01-09-2009

 




CONGRESSMAN SHIMKUS SWORN IN

 

Congressman John Shimkus was recently sworn in for his seventh term to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Illinois Congressman served three terms from the 20th District and now this will be his fourth term from the 19th District. Shimkus was first elected to Congress in 1996. He maintains offices in Washington D.C., Springfield, Collinsville, Harrisburg, Centralia and Olney.


GREENVILLE CLUB HAS NEW PRESIDENT

 

Frank Snyder is the new president of the Greenville Commercial Club.  Community leaders meet for lunch each Monday, allowing them to share information, discuss and plan upcoming events and activities, and greet new persons and leaders in the community.

 

SECRETARY OF STATE IS "FALL GUY"

 

According to the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said the U.S Senate has made him the "fall guy". White said the Senate is using him as an excuse not to seat Roland Burris.  White also said his signature is not required and Burris could have been seated without it.  White told reporters his signature is mostly ceremonial rather than a point of law. White said shortly after the Governor was arrested he would not sign off on anyone selected by Blagojevich and he will continue to honor that pledge unless ordered otherwise by the court.

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JOINT DEER POPULATION TASK FORCE MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS

 

The Joint Task Force on Deer Population Control (JTF) has proposed ways to manage the deer population.  The task force recommends that deer permits for the antlerless-only Late-Winter Season be available to hunters over-the-counter at license vendors throughout the state.  They also are in favor of extending the length of the Late-Winter-Season from three to nine days and extending the length of the first segment of the regular Firearm Deer Season from three to four days.  Formation of a task force to review programs designed to reduce crop damage by deer is also on their list of recommendations.



OBITUARIES

NONE TO REPORT


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Cloudy with a chance of flurries, high 29, low 18

SUNDAY - Sunny, high 36, low 25


PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Join us this Sunday for Public Affairs. Our guest this week will be Bob Lindberg from Fayco. He'll tell us about jobs that were handled in 2008, what is to come in 2009 and what Fayco does for the community.  It's this Sunday on Public Affairs following your Noon Bond County News on WGEL. 


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