BUNKER HILL WOMAN DIES IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT
A Bunker Hill woman died in a tractor accident Wednesday morning just before 9AM. Jacquelin Waters, age 56 of Bunker Hill, was helping her husband Paul Water remove a tree from their property. Paul was connecting a chain to the tree while Jacquelin was in the driver seat of the tractor. The tractor overturned and pinned Jacquelin who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Macoupin County Coroner. The death is still officially under investigation but no inquest or autopsy is planned.
SALES TAX HOLIDAY IN ILLINOIS
Illinois’ first ever statewide sales tax holiday to help families pay for back-to-school essentials, such as shoes and school supplies, will occur in August.
From August 6th through August 15th the 5 percent state portion of sales taxes collected at retail registers will be waived. Local government taxes will continue to be collected. Items included for the sales tax waiver are clothing that cost under $100, shoes, outerwear, uniforms, gloves, hats, mittens and basic school supplies such as writing utensils, paper, crayons, erasers, glue and such. The sales tax holiday will not apply to some items, including computers and computers supplies and peripherals. Also after school items will not be included.
GOVERNOR’S HOME TOWN AWARD
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director, Warren Ribley, is encouraging Illinois communities large and small to submit entries for the 29th annual Governor’s Home Town Awards competition. The deadline to submit an application is August 2nd. The award is given in six project categories, and a team of impartial volunteer judges evaluate the applications on need for the project, resource use, and impact. Each award winning community will receive a road sign and a plaque recognizing their efforts.
GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY MEETING
The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will hold their quarterly, general membership meeting Monday, July 19th at 7pm at the Community Room in the hospital. During the meeting, Mike Irving, Registered Physical Therapist and Director of the Greenville Regional Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Department, will present a program on the Bioness Foot-Drop System. A light meal will be served at 6pm and those planning to attend are asked to respond by Monday, July 19th by noon. For reservations call Stephanie Self at 664-12340 ext. 3002.