WINTER STORM HITS METRO EAST….AGAIN
The snow and freezing rain started Monday evening and continued into the evening hours and Tuesday morning. The totals for Greenville were a quarter of an inch of freezing rain and one and one half inches of snow. The weather forced most local schools, including all Bond County schools, to close. Also SIUE and Kaskaskia College have cancelled classes for Tuesday.
More snow is expected today. It could total two more inches, and bring the grand total of snow from this storm system to three to five inches. A winter storm warning is in effect until 6PM Tuesday night. Tune to WGEL Radio, 101.7FM, for up to the date weather information for Bond and surrounding counties.
GOVERNOR BOYCOTTS TRIAL
The first-ever impeachment trial of an Illinois Governor began Monday.
The Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno said that although it is unfortunate the state has to write this chapter in Illinois history it is a fair and open process. The first orders of business were for Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice, Thomas Fitzgerald, to acknowledge that the Governor did not appear and to enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf. The Senate then began accepting the motions and evidence filed by the House Prosecutor. Although the schedule allowed for the Governor or his legal counsel to also submit motions, evidence and documents, no motions were filed because the Governor is boycotting the trial.
The trail is set to continue today at 10AM, and will include tesitmoney from FBI Special Agent, Dan Cain. Cain is one of the main investigators in the federal case agaisnt Blagojevich and has been given permission to verify the legitiamcy of several recordings of the Governor.
UNIT 2 BOARD HIRES NEW CHEERLEADING COACH
Following a closed session at the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting earlier this week, Elizabeth Mollet was hired to be the cheerleading coach at Greenville High School.