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.
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.