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WHOW’s many platforms will broadcast the DeWitt County Board’s meeting live from Clinton High School Auditorium on Thursday, April 25th starting at 5pm.

 

The meeting will be the culmination of months of deliberation regarding the proposed Tradewind Energy Alta Farms wind project in northwest DeWitt County.

 

Station officials have been told there will be 30 minutes of comments each, by those in favor of the project, and 30 minutes of comments by those against.

 

The board will then discuss the project and then take a vote on whether or not the project can move forward.

 

WHOW’s many platforms include THE BIG 1520 across Central Illinois, 92-point-3 FM in DeWitt County, 106-point-5 FM in Logan County, streamed at dewittdailynews-dot-com and on the WHOW mobile app, and on Amazon Alexa.


The Vault in Clinton is focused on making significant progress on the lower level of their downtown facility to have it ready for use for the community's youth.

 

Michelle Witzke indicates there are ADA mandates they have to meet and it requires a lot of work with the concrete in the building already and they have had to keep students out while the work is going on.

 

 

Witzke has been overwhelmed by the support that seems to show up at just the right time. She says every time there is a need or an unexpected project arise, someone is there to give them a hand.

 

 

According to Witzke, while the construction has been going on and The Vault has been closed down, students are able to help and many are showing great potential with what they can do already. The students will be instrumental in the development of entertainment in the lower level when it is ready.

 

 

The lower will have programs like art therapy, art stations and a self-defense course. Witzke indicates the upper-level is designed more like a lounge space to hang out and the lower level is for the higher level activities. 


When you visit the DeWitt County Museum this year, you'll want to be sure to check out the nine-foot tower clock just inside the front door of the CH Moore Homestead.

 

Executive Director of the CH Moore Homestead, Joey Woolridge, told Regional Radio News Wednesday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, the tower clock was on display when the museum opened for the season on April 1.

 

 

According to Woolridge, this clock was used to synchronize the watches of the locals working on the railroad. She calls it a beautiful piece of history to greet their visitors this year.

 

 

The DeWitt County Museum is now open for the season. You can stop in for a tour of the CH Moore Homestead Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and then Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm at 219 East Woodlawn Street. 

 


If you receive Social Security Benefits of any type, officials are reminding beneficiaries of how they determine when you are paid.

 

Jack Myers with Social Security indicates it is usually determined by your birthday and payments tend to be made on the second, third or fourth Wednesday of each month.

 

 

For beneficiaries, Myers says to watch the Wednesdays and not the date on the calendar. It's likely you'll get your payments on different calendar dates.

 

 

You can find payment schedules at socialsecurity-dot-gov and then search "calendar" under the tab titled "publications".


Ameren Illinois wants residents to be prepared if severe weather cuts power. George Justice is the Senior Director of Operations for the utility. He says it is important for residents to prepare a storm kit.

 

 

To report a power outage, you can call 1-800-755-5000 or visit Ameren.com.


MOST PEOPLE MAY SOON BE ABLE TO GET BOOZE DELIVERED WITH THEIR GROCERIES.

 

THE SENATE PASSED A BILL LAST WEEK SETTING A STATEWIDE STANDARD FOR ALCOHOL DELIVERY. IT’S SPONSORED BY SENATOR DON HARMON OF OAK PARK.

 

 

HARMON SAYS THE LEGISLATION IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL LIKELY BE AMENDED IN THE HOUSE TO LET COMMUNITIES HAVE SOME LOCAL CONTROL.

 

 

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR GROCERIES DELIVERED THESE DAYS…BUT IN SOME AREAS OF ILLINOIS…THEY CAN’T GET ALCOHOL DROPPED OFF AT THEIR FRONT DOOR.


State Introduces Pot Hole Reporting Website

There are more than a few potholes on state roads but you might not have anyone to tell. That could be changing. 

 

The Senate passed a bill that would create a website for statewide reporting of potholes or other dangers on the roads. Republican Dan McConchie says there is evidence web reporting works.

 

 

Reports from the website would be funneled to local IDOT districts.


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