10-09-2008

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MADIGAN REACHES LANDMARK SETTLEMENT

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday that she, along with 32 other Attorneys General reached a record 62 million-dollar settlement with Eli Lilly, after a year and a half investigation.  The settlement, led by Madigan and Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers, is the largest ever pharmaceutical consumer protection settlement.   The suit was filed over the improper marketing of the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.  Illinois will receive 3.8 million dollars in settlement funds.  Eli Lilly has also agreed to stop making false, misleading, or deceptive claims about the drug.  


GREENVILLE MAN SENTENCED FOR THEFT

 

From the Bond County Courthouse, around December 27th 2007, 49 year-old Herbert Steven Giller, of Greenville, was charged with committing theft from Overland Metals, of St. Louis. Giller was charged with a felony for allegedly stealing a 1981 Pine Semi Trailer.  Giller was sentenced to 180 days in Bond County Jail and 30 months probation, to run concurrently with Missouri and Jefferson County probation, along with a fine of $1650.00. 

 


SHOOTER OF 12 YEAR-OLD BOY STILL SOUGHT

 

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis continues to investigate the homicidal death of 12 year-old Dellarian J. Davis, of Madison, Illinois. Marcus T. Powell, age 27, also called "Butterhead," has been identified as a person of interest.  Several attempts have been made to locate Powell and a person who claims to be Powell has contacted investigators but has given no indication that he will present himself to police.  Powell has listed addresses in East St. Louis and Pontoon Beach, Illinois.  Investigators have not ruled out that Powell might be wounded, but checks with area hospitals have been unsuccessful in locating him.

 

Anyone with information should contact the Major Case Squad at 618-451-4838.

 


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KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO HOST ALUMNI WEEKEND

 

The Second Annual Kaskaskia College Alumni Weekend is October 10-12.  Friday night, the basketball program will host "Meet the Team and Gatorade" night, at 6:00 PM in the KC Gymnasium.  Admission will be a bottle of Gatorade.  A "Fun Run" and "1-Mile Fun Walk" begin the activities at 8:00 am Saturday.  The entry fee for both events is $25.00.  All entrants receive a free T-shirt.  Alumni volleyball, baseball and softball games are planned for the afternoon.  A brunch is scheduled for Sunday.  For brunch tickets or registration information, call Amy at 618-545-3164.


MEMORIAL MOTORCADE HELD FOR FALLEN SOLDIER

 

A memorial motorcade will be held for Sgt. 1st Class Gary Vasquez, of Highland, on Thursday, October 9th, at 10:00 AM, on Broadway.  Be in Highland before 10:00 AM and bring your American flag.

 

33 year-old Sgt. 1st Class Gary Vasquez of Raeford, NC, formerly of Highland, passed away Monday, September 29th, in Afghanistan. Funeral services for Sgt. Gary Vasquez will be Saturday, October 11, at 10:00 AM, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Highland.  Visitation will be from 4:00 - 9:00 PM Friday and 8:00 - 10:00 AM Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Highland.  Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.  


SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Aces host St. Elmo

 

The Greenville Lady Comets volleyball team lost two close games earlier this week.  The Lady Comets lost to Wesclin on Monday and Pana on Tuesday, both games were on the road.  The Lady Comets are now 11-8 on the season and will play at Hillsboro today. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS FOOTBALL

 

Greenville Freshman Comets at Staunton

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

 

Greenville Comets host Carlyle

 

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles host Hillsboro



OBITUARIES

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