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WVEL News Scope: Glenn Beck Donating Is Money To The Lincoln Library Foundation

WVEL News Scope: Glenn Beck Donating Is Money To The Lincoln Library Foundation

(Photo By Flickr User Gage Skidmore)   A gift from broadcaster Glenn Beck’s foundation is mean to pay a debt the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum owes. Beck’s Mercury One charity gave ALPLM $50,869, which museum Executive Director Alan Lowe says will go to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. The private foundation owns the…MORE

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: 2019 Open Enrollment Affordable Care Act Reminder

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: 2019 Open Enrollment Affordable Care Act Reminder

(Photo By Flickr User Senate Democrats)   Open enrollment is moving along for those signing up for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment began on November 1st and  will run through December 15th, 2018. Healthcare plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2019. To be eligible to enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace you…MORE

WVEL News /Holiday Scope Now: Tips On Avoiding Holiday Gift Card Scams

WVEL News /Holiday Scope Now: Tips On Avoiding Holiday Gift Card Scams

(Photo By Flickr User Melvin A)     Do you have plans to give gift cards to family or friends this holiday season? Gift cards can make shopping easy, but WGEM-TV & the Better Business Bureau (BBB), are offering tips to consumers to help avoid scams. Examine the gift card: Before buying a gift card,…MORE

WVEL News/Weather Scope Now: Weekend Tornado Outbreak, One Of Worst In Illinois History

WVEL News/Weather Scope Now: Weekend Tornado Outbreak, One Of Worst In Illinois History

(Photo By Flickr User Kent Kanouse)   The Illinois tornado outbreak that happened on Saturday, December 1st, is the third-largest in state history. According to WEEK-TV, The National Weather Service made this announcement on Monday night. They said the outbreak, which included at least 26 confirmed tornadoes, is the largest December outbreak Illinois has ever seen,…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Happy 200th Birthday, Land Of Lincoln!

WVEL News Scope Now: Happy 200th Birthday, Land Of Lincoln!

(Photo By Flickr User COD Newsroom)     The Land of Lincoln celebrated its 200th birthday on December 3, 2018, it must be asked: how did Illinois become a state? According to WAND-TV, the effort started in 1817, the year before Illinois became the 21st state. Daniel Pope Cook, a politician and newspaper publisher who lived…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Tobacco 21 Veto Override Failed To Pass

WVEL News Scope Now: Tobacco 21 Veto Override Failed To Pass

(Photo By Flickr User Raul Lieberwirth)     Newsline: State Capitol, Springfield, IL Members of the Illinois House failed to pass an override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation that would have changed the legal age of buying tobacco products to 21. According to WEEK-TV, the House voted 62-45 on the measure, but fell short…MORE

WVEL Travel Scope: Route 66 Could Become A Part Of The National Historic Trail

WVEL Travel Scope: Route 66 Could Become A Part Of The National Historic Trail

(Photo By Flickr User Thomas Hawk)   A new proposal would designate Route 66, the Mother Road that connected Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA, as a National Historic Trail. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe recently introduced a bill that would amend the National Trails System Act in an effort to help revitalize cities…MORE