Category Archives: WVEL News

WVEL Music /Entertainment Scope: After 7 Group Member, Melvin Edmonds, Dies

WVEL Music /Entertainment Scope: After 7 Group Member, Melvin Edmonds, Dies

(Photo By Flickr User Trending Topics 2019)   Melvin Edmonds, founding member of the of the Grammy-nominated group After 7, has died. According to Black America Web & EURWEB, reports say the After 7 co-founder and co-lead singer’s death comes after a long illness and several strokes. His specific cause of death, however, has not yet been revealed.…MORE

WVEL News/Safety Scope: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

WVEL News/Safety Scope: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

(Photo By Flickr User mario)   May 21st has been declared Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in The Land Of Lincoln. Governor JB Pritzker declared the day in honor of the men and women who help keep kids safe as they walk and bike to school. “Crossing guards are an integral part of creating safe routes to…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: Vineyard Vines + Target= Limited Time

WVEL News Scope Now: Vineyard Vines + Target= Limited Time

(Photo By Flickr User Mike Mozart)   “Attention Target Shoppers, attention Target shoppers………” According to WAND-TV, Vineyard Vines products will now be available for sale at Target for a limited time! The announcement was make on last weekend. The collection includes more than 300 unique items including clothing, outdoor gear, pet items, and accessories. Item prices…MORE

WVEL News Scope Now: SNAP Benefits Could Be Redeemed At Illinois Restaurants

WVEL News Scope Now: SNAP Benefits Could Be Redeemed At Illinois Restaurants

        Food stamps could soon be redeemed at restaurants if a measure proposed by the Illinois House becomes law. Currently in Illinois, food stamp recipients can use SNAP vouchers at grocery stores, but not at restaurants. Many said this can cause problems. The ‘Restaurant Meals Program’, would expand the options for food…MORE

WVEL Community Scope: Quincy Strawberry Festival

WVEL Community Scope: Quincy Strawberry Festival

(Photo By Flickr User crayolophoto)   The Melrose Chapel Church in Quincy, IL, is getting ready for its bi-annual strawberry festival. The festival has been going on for 145 years; that’s as long as the “Run For The Roses (better known as The Kentucky Derby)!” According to KHQA-TV, every year, the festival draws in 600 to…MORE

WVEL News/Consumer Scope Now: Consumers Beware Of Buying Online Counterfeit Goods

WVEL News/Consumer Scope Now: Consumers Beware Of Buying Online Counterfeit Goods

(Photo By Flickr User Sacramento BBB)   The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers on buying counterfeit goods online. Better Business Bureau officials said their new report found sales of counterfeits have exploded in recent years, with billions of dollars lost in pharmaceuticals, toys and games, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and more. According to WGEM-TV, the study…MORE

Making Mother’s Day Flowers Last

Making Mother’s Day Flowers Last

(Photo By Flickr User Colin Carmichael)   Whether you’ve received a Mother’s Day bouquet or gave one, we know you’ll want them to last as long as possible. Sure they won’t last forever, but you can do a few things to ensure their longevity. Here are seven tips to making those Mother’s Day Flowers last: Tip number…MORE

WVEL Consumer/Money Scope Now: Party City Will Be Closing 45 Stores

WVEL Consumer/Money Scope Now: Party City Will Be Closing 45 Stores

(Photo By Flickr User Mike Mozart)   Amid a global helium shortage, Party City announced this week that it will shutter 45 stores in 2019. According to USA Today, the New Jersey-based party supplies company did not release a list of affected stores but said the closures will take place throughout the year. There are…MORE

WVEL Weather/News Scope Now: Icy Winter +Flooding = Extra Spending On I-74 Bridge

WVEL Weather/News Scope Now: Icy Winter +Flooding = Extra Spending On I-74 Bridge

(Photo By Flickr User Trails for Illinois)   Newsline: Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois & Interstate 74 Iowa transportation officials have approved $16 million to pay for nighttime work on the Interstate 74 bridge over the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities because of delays blamed on an icy winter followed by spring flooding. The Quad-City Times, The…MORE