9-28-2010

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IDOT MEETING PLANNED TO DISCUSS LEBANON BYPASS PROJECT

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation has scheduled a meeting to discuss the proposed Lebanon Bypass project, Monday, September 27, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Commons Room of Lebanon High School, located at 200 West Schuetz Street in Lebanon.  The meeting will be an open-house format allowing informal sharing of your comments and input regarding the possible need for the bypass.  If you have questions or need more information, call 618-346-3160.


ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS AGAIN IN AUGUST, NATIONAL RATE INCREASES

 

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the unemployment rate fell two tenths of a point to 10.1 percent in August.  This is the eighth consecutive month to show steady or declining unemployment rates.  Nine hundred manufacturing jobs were added in August, the sixth consecutive monthly increase in this sector.  In August, the national unemployment rate went up one tenth of a point to 9.6 percent.  As in Illinois, the expiration of temporary Census 2010 positions outpaced jobs added in the private sector.  So far this year, the Illinois economy has grown seven tenths of one percent and the national economy has grown six tenths of one percent.


MOTORCYCLE/DEER ACCIDENT ON RT 127

 

The Bond County Sheriff’s Office has released details on an accident that happened Monday, September 20.  According to the report, Billie T. Goodall, age 57, of Pocahontas, was northbound on Rt. 127 on a 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a deer ran into the road.  Goodall was not able to avoid hitting the deer.  Bond County EMS took Goodall to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.



LOCAL TRANSPORTATON TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING

 

Springfield area counties, including Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington, are designated to receive $5.7 million dollars to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure, improve public safety, and put people to work.  The money is part of a $100 million capital investment through Illinois Jobs Now.  Monies will be distributed to local governments, using the same formula as the Illinois Motor Fuel Tax, to fund road and street repairs, bridge maintenance, new traffic signals, storm sewer and bike path construction, sidewalk replacements, and pothole repairs.  The funding will improve public safety through infrastructure repairs and create many short-term and permanent jobs. 


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