ECONOMIC STIMULUS SCAM TARGETS SENIORS
The Illinois Department on Aging is warning senior citizens about apparent attempts to confuse and con seniors who are still waiting for their economic stimulus checks. The scam emails try to get people to reveal their personal and financial information in order for the scammers to commit identity theft. The bogus emails reference the topic of direct deposit of stimulus checks and contain a fraudulent hyperlink to a form that requests personal bank account information. These emails are not from the IRS; the IRS has a clear policy of not initiating communication with taxpayers via email. To find out when your check will arrive, contact the IRS directly.
REPEAT ABUSERS OF DISABILITY PARKING TO SEE HIGHER FINES
Drivers caught using disability parking placards or disability license plates, to park illegally in spaces designated for people with disabilities, will now face increased fines of up to $1,000.00, according to Secretary of State Jesse White. This new law, which became effective June 1st, specifies a fine of $750.00 for the second offense and $1,000.00 for the third or subsequent offense. Violators may also have his/her driving privileges, as well as the disability license plates or placard, suspended or revoked. Half of each fine collected will be distributed to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation and half will go into the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.
THE GREAT CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION
It’s been a great first two days for the celebrity pie auction on WGEL Radio. In two days listeners and pie bakers have raised over $5,000 for the Bond County Relay for life. Tuesday’s one day total was an amazing $3520.45. Join us Wednesday for the last day of the pie auction, the list of bakers is below.
Wed June 11
6:30AM Joe Doll & Darryl Bolen
7AM Coach Todd Cantrill
7:30AM City Manager Dave Willey
8AM Kathy Sugg
8:30AM Tim Watson from Arthur Young in Vandalia
9AM Superintendent Melanie Allen