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Dog Registration Program in Ridgway

The new Dog Registration Program is now in effect in the Village of Ridgway.  A ordinance was passed that dogs should be registered throught the Ridgway Police Deptartment.  Attached is the letter from the Police Dept with information for you to do so.

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2 Area Accidents Claim 2 Lives

71-year-old Dean Heley of Norris City was killed Friday morning when he fell off his tractor and was run over by the vehicle on the family farm.  Authorities say Heley was found by his oldest son shortly after the accident.  Heley was pronounced dead at the scene by White County Coroner Chris Marsh.  Reports indicate the accident happened around 8:30 a.m.

60-year-old Lance P. Avery of Creal Springs, IL was killed in an accident Friday morning in Saline County.  State police say Avery was operating a motorcycle eastbound on Illinois Route 13 just east of Harco Road and for unknown reasons attempted to change lanes, when an SUV, driven by 68-year-old Kim H. Fowler of Harrisburg, IL, struck Avery’s motorcycle on the left side.  Avery was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries.  Fowler was not injured.

Saline County Crash


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 19:

WHAT: Personal Injury Traffic Crash

WHERE:  U.S. 45 at Alexander Road, Saline County

WHEN: Tuesday, 07/22/14, at approximately 2:46 p.m.

VEHICLE: 2006 Harley Davidson
2005 GMC Safari Van

DRIVERS: Robert D. Bushkill, age 60, Norris City, Illinois
                                    Fabiola Bernal, age 34, Eldorado, Illinois

PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the 2005 GMC Safari van was north bound on U.S. 45 at Alexander Road and the driver (Fabiola Bernal) was yielding for oncoming traffic in order to turn left onto Alexander Road.   The 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle was north bound on U.S. 45 when it rear ended the GMC Van.  The driver of the motorcycle (Robert Bushkill) was transported to the hospital in Eldorado and later transported by life flight to Evansville, Indiana.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Jones Towing of Harrisburg, Illinois.  
The Illinois State Police was assisted at the traffic crash scene by the Eldorado Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Department and Med Force Ambulance Service and Life flight.  

CHARGES: Charges pending investigtion.

Shimkus Honors Dixon and Gray

Shimkus Celebrates the Lives of Senator Alan Dixon & Congressman Kenny Gray


Washington, DC – Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-15) delivered the following speech to the House of Representatives today in celebration of the lives of Senator Alan Dixon and Congressman Kenny Gray:   

You can watch the video of the speech by clicking the link below


Shrek the Musical Here Locally

An ogre, princess, donkey and several of their fairy tale creature friends will be taking to the stage July 17 - 20 with the Junior Falcon Productions ‎presentation of "Shrek the Musical" at Southeastern Illinois College.

The cast is made up of nearly 70 area students from surrounding communities.
"While putting together this show has been a challenge this summer, it's been a very enjoyable challenge for everyone involved, and I really think people will have a great time when they see the finished product," said director Hannah Naas Drake.

Performances include shows at 7 p.m. ThursdayFriday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. show Sunday at the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for students and can be purchased at the door.