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Fourth Wettest April On Record
It's been an historic month for rain in Illinois. State Climatologist Jim Angel says Mother Nature dropped about two inches more rain than normal for the month of April. More rain is in the forecast for the weekend, which could move the month of April up in the rankings. The wettest April on record was in 2011 when the average rainfall was seven-point-four inches.
Schock Decides Against Run For Governor
Peoria-area congressman Aaron Schock is ruling out a run for governor next year. His staff says he will seek reelection to a fourth term in the House of Representatives. Schock has been mulling a run for the state's top office since last Fall but he says he can be more effective serving the people in Washington D.C.
Underage Drinking Campaign Aims For Adults
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is launching a new underage drinking prevention campaign that takes aim at adults. Specifically, it targets adults who provide alcohol to people under 21. Commission member Ted Penesis says the initiative is called "Your Actions Matter"
and will highlight positive behaviors. As part of the campaign, signs and posters will be put up where liquor is sold.
ISU Not Interested In Move To Sun Belt
Illinois State University football will be staying in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. ISU director of athletics Gary Friedman yesterday said the Sun Belt Conference contacted the school about a possible move. However, Friedman says the Redbirds are not interested in a change at this time. He says the focus is to make the football program as strong as possible at their current level.
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