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Puppy Mill Legislation

Animal shelters might not be as full if this law passes. Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill to require pet shops to only sell dogs and cats from animal shelters and NOT commercial breeders. News Watch's Margaret Langevin spoke with employees at an animal shelter and dog trainers who say they're ecstatic about this proposal. This new bill is aimed to put puppy mills out of business by ... READ MORE >>

Graduation "Selfie" Ban

Graduation is coming up in a couple of days at Eastern Illinois University and it's a big day for many students, that will be full of photos. Some schools like the University of South Florida and Bryant University are asking graduates not to take certain photos, the ones known as selfies. But Eastern isn't one of those schools banning the phenomenon. Students walking across that stage on Sa ... READ MORE >>

Animal Shelters in May

This month lots of graduations happen and college students pack up and move out of town! But a lot of times what they don't take with them is their pets and that means shelters fill up this time of year. News Watch's Jaida Moore spoke with animal control officials today about the problem and she joins us live in the studio with more on how shelters operate when there's more dogs and cats that ne ... READ MORE >>

Animal Shelters in May

This month lots of graduations happen and college students pack up and move out of town! But a lot of times what they don't take with them is their pets and that means shelters fill up this time of year. News Watch's Jaida Moore spoke with animal control officials today about the problem and she joins us live in the studio with more on how shelters operate when there's more dogs and cats that ne ... READ MORE >>

D.A.R.E. Picnic

After a school year of classroom instruction some local students had a chance to do some learning outside. The annual D.A.R.E. picnic was held at Forest Park in Shelbyville and included a variety of activities. The kids in attendance completed the twelve week program designed to help them avoid drugs and alcohol. News Watch's Maggie Hockenberry went to the park to join in on the celebration. ... READ MORE >>