WGIL News Audio: 7am News, Sports and Obits click HERE | For the latest WGIL news click HERE

Archive for February, 2014

City Council to Consider False Fire Alarm Fees

WGIL Newsroom 286

The Galesburg City Council Monday will likely change the way the city responds to false fire alarms, after some initial changes years ago.

Aldermen will vote on whether or not to charge $50s for the false fire alarm firefighters are called to at any one location, and $150 for every false alarm after that.

IL Unions, Nonprofits Want Higher Caregiver Pay

WGIL Newsroom 238

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nonprofit workers, union leaders and groups representing the developmentally disabled are making a push at the Illinois state Capitol for higher caregiver wages.

What supporters are calling the “Care Campaign” will deliver 10,000 postcards to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday. They’ll urge him to support legislation increasing wages for caregivers at community nonprofits supported by state funds.

Springfield Supermarkets Expected to Hire Hundreds

WGIL Newsroom 300

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield-area supermarkets are expected to hire hundreds of workers in the next few months, raising hopes that it will ease unemployment.

The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports that there’ll be openings for full- and part-time positions for everything from checkout clerks to pharmacy technicians.

Some Quinn, GOP Jobs Claims Add Up; Others Don’t

WGIL Newsroom 343

IL State SealCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) –Gov. Pat Quinn has touted in his State of the State address and recent interviews how Illinois is bouncing back from recession under his watch.

But if the Democratic incumbent sees Illinois as a state on the rise, the Republicans seeking to oust him view it far differently –as an economic basket case.