2-8-2011

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DISTRICT ELEVEN ILLINOIS STATE POLICE JANUARY STATISTICS 

Illinois State Police District 11 Commander Lieutenant Brad Parsons released enforcement figures and activities for January.  District 11 Troopers wrote 1,327 traffic citations, made 105 criminal arrests, investigated 256 traffic crashes, and assisted 984 motorists.  Thirty-four drivers were arrested for DUI, 201 were cited for seat belt violations, and 54 were issued tickets for alcohol related offenses.  There were five traffic crash fatalities in District 11 which includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties. 


SHIMKUS CO-CHAIRING COAL CAUCUS

Congressman John Shimkus is one of six co-chairs of the Congressional Coal Caucus during the 112th Congress.  Forty-four Republicans and twelve Democrats have joined the caucus thus far.  Shimkus said, “Our nation needs to seek ways to reduce our reliance on Middle Eastern oil.  Coal can be a part of that through coal gasification and coal-to-liquid.  I am hopeful that coal production will increase in Illinois, as several new projects are in the works.”

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Many people are interested in family history but don’t know how to get started. A beginner’s genealogy workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Bradford Room in Greenville. The workshop is focused on those who are just getting started in this exciting hobby and is co-sponsored by the Illinois War of 1812 Society, the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and the Bond County Historical Society.  For more information, contact Kevin Kaegy at 618 664-1606 or Karen Bauer-Reelitz at 664-2722. 


CANCER SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET AT ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL

The St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland Cancer Support Group is scheduled to meet Thursday, February 10, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Jehle Hall.  All cancer patients, families, and friends are welcome.  There is no fee or registration and participants may attend as long as they like.  For more information, call 651-2980.


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GOVERNOR QUINN SALUTES PUBLIC SAFETY WORKERS

Governor Pat Quinn saluted all Illinois Public Safety Workers and National Guard Members for their efforts in aiding Illinois motorists affected by the recent major winter storm. Quinn said, “I thank the public servants and service members who worked together to ensure public safety and preserve the state’s critical services during this dangerous storm.  Nearly the entire state was affected by this major winter storm, but by working together we were able to help more than 4,000 people in distress and ensure that essential state services were continued without interruption.” From noon Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, Illinois State Police assisted 3400 stranded motorists and handled 270 traffic accidents.  More than 500 Illinois National Guard soldiers and airmen were mobilized Tuesday to assist the ISP using more than 140 military vehicles throughout the State.


OBITUARIES

CATHERINE F. STRIEKER

Catherine F. Strieker, age 81, of Albers, passed away Sunday, February 6. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.

REV. JOHN C. RIGGS

Rev. John C. Riggs, age 84, of Highland, passed away Saturday, February 5 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Hoyleton Children’s Home, or the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry food pantry.

SHIRLEY M. MEYER

Shirley M. Meyer, age 79, of Keyesport, passed away Monday, February 7 at Breese Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in German Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.

DAVID LEE PAINTER JR.

David Lee Painter Jr., age 24, of Livingston, passed away Saturday, February 5 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton.  Funeral services for 24 year-old David Lee Painter Jr. will be Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove.  Friends may call Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

JODY L. ANTHONY

Jody L. Anthony, age 47, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 6 at her home.  Funeral services for 47 year-old Jody Anthony will be Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Thursday, after 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to her son Jesse Anthony.

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