REMEMBER SPEED LIMIT IN WORK ZONES
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police remind Illinois motorists that construction season is underway and warn that tough laws are in place to crack down on speeders in work zones. Legislation signed in 2004, to slow down drivers in construction zones, has been effective in reducing work zone fatalities by over 50%. State law requires that first-time work zone speeders, including those caught on camera, face a fine of $375. A second offence could cost a motorist a $1000 fine. This summer, vans equipped with cameras will be deployed across the state in work zone areas, and if a motorist is caught speeding he can expect a ticket in the mail and he will have a mandatory court appearance.
MAURICE "GENE" EDWARDS
Maurice "Gene" Edwards, age 76, of Pontoon Beach, formerly of Gillespie, passed away Saturday, July 4 at his residence. Graveside services for 76 year-old Maurice Edwards will be Wednesday, at 11:00 AM, at Gillespie City Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice of Fairview Heights. Meridith Funeral Home of Highland is in charge of arrangements.
Emily Petroski, age 89, of Highland, passed away Thursday, July 2 at Highland Health Care Center. There will be no funeral services or visitation for 89 year-old Emily Petroski, according to her wishes.
HARVEY R. JAKEL
Harvey R. Jakel, age 84, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 1st at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 84 year-old Harvey Jakel will be Monday, at 10:00 AM at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Grantfork. Friends may call Monday morning, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Education Foundation, St. Paul's Sister Parish in Haiti, or in the form of Masses.
NORINE G. GALL
Norine G. Gall, age 88, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 1. Funeral services for 88 year-old Norine Gall will be Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pierron. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and again Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Education Foundation, Susan B. Komen Cancer Foundation, Down Syndrome Foundation, or in the form of Masses.
LYNDALL D MCDANIEL
Lyndell D. McDaniel, age 38 of Belleville, passed away Friday, July 3rd at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral Services for 38 year-old Lyndell McDaniel will be Monday at 11am at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in Posey Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 9am until the time of service.
SHANNA R. ANDERSON
Shanna R. Anderson, age 26, of Highland, passed away Sunday, July 5 in Highland. Funeral arrangements for 26 year-old Shanna Anderson are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
JOSEPHINE ANN "JOSIE" SCHLEPER
Josephine Ann "Josie" Schleper, age 88 of Highland, passed away Thursday, July 2nd at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. A Mass of Christian Burial for 88 year-old Josephine "Josie" Schleper will be Tuesday at 10am at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8PM and Tuesday from 8 to 9:30am at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be offered to the family.
RONALD A WIEDNER
Ronald A. Wiedner, age 75 of Highland, passed away on Friday July 3rd at St. Louis University Hospital. A Masonic Service for 75 year-old Ronald Wiedner will be Tuesday at 7PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in St. Paul UCC Cemetery in Holland, IN. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorial Service at a later date at St. Paul UCC, in Holland IN.
John Young, age 90, of Springfield, MO. formerly of Greenville and Edwardsville, passed away Wednesday, July 1 in Springfield, MO. Graveside funeral services for 90 year-old John Young will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville with military honors by VFW Post #1377. Visitation will be Tuesday after 9:30 AM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.
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