KINGSBURY PARK BOARD CANDIDATE ELECTED BUT CAN NOT SERVE
In the Kingsbury Park District race from Tuesday, one elected candidate will not be taking a seat on the board because he lives outside the park district. Doug Bohannon was elected to the board along with incumbents Tommy Simpson, Shannon McGuire and Matt Willman. County Clerk Randy Reitz said that even though Bohannon was the elected candidate, all Kingsbury Park Board members must reside in the park district, therefore, he can not be seated on the board. Reitz commented that it's now up to the park board to appoint someone to fill the vacancy, as that's how the election process works.
CHAMPAIGN WOMAN AMONG THOSE KILLED IN VIRGINIA
A Champaign Illinois woman is now confirmed to be among those killed in this week's shooting at Virginia Tech. According to Metro News Source, Austin Cloydwas a freshman at Virginia tech this year. Her friends in Central Illinois say that she was shot and killed while in her French class. Dozens of people turned out for a vigil Tuesday night to remember Cloyd.
KC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED TUESDAY
In nine different counties on Tuesday nights ballots, there were four candidates running for two positions on the Kaskaskia College board of directors. Due to problems in Marion County final figures were not available until late Tuesday night. After all results were received, incumbent Bill Hawley and Challenger Linda Stover were the top two vote getters. Incumbent LuAlice Kampwerth and challenger James Veach finished third and fourth. Again elected to a six-year term on the Kaskaskia College board Tuesday night were Bill Hawley and Linda Stover.
CUT GAS LINE FORCES RESTAURANTS TO IMPROVISE
Monday morning around 11am, AmerenIP crews responded to the area of Route 127 and Bowman Drive in Greenville for a report of a natural gas line being cut. According to AmerenIP spokesperson Erica Abbett, crews repaired the line, tested the system and re-lit pilot lights that had gone out.
A handful of restaurants in that area were without natural gas for most of the afternoon Monday including Domino's, The Red Apple, Changs, McDonalds, Lu Bobs and KFC/Taco Bell. Managers at all stores reported that any food that had to be fried, baked or grilled could not be made, therefore they improvised and continued to serve other food items on their menus.
HEALTH FAIR 2007 BLOOD TEST RESULTS IN THE MAIL
Individuals who had a blood test performed at Health Fair 2007, sponsored by the Greenville Regional Hospital, can expect to see their results in the mail very soon. All results were mailed Tuesday afternoon. A record number of approximately 3,500 blood tests were performed in conjunction with the health fair.
The mailing will provide an informational explanation and two copies of the blood test results. Health Fair participants with questions about their results are urged to contact their personal physician. Those who do not have a personal physician can contact Greenville Regional Hospital Director of Advancement and Communication Ryan Mifflin at 664-1230 ext. 3006 for information concerning physicians located in the area.