4-26-2006 





CAHOKIA POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN TRAFFIC CRASH

The St. Clair County States Attorneys office has issued an arrest warrant for 37-year-old William E. Anderson of St. Louis. Anderson has been charged with Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Reckless Homicide. The arrest stems from a fatal traffic crash that happened Monday morning. 26-year-old Jeremy Chambers, a Cahokia Police Officer, was killed in the crash while he was on duty. Anderson allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic on Illinois Route 3 and struck Chambers, who was driving a Cahokia Police Department Marked Squad Car. Chambers passed away around 5:30 a.m. Monday due to his injuries. Anderson is currently in police custody at an area hospital where he is being treated for injuries he sustained in the crash. Bond has been set at $150,000.

AFHM PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES ON 2006 EVENTS


The American Farm Heritage Museum is wrapping up plans for their upcoming spring and summer events.

A yard sale and flea market has also been announced for May 5th and 6th. Those interested in having a table or trailer space should call Ollie Schaefer's office at 664-3050.

On June 3rd, a tractor drive will depart from the museum grounds at 9am and then travel through southern Bond County. The group will return to the AFHM at noon for lunch followed by wheat shocking at 1:30pm. In conjunction with the tractor drive, the farm museum's rail division will begin laying ties that morning at 9. The AFHM's centerpiece event, the annual summer tractor show, is July 28th through the 30th.

It was also reported at Tuesday's farm museum meeting that the recent pancake breakfast held on Heritage Day generated a $500 profit for the group.

 

HYDRANT FLUSHING

The City of Greenville Water Treatment Plant is going to be flushing hydrants today, and Thursday. Water consumption will be safe, but you may notice slight discoloration in your water or low water pressure. The flushing will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



GERALD TURLEY AWARD PROGRAM IS THURSDAY

The Gerald Turley Award program is Thursday at 7PM at the Krober Room in Greenville College's Armington Center. This year's recipient of the award is Duane Reeves. The program, sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, is open to the public. A $5 per person donation at the door is requested.

GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL TO AUCTION LAND

The Greenville Regional Hospital is going to auction off a piece of land that was left to the hospital by Lem Rhoades. Hospital CEO Jim Hays said there is 95 acres of land that was left to the hospital.

Hays said that the auction will help the hospital will projects they have going on right now.

The auction is going to be this Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Ethan's. Hays said that they are going to auction the entire property, which is divided into four tracks, and it will sell by tracks and there is no minimum bid. If you want to know what the tracks look like you can view it on www.biddersandbuyers.com and the land is located where Highway 140 and Highway 127 come together.




 

BOIL ORDER LIFTED

A boil order that was in effect for residents of Greenville due to a watermain break has been lifted. The boil order was for customers along Route 127, south of Route 40, and west from Illinois Route 127 along the south side of Route 40 to Ridge Avenue. That included customers on Ridge Avenue, Eagle Drive and Cardinal Drive. The boil order was lifted Tuesday around 2:30 p.m.

 

MOCK FIRE AT FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

A mock fire was held at the Greenville Federal Correctional Institution Monday evening around 7:00 p.m. Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston told WGEL that smoke bombs were set off and fire trucks had to get to the gates in a certain amount of time. The mock fire was held in order for security guards and other employees at the Correctional Institution to know what to do and where to go in case of an actual fire. Johnston said that after the mock fire there was a tour held of the Correctional Institution.



PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING


The Greenville Planning Commission held their April meeting Monday and passed along for City Council consideration plans by developer Leonard Taylor to annex and rezone property he owns near Mount Auburn cemetery. The new zoning, if approved, would allow the building of single family homes on the property. Unlike the first time Taylor applied to have his property zoned to allow duplexes there was no opposition from anyone in the adjoining neighborhood. The Commission also discussed suggested changes in the City's sign ordinance, under the suggested changes there would have to be public hearings to allow variances, signs would have to have permits, someone buying a business with a non-conforming sign would have to take that sign down and temporary signs could only be used for 20 days during a one year period.

POCAHANTAS VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

The Little League will purchase 4 8 ft road barriers to stop traffic through the park during ball games. They will also purchase drainage pipe to lay in the ditch between the ball diamond and Lenjo’s. The village will purchase fill dirt, and provide the labor to fill in the ditch and reseed the
ground.

The board decided to seek grant money for repair of the water and sewer infrastructure. The first step is to begin gathering information and record incidents of breaks in the lines and any problems caused by the aging infrastructure.

An abandoned vehicle ordinance is being reviewed for possible implementation. The board will consider a new ordinance , how fines would be assessed and who would be responsible for the paperwork involved in having the cars towed.

The storm of April 2nd dropped a large tree on the fence of the property at the cornor of Russel and State. The tree fell across the road blocking access by emergency vehicles. Village employees pulled the tree off the fence and out of the road, further damaging the fence. The property owner would like the village to cover the expense of repairing the fence. The board will consider the matter and make a decision at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be May 29th at 7 p.m.

MADIGAN FILES THIRD LAWSUIT

Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit alleging two out of state companies obtained and sold the phone records of Illinois residents without their knowledge or consent. Madigan's suit names the defendants as Advanced Research, Inc. and ARI-Advanced, LLC. These two companies are not licensed to do business in Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that in order to access consumers' wireless and landline telephone records, the defendants' agents falsely represented themselves as account holders or as agents or employees of a cell phone company. They also allegedly tried to gain unauthorized computer access to records. In January and March of this year Madigan filed two lawsuits against other companies that allegedly used similar, illegal means to access phone records. The defendants are charged with multiple violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Madigan's lawsuit asks the court to prohibit the defendants from advertising, offering for sale and selling telephone records or other private records and from further violating Illinois' consumer protection laws. The lawsuit seeks a civil penalty of $50,000 and additional penalties of $50,000 for each violation found to have been committed with the intent to defraud. Madigan's lawsuit also asks the court to order the defendants to pay for all costs for the investigation and prosecution of this case.

 

 

 


SPORTS

WEDNESDAY SPORTS

HS BASEBALL
The Mulberry Grove Aces were 12-2 winners over Sandoval. James Lynch got the win as he struck out 8. Aaron Kendall had 3 RBI and Josh Elam 3 hits.

HS SOFTBALL
The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces improved their record to 8-3 with a 9-3 win over St. Elmo. Brittany Crandell got the win as she allowed only two hits. Rachel Brewer had 3 RBI and Emily Brewer 2 RBI.

JR HIGH TRACK
The Bluejays and Lady Bluejays 7th and 8th graders each took first place in a triangular meet with Litchfield and Girard. First place finishers for the 8th graders were: Shanice Rice, 100, 200 and High Jump; Chelsie Evans, 1600; Cheyenne Stoecklin, 800; Kay Koonce, Discus; Seth Ferguson, Hurdles; Todd Eaton, 400 and High Jump; Adam Stroud, 200; the 8th grade girls 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 teams; the 8th grade boys 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 teams.

First place finishers for the 7th graders were: Ashley Holden, 100; Megan Lurkins, Long Jump; Tishelle Riggins, Discus; Max Harris, 1600; Jacob Ennen, Discus; the 7th grade girls 4 x 200 team; and the 7th grade boys 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 teams.


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