CAR JACKING ATTEMPT ENDS IN BOND COUNTY
A car jacking and pursuit that started in East Alton ended up in Bond County Monday afternoon.
According to East Alton Police, Anthony D. Davis, age 31, of Alton, was charged with alleged aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated battery and aggravated fleeing, and his bond was set at 250 thousand dollars.
According to police, Davis allegedly assaulted a 90 year-old woman and took her car onto I-70. Granite City Police took up the chase east on I-70 that ended up with the car off the road in Bond County.
SMITHBORO FIRE DISTRICT BOARD MEETING
Twenty-three concerned citizens attended the Smithboro Fire District Board meeting Monday night at the Smithboro Firehouse. Following board business, information was shared about the petition, recently filed in Bond County Court, concerning the possible combination of the Smithboro and Mulberry Grove Fire Districts. The fire district lawyer answered questions and presented possible courses of action. Following consideration of several options, those in attendance voiced their support of challenging the original petition at the upcoming hearing, set for Tuesday, October 6 at 1:45 p.m., at the Bond County Courthouse. The board took action to challenge the petition. Volunteers will canvas the district informing residents of the situation. An information-sharing meeting is scheduled for September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Smithboro Firehouse.
SHIMKUS CALLS FOR END OF ACORN FUNDING
Illinois district 19 Congressman John Shimkus is calling for the end of federal funding for ACORN in the wake of recent news accounts about potential criminal activity coupled with actual charges pending in several states. On Monday, the Senate voted to bar federal housing money from going to ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and last week the Census Bureau announced it was cutting off ACORN. Shimkus said, "ACORN has shown itself to not be worthy of taxpayer funds."
FIREMEN CALLED TO TRUCK ON FIRE
Greenville Firemen were called this Tuesday morning at 5:57, to a residence on Woburn Road, to a report of a truck on fire. Smithboro Firemen were called for mutual aid with a tanker truck but the mutual aid call was canceled enroute. According to the fire report, a truck, parked in front of a shed, was on fire. The truck, a 1985 Ford F150, was completely burned and siding on the shed was melted. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Damage is estimated at $1700.00. No injuries were reported and firemen were on the scene for a little over an hour.