STATE HAS ON-LINE AUCTION SYSTEM
Municipalities throughout Illinois can now auction their surplus property using the State's on-line auction system, iBid. The iBid auction service has recently been improved and upgraded. The new version enables bidders to view competing bids as they occur, watch multiple auctions simultaneously, place absentee bids, and search auction lots by specific categories.
The Village of Riverside, a suburb of Chicago, is the first local government to sell unneeded equipment, using the service. They are using the iBid service to find buyers for tons of used water meters, an antique desk and other miscellaneous items.
To learn more about the Surplus Property Program, visit www.cms.illinois.gov.
MIDWESTERN STATES AGREE TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES
Last week, Governor Blagojevich joined the governors of Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin in signing the Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, proposing to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Illinois and across the region.
Goals of the accord include: increasing the number of retail gas stations offering 85% ethanol fuel, generating power using clean, renewable sources such as wind power, using energy-saving technologies to produce electricity, and capturing, storing and using carbon dioxide.
This year marks the fourteenth annual "Light a Luminary for a Loved One or Friend" program sponsored by the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary. For a minimum of $10.00, a lighted luminary will be placed along the driveway or sidewalks surrounding the hospital. Project donations may be made at the annual Holiday Bazaar or sent to the hospital or Fair Oaks.
CHRISTMAS CAROL TICKET GIVEAWAY
Tune into WGEL Friday, November 30th, for your chance to win one of two family packs of 4 tickets to see "The Christmas Carol" at the fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Tickets are for this Sunday's 1PM performance. Employees of WGEL and the Fox Theater and their immediate family members are ineligible to win. One winner per household, no purchase necessary, you must be at least 18 years old to win. All decisions of the judges final.