GREENVILLE MAN NOMINATED BY GOVERNOR
Governor Pat Quinn has nominated a Greenville man to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Ed McMillan’s name was one of several names put forward to the Governor by the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Trustees are responsible for approving the financial funding for the university, hiring the president of the university and ultimately establishing tuition. McMillan says he is not actively involved in politics but is appreciative of the nomination. The nomination will now go to the Senate where the final appointment will be made.
SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER IN FAYETTE COUNTY
District 12 Illinois State Police, Bond County EMS, Fayette County Sheriffs Department Officers, and Mulberry Grove Firemen responded Sunday at 4:00 PM to a single car accident on I-70 at the 54 mile-marker in the westbound lanes. According to the ISP report, Angenette Wright, age 44, of Kansas City, Missouri was westbound in a 1996 BMW when the car skidded off the right side of the road struck and went over a guardrail, and rolled over several times down a steep embankment. Wright was ejected from the car. According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, Bond County EMS transported Wright to the Mulberry Grove Firehouse where she was transferred to ARCH helicopter and taken to St. Louis University Hospital with serious injuries. According to Illinois State Police, Wright was cited for alleged driving while license revoked, failure to wear a seat belt, and improper lane usage.
SENIOR CENTER COULD BENEFIT FROM STIMULUS
Anna Oestreich, from the Bond County Senior Center, recently told the Bond County Board about the stimulus package benefits that the county might receive. It hasn’t been finally approved but the center was contacted by IDOT a few weeks ago and told that there is some funding available through the stimulus benefits package for equipment. Oestreich submitted a request for funding for computer equipment and vehicles, and the most costly project, a bus storage and wash facility. IDOT has contacted the senior center with news that it is possible they will receive the funds. This has not been finalized, but they do have the materials and they are looking at it very seriously. The vehicle storage and wash facility project would cost $1.2 million dollars and could possibly be funded one hundred percent through the stimulus package.