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WVEL News Scope Now: CEFCU Debit Cards + ATM Fraud

WVEL News Scope Now: CEFCU Debit Cards + ATM Fraud

(Photo By Flickr User William Grootonk)   If you have a CEFCU debit card, you may want to double check your balance. The company says some debit cards encountered an ATM fraud over the weekend. According to WAND-TV, the company says they found the fraudulent activity early and do not believe personal information was breached. CEFCU…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Peoria Sears To Remain Open Amidst Of Bankruptcy Filing

WVEL News Scope Now: Peoria Sears To Remain Open Amidst Of Bankruptcy Filing

(Photo By Flickr User Mike Mozart)   Peoria Sears not among 142 closing after bankruptcy filing. The last Central Illinois Sears store still open will likely remain so through the end of the year. The 125-year-old department store filed for bankruptcy on Monday after years of sluggish sales and financial struggles. As part of its…MORE

WVEL News Scope: Peoria Native Lydia Moss Bradley Ranked Number 1 In The List Of Groundbreaking Women In Illinois History

WVEL News Scope: Peoria Native Lydia Moss Bradley Ranked Number 1 In The List Of Groundbreaking Women In Illinois History

(Photo By Flickr User yochillum)   According to WICS-TV, two women from Peoria, IL have topped a new Illinois Top 200 list. Lydia Moss Bradley, the founder of Peoria’s Bradley University came in at number one of the list of groundbreaking women in Illinois history. Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique” and co-founder of the National…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Counterfeit Bills Circulating In Effingham, IL

WVEL News Scope Now: Counterfeit Bills Circulating In Effingham, IL

(Photo By Flickr User booknews)   Newsline: Effingham, IL The Effingham Police Department is alerting the public about an increase in counterfeit bills in the Effingham area. Police say multiple businesses and even individuals in the Effingham area have been affected, with almost a dozen instances being reported in the month of September alone. WICS-TV…MORE

WVEL News/Food Scope: Kit Kat Breaks On Top Of This Year’s Illinois Candies List

WVEL News/Food Scope: Kit Kat Breaks On Top Of This Year’s Illinois Candies List

(Photo By Flickr User r. nial bradshaw)   A study shows Kit Kat’s are Illinois’ favorite Halloween candy. The numbers were collected by CandyStore.com, which sells candy in bulk to customers online. The company says it looked at sales over 11 years (2007 to 2017), and specifically in the months close to Halloween, to figure out…MORE

WVEL News/Safety Scope: Fire Prevention Week

WVEL News/Safety Scope: Fire Prevention Week

(Photo By Flickr User Dean Krafft)   This week is Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Protection Association’s campaign is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” In a typical home, you have as little as two minutes to escape safely after the smoke alarm goes off. According to WAND-TV, Officials offer the following…MORE