2-28-2008

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Greenville City Council Special Meeting

 

Several projects took big steps forward at Tuesday night's special Greenville City Council Meeting. After a public hearing, the Council passed a resolution for a Community Development Assistance Program Grant for 375 thousand dollars to benefit the Molinero Corporation. Molinero will begin construction on their Masa Flour plant in the Greenville Industrial Park this summer. That will be an 8 million-dollar project creating 25 jobs. The Council received a Flood Study report that is the first step towards adding the land along the north side of Route 127 near Idler Lane, to the current TIFF district. They entered into an agreement with 911 to put a 911 antenna on the City Water Tower, and let contracts to put a destratifier in the south end of Governor Bond Lake. The new destratifier will add more oxygen to the lake and hopefully improve the taste of Greenville water.


PLAN AIMS TO HELP THOUSANDS IN ILLINOIS GET MENTAL HELP

 

Mental Health Advocated in Illinois, recently announced a new health care initiative that could extend additional care to 17,000 residents across the state.  Under the "Bridging the Health Care Gap" plan, developed by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois, another 16,829 residents, including over 8,000 children, working to recover from mental illness, will soon get the help they need.

 

If passed by legislature and signed by the Governor, $42 million will be available for those services.  Southern Illinois should receive $5.6 million and Central Illinois around $3.9 million.

 


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SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT FATALITIES UP FROM LAST YEAR

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources urges all snowmobilers to use caution while taking advantage of the remaining snow cover.  Remember that a minimum of 4 inches of snow cover must be present for snowmobile use on state managed property.  So far this winter, there have been 27 reported snowmobile accidents in Illinois.  Currently, seven of those accidents have had alcohol documented as a factor, although some investigations are still pending.  Snowmobile accident fatalities, in this state, have increased from just three last winter, to eight this season.  In most cases, being alert, knowing the trail, and traveling at a reasonable rate of speed for trail conditions, can prevent most accidents.


NO SCHOOL MONDAY MARCH 3RD

 

A student attendance adjustment has been announced for Bond County Unit 2 and Mulberry Grove Unit 1 school districts. School will not be in session on Monday March 3rd, as it is Casimir Pulaski Day.


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