08-07-2008

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LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST VALUE CITY

 

Value City and Gramex Retail Stores are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed at the Bond County Courthouse.  The Plaintiff, Baldwin Enterprises Inc, claims that Value City and Gramex are in breach of the rental contract.  The lawsuit alleged that Value City owes back rent in the amount of $84,700, an additional $80,000 for repairs to the parking lot, and back real estate taxes exceeding $56,000.  According to the lawsuit, Value City and Gramex signed a lease that guaranteed rental payments through Oct. 2008, but allegedly has not made those payments since closing the store earlier this year.  In total, the lawsuit claims over a quarter of a million dollars in back payments and damages.  Value City and Gramex have thirty days to respond to the lawsuit. 


GREENVILLE FIREMEN KEPT BUSY THROUGHOUT TUESDAY NIGHT

 

Due to the storm passing through the area Tuesday evening, Greenville firemen received several calls for trees and limbs down on power lines and other storm damage. 

 

The calls began at 7:13pm as firemen were called to the junction of Rt. 127 and Rt. 140 where a power pole was on fire.  Rain extinguished the fire and Ameren IP workers shut off power to the area.  A tree on a house on Wyatt Street had firemen checking, but finding no fire or power lines involved, units were directed to other alarms.  A limb on power lines causing arcing was reported on Franklin Street.  Ameren shut off power to the home.  The next call was to South Second Street where a power line was down and arcing.  Firemen barricaded the area until Ameren crews arrived.  At 8:53 firemen received another call to South Sixth Street where power lines were arcing.  Storms caused the alarm to sound at Greenville Regional Hospital at 8:54, but firemen found no sign of fire, and at 10:28, firemen were summoned again to the sight of a pole on fire at Rt. 127 and Rt. 140.  Apparently, the pole, on fire earlier, had rekindled.  Firemen extinguished the fire. 

 

Greenville firemen responded to a total of seven calls between 7:13 and 10:28 Tuesday night, with most of those calls coming in the 7:00 o'clock hour. 

 


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ILLINOIS FARMERS MARKET WEEK

 

We are in the Middle of National Farmer's Market Week.  Governor Blagojevich, Illinois Agriculture Director Thomas Jennings and Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary Carol Adams joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer in proclaiming August 3rd through the 9th, National Farmer's Market Week.  The Governor applauded the farmers' markets in Illinois for their many benefits to local farmers and consumers. Out of the over 4500 farmers markets in the nation, 250 of them are in Illinois, including the new farmers' market on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. 


MULBERRY GROVE HOMECOMING

  

Mulberry Grove is getting ready for their Homecoming this Saturday. The parade, which lines up at 3:00 o’clock at the high school, will start at 4:00 PM, Saturday evening. A chicken and ham dinner follows, with lots of other great food from kabobs to burgers. There are plenty of activities for the kids too, with new kids games and the bounce houses.

 

Live music by the Chapman Brothers will wrap up the festivities at the Mulberry Grove Homecoming, this Saturday.  


 

 

BOND COUNTY SHERIFFS THANK COMMUNITY

 

With the severe weather Tuesday night, the Bond County Sheriff's Department and Greenville Police Department thank area citizens who called in to report emergency situations.  Emergency services rely heavily on citizens to relay reliable information to emergency personnel.  They remind callers that telecommunications are extremely busy fielding emergency calls, that are sometimes life-threatening situations.   To check weather related issues, please consult your local media.  An emergency weather alert radio is strongly recommended.  Please call for emergency services only, during these busy times.

 


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