NEW ILLINOIS FARMER'S MARKET AT STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Beginning June 26th, and running through October 30th, a Farmer's Market will be open each Thursday, except for August 7th and 14th, in the Commodities Pavilion on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Illinois is the largest producer of pumpkins and horseradish in the nation and also produces apples, peaches, tomatoes and green beans. Acting Agriculture Director Tom Jennings said, "Consumers benefit from the availability of nutritious, locally-grown food." Any Illinois food product may be sold at the market. If you would like to be a vendor, call 217-782-0777.
ILLINOIS HEALTH DEPARTMENTS RECEIVING FUNDS TO PROTECT FROM WEST NILE VIRUS
Health departments across Illinois, including Bond County, are receiving shares of $2.8 million to perform surveillance, prevent, and control mosquitoes to combat West Nile Virus. 101 people in Illinois were infected with the West Nile virus last year, four of whom died. The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. You can cut down on mosquito bites by avoiding being outdoors as much as possible between dusk and dawn, using repellent including DEET, having tight fitting screens on all windows and doors, and eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed. Bond County Health Department will receive $1,000.
TUNE INTO WGEL FOR
Brooks & Dunn ticket giveaway
Saturday night, May 31st, Brooks & Dunn, Rodney Atkins & Kelly Pickler are all coming to St. Charles Missouri to the Verizon Amphitheatre and WGEL has tickets. Listen in on Thursday May 29th and you will have your chance to win party packs of 4 tickets to the show.
Whenever you hear us open up the Brooks & Dunn ticket window be caller number 8 and you’ll win 4 lawn seats to one of the biggest show this year!
The Cowboy Town tour, Brooks & Dunn, Rodney Atkins, and Kelly Pickler all at the Verizon Amphitheatre Saturday May 31 and WGEL is giving you a chance to win on Thursday May 29. Tune in for your chance to win!!!
This ticket giveaway is brought to you by Milly’s at the Lake, Greenville Tire and Thompson’s Home Center.