LAST DEFENDANT IN JAMESTOWN BREAKIN SENTENCED
The last of six defendants, found guilty of a home invasion in Jamestown, has been sentenced. Anthony White, formerly of Pocahontas, was sentenced in Clinton County Circuit Court to nine years imprisonment for his part in a home invasion that robbed the occupant of more than $500,000. White and another defendant Palo “Paco” Brown knocked on the resident's door, east of Jamestown, June 26, 2008 and said they were FBI agents and they needed to check the cash the resident had on hand. They then left with the money and the resident’s .38 caliber pistol. Clinton County authorities along with the U.S Marshall’s Service and the Chicago Gang Task Force arrested the suspects. White was from the metro east area and the other defendants were from the Chicago area. White and the other defendants were ordered to repay more than $500,000 in restitution. White is currently serving time in the Tamms Correctional Center.
LISA STEPHENS RECEIVES 2010 EDIE AWARD
Lisa Stephens received an Edie (Economic Development in Illinois) award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Development Council (IDC) for her ability to attract and entice several commercial developments in a tough economic environment.
A new CVS store, a Love’s Travel Center and Country Store that includes five service and restaurant businesses, a Motomart convenience store and fueling station, Huddle House, Kahuna’s, and a Buchheit commercial retail center all opened or broke ground in the past year and are already providing needed jobs and tax revenues to the area. Each individual project in the I-70/Route 127 Development Corridor made only a small impact, but combined they truly transformed the face of commercial offerings for citizens in the Greenville area.
“Even in times of economic turmoil, companies are out there investing in our state and creating jobs,” said Doug Whitley, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is proud to be working with the Illinois Development Council to recognize some of the exciting developments that were completed across the state by an example of great economic development work.”
The Illinois Chamber and IDC believe it’s important to showcase recent accomplishments -- especially when they translated into more jobs, tax base and economic vitality in Illinois.
IL Senator Kyle McCarter, Victoria McCarter, Lisa Stephens, Greenville Economic Development Dir. & Asst. City Manager and EDIE Awardee, Asst. IL Minority Leader of House of Reps, Ron Stephens Attending IL Chamber of Commerce Edie Award Ceremony.