Chase Cavanaugh


Chase started in radio while earning his Master's in diplomacy and international commerce at the University of Kentucky.  He was bitten by the radio bug while volunteering at Radio Eye (a local equivalent to NIRIS) and soon became a reporter at WUKY. After four years of reporting in Kentucky's Bluegrass, Chase traveled north to join WNIJ as Morning Edition producer.  Chase reports on a variety of developments in our broadcast area but is particularly drawn to anything with a political or international connection.  He is also an avid board gamer.

Lifescape Community Services

Lifescape Community Services says home-delivery of food for its Meals On Wheels programs will not take place today.  Icy weather conditions mean the meals won't be sent out today in Winnebago, Boon, Ogle, and Lee County.  

Lifescape's adult day program remains open today. However, bus service is delayed by two hours.  

Carl Nelson/WNIJ

The average Illinois price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.43.  This is six cents cheaper than last week's average, according to AAA.  

The state's most expensive gas can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.80 per gallon.  By contrast, Springfield has the cheapest gas, at $2.26.   

Rockford's average price is $2.35 per gallon.  This is 3 cents cheaper than last week's average.