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LOCAL NEWS

More On Fatal Accident

A St. Jacob man was killed in a car accident late Saturday night. Four people were westbound in a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria...

Heat Returns Wednesday

An active period of weather is expected this week. Heat will build back to dangerous levels on Wednesday across much of the area as...

Health Board Members, Officers & Levy

Three board members were seated for three year terms in the recent Bond County Board of Health meeting. These include Dr. William Ahern...

Troy Woman Sentenced

A Troy woman has been sentenced to prison faking she had cancer and collecting donations. Melissa Barton, age 28, was given 18 months in prison...

Bond County Schools Eclipse

The next total eclipse is August 21. In some school districts, school will not be in session. The schools in Mulberry Grove Unit 1...

SPORTS

Sorento Basketball Update

The Bond County Unit 2 school board is still considering bringing boys’ basketball and cheerleading back to Sorento School. In March, action was taken to...

Special Olympics Golf

Volunteers and fans are invited to the Special Olympics Illinois 2017 Golf Qualifier on Friday, August 4 at Oak Brook Golf Course located at...

Special Olympics Softball

NOTE: This event was rescheduled from July 21 to July 28 due to excessive heat forecast Families, volunteers and spectators will be cheering on Special...

Comets Golf Scramble

The annual Comets Golf Scramble is Friday at the Greenville Country Club. Coach Todd Cantrill said the event is a big fundraiser for two sports...

Baseball Talk With Mike Greenwood & Jeff Leidel

Click below to listen to the most recent Baseball Talk program with Mike Greenwood and Jeff Leidel: Catch next week's Baseball Talk on WGEL's Sports...

OBITUARIES

Darlene M. Genteman

Darlene M. (nee Gengenbacher) Genteman, 77, Highland, IL, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. Darlene was born on June...

Bryce Lyn Volkmar

Bryce Lyn Volkmar, age 10 of Patoka, passed away at Carle Hospital in Urbana on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Bryce was born...

Ray Donald Bassett

Ray Donald Bassett, age 83 of Donnellson, Illinois, passed away 2:33 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Springfield Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Illinois. Funeral services will...

Andy B. Jansen

Andy B. Jansen, age 80, of Breese and formerly of St. Rose, born August 7, 1936 in St. Rose, a son of the late...

Robert “Bob” Younker

Robert “Bob” Younker, 71, of St. Charles, Missouri passed away Friday July 21, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. Bob was born...