06-27-2012

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LIVINGSTON MAN REPORTED MISSING

According to the Livingston Police Department, Christopher D. Kostadin, age 38, of Livingston, was reported missing by his mother Saturday, June 23.  Kostadin is a white male, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds with black hair and blue eyes.  Kostadin was last seen in the late evening hours of Thursday, June 21 when a resident of the 12000 block of Leuscher Road in Bond County assisted Kostadin after his vehicle ran out of gas.  The next day, the vehicle was found abandoned on Hughes Road in Sorento.  Kostadin’s family members feel his disappearance is highly unusual and are concerned for his well being.  Anyone who believes they may have seen Kostadin or who has information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to call the Livingston Police Department at 637-2300.

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Christopher D. Kostadin

 

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REPRESENTATIVE EVANS PRESENTS RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD AT JUNES UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

At the June Unit 2 School Board meeting, Illinois Representative Evans presented a resolution, signed by the Illinois General Assembly, commending the entire staff of the Greenville Elementary School for going above and beyond the call of duty, to help save the life of Emma Young. Emma was a second grade student who became ill at school this past spring and went into a critical condition. There were quite a few people present who pitched in to help. Emma and her grandparents were at the meeting for the presentation.
The board accepted the resignation of Mr. Ambuehl and Stephanie Plant and the retirement of Nancy Hubbell, all effective immediately.
The board approved an increase of the Drivers Education cost from $50.00 to $100.00.
The current amount the State of Illinois is behind in payments to the District is $591,000.00. The remainder of the funds are not expected any time soon.

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LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the May unemployment rate fell in eight metro areas, increased in two, and essentially was unchanged in two, compared to May 2011.  The rate in the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical area is 8.4% compared to 8.0% one year ago.  The unemployment rate in area counties also increased over this time period.  In Bond County, unemployment increased from 8.0% in 2011 to 8.2% in May 2012.  The Clinton County rate increased to 7.0% in 2012 from 6.5% in 2011.  The Madison County rate went from 7.8 to 8.2% and in St. Clair County, it increased from 8.7 to 9.0%.

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GREENVILE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE

This Thursday, June 28, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Legislative Roundtable with State Senator Kyle McCarter.  John Goldsmith said the roundtable begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Bradford Community Building.  Local businesses, chamber members, and the public are all invited to attend this free event.  Many people have questions about what is going on in Springfield these days and Senator McCarter has agreed to come and address your questions.


DAN RUTHERFORD ON CLOSING PRISONS

Governor Quinn announced his intentions to close several state facilities in Illinois, including two prisons.  Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford told WGEL he believes we should go through a process for strategic planning.  We should look at these types of situations the same way we look at building a road, bridge, or highway and should not simply make sudden announcements.  Rutherford said another issue which concerns him is the fact that our maximum security penitentiaries, scheduled to be closed, are already overcrowded.  The state prison system is at 143% of maximum capacity and now that number will increase posing a safety hazard for the inmates and the staff.  Rutherford said he supports streamlining and trimming the budget, but not closing major state correctional facilities.  Anyone wishing to contact the Governor regarding his decision may call the Governor’s Office in Springfield at 217-782-0244.

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OBITUARIES

Lorraine A. Foppe

Lorraine A. Foppe, age 92, of Breese, passed away Monday, June 25.  A funeral Mass will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Parish or to All Saints Academy.


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