The First National Bank in Livingston was robbed by a lone gunman on Thursday.  The robber got away with around $6,000 in cash.  According to Agent Stone with the FBI, the suspect is a white or Hispanic male, between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 10, weighing about 170 to 190 pounds, black hair that is thinning on top, and was wearing a blue t-shirt, a mask, work boots and blue jeans. He may have gotten into a light blue older model four door vehicle.  If you have any information you are asked to call the FBI office at 217-522-9675 or the Livingston Police Department at 618-637-2300.



Greenville Firemen were paged Wednesday afternoon, to a report of a vehicle on fire, on I-70, at the 42 mile-marker in the westbound lanes.  Upon arrival, firemen found a truck on fire, which was pulling a boat.  Firemen extinguished the fire.  The truck and boat were towed from the scene.


Greenville Police are investigating a report, received from KFC Taco Bell Thursday morning, of a black male who, according to the police report, pulled a quick-change scam on a cashier, stealing $50.00 by confusing the cashier into giving him back too much money while exchanging large bills for smaller ones. 




The Greenville Public Library will hold a brief dedication ceremony in honor of 2 new memorial benches given to the Library in honor of Carmen Yvonne Willman and Susan R. Hoiles. The dedication will begin at 10am Saturday, July 12th on the steps of the Library.





The House of Representatives recently passed a bill requiring the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to utilize all its authority to take steps to curb excessive speculation in the energy futures markets.  CFTC is the chief regulator of futures and option markets in the United States and is under the jurisdiction of the House Agriculture Committee.  Ag Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson said, "CFTC must take immediate steps to ensure that index and hedge fund money is not the cause for price manipulation.  These steps will help restore consumer confidence and reassure taxpayers that the futures markets are functioning properly."





The NASCAR Nationwide Series Race is coming to the Gateway International Raceway Saturday July 19 and WGEL, Lutz Plumbing, and Auto Pro are giving you the chance to win several party packs of 4 tickets to the race.


Listen in on Tues and Wed July 15th and 16th, whenever you hear us open up the NASCAR ticket window be one of the first 5 callers and you’ll be registered to win. We’ll announce our winners on Thursday July 17th on the morning show.


The cars and stars of the NASCAR Nationwide Series come back to St. Louis.  Come be a part of NASCAR history as Carl Edwards will be defending his series title and plans to capture his second Gateway International Raceway Win!




43 states including Illinois have negotiated a settlement with MoneyGram Payment Systems, a money-wiring service, in response to allegations that fraudulent telemarketers induced consumers to wire money using MoneyGram. MoneyGram will adhere to new stricter controls and pay $1.1 million for a national consumer awareness program coordinated by the AARP Foundation who says these scams commonly targeted seniors.


None to Report


Saturday:Partly Sunny 60% Chance of Rain High: 88

Sunday:Mostly Cloudy Cooler High: 85


Join us for Public Affairs Sunday after the Noon Bond County Area News. Our guests this week are City Manager Dave Willey and Mayor Allan Gaffner. We'll discuss the petition to put an alcohol sales referendum on the November Ballot. And the recent string of good economic developtment news for Greenville. Public Affiars this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.

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