1-1-2008

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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.


MISSING ALTON MAN FOUND SUNDAY

 

An Alton man, missing since Friday, was found early Sunday morning in his vehicle out of gas stranded on the side of a road.  It was reported that Joseph F. Moonier, age 81 of Alton, was found in good physical health but hungry.  Moonier's wife told police when he disappeared Friday, that he may suffer from dementia. Moonier was taken to a local hospital in Grundy County to be checked out.  Grundy County is along I-55 just South of Joliet Illinois.


HIGHWAY 40 IN ST. LOUIS WILL CLOSE


Starting January 2nd, if you're heading to St. Louis, keep in mind that that Highway-40 will be shut down.  A federal judge on Thursday denied a request by former St. Louis School Board member Bill Haas for an injunction to block the shutdown.  Highway-40 is set to shutdown between Ballas and the Inner Belt.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

Tune in the Wednesday January 2nd for your chance to win a family pack of 4 tickets to see the Globetrotters this coming Friday January 4th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. More chances to win from your friends at WGEL FM 101.7 and Southwestern Illinois College. One winner per household please, you must be 18 years old or older to win. Employees of WGEL and the Scottrade Center and their immediate family members are ineligible to win. No purchase necessary. All decisions of the judges final.




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