7-08-2008

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APPARENT SUICIDE OFF I-70 BRIDGE OVER SILVER LAKE

 

Illinois State Police have confirmed there was an apparent suicide, off the I-70 Bridge spanning Silver Lake near Highland, late Monday morning.  Master Sergeant Jim Morrisey, with the Illinois State Police, told WGEL that a body has been recovered from the lake.  The body has been identified, but that information is being withheld.  The Illinois Deparment of Natural Resources and a local dive team helped in recovery of the body.  There was no evidence of foul play, but the investigation will continue to confirm details and rule out any other possible explanation. 


GREEN JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

A meeting last month in Granite City, hosted by the United Steelworkers with the BlueGreen Alliance and Al Gore's We Campaign, produced proposals that could increase job opportunities in Illinois in renewable energy sources. According to speakers at the meeting, as many as 57,000 new Illinois jobs in Wind, Solar, Geothermal and Biomass energy could be created in the next 10 years. This means new jobs for electricians, steamfitters, plumbers, sheet-metal workers and other skilled trades.


SICK FISH

 

Illinois has announced emergency regulations to stop the spread of a fatal Fish Virus. The fish killing virus, detected in two spieces of fish in Illinois, is no threat to humans.  However, new regulations, being implemented by the Illinois Department of Natural resources for boaters and anglers, include many measures to insure natural water and live fish are not transported from the waters where they are caught. For full details, sportsman are asked to check the IDNR web site at dnr.state.il.us

 


ILLINOIS CANCER AWARD

 

The Illinois State Cancer Registry has received Gold Certification from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries for 2008. This marks the 10th year Illinois has earned this honor. The Registries are annual reviews of all state cancer data that is collected. This information is then used for cancer research, both statewide and nationally. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Illinois and the leading cause of death for Illinois citizens aged 45-64.


MADIGAN SETTLES WITH COMPANIES THAT FALSELY PROMISED TO HELP ESTABLISH BUSINESSES

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently announced a $405,000.00 settlement with StoresOnline, Inc. and Galaxy Mall, Inc., two Utah-based companies that offered assistance in establishing online business ventures, but failed to provide the assistance they promised.  The settlement provides funds to aspiring business owners who did not fully receive the assistance they purchased. 

 

To qualify for a refund, you must be an Illinois resident and have made a purchase from one of these companies, after January 1, 2003.  If you think you qualify, request a claim form and instructions, by mail, from the Illinois Attorney General, StoresOnline claim Form Request, 1001 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL  62975.  Claim forms must be returned no later that August. 16th.





OBITUARIES

Pearl Kemper

Pearl Kemper, age 75 of Greenville, passed away Sunday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for 75 year old Pearl Kemper will be held Thursday, July 10th at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Robinson Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 9th from 4 to 8pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Kemper family. 


 

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