Illinois Briefs – 4/24/14

>>Lawsuit Seeks Investigation Of Governor Quinn Hirings (Chicago, IL) -- A Chicago lawyer is asking a federal judge to order an investigation into hiring practices under Governor Quinn. The "Chicago Sun Times" reports Attorney Michael Shakman accuses the governor of improper hiring and reclassification of employees in the Illinois Department of Transportation. The motion includes a 2013 report by the Better Government Association that shows hundreds of state jobs may have been wrongly…

Continue Reading

Grand Ridge Man Found Dead, Pinned Under Door

The LaSalle County Sheriff’s office is reporting the death of a 59-year-old man who was pinned down by an overhead door. Steven A. Lehr of Grand Ridge was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday when Grand Ridge Ambulance and Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at his residence after 6pm. The incident is under investigation and foul play is not suspected. An autopsy has been scheduled for later…

Continue Reading

Illinois Briefs – 4/23/14

>>Mayor Emanuel And Rauner Feud Over Robo-Calls (Chicago, IL) -- Mayor Emanuel is taking exception to a round of robo-calls made by the gubernatorial campaign of Republican nominee Bruce Rauner. The phone calls are being made to homeowners in Chicago, informing them that Governor Quinn should veto legislation that addresses city pensions. Rauner believes the bill would open the door to a property tax increase, which was the mayor's idea. Emanuel's camp says the measure will bring…

Continue Reading

Doty Sworn In As New Princeton Firefighter

The Princeton Fire Department has a new employee. Jarod Doty of Tampico took his Oath of Duty at yesterday’s Princeton City Council meeting. He had been working with the Tampico Fire Department for 4 years and part time at the Princeton Fire Department for almost 2 years. Doty is a certified Firefighter/EMT Engineer and has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, meaning will be able to join the department…

Continue Reading

Princeton Electric Department Gets Honored

The City of Princeton Electric Department has received a national honor. The department received the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices. The award was presented on April 7th during the association’s annual Conference in Oklahoma City and more than 285 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards. City Commissioner Joel Quiram announced the award at yesterday’s city council meeting and added that this is the 9th straight year the…

Continue Reading

Illinois Briefs – 4/22/14

>>Mayors Demanding Lawmakers To Reform Pension (Undated) -- Several Illinois mayors are requesting legislators to restructure the pension systems for police and firefighters. Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner says the costs of the funds are rapidly increasing but they can't do anything about it because the funds are regulated by the state legislature. He says Republicans and Democrats have sweetened up the retirement deals over the years, but it's left them in a bind. The mayors say their…

Continue Reading

LaSalle Boil Order Expected To Last Until Tommorow

If you live in the city of LaSalle, don’t drink the water. A boil order is in effect for everyone from First to Second Street between Joliet and Gooding. The order is expected to affect downtown resident’s until sometime tomorrow. Complications started on Friday, when a water main break sent water gushing down Marquette…

Continue Reading

Illinois Briefs – 4/21/14

>>Two Dead, Three Others Hurt In Rural Crash (Homer, IN) -- Champaign County officials say an autopsy will be done today on the bodies of two victims of a deadly car crash. The people killed in the crash have been identified as Dorothy and Scott Doxtater of Indianapolis. Three others were hurt in the two-vehicle collision that happened yesterday afternoon at Illinois 49 and Homer Lake Road. Illinois State Police have charged a 19-year-old Champiagn man with improper lane…

Continue Reading

Illinois Briefs – 4/18/14

>>Rauner Firm Has State Grant Awarded By Quinn (Springfield, IL)  --  GOP nominee for governor Bruce Rauner will benefit  from a state contract awarded last year by his opponent, Governor Pat Quinn.   Rauner formerly ran GTCR LLC, a Chicago private equity firm, which he is currently an investor.  Since December of 2012, GTCR has owned Correctional Healthcare, which recently received a five-year renewal of its contract from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.  The…

Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Deputies Handle Knife, Air Gun Situation At Reagan Middle School

Bureau County Sheriff’s Deputies dealt with a potentially scary situation today at Reagan Middle School in Tiskilwa. Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson confirmed earlier today that an 11-year-old student showed up to school this morning with a knife and an Air-Soft gun in his backpack. Air-Soft guns are replica firearms that use air to shoot plastic pellets. Sheriff Thompson said deputies were dispatched around 8:45AM this morning but the situation was dealt with briefly. No…

Continue Reading

Become a WZOE Mobile Member


Become a mobile member of WZOE Radio and receive traffic, weather, school closings & more!!! Sign Up here to receive your text alerts now!

Upcoming Events

12:00 am PMH Baby Photos Available
PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on [...]
9:00 am Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the [...]
8:00 am McNabb Fire Department Spring Craft & Vendor Bazaar
McNabb Fire Department Spring Cr…
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
McNabb Fire Department   Spring Craft & Vendor Bazaar Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 am – 4:00 pm McNabb Fire Department/Community Center 391 Rt 89 [...]
10:00 am Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the [...]
4:00 pm All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Spring Valley United Church of Christ holds its 30th annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner.  Use the alley entrance at 227 E. Erie [...]
5:00 pm Drawdown & Silent Auction
Drawdown & Silent Auction
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Drawdown & Silent Auction for Friends of Strays at Wise Guys Bar & Grill Banquet Center, 2205 N. MainSt. Princeton.Tickets are $50.00 for two people. This includes dinner, [...]
10:00 am Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the [...]

View Calendar