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WVEL News/Health Scope Now: “The Kissing Bug”

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: “The Kissing Bug”

(Photo By Flickr User Greg Schechter)   Many people around the state are talking about something called, “The Kissing Bug.” It’s an insect that’s made its way from South America all the way north to Illinois. “The kissing bug – it can have an organism called T. Cruzi, which can cause Chagas disease,” State Public Health…MORE

WVEL News Scope: Daylight Saving Time For Illinois

WVEL News Scope: Daylight Saving Time For Illinois

(Photo By Flickr User david.dames)   Newsline: State Capitol, Springfield, IL A group of Central Illinois high school students inspired legislation to get rid of time changes in the Land of Lincoln forever. Senate Bill 533, introduced by state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) would make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time of the entire…MORE

WVEL Health Scope Now: Infant Immunization

WVEL Health Scope Now: Infant Immunization

(Photo By Flickr User David Stillman)   Your child is exposed to thousands of germs every day. Spreading out or skipping shots increases the chance your child will get a disease that vaccines prevent. “All immunizations have been proven safe, effective and prevent deadly illnesses,” Dr. Douglas Carlson at Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) St. John’s…MORE

WVEL News/Consumer/Money Scope Now: Subway Store Closings

WVEL News/Consumer/Money Scope Now: Subway Store Closings

(Photo By Flickr User Phillip Pessar)   The world’s largest fast-food chain is continuing to shrink. Subway reports it closed 1,000 restaurants in the United States last year. Not only is that more than it planned, the number may be even higher. That’s because subway didn’t disclose how many new stores it opened, and some of…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Police Officer Impersonators

WVEL News Scope Now: Police Officer Impersonators

(Photo By Flickr User Inventorchris)   Newsline: Chatham, IL “Hey drivers, we’ve got something for you to think about and a question to ask you……” Have you ever been pulled over and thought the person stopping you was not a real police officer? Dave Leach, who is part of the Chatham Police Department, says most people…MORE

WVEL Entertainment Scope Now: Filmaker And Director John Singleton, Dies

WVEL Entertainment Scope Now: Filmaker And Director John Singleton, Dies

(Photo By Flickr User Canadian Film Centre)   Filmmaker John Singleton, who debuted with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued making movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles, CA and beyond, has died. According to WICS-TV & The Associated Press, Singleton’s family said Monday that he died after…MORE

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: Children + Screen Time

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: Children + Screen Time

(Photo By Flickr User Tom Hilton)   The World Health Organization’s report says that any more than one hour could have serious complications for children, especially if they’re younger than three years old since that’s when 80% of the brain develops. Kids under 1-year-old especially, should not be exposed to screens at all. Debra Brownson (the…MORE

WVEL Travel/Community Scope: Quincy Dogwood Festival

WVEL Travel/Community Scope: Quincy Dogwood Festival

(Photo By Flickr User Bob Mical)   The annual Dogwood Festival is celebrating its golden anniversary this year with the theme “Party Like It’s 1969: Celebrating 50 Years of Dogwood.” Events between May 2nd and 5th include the Blessing Health System/GatesAir Dogwood Parade, Lincoln in the District, a Tom Petty tribute band, and more. Quincy…MORE

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: Lyme Disease

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: Lyme Disease

(Photo By Flickr User Joshua Allen)   Lyme disease is on the rise nationwide, especially now that it’s warmer out. According to WGEM-TV, experts said the number of Lyme Disease cases has doubled over the last decade and will likely continue to rise in Illinois. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, or a bullseye rash, but if not…MORE