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If you left your house at some point during yesterday's snowfall, you know how rough to the roads could be.
A report from the Illinois Department of Transportation says most of I-80 is at least 75% clear of snow with some parts listed as "all clear".
There are still some dangerous areas in the Illinois Valley. Road's south of Princeton are listed as only 50% clear and south of Ottawa is listed as only 25% bare.
It appears that you can put the shovels away for now, but keep the extra layer of winter clothes handy.
The National Weather Service warns of lower single digit temperatures with wind chills from 10 to 20 below zero for today and tonight.
The areas of Henry, Bureau and Putnam Counties are expected to be extra cold and another 1 to 2 inches of snowfall is possible later on in the week.
>>Be Careful Of Slick Roads During Commute
(Undated) -- Drivers are being urged to slow down for the morning commute. There may be some slick spots on the roads after a round of weekend snow and freezing rain. Untreated roads and bridges are of particular concern and may make for hazardous driving conditions. Officials say some driveways and parking lots may also be slick.
>>Brookport Hit Hard With Snow
(Brookport, IL) -- It's a double weather whammy in Brookport. The southern Illinois town is now covered in a blanket of snow, just weeks after a deadly tornado ripped through the area. The snow is expected to let up today and the high should hit about 30 degrees.
Another Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Bureau, Henry and Putnam Counties.
The temperatures will be in the single digits to middle teens through the mid-morning and winds could get as high as 15 mph.
The wind chill readings will drop into the 5 above zero to 15 below zero range.
Even colder temperatures are expected tomorrow and everyone is advised to make sure you have proper heating equipment in your home.
The Bureau County Unemployment rate saw only a slight change in October but definitely in the wrong direction.
The rate rose .1 percent to 8.1 percent for the month. However it is down from the 8.5 percent at this time last year.
LaSalle County saw a .3 percent rise to 10.2 percent in October, up from their September 2013 and October 2012 rates.
Henry County saw a .3 percent increase to 7.3 and Putnam county saw their rate fall .6 percent to 8.4 in October as well.
Local Unemployment Numbers for September and October were delayed this year due to the government shutdown.
>>Governor Signs Pension Bill Into Law
(Springfield, IL) -- The comprehensive pension reform bill is now officially state law, and promised lawsuits won't be far behind. Illinois' attempt to bail itself out of a 100-billion-dollar employee pension debt was signed by Governor Quinn without any fanfare. The controversial law takes effect next June, but legal challenges from public employee union leaders could stop it in its tracks. They argue that the law is unconstitutional because it makes changes to earlier promises that state workers were given regarding their retirement accounts.
>>Winter Storm Pounds Southern Illinois
(Undated) -- A winter storm packing rain, ice, and snow is pounding southern Illinois. Local towing companies are being overloaded with reports of vehicles spinning off the roadways. Metro-east authorities say that yesterday they dealt with four times as many crashes as they do on a normal day.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for seasonal temporary employment.
All IDOT Operation's facilities located in all 9 counties of District 3, including Bureau and LaSalle, are looking for emergency snow-removal positions.
Employees would work as needed until April 15th and must possess a valid Class A or B commercial Drivers' License with an N or X endorsement and with non-restricted air brakes.
Applications will be graded on job-related experience and qualifications and must be received by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, December 18th at the IDOT District 3 Office in Ottawa.
The application can be found on the IDOT website HERE.
A drug bust in Princeton has landed 5 people in Bureau County Jail.
TRI-DENT(Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team), in cooperation with the Princeton Police Department, made the arrests on the 800 block of N Euclid St. yesterday following a lengthy investigation.
32-year-old Michael Kasperski, 27-year-old Bryan Oliver, 37-year-old Maxwell Burgess, 21-year-old Alyssa Stroud and 54-year-old Keith Stroud, all of the same address, were arrested for various drug possession charges.
WZOE-AM, WZOE-FM, WRVY-FM SEUANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORTAUGUST 1, 2010
Statement of EEO Policy:
This EEO Public File Report is filed in compliance with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of Stations WZOE-AM Princeton, IL, WZOE-FM Princeton, IL and WRVY-FM Henry, IL
This SEU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies, and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants. Organizations wishing to receive information about vacancies at the stations should contact Mary Harmon, at WZOE, Inc. by calling 815-875-8014 and/or writing to: Director of Human Resources, WZOE, WZOE-FM, WRVY-FM PO Box 69, Princeton, IL 61356, and/or sending an e-mail message to
For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was“filled” not when the offer was extended, but when the hiree accepted the job offer and passed a background check. A person was recorded as“interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person, over the phone or via e-mail. The Recruitment Sources are identified by number and listed (with complete contact information) herein.
Full-Time Vacancies Filled During Reporting Period (August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010)
Total Number Interv. from all Referral Sources
Total number of persons interviewed during applicable period: 1 SUPPLEMENTAL RECRUITMENT MEASURES / OUTREACH PRONG 3 MENU OPTIONS 8/1/09 - 7/31/10:
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