02-03-2010

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BOND COUNTY PRIMARY RESULTS

 

Many state-wide elections are still to close to call Wednesday morning. We do have totals on how Bond County voted, unofficially, in yesterday’s primary election. On the Republican ticket for Governor, Bill Brady won with 291 votes, Adam Andrzejewski was second. In the U.S. Senator race, Mark Kirk won with 458 votes, Patrick Hughes was second. In the Lt. Governor race, Jason Plummer won with 668 votes, Matt Murphy was second. For Comptroller, Judy Barr Topinka, 614 votes, William Kelly was second. For U.S. Representative from the 19th District, John Shimkus won over Michael Firshing with 960 votes. On theDemocrat Ticket for Governor, Daniel Hynes 455 votes, over Pat Quinn. In the U.S. Senator contest, Alexi Giannoulias 324 votes, David Hoffman second. For Lt. Governor, Thomas Castillo 157, Scott Cohen second. For Comptroller, David miller got 427 votes. For State Treasurer, Robin Kelly over Justin Oberman with 368 votes. Illinois Senator for the 51st District Tim Dudley over Amy Bliefnick with 458 votes.  These are the unofficial results for the 25 precincts in Bond County.  Bond County had 15.99 percent voter turn out with a total of 1786 votes cast. These are the results for Bond County voters, tune to WGEL Radio for state wide results as the last races are decided.

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VANDALIA PRISON WORKER LAYOFFS DELAYED

 

Employee's at the Vandalia Correctional Center recently received a reprieve for their jobs.  After a lawsuit was filed, an agreement between the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the state, delays the layoff of about 2,600 state workers including those at the Vandalia facility. The agreement delays the layoffs for at least 17 months, but also defers pay increases until June 1, 2011.


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GAS LEAK IN GREENVILLE

 

Greenville Firemen were dispatched Monday night at 8:46 to a report of a smell of gas at the intersection of Ridge Street and Bowman Drive.  According to the fire department report, an Ameren natural gas regulator was leaking.  Ameren was called to make repairs.  Firemen were on the scene for about half an hour.

 

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SIUE EMPLOYEE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON

 

According to U.S. Attorney Courtney Cox, Korey L. Rush, age 40, of Swansea, Illinois, has be sentenced to 33 months imprisonment in federal prison. Rush pled guilty to wire fraud, misapplication of funds from programs receiving federal funding, and obstruction of justice by tampering with a witness. Rush has been ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence, and ordered to pay $38,120 in restitution to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

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OBITUARIES

ANN WALKER

 

Ann Marie Walker, age 34, of Patoka, formerly of Damiansville, passed away Monday, February 1. A funeral Mass for 34 year-old Ann Marie Walker will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville. Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.

 

CLAY WIEDNER

 

Clay A. Wiedner, age 71, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, January 3 at his residence. A memorial service for 71 year-old Clay Wiedner will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Trenton. Keeping with Clay's wishes, his body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis. Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of the arrangements.


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