3-31-2008

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COLLINSVILLE HOLIDAY INN TO BE AUCTIONED OFF

 

A hotel in Collinsville will be placed on the auction block this spring.  According to Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the Holiday Inn will be auctioned off in May to a new owner, "ending the states saga of granting multi-million dollar loans to politically connected insiders".

 

Sheldon Good and Company will accept closed bids until 5PM Tuesday, May 13th.  Bidders will then have to be pre-qualified before making a formal presentation. Giannoulias says that by installing a new owner, it will finally put an end to a 25-year struggle with the state and a group of political insiders. He aims to relieve the state of this debt.


MILLIONS OF MAGNETIC TOYS RECALLED 

 

With the recent recall of another 2.4 million magnetic toys, sold by Mega Brands America, Inc., Attorney General Lisa Madigan urges parents to use her office’s product recall hotline to help them easily identify whether they have unsafe toys in their homes. The latest recalls include 1.1 million units of Magtastik and Magnetic Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys and 1.3 million units of MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures. 

 

The magnets can detach and potentially be swallowed by children or cause children to choke. If a child swallows more than one magnet, these magnets can attract each other and cause potentially life threatening intestinal perforations or blockages. To find out more about this and other recalls, call the hotline at 1-888-414-7678 and sign up for e-mail alerts about the latest government recalls at www.recalls.gov.

 

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THEFT OF COMPUTER FROM DAYCARE

 

It was reported to Greenville Police Friday night, that sometime after closing, an unknown person entered the Child's World daycare facility and took a computer valued at $2,500.  No damage was done to the building.  Other than that, it was a quiet Friday for local law enforcement. 

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KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT AWAITING STATE FUNDS FOR SKATE PARK

 

There has been much talk and excitement about the possibility of a skate park, in the Kingsbury Park District.  Jerry Sauerwine, Kingsbury Park District Director, said that while state funds, in the amount of $100,000, have been promised to the district, the money has yet to arrive from the State.  Sauerwine said that once the money arrives, a public meeting would be scheduled to gather information, and that many sites are possibilities for the park's location. 

 

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SMOKING BAN STILL A HOT TOPIC IN SPRINGFIELD

 

The Statewide smoking ban in Illinois continues to stir a debate, according to State Senator Frank Watson.  Many casino operators and bar owners say they have seen a drop in their business since January 1st.

 

Watson says that this spring there have been several attempts, by casinos and private clubs, to pass legislation allowing exemptions to the ban, which does prohibit smoking in all public buildings and work places.  And the Illinois Department of Public Health will soon enter the fray, as a spokesperson for the department, says they plan to investigate the economic impact of the ban.

 


SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT

 

The Greenville City Council will hold a special meeting Monday at 8PM at the Municipal Building.  Items on the agenda include the preliminary and final plat for the Chips N Salsa Subdivision and the 2008 Street and Improvement Program.

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MARY LOU COWEN

 

Mary Lou Cowen, age 75, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away Saturday.  Funeral services for 75 year-old Mary Lou Cowen will be held Wednesday, at 10am, at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8PM, at the funeral home.


 

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