice .
Heidi Mueller is currently the agency's program director. She takes over the $120,000 top spot from Candice Jones.
Jones resigned after two years in May. She was in charge when Rauner closed the Kewanee youth center last spring because of a dwindling incarcerated population and new approaches to juvenile discipline.