WLCN offers lives video and audio coverage of June 13 COGFA hearing in Lincoln regarding closure of Logan Correctional Center

Those unable to attend the June 13 public hearing regarding the closure of Logan Correctional Center will be able to follow the proceedings live as WLCN 96.3 FM will provide live audio and video coverage of the event.

“WLCN encourages members of the public to attend the hearing in person to show their support for the workers impacted and for keeping the facility in Logan County,” said Loyd Kirby, marketing manager of WLCN. “For those unable to attend, however, we felt it was important that they have the opportunity to see what transpires at the event.”

WLCN will provide live videostream coverage via its YouTube channel. In addition, audio coverage will be available on radio on the station’s 96.3 FM frequency and via tablets/smartphones on the Mixlr app. To watch or listen, go to the WLCNOnline.com home page just before 5 PM and click the Watch live or Listen live badge.

Recordings of both the audio-only Mixlr stream and the YouTube videostream will be archived and accessible online for free in perpetuity following the event.

The June 13 public hearing is hosted by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) and takes place at Lincoln Junior High School, 208 Broadway Street in Lincoln beginning at 5 PM. The event will begin with questions from the commission members to representatives of the Department of Corrections. Following that portion, individuals will be able to provide oral testimonies of up to two minutes about the closure of Logan Correctional Center.

Prior to the COGFA hearing, a support rally will take place at 4 PM on the lawn of the Logan County Courthouse in downtown Lincoln. Attendees are being asked to wear green shirts to show solidarity. The rally will end at approximately 4:30, at which time participants may make the walk of approximately five blocks northwest on Broadway Street to the junior high.

WLCN’s coverage of the hearing is sponsored by: AFSCME Local 2073; Bryan Clark State Farm; Chris Coyne State Farm; Culligan Water Systems; Culver’s of Lincoln; independent health insurance agent Dara Entwistle; Duvall Automotive; First National Bank in Tremont; project manager Michael Gaule with Central Roofing; Graue, Inc.; Illinois State Representative Bill Hauter; Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home; Lincoln American Legion Post #263; Lincoln Heating & Cooling; ME Realty; Pluto Commodities; Spirited Republic; Tarter Brothers Mechanical; and Timbercrest Veterinary Services.

For more information, call (217) 648-5510 or email wlcn@.

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