BLAGOJEVICH SIGNS LAW AMMENDING THE ILLINOIS PESTICIDE ACT
The Governor signed several bills into law last week including House Bill 4462, which amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. The bill says that it is unlawful under the Illinois Pesticide Act to sell any pesticide labeled for restricted use over an Internet website to an Illinois resident who is not a certified pesticide applicator. This bill will go into effect January 1, 2007.
Senate Bill 2334 will amend the Wildlife code. This bill says that it is unlawful to intentionally allow a dog to hunt upon the land of another without first obtaining permission from the owner or tenant. Senate Bill 2334 is effective as of January 1, 2007.
And Senate Bill 2728 will require the Department of Public Health to develop educational materials on meningitis for distribution in elementary or secondary schools. This bill is effective immediately.
YARD SALE TO STRETCH 824 MILES
A very long yard sale will begin on May 31 and last until June 4 and will cover six states including Illinois and Bond County. The 2006 Historic National Road Yard Sale Days will be held from dawn to dusk along the Old National Road and U.S. Route 40 from St. Louis, MO to Baltimore, MD.
Patricia McDaniels, Chairperson for the event, said that other events are going on including Knightstown, Indiana, which is 35 miles east of Indianapolis, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the movie "Hoosiers" so a festival will be going on there from June 3 until June 11.
McDaniels said this is going to be an annual event and said that the long yard sale has received publicity in several magazines including Midwest Living, Country Living, Southern Living, Maryland Life, Ohio Magazine, Indiana and Ohio Home And Away Magazine, and Indianapolis Monthly. CNN is expected to cover the event as well.
Antiques, furniture, glassware, fresh garden produce, and other collectibles will be available at parts of the yard sale and this is a wonderful opportunity to travel along a historic highway. If you have any questions about the Historic National Road Yard Sale Days you can call Patricia McDaniels at 765-478-4809 or 765-825-6295. Everyone is welcome to participate in this event and any other events people would like to do besides the yard sale are welcome.