CITY COUNCIL TO MEET TONIGHT
Greenville's new City Council will face a big agenda Tuesday night. Some 32 items are on that agenda including two executive sessions. They will also be discussing employee health insurance, the city's cable TV franchise renewal, and engineering on the industrial park overpass project. That meeting starts at 7:30 Tuesday night at City Hall.
GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OUT BECAUSE OF SMOKE IN BUILDING ON SECOND STREET
Greenville Firemen responded to a call of smoke in a building Monday morning. The smoke came from a light ballast in the main hallway at 218 South Second Street, and there was no fire. Firemen investigated and cleared the building. Firemen were on the scene for about 20 minutes.
SHIMKUS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FUTEREGEN IN MATTOON
Congressman John Shimkus is optimistic about the possibilities of continuing with the FutureGen project in Mattoon, following positive comments last week from Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Chu said the FutureGen program is his first choice for funding and that, "if all goes well, we hope to start up this year." Shimkus said, "It gives me more confidence that all the hard work put into the Mattoon effort may be paying off." Shimkus continued, "It is shovel-ready, and it is vital to show the benefits of clean-coal technology as soon as possible in the ongoing energy debate."