2-27-2008



PARK DISTRICT MEETING

 

The Kingsbury Park district held a public meeting last night to help generate ideas to improve the district services to the community. Members of the public and Park district board members, formed four groups to brainstorm ideas. After the session, participants voted for their favorite project. Bike and hiking trails to join the City to Patriots Park got big thumbs up from the group. A skateboard park, enclosing the Park district pool for year round use and a Community Center were among other ideas that got support, at Monday nights meeting.

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POCAHONTAS VILLAGE BOARD DISCUSSES CONTRACT WITH ALLIED WASTE

 

The Pocahontas Village Board met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting.  Board members discussed the proposed new three-year contract with Allied Waste, the current contract ends March 22nd.  The board agreed to the rate structure of $10.73 for 2008, $11.27 for the following year and $11.84 for the final year.  However, they would like village attorney Kevin Sybert to discuss with Allied Waste the elimination of two added paragraphs referring to the company being able to re-open the contract if diesel costs went above $3.65 a gallon.  If that were the case, the board would like to be able to seek other bids. 

 

In other business, board members heard a report from George Shaw in regards to a house being demolished on State Street and the plans to take down two more in the near future.  And the board approved a request from the National Road to use the park on June 14th for the citywide yard sale.  The next meeting of the Pocahontas Village Board will be March 24th.


 
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OFFICERS JUMP INTO LAKES

Throughout February and March, law enforcement officers and community leaders across Illinois will be donning bathing suits, costumes, or any clothing of choice, except for wetsuits, to jump into lakes as part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.  Anyone who would like to join the officers may do so.  All plungers must collect a minimum of $75 in donations.  The local plunge will take place on Saturday March 1st, at the Dam West Access Main Beach at Carlyle Lake.  To register for the local plunge you may call 654-6680 or visit www.soill.org.

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THOUSANDS OF SAMPLES MISSING FROM STATE’S DATABASE

Tens of thousands of DNA samples of Illinois felons are currently missing from the State of Illinois DNA database.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced the creation of the Illinois DNA Accountability Project that will address issues such as identifying missing felons from the database and developing collection procedures for missing samples from felons who are currently incarcerated and those who are no longer in state or county custody.  Collecting these missing DNA samples may provide information to help solve both new and old cases.  The “All Felons DNA Law” went into effect in 2002 and required all convicted felons to provide DNA samples. During the initial months the law, due to a lack of preparedness, over 10,000 felons were released without submitting DNA samples. Madigan’s office will team up with law enforcement professionals throughout the state to complete the Illinois DNA Accountability Project.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR 

The Mulberry Grove Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a soup supper and auction this coming Saturday, March 1st, at the Mulberry Grove High School, and WGEL has dinner tickets to give away.

 

This Thursday, be the correct caller and you could win a pair of tickets for the supper.

Be sure not to miss the auction which will begin at 5pm. Ty Langham will be the auctioneer, and to see a full list of items visit www.mgfpd.designsbyart.com

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OBITUARIES

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