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WVEL Weather Scope Now: Warmer Weather Is On The Rise This Weekend

WVEL Weather Scope Now: Warmer Weather Is On The Rise This Weekend

(Photo By Flickr User Jason Mrachina)   Hey River City & Vicinity, it’s never too early to start looking ahead to the weekend! It appears we are on track for warmer than normal temperatures this weekend and early next week (10/20th-10/24/19). According to KWQC-TV, our average highs are in the low 60s now, so this means…MORE

WVEL News/Travel Scope Now: Officials Are Warning Drivers To Watch Out For Deer This Fall Season

WVEL News/Travel Scope Now: Officials Are Warning Drivers To Watch Out For Deer This Fall Season

(Photo By Flickr User Starley Shelton)   Officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for deer on the road this fall. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) said during deer mating season animals become more active, especially in the early morning and evening hours. Acting Illinois Transportation…MORE

WVEL Travel/News Scope Now: IDOT Wins Big Prize For The 2019 America’s Transportation Awards

WVEL Travel/News Scope Now: IDOT Wins Big Prize For The 2019 America’s Transportation Awards

(Photo By Flickr User Ken Lund)   Newsline: The 2019 America’s Transportation Awards & St Louis, MO The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was awarded the grand prize in the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards. This is the top honor for State Departments of Transportation. This was presented at the American Association of State Highway Transportation meeting…MORE

WVEL Consumer/News Scope Now: Checking Out Your Furnace

WVEL Consumer/News Scope Now: Checking Out Your Furnace

(Photo By Flickr User Frankenmedia)   As the temperature falls and the fall season has changed, have you tried turning on your heater yet? Experts said you should test it out to see if it is working properly and have your furnace checked. Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning owner David Arns said cracks in furnaces…MORE

WVEL News/Community Scope Now: Peoria Riverfront Museum Is Offering Free Admission To High School And College Students Until Early November

WVEL News/Community Scope Now: Peoria Riverfront Museum Is Offering Free Admission To High School And College Students Until Early November

(Photo By Flickr User Taylor Studios, Inc.)   Through Sunday, November 10th, the Peoria Riverfront Museum will offer free admission for all high school and college students. The opportunity comes from the ArtBridges Foundation for the museum’s Every Student Initiative; a privately funded curricula-matched program designed to bring students in central Illinois to the Museum. The…MORE

WVEL Community/Family Scope Now: Flood Museum + Noah’s Ark

WVEL Community/Family Scope Now: Flood Museum + Noah’s Ark

(Photo By Flickr User Amy Ross)   Founders of the the Flood Museum said it tells the story of how the biblical figure Noah and his family survived a great flood the wiped out all life on Earth. One of the museum’s co-founders says they’ve always had their eye on this particular building for the…MORE

St. Louis Heritage Football Classic

St. Louis Heritage Football Classic

(Photo By Flickr User Hector Alejandro)   The Inaugural St. Louis Heritage Football Classic, NCAA College Football event is soon to become one of the premier HBCU sporting events in the country! This initiative is designed to promote higher education to urban youth through exposure to college and career readiness programming. Proceeds from this event will…MORE

WVEL News/Sports Scope Now: Illinois Lawmaker Calls For Student Athletes To Be Paid

WVEL News/Sports Scope Now: Illinois Lawmaker Calls For Student Athletes To Be Paid

(Photo By Flickr User larrysphatpage)   An Illinois lawmaker is pushing for compensation for college athletes. Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, filed the new legislation to try and help the athletes “receive their fair share.” “This measure is about equity and fairness to our college athletes, who have essentially been used to generate massive profits for…MORE