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Large Police Presence in Kewanee for Man Resisting Arrest, Now in Custody
There was a large Police presence from Washington apartments to Fairview for a Kewanee man that resisted arrest and fled from the 800 block of East 2nd Street. A Henry County Deputy located William Pitzer, 44, near Washington Apartments moments ago and was able to get him into custody. Henry County deployed their drone over the area searching for the subject. William Pitzer is a registered sex offender living in Kewanee. Deputy Chief Michael Minx said there was not any danger to the public from Mr. Pitzer. We will provide updates as we receive them.
1 person airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after ‘industrial accident’ at ethanol plant, officials say
GALVA, Ill. (KWQC) - Crews responded to an “industrial accident” at a chemical plant in Galva Wednesday afternoon. One man sustained significant injuries and was air lifted to a trauma center to receive care, according to first responders. Wednesday at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s 9-1-1...
Northbound Lane of Main Street Temporarily Closed by Goods Skywalk
The northbound lane of Main Street in Kewanee will be closed around Goods skywalk to all contractors to repair a window in the skywalk. The turn lane will be used to direct traffic around the contractors. Please drive carefully in the area while crews are working on the skywalk.
One dead, one life-flighted after two vehicle crash in Central Illinois
FARMER CITY, Ill. (WICS) — A Victoria, Ill. man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday. According to the DeWitt County CoronerJames Allen Kirkland, IV, was traveling northbound on Rosewood Road and the other vehicle was traveling westbound on Depot Road. Kirkland IV did not stop at the...
New Henry County wind farm creates jobs, energy
A new wind farm is creating jobs and clean energy in Henry County, Ill. Avangrid, Inc. has announced that Midland Wind has reached commercial operation in Henry County. The 106 MW wind farm is the company’s fourth wind farm in Illinois. The new wind farm increases the total capacity in the state to over 600 […]
Traffic Alert – Small Ditch Fire East of Kewanee
Around 6 PM, The Kewanee Community Fire Department was dispatched to Highway 34 and 2880 North (east of Kewanee) for a small ditch fire. Watch for emergency vehicles on the roadway.
Taste of Italy in Kewanee: 3 Italian Restaurants to Satisfy Your Cravings
# Exploring Three Italian Restaurants in Kewanee Welcome to our culinary journey through Kewanee, where we will be introducing you to three of its finest Italian restaurants. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Kewanee Park District and Birth to 5 to Host Spring Break Bash
The Kewanee Park District and Birth to Five Illinois: Region 28 are hosting a Spring Break Bash on the upcoming Friday, March 22, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The festivities are taking place at the 19th Hole Restaurant in Kewanee, Illinois. It’s an opportunity for all families to start the Spring Break with excitement and engagement. Local agencies are also contributing to the fun with free games, crafts, and prizes to win. Mark Friday, March 22nd, on your calendar and be sure to show up to the Spring Break Bash.
Kewanee High School FFA Members Shine in State Degree Candidate Interviews
Kewanee FFA recently played host to the Section 3 Illinois FFA State Degree Candidate interviews and Proficiency Interviews. Congratulations are in order to all Section 3 members who participated. Volunteer judges and Advisors, with special mentions to Mrs. Ellerbrock and Kewanee FFA students provided outstanding hosting skills. Among those moving forward for the Illinois FFA State Degrees are Ashlynn Brose, Abigail DeSchepper, Emma Evans, Hannah Ince and Joey Janey. Further accolades go to winners in their respective areas like Kashen Ellerbrock for Ag Sales Entrepreneurship and Emmalee Kilstrom for Diversified Horticulture Entrepreneurship.
Galva Police Arrest and Citation Report 02-20-2024
Officer was dispatched to a residence on NW 7th Ave for an activated medical alarm. Officer was able to gain entry and found a subject that had fallen. Stark Co Medic also responded. Officer was dispatched to a residence on NE 9th Street to assist Stark Co Medic with gaining...
Flemish American Club Raising Funds to Refurbish Iconic Sign
The historic Flemish American Club is set to undergo refurbishment in a bid to restore its iconic sign. The sign, which previously graced the Belgian Village at Stokes Street, is set for a revamp with its original neon and moving blades. The rejuvenated sign will find its home on the Southeast roof corner of the original building. Fundraising for this endeavor has commenced, with breakfast fundraisers and donation jars available at the club. The club urges all past and present attendees, who have celebrated numerous occasions at the Flemish, to donate towards this noble cause. For more information or to donate, reach out to Mark Mikenas at the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce 113 E. 2nd St. Kewanee, Il 61443.
No “Explosion” at the Ethanol Plant in Galva
There was reportedly an explosion of unknown type at the Ethanol Plant in Galva. However, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office scanner traffic, there was no explosion at the Ethanol Plant in Galva. We don’t have any additional information at this time. Avoid the area and drive with caution while emergency personnel are at the scene. We have reached out to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Controlled Burn by Kewanee Fire Near Kewanee High School Today
There may be smoke in the air as The Kewanee Fire Department conducts a controlled burn on East 3rd Street near Kewanee High School today, February 21, 2024. Fire department personnel will remain at the burn site until all fires are extinguished.
Annawan's state champion girls basketball coach resigns: 'Batteries need a recharge'
State champion girls basketball coach Jason Burkiewicz has resigned after 14 seasons at Annawan. Burkiewicz had a career record of 341-92 (.788) at the school located about 60 miles northwest of Peoria. He led the Henry County school to the 2014 and 2017 Class 1A state titles, plus a 2013 1A state third-place finish to go with 11 seasons with 20-plus victories, including four 30-plus win campaigns.
How personal income has changed in Henry County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Henry County, Illinois and how it compares to state and national levels.
Large House Fire in Rural Princeville, Multiple Agencies Providing Mutual Aid
There is a large residential fire at 564 Township Road 1021 East in Stark County. All fire agencies in Stark County have been dispatched to the fire. Mutual Aid was requested from Bishop Hill and Galva in Henry County and Dunlap, Brimfield, and Akron-Princeville in Peoria County. Fire personnel and equipment are staging at Duncan Grain Elevator. As of 9:15, Ameren was en route to the fire. No injuries have been reported over scanner traffic. Avoid the area until fire personnel have cleared the scene. The Central Illinois Fire Society provided the address and Peoria County mutual aid list to RegionaMediaNews.com.
Police: Caretaker stole thousands from dependent Scott County victim
A 32-year-old Atkinson, Ill., woman faces multiple felony charges after police say she stole from a dependent victim’s financial accounts, according to court records. Kaylin Kempf faces three felony charges of forgery, a felony charge of second-degree theft and a felony charge of dependent-adult abuse, court records show. On...
Kewanee School Board Meeting Agenda Tuesday, February 20th, 2024
II. CLOSED SESSION: * (C) (1) to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the District and (C) (2) to consider collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees (C) (5) the purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public body (C) (8) Security Procedures (C) (9) Student Disciplinary Cases (C) (11) Litigation * 5ILCS 120/2 Open Meetings The School Code of Illinois/2023.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.34 and $3.4 in Kewanee as of 2024-02-21. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Will we be swarming with bugs after this mild winter? Experts weigh in
MOLINE, Ill — We're soaking up the sun and some unusual warmth as well so far this February. I've already noticed a few swarms of bugs flying through the air, especially with these warmer days when temperatures get into the 60s. That brings about a great question from Gayle in Sheffield, Illinois. She asks, "Does our warm winter mean we'll be seeing more bugs this year?" Let's dig in!