07-05-2013

 




WHY THE ENTIRE CITY OF GREENVILLE WAS UNDER A BOIL ORDER

Wednesday, July 3, the entire City of Greenville was placed under a boil order, because the contractor doing sewer line work on Hena Street, broke a water main.  While back filling with rock, a back hoe broke a four foot section of a ten-inch water line. According to Public Works Director Bill Grider, there was a loss of approximately 100,000 gallons of water in 20 to 30 minutes. This lowered the water level in the water tower and created low water pressure in the city.  Some residents were without water while others experienced very low water pressure.  Repairs to the water line were completed in a couple hours and a boil order was issued. Some Greenville residents in the area also had sewer back-up into their basements. The new sewer line being installed is in the trench below the water line and was open, so when the break occurred it filled the sewer system for several blocks. The boil order was lifted Thursday, July 4, around 1:00 p.m.

 

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GREENVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN MADISON COUNTY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

Illinois State Police Officers and Highland Ambulance Service Personnel responded Sunday at 7:02 p.m., to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Madison County.  According to the accident report, Brittany L. Miller, age 23, of Alhambra, was westbound in a Pontiac G6 on Frey Meadows Lane, about 1/3 mile west of Weis Road.  Anthony M. Zajac, age 22, of Pocahontas, driving a Chevrolet pickup truck, was eastbound on Frey Meadows Lane.  Miller’s car allegedly drifted into the eastbound lane and Zajac swerved to the left to avoid a collision.  Miller’s car swerved back into the westbound lane striking Zajac’s truck head-on.  Zajac was ejected from his truck as it rolled off the road to the north.  Miller was ARCHed from the scene to St. Louis University Hospital with serious injuries.  Zajac also suffered serious injuries and Highland Ambulance Service took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  He was later transported to St. Louis University Hospital.  Miller was wearing a seatbelt and was charged with alleged improper lane usage and driving under the influence of alcohol.  Zajac was not wearing a seatbelt.

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GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES $10.6 MILLION FOR ROUTE 127 PROJECT NEAR CARLYLE

Governor Pat Quinn announced a $10.6 million capital investment to replace the Route 127 bridge over the Kaskaskia River 2.5 miles southeast of Carlyle.  In addition to the bridge replacement, the project will allow for roadway improvements to about 6.26 miles of the same road in the area, including intersection improvements and realignment. 
The project is part of the Governor’s $31 billion “Illinois Jobs Now!” program.


 

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KC HOLDS OVER THE TOP LUNCHEON FOR VETERANS TRIBUTE

A luncheon honoring area veterans and raising funds for the Veteran’s Tribute on the Kaskaskia College campus was held in late June and generated more than $22,000.00 in contributions and pledges for the project. 

College administrators and committee members hope to dedicate Phase I of the Veteran’s Tribute this summer.  This phase includes two 6’ x 70’ walls with mounted black granite plates to accommodate 25,200 names, a bronze sculpture of an American eagle with a 10’ wingspan mounted at the center of the Warrior’s Court, and the mounted seals of the five branches of the military services.  American flags and cherry trees will be installed on the perimeter of the tribute.

Phase II will consist of additional walls to accommodate veterans names and their branches of service, up to 150,000 veterans.  Phase III will consist of the construction of an educational facility. 

The entire project is expected to cost $1 million and will be funded entirely through private contributions.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT ALCOHOL COUNTERMEASURE ENFORCEMENT PATROLS

According to District 11 Commander Captain Brad Parsons, Illinois State Police Officers will conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols in St. Clair and Madison Counties during July.  These patrols focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol and other drugs.



OBITUARIES

Norma Steiner Hamby

Norma Steiner Hamby, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, July 4, at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm, high 84, low 67

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 86, low 70


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Illinois State Police District 18 Safety Education Officer Trooper Jeff Yenchko.  Jeff and Michelle will talk about distracted driving.  Distracted driving is a serious public safety threat on Illinois roadways.  They will talk about what constitutes distracted driving, how to avoid it, and how to stay safe while driving.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

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