11-21-2008

 




 

LEAN CUISINE RECALL

 

According to the U.S Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling approximately nine hundred thousand pounds of frozen chicken meals that may contain foreign materials.  The following frozen meals were recalled; the 9.5 ounce packages of Lean Cuisine Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta with a use by date of May 2010, the 10.5 ounce packages of Lean Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean with the use by date of Sekptember 2010 as well as the use by date of October 2010 and November 2010 and the 12.5 ounce packages of Lean Cuisine Chicken Tuscan with the use by dates of September, October, and November 2009.  Each package also bears the USDA mark of inspection as well as the establishment number of

EST P 9018.  Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should consult a medical professional.


FIRST FEMALE TO LEAD CAUCUS IN ILLINOIS

 

State Senator Christine Radogno will become the first woman in Illinois history to lead a legislative caucus.  Radogno was selected on November 19th by her fellow Republican Senators to be the next Senate Republican Leader.  She will replace Senator Frank Watson.  Watson attended the caucus meeting and participated in the vote for Radogno.



STATEWIDE CRIME RATE FELL IN 2007 BUT UP LOCALLY

 

The Illinois State Police announced the Illinois crime rate fell 3.6% in 2007.  Crime rates fell in all areas of the state with the rate in rural counties down 3.1%.  The Chicago rate was down 3.5%, matching the rate of the rest of the state minus Chicago.  The highest decrease came in the Collar Counties surrounding Chicago, which showed a decrease of 4.7%.  Overall, all categories of crime were down.  Motor vehicle theft decreased for the 8th consecutive year by 10%.  Murder was down 4.8%, robbery 3.9%, burglary and theft over 3%, criminal sexual assault 2.9%, and arson 2.7%. 

 

Although state crime fell, some local numbers are up. From the Illinois State Police crime statistics, in Madison County domestic crime is up 22 percent and murders went from 6 in 2006 to 11 in 2007.  Murders in St. Clair County went from 37 in 2006 to 46 in 2007, raising the county rate 24 percent.  Although overall crime in Bond County is down, drug arrests in Bond County are up 57 percent.  Crime Rates in Clinton County were down over 4 percent.    

 

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SALARY INCREASES FOR COUNTY COORDINATOR.

 

The 911 Emergency Telephone System Board held their monthly meeting recently. The board voted to give the Bond County Coordinator Allan Davis a 3% salary increase.  The motion was approved with a 6-0 vote.  The salary increase begins at the next fiscal year which is December 1st.


OBITUARIES

EILEEN R. KENNEDY

 

Eileen R. Kennedy, age 88 of Wytheville Virginia, passed away Tuesday at her home in Virginia. Visitation for Eileen Kennedy will be at the Somerset Funeral Home in Somerset Kentucky from 4pm to 6pm Sunday November 23rd. Funeral services will be Monday at 10AM at St. Mildred’s Catholic Church in Somerset. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Virginia. Eileen Kennedy was the mother of John Kennedy of Greenville.

 

ROBERT E. STIEF

 

Robert E. Stief, age 78, of Woburn, passed away Thursday, November 20th at his home.  Funeral services for 78 year-old Robert E. Stief will be Saturday at 3:00 PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM Saturday until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Stief Family. 

 

MARY ANN PHILLIPS

 

Mary Ann Phillips, age 76, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Thursday, November 20th at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for Mary Ann Phillips will be Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Interment will be in Maxey Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 11:00 AM until service time.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Partly cloudy, high 44, low 29

SUNDAY - Cloudy, high 50, low 35 Weather Content


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for public affairs this Sunday following your Noon Bond County Area news.  Our Guest this week is Ollie Schaffer with the American Farm Heritage Museum.  We'll discuss the upcoming holiday festivities at the museum along with a couple of bright changes with the Christmas lights display. Join us this Sunday following the Noon Bond County News on WGEL.


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