10-30-2008

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MADIGAN REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH GREENVILLE DISPOSAL COMPANY

 

On October 16, 2008, Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a settlement with a Greenville waste hauling company that caused a mercury spill at its office in July 2004.  The settlement was approved by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.  The settlement requires D & L Disposal to pay a civil penalty of $8,500 and allow the state of Illinois to use its landfill space for dumping refuse. Under the terms of the settlement, D & L will pay a civil penalty of $8,500 within 30 days. Madigan and D & L have agreed that the company will perform a supplemental environment project by making 1,300 tons or $45,500 worth of landfill capacity available to the IEPA free of charge, at any of three landfills it operates in Roxana, Litchfield-Hillsboro and Bond County. Madigan says mercury is a known hazardous substance and it is important for businesses and individuals to exercise extreme caution when they discover such a substance. Public officials and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency handled the clean-up.  


BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDED TWO GRANTS

 

The Bond County Health Board met Monday night in a special meeting to vote on the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling unit.  Before voting, Maxine Barth announced the approval of two grants awarded to the Health Department. The Illinois Clean Energy Grant awarded $50,000 to the Health Department to go toward the Geothermal unit. The Illinois Children's Health Care Foundation awarded a Dental Grant of $310,287 to the Board this year and a possible $132,000 grant in 2010.

 

With Korte Construction on hand to provide information on the geothermal heating and cooling unit, the motion was passed, to install the system, with a 6-2 vote. 


CANDY RECALLED DAYS BEFORE HALLOWEEN

 

There's a candy recall, just before Halloween.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume, distribute or sell the Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins.  This product is being recalled due to positive test results for melamine.  Melamine is the ingredient in milk products that has caused many infant deaths in China.  These candies are sold at Costco as well as many bulk and dollar stores.  Please make sure to check your children's candy this Halloween before they eat it.  For more information on this recall you can visit inspection.gc.ca.


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LEGISLATION TO COLLECT CHILD SUPPORT FROM DRIVERS SUCCESSFUL

 

October marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of legislation to suspend the driver's licenses of parents who do not pay child support.  The law went into effect January 1, 2008 and over $13 million in unpaid child support has been collected for Illinois families.  Warning notices are mailed to parents who have Illinois driver's licenses and who are not meeting their child support obligations.  If the delinquent parent owes $2,500.00 or more and does not make arrangements for making payments, their name is submitted to Secretary of State Jesse White's Office.  If parents do not begin making payments, their driver's license is suspended in 60 days.  So far, more than 650 driver's licenses have been suspended.  To register for free child support enforcement services, parents must complete an application form, available online at www.ilchildsupport.com.


POLICE PENSION BOARD DISCUSS INVESTMENTS

 

The Police Pension Board will meet Thursday night at 6:00 PM in the Municipal Building. Accounts payable will be discussed along with investments. 


OBITUARIES

HAROLD SUESS

 

80 year-old Harold Suess, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning at his home. Funeral services for Harold Suess will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 1, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Calvary Temple Parsonage Fund. 


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