WATSEKA --- Congressman Adam Kinzinger's talking jobs, agriculture, getting big government out of the way...issues the Republican voice for central-Illinois says Washington leaders must find answers to.
Kinzinger was at the WGFA studio (Tuesday) saying government needs to get out of the way of American people's lives.
Kinzinger hosted a Town Hall meeting at Watseka City Hall.
Residents in the Benton and Warren County areas in Indiana have had water restored in many homes, but residents wonder how long it will last. Water wells went dry last month.
Many say it was an irrigation system that drained the supply.
DNR officials confirmed that a farmer's nearby irrigation system caused the Templeton town wells to dry up. Now, 21 days later, some residents said when one well is up and running another runs dry. The concerned residents said the water level is dropping and the efforts to fix the wells may be for nothing.
What happened to their small community, citizens say, hopefully will influence a new state law.
Powerball jackpot at $425 million after no weekend winner
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot this past weekend, so the money will roll over and it's created a roughly $425 million prize for Wednesday's drawing.
The midweek jackpot remains below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman. But as it stands, it would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the fourth-largest lottery prize on record.
Saturday's winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45; the Powerball was 15.
Former Sheriff will run again in Livingston County
Former Livingston County Sheriff Marvin Rutledge is running for the job again.
Rutledge announced Monday his intention to challenge the incumbent and another announced-candidate in 2014. Rutledge served two terms as sheriff but did not seek re-election in 2002.
He said in a statement Monday "I would best serve this county as your sheriff."
Rutledge was serving the Livingston County department as chief deputy. That was until his resignation Monday morning. Current Sheriff Marty Meredith has not yet said if he'll seek re-election for a second term next year. Rutledge joins Mark Scott, an officer with the Dwight Police Department, as a candidate for the sheriff's post. Scott announced his candidacy on Sunday.
Both candidates and Meredith are Republicans. 94.1 FM, WGFA
The death of 44-year-old Timothy Robertson of Gibson City may lead to new charges against another man.
Robertson died Monday at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He had suffered severe head injuries eight days ago in a fight with another man outside an apartment building in Gibson City. Robertson had been in a coma since July 28th.
The man who allegedly punched Robertson causing the injury is jailed in Paxton on a charge of aggravated battery. 34-year-old Ryan Nibbe of Gibson City now has his case under review for possible new charges following Robertson's death.
Nibbe served prison time in the Illinois Department of Corrections for an aggravated battery conviction in Macon County.