ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES SUNDAY NIGHT
Bond County Sheriff's Officers were called to an accident with injuries, Sunday night, at 7:10 PM. Daryn Michelle Homa, age 21, of Taylor Springs, was westbound on Hopewell Avenue, in a 1998 Ford Explorer, when she allegedly swerved to miss a deer in the roadway.
According to the police report, she ran off the right side of the road, steered back onto the road, and lost control of her vehicle, causing it to skid and then roll over. The vehicle came to rest on the passenger side, facing east. A family member took Homa and two passengers, Jeffrey Kinser, age 17 of Donnellson, and 17 year-old Brock Lohman, of Hillsboro, to Hillsboro Hospital for treatment. Another passenger in the vehicle was not injured.
SAMPLE OF NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT TODAY - JANUARY 1ST
Today, more than 100 new laws will go into effect in Illinois. The various measures include hot topics such as the ban on smoking and the ability for a municipality or county to adopt an ordinance, possibly allowing a way to provide alternative means of obtaining power.
Other laws include new measures for computer phishing, gift cards, drug offenders, copper thefts, children and eye exams, a patient's religious beliefs while in the hospital and the illegal passing of school buses.
Other laws will also offer roadside markers for DUI victims and new statutes for sex offenders and carnival jobs. These are just a few examples of the new laws that went into effect today, January 1st.
FIGHTING ILLINI IN ROSE BOWL
Today the University of Illinois' Fighting Illini will be taking on the University of Southern California Trojans in the 94th annual Rose Bowl Game. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:10PM. The 119th annual Rose Parade beginning at 10am. Fans can watch the parade and the game on their ABC station.
The first Tournament of Roses was held in 1890. Organizers decided to add a football game to the schedule of events in 1902, but with a score of 49-0, chariot races replaced the game for the next 13 years. In 1916, football returned to stay and the game soon earned the "Rose Bowl" name after being hosted at Pasadena's new football stadium.
The Rose Bowl has been a sell-out attraction since 1947 and is the longest standing tradition of any collegiate conference and a bowl association.