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WVEL News/Health Scope Now: National Farm Safety and Health Week

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: National Farm Safety and Health Week

(Photo By Flick User Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)   It has been a tough year for many farmers across the Tri-States and the Land Of Lincoln. Tariffs, spring flooding, and a summer drought is making for a stressful harvest season. From September 15th through September 21st, it is National Farm Safety and Health Week and…MORE

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resources

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resources

(Photo By Flickr User Gilbert Mercier)   Taking control of your mental health is important and sometimes may be a struggle. We are here to offer several resources to aid you on your mental health journey. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and needs help immediately, call the 24/hour suicide prevention…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Raising Awareness On National Suicide Prevention Month

WVEL News Scope Now: Raising Awareness On National Suicide Prevention Month

(Photo By Flickr User USAG- Humphreys)   September is National Suicide Prevention Month and is meant to highlight this cause of death that claims the life of one person every 40 seconds. “I’d love to see those numbers change where it isn’t a leading cause of death because with it being the 10th leading cause of…MORE

WVEL Community Scope: Mount Pulaski Fall Festival

WVEL Community Scope: Mount Pulaski Fall Festival

(Photo By Flickr User J. Stephen Conn)   The Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site will celebrate the city’s annual fall festival next weekend (9/20+9/21/2019). The Mount Pulaski courthouse is one of two buildings still standing where Abraham Lincoln practiced law as a circuit-riding attorney before he became president. Many festival activities will be near the…MORE

2019 Morton Pumpkin Festival

2019 Morton Pumpkin Festival

(Photo By Flickr User Doug Pieper)     Each September, in celebration of the pumpkin canning season, the city of Morton, IL hosts the Morton Pumpkin Festival. 2019 will be the Festival’s 53rd year. Come and celebrate with them! This year’s theme is, “Luck o’ the Pumpkins!” History about the Morton Pumpkin Festival: In 1967, the first…MORE

WVEL Sports/Travel Scope Now: Chicago Football Classic + Circle City Classic

WVEL Sports/Travel Scope Now: Chicago Football Classic + Circle City Classic

       (Photo By Flickr User Josh Hallett)   If you’re ready for some HBCU Football, then you don’t want to miss the Chicago Football Classic in Chicago, IL & the Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, IN happening respectively on the 2nd & 4th Saturday in September! About The Chicago Football Classic: In 1997,…MORE

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: Breast Cancer Insurance Coverage Expanding In The Prairie State

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: Breast Cancer Insurance Coverage Expanding In The Prairie State

(Photo By Flickr User Rosmarie Voegtli)   Women in Illinois will soon have more resources available to help detect breast cancer. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation last month expanding health insurance coverage for mammograms and other breast cancer screenings. Beginning January 1, 2020, both private insurance and Medicaid must cover several preventative measures to help women…MORE