REVIEW REQUESTED ON IDOC FAILURE TO ACT ON PONTIAC CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Three Illinois senators are officially requesting the Illinois Attorney General's legal opinion to help set a clear process when an administration threatens to shutter a state facility. The Department of Corrections failed to file a statutorily obligated recommendation, for the closure of Pontiac Correctional Center, by the deadline of July 2nd. The senators are concerned that employees of Pontiac Correctional Center, the corrections system statewide, and Central Illinois residents are receiving mixed signals from the Administration. Senator Frank Watson, one of the three senators, said, "Having experienced several announced closures in 2004, and the subsequent passage of the State Facilities Closure Act, we want to make sure the Administration is following the letter of the law."
LIGHTNING SAFETY AWARENESS
June 22-28 is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and as part of the new "Teach Learn Care" TLC campaign, Safe Electricity encourages you to be aware of the dangers of lightning and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Lightning kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. To avoid injury from lightning while at home:
* Turn off and unplug appliances well before a storm arrives
* Stay away from electrical outlets and appliances during storms
* Turn off your air conditioner to protect the compressor
* Avoid contact with water and water systems
* Basements are typically safe places during storms, but stay away from walls that might contain metal rebar
* And remember to take care of your pets if they are outside.
More information on lightning safety can be found at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.
TUNE INTO WGEL FOR
The NASCAR Nationwide Series Race is coming to the Gateway International Raceway, Saturday July 19th, 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 17 during the morning show in the 7am hour.
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!
This WGEL ticket giveaway is brought to you by Lutz Plumbing in Greenville “They Do It Right The First Time” and by Auto Pro in Greenville “Friendly Full Service All The Time”.