8-11-2008

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NEW BUSINESS IN INDUSTRIAL PARK STARTS PROCESS

 

At Thursday night's Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, the board approved a height variance for El Milagro, the company that will be handling grain for the new tortilla plant in the Greenville Industrial Park. The Zoning Board recommendation goes to the City Council this week for their consideration. El Milagro is part of the Malinero Company that just closed on the purchase of land from the city and also bought the Agricel building in the Wolf Industrial Park. According to City manager Dave Willey, they now own 43 plus acres in the park and are planning site work to start August 15th.  Zoning also approved, for Council consideration, a variance for a privacy fence on North Elm Street.

 

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STATE TREASURER: YOU COULD BE RICH

 

Illinois State Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias, is urging Southern Illinois residents to check their local newspapers this week to find out if they are the owners of millions of dollars in lost wealth.  Thousands of new names will be published in local newspapers across the 36 county southern Illinois region.  The listings will feature residents and businesses that have had at least $100 in lost cash or any value of stock or safe deposit contents turned over to the State Treasurer's Office since February of this year.  The list will appear the week of August 10, in newspapers in Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Monroe, Madison and St. Clair.

 

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PROPOSAL TO MOVE IL-DOT OFFICE DRAWS PUBLIC RESPONSE

 

At a hearing, recently, at the Capitol, the Governor's proposal to move the Illinois Department of Transportation's division of Traffic Safety, and its 140 state jobs, from Springfield to Harrisburg, drew serious questions from the public and many lawmakers.  The hearing room was packed and crowds spilled into the Capitol rotunda and first floor hallway, where screens were set up to allow viewing of the hearing on closed circuit TV.  Supporters and opponents gave testimony about the economic impact of the move, on Springfield and Harrisburg communities.  The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs questioned the Governor's claims of budget savings and economic boosts.  The Institute projected a $2.4 million net loss for the state, with Springfield's economy being hurt far more than Harrisburg's would be helped.

 

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ILLINOIS EPA RELEASES WATER REPORT

 

From the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, a report has been filed summarizing the findings of unregulated pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Illinois drinking water.  Water samples taken from Chicago and four water supplies that rely on river water as a drinking water source, indicate that Illinois' drinking water continues to be safe and the Illinois EPA sees no cause for immediate concern. However, low levels of pharmaceuticals were found in Illinois drinking water.  While all samples revealed low chemical concentrations, far below levels that could pose public health risk, the Illinois EPA will continue to do additional sampling to provide an even better understanding of potential risks from pharmaceuticals in water. The Illinois EPA advises you not to flush or pour pharmaceuticals down the drain.  Many hospitals, pharmacies and police departments offer programs to collect and dispose of unwanted drugs.  

 


MOTORCYCLE FATALITIES RISE

 

While significant progress has occurred to reduce fatalities among passenger vehicles, motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise, currently representing our nation's greatest highway traffic safety challenge.  In 2007, 157 fatalities and well-over 3,000 injuries were recorded in Illinois alone.  District 11 Commander Captain Jerry Culp says his troopers will focus on the Four E's; Education, Engineering, and Enforcement. Culp says if they are successful with the first 3 E's, there will be fewer crashes, and fewer calls to EMS, which is the fourth E, Emergency Medical Service. Although Illinois does not mandate wearing helmets, use of approved helmets boots and gloves is strongly recommended.


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WORK COMMENCES ON BALLPARK VILLAGE

 

Work is scheduled to begin immediately on the Ballpark Village site, next to Busch Stadium.  Fall 2010 is the scheduled completion date for the first-phase of construction.


OBITUARIES

VIRGINIA W. HOILES

 

Virginia Hoiles, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Memorial Services are pending.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Oaks Nursing Home or the Greenville Public Library. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

HAROLD R. MILES

 

Harold R. Miles, age 87, of Vandalia, passed away Saturday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.  Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia.  Friends may call today from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Holt & File Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Vandalia.  Harold Miles is the father of Pattie White of Greenville.

 

FERN I. SMITH

 

Fern I. Smith, age 101, of rural Vandalia, passed away Friday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, August 12th, at 3:00 PM, at McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia.  Friends may call Tuesday after 1:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to Fair Oaks Nursing Home Activities Department.

REVEREND ALBERT M. GREEN

Reverend Albert M. Green, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Saturday.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 am Tuesday until service time, at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Senior Citizen's Center or the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

 

ELIZABETH L. KNEBEL

 

Elizabeth L. Knebel, age 79, of Pierron, passed away Saturday at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 12th at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Pierron.  Friends may call today from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Elizabeth is the stepdaughter of Caroline Collman of Greenville.


 

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