THE CASH STORE IN HIGHLAND ROBBED
According to Highland Police, just before 2:00 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified black woman, wearing sunglasses and a black turban, displayed a handgun at the Cash Store located in the shopping center next to Walmart in Highland. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the store. The get-away vehicle is described as a newer blue or gray Dodge Avenger with temporary license displayed in the rear window. Fortunately, no shots were fired and no one was hurt during the robbery. As of this morning, police are still looking for the armed bandit. If anyone has any information about this incident please call the Highland Police at 618-654-2131.
MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET
The Mulberry Grove Board of Education is scheduled to meet in a special session Monday, September 20 at 6:45 p.m. for a tentative budget proposal presentation. The regular meeting starts at 7:00. The agenda includes the presentation of the annual audit, principals’ and superintendent’s reports, approval of the 2010-2011 budget, a policy update, and a building improvements progress report. New business items include approval of the audit, purchase of an oven for the kitchen, fair share notification, and an OKAW agreement. The board will go to closed session to discuss finance, personnel, and negotiations.
CONGRESSMAN SHIMKUS NAMED TAXPAYER HERO
The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a taxpayer watchdog group based in Washington DC, has named Congressman John Shimkus a Taxpayer Hero for his commitment to cutting wasteful spending, reducing the tax burden, and making government more accountable to taxpayers. Shimkus said he is proud to be recognized for standing up for the taxpayers of the 19th District. He further noted, “American families have had to look at their budgets and make some tough choices, yet in Washington we haven’t done that. We’ve just kept on borrowing and spending, and that has to stop.”
FREE FISHING DAY IN ILLINOIS
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering free fishing at state parks Saturday, September 18. On this day, Illinois residents and non-residents may fish at an Illinois state park without a fishing license, inland trout stamp or salmon stamp. Created by the Illinois River Coordinating Council, the event is called “It’s Our River Day”. Events scheduled for the day include, river clean-up, conservation education, and recreation at dozens of locations throughout the state. For more information, call (217) 558-1548.