THREE BOND COUNTY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS REMOVED FROM MYSPACE
Since the middle of May, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office, along with others across the country, has been working to remove sex offenders from a popular social website. MySpace has deleted the profiles thousands of offenders who have used their real name to create a profile.
WGEL spoke with a representative from Lisa Madigan's office who said that to date there have been three Bond County registered sex offender profiles removed from the website. There have also been 45 from Madison County, seven from Clinton and four from Fayette deleted. A total of 1809 Illinois registered sex offenders have been removed since May. Their usage on MySpace, according to Madigan's office, was just under 170,000 logins.
Residents should remember that even though the profiles have been removed, these same people could create a new profile the next day with another name, making it almost impossible to trace. The representative from Madigan's office believes that they are just hitting the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sex offenders using MySpace. If you have any questions, you can call 1-888-414-7678.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETS FOR SPECIAL SESSION
The road was paved for major business expansion at Thursday nights Special Greenville City Council meeting. Pending several minor revisions, the TIF agreement needed to save developers property taxes over the life of the TIF district for two projects, were passed unanimously at the Council meeting. Bruce Franklin's new $3 million Sleep Inn and Suites, to be built at the site of the old Truck Plaza, at Route 127 and I-70, and the renovation of the former Darnel's General Store into the new location for Richard Zbinden's Z-1 Automotive, both gained necessary City Council approval for the tax incentives.
The Council also approved a $75,000, 4% interest loan from the City's revolving fund for the Z-1 project. Plus the Council voted to lend $135,000 out of the revolving fund, at the same 4% interest, to Wayne Mollett to expand Greenville Lumber and Landscape. This decision was made after they voted to annex the business into the city and rezone Mollett's property to M1. Wayne Mollett was at the meeting and said he was negotiating with Darnell's to purchase their paint business.
The Council also passed approval of the final plat for Jim McCasland's Oak Hill Estates, provided that the developer change the plat to meet the city's fire hydrant ordinance. The Council voted to test-drive a new water treatment system for three months at the cost of $11,000 for lease and installation of the new system. If it works it should save the city chemical costs and not have any adverse effect on the taste and smell of the water. The council then adjourned into executive session to discuss the sale of real estate.
WGEL PIE AUCTION FOR RELAY FOR LIFE STARTS TUESDAY
The WGEL Great Celebrity Pie Auction is back for another year of fund-raising for the Bond County Relay for Life.
The schedule for Tuesday September 4th is:
7AM. Mike Gauch, Mulberry Grove High School Prinicipal and
Ryan Bauer, Mulberry Grove High School Athletic Director
7:30AM Ryan Mifflin and Jim Hayes from Greenville Regional Hospital
8AM Randy Alderman from Bradford Bank
8:30AM Joe Doll, WGEL Farm Director and Bond County Fair
Queen Allie Grotts’s Mom, Bridgette Grotts
TRUCK CATCHES FIRE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
The Greenville Fire District responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at the intersection of Idler Lane and Butternut, Friday afternoon at 1:34PM. According to firefighters, when they arrived on scene, the Ford Ranger pickup, owned by Stefan Neece of Greenville, was fully engulfed. They believe the fire started in the engine for unknown reasons. Firefighters were on scene for around twenty minutes. The pickup was a total loss.