12-21-2010

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SMITHBORO FIRE DISTRICT RECEIVES NEW EQUPMENT

The Smithboro Fire Department received $26,000 in new equipment recently.  Chief Dale Deverick told WGEL that the new bunker equipment, including new pants and coats has arrived.  The new gear will help keep the firefighters safe while fighting fires. 


STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REACH SETTLEMENT WITH DIRECT TV

All fifty states and the District of Columbia recently attained a $13.25 million settlement with Direct TV over the way its offers are marketed to consumers.  The settlement requires Direct TV change its marketing practices to more accurately describe promotional offers and make refunds to eligible consumers affected by these practices in the past four years.  Complaints were received from consumers about billing problems, programming problems, and Direct TV’s practice of charging early termination fees after consumers cancelled their service.  If you have an unresolved complaint already on file with Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office alleging unfair practices after January 1, 2007, you may be eligible for a refund.  For more information, call the Consumer Fraud Hotline at 1-800-243-0607.


 

LIGHTING SALE INCENTIVE TO UPGRADE T12 LIGHTS

The federal government has mandated that T12 fluorescent lamps be phased out of production in 2012.  This means all public facilities will eventually upgrade all their T12 lighting to high-efficiency T8 or T5 lamps.  As a result, the State Energy Office at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is announcing a special lighting sale for public sector buildings through its Illinois Energy Now program.  The special sale is open to municipalities, park districts, fire districts, public K-12 schools, public universities, community colleges, and state and federal facilities, within ComEd and Ameren electric service areas from December 13, 2010 through April 15, 2011.  For more information on this special sale, call 217-558-1542.


GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO BE CLOSED DURING THE HOLIDAYS

The Greenville Public Library will be closed Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. The Library will reopen Monday, December 27.


OBITUARIES

ALVIN R. “DICK” KOMOROMI

Alvin R. “Dick” Komoromi, age 75, of Trenton, passed away Monday, December 20. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice Christian Homecare.

JOHN THOMAS GRUBER

John Thomas Gruber, age 65, of Greenville, formerly of St. Louis, passed away Saturday, December 18 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will welcome friends at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements. 

JOSEPH M. RUNGE

Joseph M. Runge, age 72, of New Douglas, passed away Friday, December 17 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

LORI A. OVERBECK

Lori A. Overbeck, age 52, of Trenton, formerly of Jamestown, NY, passed away Saturday, December 18. A memorial service will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. at Scott Air Force Base, Chapel #1. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society of BJC Hospice of Alton.

PAT PINGSTERHAUS

Pat Pingsterhaus, age 62, of Germantown, passed away Sunday, December 19. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Moss Funeral Home in Germantown is in charge of the arrangements


 

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