STEP PATROLS SUCCESSFUL THROUGHOUT METRO EAST IN MAY
If it seems as though you were seeing Illinois State Troopers everywhere the past few weeks, chances are pretty good that they have been everywhere. Between May 1st and June 1st, Troopers were working Selective Traffic Enforcement Patrols (STEP) in the Metro East area. A total of nine details were worked with the following results - 143 written warnings, 258 speeding tickets, 41 seat belt citations, one DUI, four open alcohol tickets, three warrant arrests and seven arrested for suspended driver's license. In total, 720 citations were issued during the STEP details.
The funds that cover these STEP details allow troopers to focus on the fatal five - DUI, speeding, occupant restraint, following too closely and improper lane usage.
12TH ANNUAL GC ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND
Greenville College will host its 12th annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Friday through Sunday, June 6-8. The three-day event reunites the Wilson T. Hogue Society and the classes of 1953, '58, '63, '68, '73 and '78 for their class reunions. The weekend began today (Friday) at 8am with the Panther Pride Golf Scramble at the Indian Springs Golf Club. The Alumni Banquet will be held tonight at 6PM at the Armington Center.
The Hogue Hall Decommissioning Service will be held Saturday at 10am and will be centered around a lineup of events for the day. Trolley car tours of Greenville will be offered from 9am-noon, campus tours will be held from 9am-2PM and a student art exhibit will be offered at 4PM at the Maves Art Center.
PAINT OUR TOWN PURPLE THIS SATURDAY
This Saturday, June 7th, is the Paint Our Town Purple event, in Bond County, for the Relay for Life. We talked with Patti Brooks who said that this is the 2nd year for the event. The purpose is to help raise county resident's awareness of cancer and that the Relay for Life is coming up. Purple ribbons will be painted on the city streets and hung on trees, windows and porches.
A ceremony will be held at 9am with a proclamation, from the Greenville City Council, being read. Paint Our Town Purple is the kick-off event for the Bond County Relay for Life which will be held Friday through Saturday, June 20th - 21st.