Welcome to the Central Radio Group 815-875-8014
Click here for the latest cancellationsand postponements for our area
Watson Replacement Named
(Jacksonville, IL) -- A Jacksonville native will replace Jim Watson in the state legislature. County chairmen chose C. D. Davidsmeyer to fill Watson's seat in the House for the next two years. Davidsmeyer says he's ready to get to Springfield, fight the good fight, help find ways to create jobs, and get the state's business climate back on track. He's currently the Vice President and Operations Manager of the Illinois Road Contractors. He's also served as 4th Ward alderman in the city and chairman of Jacksonville's Finance Committee.
Republicans Don't Approve More Borrowing
(Springfield, IL) -- Republican leaders in Illinois say it's not a good idea for the state to borrow more money. Lawmakers are considering a plan to borrow four-billion dollars to pay off old bills but Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says that will just keep the same debt-cycle spinning. People in Illinois are already paying 67-percent more in state taxes thanks to an
increase which took effect in January of 2011. The extra cash was supposed to pay down bills but Topinka says not a dime has actually gone toward the backlog. In fact the problem is half-a billion dollars worse now than it was when the tax hike passed.
License Plate Fee Going Up
(Springfield, IL) -- It'll cost an extra two bucks to renew your license plates next year. Governor Quinn approved the hike late Friday afternoon, bringing the new plate fee up to 101-dollars. The plan is supposed to generate about 20-million dollars a year for the Department of Natural Resources to help pay for upkeep at state parks. That brings the total for license plate renewal to 101-dollars.
Crundwell Property Brings In 275-Thousand Dollars
(Dixon, IL) -- Rita Crundwell's property brought in about 275-thousand dollars at auction. U.S. Marshalls put all the furniture in Crundwell's home on the auction block over the weekend, in an effort to recoup some of the money she stole from the town of Dixon. Crundwell pleaded guilty and was convicted of taking 53-million dollars when she worked as the town's comptroller. She will be sentenced in February.
Former Illinois Football Star Charged With Manslaughter
(Irving, TX) -- A Former University of Illinois football player has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. Josh Brent was allegedly driving drunk early Saturday morning when his vehicle flipped over and landed in the middle of the street. Brent's teammate, and passenger in the car, Jerry Brown, was killed in the crash. Brown also played football at the U of I. Both men were active members of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
WZOE, Z-98, WRVYP.O. Box 692209 S. Main StreetPrinceton, IL 61356
Copyright 2005-2013 Central Radio Group