09-17-2013



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BANK ROBBERY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

At approximately 9:10 Monday morning the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Bank and Trust in Farmersville, reporting that a white male had robbed the bank.

The suspect was described as a white male with thin build, approximately 6’ 2”.  The suspect allegedly went into the bank, waited for a customer to leave, and handed a bank teller a written note.  The note allegedly demanded cash and stated that the subject was armed; a weapon was never displayed.  The suspect received cash from the teller and left the bank.  Multiple people saw the suspect depart the area in a bluish green Dodge Durango with a temporary registration.

If you have any information on this bank robbery, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department at 217-532-9511 or go to the Macoupin-Montgomery County Crimestoppers website, www.macmontcrimestoppers.com

Please view these photographs of the suspect and vehicle.  If you know this subject,

or have recently seen him, please call your local law enforcement or the

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 217-532-9511.

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE INCLUDED IN TOP MIDWEST RANKING

Greenville College was recently ranked among the top Midwest regional colleges in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges.  GC jumped four spots, to 33 from 37, moving up the list of 74 top-tier Midwest regional colleges.

Greenville College Vice President of Enrollment Michael Ritter told WGEL that it’s encouraging for GC to receive recognition for the great things that are happening at the college.  Ritter believes the intentional efforts the college has made to maintain small class sizes and invest in their students are really paying off. 

Ritter emphasized that “all the glory goes to Christ who calls us to this mission and calls all the faculty and staff to invest in our students for his purposes at Greenville College.”

The U.S. News & World Report Best College ranking compare data from colleges on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence such as freshman retention, graduation rate, class sizes, student to faculty ratio, and alumni giving rate.  Nearly 1,800 schools are ranked in several categories.

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GREENVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO MEET

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.  The agenda includes a public hearing to consider a request for a zoning variance on Washington Avenue to add a covered porch to the front of a house within the required front yard setback. 

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COMETS SPORTS BOOSTERS HOMECOMING BBQ

The Greenville Comets Sports Boosters will hold their annual Homecoming BBQ on the Greenville Square this Friday.  The menu includes pork chop sandwiches, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, and drinks.  Deliveries can be arranged. To place an order, send a fax with quantities and the total due to 664-4786.  All pre-orders must be received by 3:00 p.m. this Thursday.  Email Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat for more information: jalstat@bccu2.org


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LAW TO FIGHT FRAUD AND PROTECT WORKERS IDENTIFIES $33 MILLION

A new law to fight fraud and protect workers and taxpayers from businesses that cheat on their taxes and rob the state of money used to pay unemployment insurance benefits has led to a significant increase in the amount of money voluntarily paid to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Dubbed the personal liability legislation, lawmakers in strong bi-partisan fashion enabled IDES to hold personally liable the owners of businesses who knowingly cheat their payroll taxes.  The shift from penalizing a business to personal liability led to the increased compliance.

29 employers who previously did not pay unemployment insurance have paid $14.9 million and 21 employers committed to paying $18.7 million.  The dollars reflect a 30 percent increase in collections since the law began in 2012.  Additionally, so far this year, IDES has identified 1,300 businesses that misclassified nearly 9,000 workers to avoid paying taxes on $2.3 million in wages.



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