Category Archives: WVEL News

WVEL News/Money Scope Now: The 2019 Illinois State Fair Has Brought In A Revenue Record

WVEL News/Money Scope Now: The 2019 Illinois State Fair Has Brought In A Revenue Record

(Photo By Flickr User Katherine Johnson)   The state says the 2019 Illinois State Fair had record estimated revenue of more than $6.5 million. According to WGEM-TV & The Associated Press, Fair officials said on this week that this year’s total surpassed the previous record of $6.4 million set in 2013 and was about $750,000 higher…MORE

WVEL Community Scope: 2019 Taste Of Canton

WVEL Community Scope: 2019 Taste Of Canton

(Photo By Flickr User Phil Romans)   Canton, IL, Fulton County, and surrounding areas, get yourself ready for The 2019 Taste Of Canton being held on the 4th Saturday in September! The Taste of Canton will offer a variety of food tastings from local eateries, kid’s activity area (inflatables, games & crafts), and feature live entertainment…MORE

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum, Is Offering Free Tickets For Museum Day

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum, Is Offering Free Tickets For Museum Day

(Photo By Flickr User Randy von Liski)   The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will join institutions around the country in offering free tickets on Saturday, September 21st. It’s through a program organized by Smithsonian magazine. The magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day lets anyone download a ticket granting the ticketholder and one guest free access…MORE

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