The Illinois House of Representatives has honored WTVO-17 and FOX-39 ‘Eyewitness News’ for “being honored for the prestigious Illinois Broadcaster’s Association Silver Dome Award for Station of the Year, Best TV Sports Story and being named the Best Newscast for 2 years in a row …”
‘Eyewitness News’ earned the honors in the IBA’s ‘Medium Market Division’, which includes all television stations in the state outside of the Chicago TV market.
The certificate of recognition was offered by Representative John Cabello (R-Machesney Park), who made the announcement on ‘Eyewitness News Local at 5:00’ on WTVO-17.
Rep. Cabello is also a delegate for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, and will serve on the Rules Committee, meaning he’ll be heading out to the site of the Republican National Convention site in Cleveland a week early. Cabello discussed some of what that will involve with anchors Mimi Murphy and Eric Wilson on enclosed video.
‘Eyewitness News’ will have a crew at both the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, and will have live reports with a focus on the Illinois state delegations.