8-10-2009

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MAN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT

 

A domestic dispute that started in Greenville, ended in a car accident in Smithboro and left a Greenville man facing an alleged felony charge of unlawful restraint in Bond County Court.  According to Greenville Police, Michael Matthews, age 28, of Greenville, was involved in a domestic disturbance and during that altercation allegedly forced a female into a 2001 Chevy and drove away with her in the car in the general direction of Smithboro, then was involved in a single-car accident.  The Bond County Sheriffs department responded to the accident Tuesday afternoon around 4:30.  According to the accident report, the car traveled off the east side of North Main Street around Rt. 140, then back across the roadway and into the roadside ditch on the west side.  There the car collided with a concrete culvert.  The alleged unlawful restraint charge is a Class 4 Felony.  Matthews was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no valid driver’s license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Matthews was held on a $25,000 bond and his next court appearance is a hearing set for September 3, at 10:00 a.m. 

 

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CHARGES FILED IN ONE YEAR OLD'S DEATH

 

A metro east woman has been charged in the death of her child. According to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, the St. Clair County States Attorneys Office has filed charges in the heat related death of a one year-old child. Jennifer Gomez, age 22 of Collinsville, was charged with one felony count of alleged endangering the life or health of a child, a class 3 felony. Gomez allegedly left one year-old Giselle Gomez unattended in her car outside a small business complex in Belleville Wednesday night. Investigators believe the child was left in the hot vehicle for up to 90 minutes while Gomez visited a relative.  A 2 year-old child was also left in the car but managed to get out and go inside before anything happened. Police say an autopsy shows that the one year-old was covered from head to toe in heat blisters and died of hypothermia from extreme heat. Gomez was arrested but posted a $75,000 bond Friday and was released. Gomez is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted. 

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LEGISLATION ON DISTRACTED DRIVING SIGNED INTO LAW

 

House Bill 71 which bans text messaging while driving and House Bill 72 banning cell phone use while driving in school or construction zones, were signed into law recently by Governor Pat Quinn.  "With the increased use of technological devices, distracted driving has become a serious problem in our state and in the nation." said Secretary of State Jesse White who proposed the legislation.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that at least 25% of police-reported crashes involve some form of driver inattention.  The penalty for violating either of these measures results in a moving violation that will go on the motorist's driving record as well as accompanying fines and court costs.  Both laws go into effect January 1, 2010.

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BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEETING

 

The Bond County Health Department Board will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m., at the new Bond County Health Department building on South 4th Street. Items on the agenda include, July activity and financial reports, building and grounds committee report, mental health with a sliding fee scale, West Nile and H1N1 Virus updates and finally a tour of the new health department building.




NEW IDOT WEBSITE

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched a new website to provide motorists with up-to-date information about roadway construction. The website, named "The Construction Zone Dashboard,"  will provide information about currently active construction contracts. The website also provides location of a contract on a map, the current status of the project, how far along the work is and an estimate of the completion date. For more information on projects in your area, visit the website at www.dot.il.gov/dashboardpublic. The website is updated daily.


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OBITUARIES

KIM DAVIS

 

Kim A. Davis, age 57, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, August 6 at Helia Healthcare. In accordance with her wishes, her body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine. A memorial service for 57 year-old Kim Davis will be held at a later date.

 

THELMA V. STANTON

 

Thelma V. Stanton, age 76, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, August 9 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 76 year-old Thelma Stanton will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Reno.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or Reno-Bethel Cemetery.

 

THELMA V. STANTON

 

Thelma V. Stanton, age 76, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, August 9 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 76 year-old Thelma Stanton will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Reno.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or Reno-Bethel Cemetery.

 

KAREN L. CAGLE

 

Karen L. Cagle, age 66, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, August 5, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services for 66 year-old Karen Cagle will be Monday at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Area Community Foundation.

 

NADINE SACKETT

 

Nadine Sackett, 79 of Sorento passed away Friday, August 7 at her home. Funeral services for 79 year-old Nadine Sackett will be Wednesday at 11am at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5PM to 8PM at Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.


 

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