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WVEL Entertainment Scope: Genius: Aretha Franklin

WVEL Entertainment Scope: Genius: Aretha Franklin

(Photo By Flickr User joe ortuzar)   It’s official, the upcoming third season of National Geographic’s scripted anthology series Genius will be devoted to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died in August 2018 at age 76. Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize award-winning playwright of Topdog/Underdog, will be executive producer and showrunner of the project, from…MORE

WVEL News/Consumer Scope Now: Illinois Sheriff Gives Warning About Phone Scam

WVEL News/Consumer Scope Now: Illinois Sheriff Gives Warning About Phone Scam

(Photo By Flickr User Matthew Hurst)   A sheriff in Illinois is warning people about a sophisticated phone scam. In a news release, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says residents are reporting that they are receiving an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be a representative of Apple Inc. warning them that their device or iCloud…MORE

WVEL/IHSA Insider: 2019 Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball State Finals

WVEL/IHSA Insider: 2019 Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball State Finals

(Photo By Flickr User LV Memories)   Will the “IHSA Kings Of The Court,” please stand up! The Queen’s have been crowned, now it’s the gentlemen’s turn to see who will take all as the “Road To River City, Part One,” beginning this weekend in Peoria, IL; let the High School Madness begin! Here is a…MORE

WVEL Consumer/News Scope Now: National Consumer Protection Week

WVEL Consumer/News Scope Now: National Consumer Protection Week

(Photo By Flickr User West Midlands Police)   National Consumer Protection Week is from March 3rd-9th. This is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their rights and become informed about making decisions to avoid being scammed. According to WGEM-TV,  Police Chief Eddie Bogue of Palmyra, MO, said the elderly are usually the target for…MORE

Daylight Savings Time 2019

Daylight Savings Time 2019

(Photo By Flickr User nathanmac87)   “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise!” You may have heard this saying in passing a time or four. Family, as the time, months, and this year roll along, it felt really, really, really good to “Fall Back, Fall Back, Fall Back,” didn’t it? …MORE

WVEL Health Scope: Dark Chocolate Benefits

WVEL Health Scope: Dark Chocolate Benefits

(Photo By Flickr User Lee McCoy)     If you didn’t know that dark chocolate is good for you health and the benefits that it has, well now it’s time that you should be in the know! Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Gas Prices Are On The Rise

WVEL News Scope Now: Gas Prices Are On The Rise

(Photo By Flickr User Robert Geiger)   “Here’s some news you probably didn’t want to hear on today: GAS PRICES ARE ON THE RISE!” NBC News & WGEM-TV report that the average price of regular-grade gas in the U.S. is up ten cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.44. That price is still…MORE

WVEL/IHSA Insider Scope: 2019 Class 3A/4A Girls Basketball State Finals

WVEL/IHSA Insider Scope: 2019 Class 3A/4A Girls Basketball State Finals

(Photo By Flickr User Kevin Chang)   “Who will be crowned “Class 3A/4A IHSA Queens Of The Court?” You know we had to ask you again, right? The Road To Redbird, Part Two (The Final Chapter) concludes on this weekend in Bloomington-Normal. IL! The month of March has begun and we are set for a…MORE