CITY BUYS AUCTIONED LAND
Land was auctioned off just after 10:00 AM Monday morning. The property, formerly owned by Patrick and Melody Clements, was sold for 103 thousand dollars, to the City of Greenville. The Farmers State Bank of Hoffman set the opening bid at $102,600. The property is located off of Dolls Orchard Road in Southern Bond County. The City was second to the Hoffman Bank on the mortgage on the property and hopes to sell it for more than the $103,000 to recover some of the approximately $200,000 the Clements owe the City.
MAN ATTACKS ELDERLY WOMAN
A Greenville man has been charged in Clinton County Court of alleged aggravated battery of a 69 year-old Keyesport woman. According to the State's Attorney's office, 32 year-old Timothy James Downen, of Greenville, formerly of Nokomis, was in the Keyesport area last week when he saw an elderly woman pull into her driveway. When the woman exited her garage, Downen allegedly kicked and hit the woman. Downen was charged December 15 with a class 2 Felony.
ATTORNEY GENERAL SETTLES WITH AIRBORNE
Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced a settlement with Airborne Health Incorporated and it's founders, Victoria Knight-McDowell and her husband Thomas McDowell, over allegations that the company made unsubstantiated and unlawful marketing claims about its products' health effects. Madigan says consumers who purchased Airborne to treat their colds were not getting their money's worth. Madigan has joined 32 other Attorneys General in the $7 million settlement. Illinois will receive $394,000 to fund consumer education and enforcement initiatives.