12-13-2010

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WINTER WEATHER CAUSES ACCIDENTS & CANCELLATIONS

Greenville received rain and snow over the weekend.  Winter weather Saturday night and Sunday caused cancellations of some church services and snow and blowing snow were responsible for cancellations of Sunday night church services and other activities.  Area schools are closed today for the first snow day of the season due to snow, blowing and drifting snow, and very cold temperatures.  Information from the Greenville Waste Water Treatment Plant showed that Sunday at 6:00 a.m., the Sewer Plant recorded 1.14 inches of rain and 1.2 inches of snow.  At the station on Sixth Street, 1.2 inches of rain and 1.1 inches of snow were measured and there was 1 inch of rain and 1.4 inches of snow at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  As of 6:00 o’clock this morning, 2 ½ inches of snow were recorded at all three measuring stations.

Local law enforcement officers responded to several accidents Sunday due to the winter weather.  Bond County Sheriff’s Department Deputies assisted with four non-injury accidents on Interstate 70 and worked other non-injury slick road accidents on Rt. 140, Rt. 127, New Douglas Road, and Sorento Avenue. 


Greenville Police Officers responded to non-injury accidents caused by the snowy roads on Mill Hill, Rt. 140, Rt. 127, Mulberry Grove Road, and Idler Lane.


OUR COMMON GROUND PLAY

Our Common Ground is presenting a play in the Bond County Courthouse Courtroom February 11, 12 and 13.  The play is an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s “The Night of January 16th”.  Tom Pabst with Our Common Ground said they received permission from the Bond County Board, Judge Knight and the Bond County Sheriff to have the play, which is a courtroom drama, in the real courtroom.  There is seating for only about 65 persons in the audience and to make this especially interesting, the jury for the case will be chosen from the audience.  Tom said the ending of each performance will not be known as it will depend upon the verdict of the jury.  The jury may return a guilty or an innocent decision.  Auditions will be Sunday, December 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.

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CITY COUNCIL STRUGGLES WITH TAX LEVY

In a special meeting Thursday night, the Greenville City Council discussed what to do about next year's tax levy. According to City Manager Dave Willey, revenue shortfall in the general fund could be as high as 228 thousand dollars, mostly due to late payments by the state of Illinois on Greenville’s portion of the income tax. Willey presented several options for conserving city funds, most of which involved cutting city services. No one is sure what would happen if the city stops regular brush pickups but there was lengthy discussion of such a possibility. Willey said the Council does have the option to raise next year's tax levy.  The council will meet again Tuesday night for their regular December meeting.


ILLINOIS MUNICIPALITIES TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN RESTITUTION FROM BANK OF AMERICA

Illinois and nineteen other states will share a $67 million settlement with Bank of America.  The investigation, by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office and nineteen other states, found that from 1998 through 2003, Bank of America conspired with financial institutions and brokers to circumvent competitive bidding in the selling of so-called municipal derivative investments to municipalities, local and state government agencies, and charitable organizations that issued municipal bonds to fund projects.  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said, “Bank of America’s conduct defrauded municipalities, schools, and non-profits across this state of funds they could have used to improve services in their communities.”  Illinois’ share of the settlement is more than $2 million.


WHITETAILS UNLIMITED SPONSORING SHOAL CREEK BANQUET

The Shoal Creek Banquet, sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited, is Saturday, February 5 at the Highland KC Hall.  The social hour and buffet begin at 5:00 p.m.  There will be a two-meat buffet and an auction.  Proceeds will go toward local conservation and youth education.  Tickets are $40.00 each, $20.00 for a spouse, or $15.00 for juniors fifteen years old and younger.  Tickets must be ordered by January 29 and tickets will not be available at the door.  To order tickets, call Greg at 664-9735.

 

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