GREENVILLE FALL LEAF DISPOSAL
The City of Greenville's leaf vacuuming program will begin Monday, November 2 and continue through Friday, December 18. Rake your leaves to the edge of the curb or road so the vacuum can reach them. Keep piles no higher than three feet and free of sticks, brush or other debris. Leaves may be bagged and placed for collection on your garbage pickup day. You may also set your bagged leaves out on Monday for the city to pick up. Leaf burning season will be from Sunday, November 1 - Thursday, December 31. Burning is permitted only on private property on Mondays and Thursdays and the first and third weekends of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information on the leaf disposal program, call 664-1644.
KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT TABLES CARPORT DONATION OFFER
October’s Kingsbury Park district meeting was held this past Monday night. In the directors report, Jerry Sauerwein told the board he was approached by Carl Breehne who wanted to donate a carport to be used at Breehne Park. The board tabled the matter to discuss further in a committee meeting. Sauerwein also went over a few improvements that were needed at the skateboard park which included a sidewalk and stairs that would lead to the park.
Patriots Park had been restocked with trout. The first batch that was brought in, over half of the fish died. Since then a second batch was brought and the lake is stocked at about two thirds the normal capacity.
The board then went into executive session to discuss land acquisition and personnel. After a lengthy session the board came back and adjourned
TEEN DRIVING DEATHS DOWN 50 PERCENT IN ILLINOIS
According to Secretary of State Jesse White, teen driving deaths in Illinois have dropped by more than 50 percent since Illinois' graduated driver licensing (GDL) law took effect in 2008.
155 Illinois teens, age 16-19, were killed in automobile crashes in 2007. In 2008, that number dropped to 93. Automobile crashes in the first nine months of 2007 resulted in 127 teen deaths while during the same time period in 2009, 60 teens were killed, a reduction of 52.7 percent.
White said, "I am pleased this law is working as we intended." The new law better prepares novice drivers by giving them more time to obtain valuable driving experience while under the watchful eye of a parent or guardian, limiting in-car distractions, and avoiding traffic convictions. State and national traffic safety organizations have praised Illinois' stronger GDL law as one of the best in the nation.
FIRE ALARM AT BURRETT HALL
Greenville Firemen responded to a fire alarm Thursday morning, at Burrett Hall on east College Avenue. Upon arrival, firemen found no fire. According to the report, the alarm was due to a smoke scare. Firemen were on the scene for only about fifteen minutes.