7-06-2011

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KPD TO FILE FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM THEFT

Following the sentencing last week of a former Kingsbury Park District employee for theft from the park district, WGEL spoke with KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein.  Sauerwein said the park district has $50,000.00 in theft insurance coverage and now that the sentencing is done they can ably for that coverage.  Sauerwein also said during his testimony at the sentencing hearing the finances of the park district are in dire shape and the money stolen should have been a reserve for the park district.  As reported last week on WGEL, former KPD employee Jennifer Bourgeois was sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than $100,000.00 in restitution for her theft from KPD funds. 


INTERSTATE 70 LANE CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS IN BOND COUNTY

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there will be lane closures and width restrictions in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Bond County at the Rt. 127 exit.  Approach repairs are being completed on the bridges over Beaver Creek.  Work begins Monday, July 25 and should be completed this fall.  At least one lane will remain open at all times.  Please watch for stopped vehicles, reduce your speed to posted limits, and allow extra time when traveling through the work zone.  If you have questions, call 618-346-3350.


 

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CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEEKING INPUT ON CHANGES AT KASKASKIA RIVER PROJECT

Significant reductions in the Kaskaskia River Project’s 2012 fiscal year budget compared with the 2011 budget require changes to project operations.  The US Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting input from stakeholders, customers, industry, and the public on how to adjust operations while providing the best service to customers.  Please call the Kaskaskia River Project Office at 618-284-7160 with your suggestions no later than July 15.


MEASLES MAKING A COMEBACK       

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 152 cases of measles in the first six months of this year.  This is the highest reported number since 1996.  No cases of measles have been reported in Illinois.  According to the Bond County Health Department, immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect their children against serious diseases.  For additional information or to make an appointment for immunizations, call the health department at 664-1442 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

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NEW DEBIT CARDS FOR EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, a new red Chase MasterCard debit card will replace the blue Visa and benefits paid July 1 will be issued to the red card.  Money on the blue Visa card cannot be transferred to the new red card so you should spend the balance before the blue card expires.  Money may also be removed from the blue card at any bank that accepts Visa.  For more information, call 1-800-244-5631.


ILLINOIS TREASURER’S VAULT OPENED FOR TOURS IN JULY

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is opening the treasurer’s vault at the State Capitol for public tours.  Tours of the vault will be available July 11-15, every half hour from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  To schedule a tour, call 217-558-4796.


OBITUARIES

CHARLES R. HORNER

Charles R. Horner, age 77, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, July 3 at Highland Healthcare Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Meredith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Hug Cemetery in Millersburg.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

CHRISTIAN A. MASSEY, JR.

Christian A. Massey, Jr., age 79, of Greenville, passed away Friday, July 1 at his home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be at a later date in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

DELLA R. HUG

Della R. Hug, age 103, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, July 5 at Faith Care Center at Faith Countryside Home in Highland.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home.   Burial services will be private.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to HACSM Food Pantry or Meals on Wheels.

JOHN P. "JACK" DILLEY

John P. "Jack" Dilley, age 80, of Trenton, passed away Monday, July 4 at Breese Nursing Home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Trenton.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Church or to the American Cancer Society.

MEGAN JOANNE VICTORY

Megan JoAnne Victory, age 22, of Albers, formerly of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, June 30.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer.  Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.


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