Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Archive for September 29th, 2013

Bureau County job fair to feature local employers

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

High unemployment does not mean you won’t find a job; it means you will have to be competitive.  There is a Just Hire One Job Fair Wednesday at the Bureau County Metro Center.

You will be able to give your résumé to area companies and maybe be interviewed for a position.  Which is why you should arrive prepared according to Pam Furlan of Business Employment Skills Team.  That means you have to change out of your pajamas or torn jeans and sweatshirt.  Furlan says employers will notice the way you are dressed before they can read your work history or education.

Dress pants and a polo shirt would be a good outfit.  You will also want to bring copies of an updated résumé that has been proofread.

Furlan says you will be able to meet people looking to fill manufacturing, healthcare, and retail jobs.  The job fair is Wednesday from nine to noon.

Learn more by listening to an interview at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Rabid Bat Found In Marshall County

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

If you see a bat flying around at home, don’t mess with it, call a professional.

Marshall County health officials say they found a rabid bat.  Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system of humans and animals.

Health officials say if you see a bat at home, close the door and call the county animal protection services.  Also report all bites, check for holes in your home that bats can get into and also make sure dogs and cats have updated rabies vaccinations.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Kinzinger Wants Healthcare Act Shelved

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

Do you want the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” stopped or at least delayed?  You’re congressman thinks most of you do.

Adam Kinzinger joined every Republican in the House but two in voting to delay “Obamacare” by a year.  Even though only two Democrats supported the resolution, Kinzinger says “through a bipartisan vote, the House has given senate Democrats a chance to do what a majority of hardworking Americans want”, and that’s delaying the healthcare law for individuals like what’s already been done for businesses.

Kinzinger calls the healthcare act a “train wreck of a law”.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Unemployed Vets needed

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

Around 80 employers with immediate positions to fill in the Chicago area will seek out new hires at a job fair for military veterans in northern Illinois. The Hire Our Heroes event will take place this coming Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 501 hall in Aurora.  Veterans and their immediate family can also get counseling on job interview skills and career readiness.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Steel Magnolias playing in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

You may have seen “Steel Magnolias” – the film. You can see it played out on stage in the “807 Building” in Ottawa this afternoon. The 1987 play centers around Truvy’s Beauty salon and the friendship of six southern women who share their secrets. Show time is 3pm at 807 LaSalle Street. The cost wasn’t listed.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Washington playing chicken

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

The House has sent the Senate a new temporary spending bill, but Senate leaders are calling it pointless. The Senate is expected to reject the measure because it tacks on a one-year delay of the new health care law. And the Senate isn’t expected to meet until tomorrow, leaving only a few hours for Congress to reach agreement on a bill to avert a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Rabies under control in Illinois

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2013

A good reason to fear and hate bats. They are Illinois’s major source of rabies. Sixty three infected bats were discovered in 2012 – according to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website. But, it’s just under half of the cases in 2010. The good news – bats are practically the sole carrier of rabies in Illinois. With the exception of 2011 and a rabid cow, the state rabies cases have been limited to bats since 2006. LaSalle county found one rabid bat in 2012. Bureau and Putnam had no rabies cases. Yesterday was World Rabies Day. It’s also the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death. Pasteur along with others developed the firsts rabies vaccine.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »