6-5-2007

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SECURITY BREACH ON ILLINOIS STATE SERVER

Some local residents may have received a letter in the mail this past Saturday, June 2nd, in regards to a possible security breach on an Illinois State internet server. According to Bond County State's Attorney Investigator James Stever, several people may need to take extra steps to protect themselves from possible identity theft.

Those who are licensed through the state, such as barbers, teachers and plumbers might have been affected by the breach of security. If you received a letter in the mail, follow the instructions. If you didn’t receive a letter, don’t worry about it. Information available on the server were resident's social security number and state ID numbers.

According to Stever, the concern is that over 300,000 residents may have been affected by this security breach. It's suggested that if you did receive a letter, then place a fraud alert on your credit report. This will let creditors know to contact you before opening new accounts. You should also check your credit report every three months for the next year. To find out more, call Investigator James Stever at the Bond County State's Attorney's Office at 664-2262.


NEW SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF WGEL RADIO STATION

If you've happened to drive down Main Street in front of the WGEL Radio Station, you may have noticed some work being done. Rench Construction is in the process of replacing the sidewalk that on the north side of Main Street in front of WGEL and Mrs. Sam's Café. After the sidewalk is completely dug up, new water and gas lines will be installed, along with a brand new sidewalk. According to Bill Rench, work should be complete by the end of the week, if it doesn't rain.

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MARINER'S VILLAGE RESORT GOING UP ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

It's been decided that a Carlyle business will be auctioned off to the highest bidder later this week. Back in March of this year, a judge ordered a foreclosure on the mortgage of Mariner's Village Resort. At the time, a redemption date of June 1st was ordered for the owners. With no action taken last week, the property will go up for auction this Friday, June 8th. Records indicate the owners are behind in payments to MTGLQ investors, L.P. dating back over six years.

The City of Carlyle subleases the resort. Mariner's Village encompasses the 65-room Mictrotel Inn and Suites, five cabins, an outdoor swimming pool, five-acre lake, restaurant, conference and banquet facilities. The Auction is scheduled for Friday at 10am at the Clinton County Courthouse. The property will be sold to the highest bidder, subject to the courts approval.

POLICE INVESTIGATING DOG TAKEN FROM RESIDENCE

Deana Harper, of Mulberry Grove, reported to police that sometime between 1:15 and 2PM last Monday, May 28th, someone took her one-year-old dog from it's leash in her yard on Tower Street. The dog was found by another resident early Tuesday morning, hanging from a fence on West Wall Street. The dog sustained minor injuries and is now back home.

Anyone with information about the person(s) responsible for this animal cruelty, is asked to contact the Mulberry Grove Police Department by phone at 326-8815 or by email at MGPD700@yahoo.com.


MULBERRY GROVE FLUSHING HYDRANTS

The Village of Mulberry Grove will be flushing hydrants Wednesday, June 6th through Friday, June 8th, starting at 9am each day. Residents should expect low pressure and discoloration of their water.


UNIT 2 SCHOOL OFFICE SUMMER HOURS

The Bond County Community Unit 2 Office will operate on a summer schedule beginning Tuesday, June 5th. Monday through Thursday's, the office will be open from 7:30am-4PM. Friday's hours will be 7am-3:30PM. Regular hours for service to the public (8am-4:30PM) will resume beginning Wednesday, August 1st.

The High School Office will be open only Wednesday mornings during the summer. Parents, students and others should contact the High School office on that day if they have questions or need information.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

NASCAR TICKET GIVEAWAY

8 Tickets, 2 Races 1 Winner, it is the WGEL NASCAR Giveaway, and it’s your chance to win four tickets to the NASCAR race on July 14 and July 15th at Chicagoland speedway in Joliet Illinois. 1 lucky winner will win all 8 tickets, and you can register at to win, no purchase necessary, at McDonald’s restaurant in Greenville and Highland, Chubby Chassis and Scott’s Package Store. And listen to NASCAR Today Monday through Friday at 5:15PM for more chances to register. You can register until June 29th and we’ll draw the winner the week of July 2nd.




SPORTS

SOFTBALL

The Bond County Extreme Fastpitch softball team won the Mt. Vernon Tounement over the weekend. In five games the Bond County team went undefeated.


OBITUARIES

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