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.
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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.