01-01-2013

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TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR FRAUD AND ABUSE OF DISABILITY PARKING PROGRAM

A new law proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to crack down on fraud and abuse of the disability parking program takes effect January 1.  License suspension periods for general misuse of a disability license plate or placard are increased from 30 days to six months for a first offense, from six months to one year for a second offense, and from a one-year suspension to a minimum one-year revocation for a third offense.  The fine is increased from $750.00 to $1,000.00. 
The new law also toughens penalties for those who abuse a deceased person’s placard or disability license plate.  This law makes it a Class A Misdemeanor with a minimum one-year driver’s license revocation and a $2,500.00 fine. 


INTRODUCTION TO GIS CLASS AT CRISP TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Kaskaskia College is offering an Introduction to GIS class for the spring semester at the Crisp Technology Center.  GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems which has applications in a great variety of fields.  The class meets every other Tuesday in person and the remainder of the classes will be online.  For more information or to register, call 545-3401.


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EXTENDED HOURS FOR KASKASKIA COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES

The Kaskaskia College Student Services Division is having extended hours of service on the main campus from January 2 – 28 to assist students registering for spring 2013 classes.  Offices will be open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call 545-3000.

 


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GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT

The Greenville Police Department filed its activity report for 2012 through November.  Charges for Assault and Battery are down versus last year, with only 4 incidents in 2012 versus 12 in 2011.


In general, crimes against property are up to 122 so far this year versus 112 in 2011.  Burglary is up to 41 incidents versus only 26 through November of 2011.  Theft, including shoplifting, is up to 50 charges versus 37 in the same time period last year.  Criminal damage to property is down to 31 charges versus 49 last year.  Illegal drug charges, including charges related to alcohol, are up to 16 occurrences versus 11 last year.  DUI and Illegal Transportation, related to drugs or alcohol, are also up, reported at 23 incidents versus 14 at this time last year.


Traffic violations, including those for license or plate violations, speeding, seat belt or child restraint, continue to be up significantly in 2012, logging 328 citations through November versus 275 last year, a 19% increase.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD APPOINTS INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

At the recent Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, Susan Batchelor, current Dean of Nursing, was named Interim Vice President of Student Services.  Batchelor has been with Kaskaskia College since 2010.
The board approved bids for the purchase of a pedestal, pylons, and name plaques for the Veterans Tribute Project.  They will complete the first phase of the project, located south of the west parking lot.


The board approved new certificates in Basic and Advanced Restaurant Management at the Centralia Correctional Center.  The certificates allow students to develop skills identified by the national Restaurant Association, leading to industry certification.



OBITUARIES

ELIZABETH BETTY MATTHEWSON

Elizabeth “Betty” Mathewson age 89 of Greenville, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Monday December 31st at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Arrangements are incomplete at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. 


 

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