ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS
District 11 Illinois State Police Captain Jerry Culp announced the use of Roadside Safety Checks by District 11 personnel. Culp says the roadside safety check is an effective tool to generate voluntary compliance by the motoring public. With the arrival of the fall season, there is more inclination to be involved in sports-related weekend parties that frequently involve underage drinking. The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers, keep their consumption of alcohol within the allowable limits, or not travel at all after drinking. The roadside safety checks will be held in Bond and Clinton Counties in October.
BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING
At the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday morning, the board approved the request from the Highway Department for the County to assist in funding with repairs on multiple bridges, three being replaced and 2 being built, costing $40,000 for each bridge. 2 bridges in Central Township are slated for repair or replacement, one in Mulberry Grove, one in Old Ripley and one in Shoal Creek. The County agreed to provoide half of the funds and the city will pay the remainder. $6500 was approved for culvert repair in Old Ripley Township.
The board authorized Chief Deputy Sheriff Jim Leitschuh to move forward with applying for a grant and loan to purchase four new squad cars.
The next meeting will be November 5th at 8:00 AM.
You can see the entire board meeting Wednesday night at 6:00 PM on New Wave Cable Channel 3.