01-11-2008



ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON THIRD STREET THURSDAY

 

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The Greenville Police, along with the Bond County EMS and the Greenville Fire District’s Rescue Squad, responded to a two-car accident, with injuries, Thursday afternoon around 4PM, in front of Dollar General.  The cars involved were a blue SUV and red four-door sedan. WGEL will have more details, once they become available.


DETAILED WORK TO BE DONE AT UNIT 2 HIGH SCHOOL

 

It was announced this week, at the Unit 2 Board of Education's special meeting, that significant repair work is going to be done at the high school. Under the Bond County Performance Contracting Scope of Work, there are many renovations listed under the high school.

 

One of the main items is HVAC modifications, which includes a new Ventilation System, air conditioning in the cafeteria, new auditorium cooling and others. Under the electrical upgrades, additional classroom receptacles are listed. New ceilings and lighting are required for the new HVAC system as well as the asbestos abatement.

 

All original window systems will be replaced, along with all exterior doors and store fronts, excluding the 1996 addition. New partitions, fixtures and flooring will be renovated in the restrooms and the gym ceiling will be cleaned up.  And new flooring will be installed throughout the building.  Funding for the Unit 2 High School improvements will come from the over $9 million in bonds sold Monday night.


SHIMKUS TO PRESENT CHECK TO CITY OF GREENVILLE TODAY

 

Congressman John Shimkus will be in Greenville today to present a $147,000 check to the City of Greenville to establish a small business incubator. The check presentation will be at 2:45PM at the Greenville City Hall.

 

Prior to his stop in Greenville, the congressman will be presenting a $211,500 check to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department for communications equipment.


 

SHERIFF’S REPORT FOR 2007

 

Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown has released statistics for 2007. His department worked two murders in ‘07 as opposed to none in ‘06.  Battery and assault cases were down to 29 last year as compared to 36 the year before. There were 36 burglaries in the county in 2007, but only 12 residential burglaries, compared to 29 in 2006. There were no robberies in Bond County last year. 

 

There was one fatal accident, down from three in 2006.  DUI arrests were 44 last year, compared to 28 in 2006. Between local speeders and the I-70 patrol 2,685 speeding tickets were issued by the Sheriff's department in 2007. And jailers weren't as busy in 2007, as the county incarcerated 388 prisoners down from 671 in 2006.


PRODUCTS RECALLED IN 2007 DOUBLED PREVIOUS YEAR

 

It was a busy year for product recalls in 2007.  In fact, the number of recalls issued over the past twelve months has doubled from 2006. From children's toys, jewelry and clothing to ATV's, television stands and appliances, a total of 891 product types were affected, including more than $44 million product units.

 

In Illinois, the recall hotline has been used frequently as consumers research and the various products making it on the recall list every day. Safe Shopping Guides were also created last year, during the holiday season, to assist parents in buying safe toys and keeping an eye out for already recalled toys that might still be in the home.

 

With 2008 just getting started, the recalls are continuing.  Residents are urged to sign up for email alerts at www.recalls.gov, or call the Illinois recall hotline at 1-888-414-7678.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

GOT MILK?

 

The great Girl Scout cookie sale is happening right now, and WGEL radio has boxes of cookies to giveaway.  When you hear the cookie monster sing his cookie song, be the third caller and answer the Girl Scout trivia question and you’re a winner.  We’ll be giving away the boxes of cookies next week so stay tuned to WGEL Radio.  And you can buy cookies from any girl scout now through Jan. 20th.

 

CHILLI SOUP SUPPER TICKET GIVEAWAY

 

Are you getting hungry?  How about joining the American Farm Heritage Museum for their 5th annual chili and soup supper, Friday, January 18th, from 4:30-8PM at the Greenville VFW.  And your friends at WGEL are going to give you a chance to win a pair of tickets free.  Be listening on Thursday the 17th for your chance to win, no purchase necessary.  It’s another chance to win, and all you have to do is stay tuned to WGEL, the best country in the country.





SPORTS FOR FRIDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Comets will play Vandalia at home, and you can hear that game live on WGEL Radio tonight.

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces beat Morrisonville on Thursday.  The final score was 57-45.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays 8th grade team beat Litchfield on Thursday 38-33.  The 7th grade team lost in a very close game, 41-39.


OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy with a 30 % chance of afternoon showers, high 47. 40 % chance of light snow Saturday night.

Sunday: 30 % chance of light snow in morning. Otherwise Mostly Cloudy, high 39.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Randy Erfford, Director of College Illinois.  Randy will talk to us about what College Illinois is, how prepaying for tuition now can save you money in the future and what type of tax benefits are associated with the program. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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