Biden to visit Illinois to promote private sector vaccine mandate

CHICAGO, IL — President Joe Biden will be in Chicago on Wednesday to promote his order for all businesses with more than 100 employees to require the COVID-19 vaccine for their workers. Business groups are wary about the mandate, which is expected to impact 80 million jobs nationwide. Biden announced the mandate earlier this month.…Read more…

Late September warm up for Illinois

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Dry and warm conditions should advance harvest in Illinois this week. Daytime highs will be in the 80’s and approaching 90’s in some areas with very little chance of rain. Andy Ervin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities.Read more…

Be aware of electricity hazards on the farm

ILLINOIS (RFD) — A key hazard on the farm can be electricity. And even indirect contact can be a danger says Ann Augspurger with Safe Electricity. Augspurger says everyone in the operation should be educated on potential electrical hazards on the farm including both direct and indirect contact with an overhead power line or pole.Read more…

Cold front moving through Illinois

ILLINOIS (RFD) — A push of fall like weather. That’s how DTN agriculture meteorologist John Baranick describes this week in Illinois. Climatological fall began on Sept. 1, but astronomical fall begins on Wednesday.Read more…

Social Security Administration Talks Rise in Scams and Young People

ILLINOIS (RFD) —- Scams are not going away and continue to come at us in nearly every direction. This September, Social Security is once again taking time to raise awareness about scams for not just the often most vulnerable in our communities – seniors – but younger populations. Jack Myers with Social Security says youth…Read more…

JCAR to question ISBE’s mask mandate authority today at hearing

CHICAGO, IL — Illinois state lawmakers on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules are expecting to hear from Illinois State Board of Education representatives about the agency’s authority to punish schools for not following the governor’s mask mandate for schools. Since the governor announced a statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools, 62 schools made masks…Read more…

Watch out for flood-damaged cars

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The Better Business Bureau wants you to beware of flood and hurricane-damaged cars. If you’re looking for a car, know that cars that have been flooded may be entering the market, especially from areas hit hard by Hurricane Ida. It is common after major floods for scam artists to try and pawn…Read more…