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.
Christopher D. Kostadin
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.
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%.