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Putnam County Board member steps down Putnam County Board member Willie Holmes resigned his seat, effective immediately, near the end of the board’s April 8 meeting. Holmes is pictured reviewing the county’s yearly financial audit at that meeting. SEE COUNTY BOARD STORY ON PAGE 7.

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GRANVILLE — Putnam County Schools Superintendent Carl Carlson has been fielding numerous inquiries about the April 2 Putnam County School Board election results. There has been some confusion in regard to current Board President Jim Gibson’s race. While Gibson received the lowest amount of votes, he ran unopposed and therefore retains his seat. Emily Chiado was unopposed and won from her township. Adriane Shore defeated Gretchen Currie, who challenged from the same township. Michael Borri defeated Jason Judd to be elected to the remaining two years of an original four-year term. Membership on the board is restricted to a maximum of three members from any congressional township. The area of residence of those elected to fill unexpired terms is taken into consideration in determining the winners of the full terms.

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Spring Valley woman’s boyfriend questioned BY GOLDIE RAPP SPRING VALLEY — Blunt force trauma has been determined as the preliminary cause of death of a 28-year-old homicide victim whose body was found inside her Spring Valley apartment on April 5.  According to a Spring Valley Police

on April 6 and questioned by police. According to a press release, Mentgen was picked around 1 a.m. April 6 by Wisconsin State Police after an Illinois Department of Corrections arrest warrant was issued for parole violation. While Mentgen was being held in the Dane County Jail in Madison pending extradition, Spring Valley officers traveled to Wisconsin April 6 to interview him. Police have not released any further details on Mentgen at this time. 

around 7 p.m. April 5 after being dispatched for an unresponsive female. Bureau County State’s Attorney Geno Caffarini confirmed Roberts was a mother of three children. She has a 5-year-old daughter, who is staying with her father. Her 3-yearold son and 7-month-old baby are staying with a maternal aunt. Police say no charges have yet been filed in the case. However, the boyfriend of Roberts, Eddie L. Mentgen, 37, who also lived in Apartment 2B, was taken into custody in Wisconsin

press release issued April 8, the autopsy of Marissa S. Roberts was conducted that day. Police are still waiting on further laboratory reports for collected evidence as the investiEddie L. gation continues. Mentgen Also in the press release, police revealed Roberts was a resident of 2 Ponsetti Drive, Apartment 2B, where her body was found by police and first responders

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The video recorders and smartphones were out and in use as moms and loved ones watched kindergarten class members at Putnam County Primary School sing songs and recite poems during a special Mother’s Day Tea on April 11. Each honored guest received a personally designed portrait, decorated flower pot and memento book. Tea, lemonade, cookies and candy were also enjoyed during the celebration.

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in Grundy County. His most recent prison stint was due to a cocaine drug offense. In 1999, Mentgen’s record shows he served time for escaping the department of corrections in Cook County. The homicide incident in under investigation by Spring Valley Police Department, Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and the Bureau County Coroner’s Office.

Continued from Page 3 According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, Mentgen’s offender status is listed as “absconder.” He was put on parole in October 2018. Mentgen has served multiple prison sentences between 1999 and 2008. Many of the sentences were for burglary offenses in LaSalle County and one

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Marquis Energy fire contained; no one hurt Multiple agencies respond to call BY DAVE COOK

HENNEPIN — A fire call was reported on multiple levels of a building in the south unit of the Marquis Energy ethanol plant about 3:15 p.m. April 10, prompting numerous fire and ambulance units to respond. Hennepin, Granville and Bureau fire departments were the first to respond. The Cedar Point, Standard, Spring Valley, Princeton, Peru and Oglesby fire departments, as well as ambulances from Princeton, Oglesby and Spring Valley, also responded to mutual-aid calls. “The fire is contained, and all personnel are safe and accounted for. There was swift response from our local and surrounding fire departments, and we appreciate their

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efforts,” Danielle Anderson, director of public relations and political affairs for Marquis Energy, said. Anderson also re por ted the plant’s north unit continues to run at full capacity. The cause of the fire has yet to be released. The Marquis Energy ethanol plant produces roughly 1 million gallons of ethanol each day.


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Auditor and supervisor of assessments both cite six-figure problems BY DAVE COOK HENNEPIN — Putnam County Treasurer Kevin Kunkel wasn’t in attendance at the April 8 Putnam County Board meeting, but he’ll face challenging questions the next time he meets with the board. Supervisor of Assessments Tammy Mehalic and independent auditor Kim Bird, of Arch Hopkins & Associates, both spoke of financial problems facing the county. After the board’s approval of the March 4 resolution to allow “as needed” interfund loans of up to $330,000 from the Federal Aid Matching Fund, similar to last year, Kunkel said he expected the county Kevin would be borrowing before the end Kunkel of April. He also said he expected Putnam the county would financially make County it until it receives tax revenue at the end of June. treasurer Mehalic sees things differently. “I don’t see us making it to June 30,” Mehalic told the board on April 8. She cautiously added Kunkel may know something she doesn’t, but said the conservative calculations her office made of known and dependable revenue don’t add up to being enough to meet expenses. She said the amounts of several sources of revenue have become unpredictable and have been steadily declining over the past few years, Luke so her office didn’t include them in Holly their financial forecast. Mehalic said the county borrowed Acting board $25,000 in March and another chairman $125,000 for April expenses from the county’s Federal Aid Matching Fund. “There’s only $160,000 left in that fund, and there’s a potential $300,000 gap,” she told the board. Mehalic later said the county had just received a corporate personal property replacement tax (CPPRT) payment of $60,000 from the state, which drops her estimated potential gap to $240,000. She added the county needs approximately $100,000 a month to meet payroll and insurance expenses and roughly another $100,000 a month for other county operations. By her office’s calculations, the county can expect $413,000 in revenue through June 30. Kunkel reported a balance of $139,000 in the county’s General Fund at the end of February. “Which is roughly $130,000 less than the month before,” he said. From May to June of last year, Mehalic said, the county needed to borrow $130,000. She also said other sources of income to meet expenses “are getting wiped out.” “At the rate we’re going, we’ll be borrowing in

“You need to have a clear cash balance at the end of the year. Otherwise, you’re just guessing.” Kim Bird

independent auditor, Arch Hopkins & Associates January. We have to start thinking about how we’re going to address this,” she said. “We can’t keep doing this,” Luke Holly, acting board chairman, said.

Auditor’s assessment Bird’s assessment of the county’s financial prospects made the situation seem even more dire, citing “weakness” and “significant deficiencies.” She said the combination of decreasing revenues and increasing liabilities resulted in the county overspending by approximately $230,000 last year. She added the cost of salaries, insurance and benefits will always be the county’s largest expenses. Despite the county making spending reductions in several other areas, Bird said, “It’s just not enough.” She said over the past five years, property tax revenue has increased five percent, but both sales tax revenue and revenue from fees and fines have decreased. State reimbursements have remained level. “The train has come around the bend, and this is what we’re looking at. We’re going to have to start asking harder questions and making more difficult decisions,” board member Charlie Lenkaitis said. Bird recommended the board adopt new practices to have a more thorough understanding of the county’s financial situation. “You need to have a clear cash balance at the end of the year. Otherwise, you’re just guessing,” she said. She also said that rather than just “approving the bills,” the board needs to document each expense paid, month-by-month, so nothing is overlooked. “The county also needs a long-term plan, for five years, to know where the county is going, rather than for just one year,” Bird said.

Probation officer Putnam County Probation Officer Patricia Hohulin requested the board make it so parents of juvenile offenders are responsible for the detention costs of their children. She said it costs $125 a day to house a juvenile offender, more if medical care is required. She added if an offender committed a serious crime and was detained for an extended period that the cost to

the county could be significant. “A parent is both financially and morally responsible for their child,” she said, adding that her office makes every effort to work with families to find both appropriate and affordable solutions for their individual situations.

County highways Susie Simmons reported on behalf of Pat Sloan, county engineer. She said rising oil prices have caused the bids for the upcoming season of road work to surpass township estimates. She said most bids throughout both Marshall and Putnam counties have come in between 1 and 8 percent higher than expected. Granville Township received a bid 21 percent higher than estimated and chose not to pursue the project. Instead, the township would use those funds to help meet the increased costs of another project. Senachwine Township has $57,000 worth of road projects planned, Magnolia Township has $80,000, Hennepin Township has $64,000 and Granville Township has $56,000. The board tabled approval until its May meeting in hope of discussing it with Sloan. Simmons also said an electronics collection event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on April 26 at the municipal building on Railroad Street in Toluca.

Use of building The board tabled Sheriff Kevin Doyle’s request that the non-profit Braveheart — Children In Need organization be allowed to use the Office of Emergency Management building. The Braveheart organization helps children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or both. Doyle said the group would typically need the building only a couple of times a month for a few hours at a time and wouldn’t require anything additional.

In other items • Board member William Holmes resigned his seat, effective immediately. The Putnam County Democratic Central Committee will put forth a nominee to fill the vacancy. • The board approved amending the Enterprise Zone ordinance to include an additional 18 acres to encompass expansions at the Van-Packer company in Buda and the Kasbeer Farmers Elevator Co-op in Kasbeer. These additions won’t have any effect on Putnam County finances since they are both located in Bureau County. • Putnam County Zoning Officer Jim Burger reported the demolition at the steel mill site is moving forward and that, despite appearances, is well organized. The many piles of debris on the site are each made up of different grades of steel. • The next Putnam County Board meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on May 13.

LOCAL NEWS | Putnam County Record / • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

County board learns Putnam County might be in deeper financial trouble than first thought


JOSEPH ‘JOE’ ELY SPRING VALLEY — Joseph “Joe” Ely, 57, of Spring Valley passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at his residence. Joe was born Aug. 9, 1961, in Spring Valley to Charles and Rita (Merdian) Ely. He married Nancy Morris on Oct. 10, 1987, in McNabb. He graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School. Joe worked in maintenance for the city of Princeton for 20 years, where he mowed the cemeteries. One of his hobbies was tractor pulling. Joe was a hard worker. He enjoyed spending time with family and was lovingly called Papa by everyone. Surviving are his mother, Rita Ely of Putnam; his wife, Nancy Ely of Spring Valley; three daughters, Connie Ely, Katie Ely and Sara Ely of Spring Valley: four brothers, Steve (Laura) Ely of Dixon, Dave Ely of Putnam, Bill Ely of Putnam and Kevin (Debbie) Ely of Granville; one sister, Charlene (Dave) Ryckaert of LaMoille; and two grandchildren, Sophie and Odin. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994 and one brother, Robert “Gus” Ely in 2018. Services were held Saturday, April 13, at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville with Father Patrick DeMuelemeester officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Hennepin. Visitation was held Friday, April 12, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to his family at

ANGELINA GLENN HENRY — Angelina Marie Glenn, 101 years young, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Heartland Healthcare in Henry. Angie was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Toluca to Joseph and Mary (Santi) Renini. She married Dawson “Tony” Glenn on Dec. 15, 1943. She was a housewife and a nurse’s aide at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, retiring in 1985. Angie was a member of the Magnolia Methodist Church and served as treasurer for many years. She also volunteered at Grange Hall. Granny Angie had a deep love for her family and friends. She was always there for them; whether they needed a ride to a farm field, ball practice, 4-H meeting, or a pair of jeans patched or lunch delivered. She would lend a hand wherever she could, to anyone she knew. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and watching baseball; especially if her grandchildren were playing. Angie helped raise four generations of Glenns, making her a saint in the eyes of many. She was the recipient of the Ageless Achievement Award. Survivors include two sons, James (Mary) Glenn of Magnolia and Terry (Mary) Glenn of Magnolia;

seven grandchildren, Laurie Glenn of Magnolia, Tony (Dawn) Glenn of Magnolia, Jennifer (Rick) Garinger of Champaign, Tim Glenn of Henry, Andrew (Jennifer) Glenn of Magnolia, Krystal (Bart) Vaughn of Westmont and Megan (Alex) Tarr of Magnolia; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion, “Mackie.” She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one son in infancy. Services were held Saturday, April 13, at the Magnolia Methodist Church in Magnolia with the Rev. Jan Ringenberg officiating. Burial was in the Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service. Pallbearers were Michael Glenn, Tim Glenn, Tony Glenn, Andrew Glenn, Derek Glenn, Jeremy Glenn, PJ Garinger and Rick Garinger. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Magnolia Methodist Church or Putnam County Ambulance. The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville assisted the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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House Recap: House passes bill calling for teaching work ethics in public schools BY CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD — Public school students in Illinois might have to start learning about work ethics as early as the sixth grade under a bill that passed the state House on April 12. Rep. Camille Lilly, a Chicago Democrat, sponsored the bill, which says that beginning in grade 6, “students should be introduced to the importance of developing and applying a work ethic in a variety of contexts.” That includes such concepts as professionalism, trustworthiness, integrity, initiative and respecting authority, and arriving on time, according to the bill. A number of Republicans opposed the bill, arguing that it would be an unfunded mandate on schools and teachers, and that most teachers were already providing that kind of instruction. The legislation, House Bill 2263, passed by a vote of 69-39. It now moves to the Senate. Here’s a look at other bills that passed the House late last week: HB 3462: Allows school districts to offer courses on hunting safety, based on possible guidelines developed by the State Board of Education. Vote: 114-0 HB 2847: States that employers cannot retaliate against an employee for requesting leave

to donate blood, organs, or bone marrow. Vote: 114-0 HB 3302: Updates the state’s law to allow two years for someone to file complaints concerning delays and denials of special education services. Timeline contingent on the creation of the State Board of Education’s “student-specific corrective action plan.” Vote: 114-0 HB 2121: Removes the lifetime ban on becoming a school bus driver for those convicted of a cannabis misdemeanor in the past 20 years. Vote: 108-0 HB 2259: Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to create a list of preferred medical drugs in collaboration with the state’s Medicaid managed care organizations. Vote: 112-0 HB 2: Creates a list of 21 rights for women in pregnancy and childbirth, for which the Department of Public Health must create rules to protect. Aimed at addressing disparate rates of infant and mother mortality and health care for minorities. Vote: 67-35 HB 190: Requires school districts to connect “at-risk” students with academic support programs, and to notify parents of such support programs, both within the school and the community. Vote: 91-22


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GRANVILLE — Eileen Marie (Paganelli) Kelsey, 84, was called home on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She passed away peacefully at her son’s home in Granville, with her family by her side. Eileen was born Jan. 4, 1935, to Elvio and Nerina (Bernardi) Paganelli. She married Raymond Kelsey Nov. 29, 1952, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville. Eileen graduated from Hopkins High School in Granville. She loved gardening and visiting with her family. Eileen volunteered at Habitat for Humanity in St. Joseph County, South Bend, Ind., the Granger Food Pantry and at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital. Eileen made her home in Indiana for more than 50 years before returning to Granville in 2017. Eileen is survived by six children, Mike (Julie) Kelsey of Granville, Kathy (Terry) Eisenhower of Menford, Tenn., Karen (Jim) Campbell of Montgomery, Texas, Bob (Janet) Kelsey of Elkhart, Ind., Tom (Donna) Kelsey of Thompson, Ga., and Brian (Peggy Mechaelsen) Kelsey of Granville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Gardner of Peru. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and her parents. Services were held Tuesday, April 16, in the Helmer-Shields Funeral Home in Granville with Father Robert Spillman officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service in the funeral home. Cremation rites were accorded after the services. Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity in St. Joseph County (South Bend, Ind.) or the Granger Food Pantry.

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Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2018 This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water. The source of drinking water used by MARKis ground water For more information regarding this report contact: Name: Michael Holmes Phone: (815) 343-9942 Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre el agua que usted bebe. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

Source Water Information Source Water Name WELL 1 (01501) GW WELL 2 (01502) GW WELL 3 (01928) GW

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: - Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. - Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. - Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. - Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturallyoccurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

Type of Water Report Status Location _3,000 FT NW OF VILLAGE ________ 300 FEET WEST OF WELL 1 ________ _______________________________

Source Water Assessment We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. If you would like to learn more, please feel welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. The source water assessment for our supply has been completed by the Illinois EPA. If you would like a copy of this information, please stop by City Hall or call our water operator at (815)343-9942. To view a summary version of the completed Source Water Assessments, including: Importance of Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination Determination; and documentation/recommendation of Source Water Protection Efforts, you may access the Illinois EPA website at

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

Source of Water: MARK The Illinois EPA does not consider the source water of this facility to be susceptible to IOC, VOC, or SOC contamination. This determination is based on a number of criteria including: the land-use activities in the recharge area of the wells, the available hydrogeologic data, monitoring conducted at the wells, and monitoring conducted at the entry point to the distribution system.

2018 Regulated Contaminants Detected

Lead and Copper Definitions: Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety. Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Lead and Copper Copper

Date Sampled


Action Level(AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL










Water Quality Test Results Definitions: Avg: Level 1 Assessment: Level 2 Assessment: Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: na: mrem: ppb: ppm: Treatment Technique or TT:

Likely Source of Contamination Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.

The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation. Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system. A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions. The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. not applicable. millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body) micrograms per liter or parts per billion - or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water. milligrams per liter or parts per million - or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water. A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

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Regulated Contaminants Disinfectants and Disinfection By- Products Chlorine Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date 12/31/2018 08/08/2017

Highest Level Detected 1.8 13.1

Range of Levels Detected 1.5 - 2.2 13.1 - 13.1



28.1 - 28.1

Collection Date

Range of Levels Detected 5.4 - 5.4

federal government, and to align Illinois’ veterans compensation with those of other states. Vote: 114-0 HB 471: Says the state’s Department of Insurance must approve the rates of individual and small group accident and health policies written in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. If the rate increases are found to be “unreasonable,” they will be disapproved. Vote: 73-41 HB 1613: Requires the Illinois Criminal Justice Infor mation Authority provide a report every three years based on traffic stop data in the state. Estimated cost of $504,000 over next three years for a consultant to assist the study. The Illinois Department of Transpor-

tation will no longer be the office to contract out the study and data analysis, as it has in the past. Vote: 75-30 HB 2165: In order to get a high school diploma, at least one year of a student’s required three years of mathematics must be Algebra I, and one year must include geometry content. Vote: 115-0 HB 359: Allows college and university Boards of Trustees to sell surplus real estate, and use the proceeds for deferred maintenance and emergency repairs. Vote: 114-0 HB 124: Requires police officers must be at least 21 years old, or 20 if they have completed a certain number of college credit hours. Vote: 115-0





Likely Source of Contamination

MRDLG = 4 No goal for the total No goal for the total MCLG

MRDL = 4 60

ppm ppb


Water additive used to control microbes. By-product of drinking water disinfection.




By-product of drinking water disinfection.








Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronic production wastes.

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits. Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. This contaminant is not currently regulared by the USEPA. However, the state regulates. Erosion of natural deposits Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits. Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits. Erosion from naturally occurring deposits. Used in water softener regeneration. Likely Source of Contamination

Arsenic - While your drinking water meets EPA standards for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPAs standard balances the current understanding of arsenics possible health effect against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic, which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems. Barium


Highest Level Detected 5.4



0.384 - 0.384








0.69 - 0.69








39.1 - 39.1








1.24 - 2.33








0.1 - 0.758








107 - 107



Radioactive Contaminants

Collection Date





Range of Levels Detected 1.04 - 1.04


Combined Radium 226/228 Gross alpha excluding radon and uranium

Highest Level Detected 1.04





Erosion of natural deposits.



4.4 - 4.4





Erosion of natural deposits.

Copies available at Village Hall (815)339-2454

Likely Source of Contamination


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HB 2540: Allows for the creation and regulation of blockchain companies in Illinois. Also tasks the state with producing a blockchain study and report, both for the regulation of it and for how it relates to the banking sector. Vote: 113-0 HB 2766: Requires one mental health specialist for every 1,000 people employed by sheriff offices, police departments, and firefighter stations. Creates the First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. Vote: 113-0 HB 1690: Defines rules for when a court may expunge or seal some-

one’s record for a DUI. Provides five conditions under which it could happen, among them a first offense causing no death or injury to others. Vote: 69-36 HB 331: Paves the way for more cameras to be placed along Cook County expressways. Allows use of images for investigations and roadway hazards, but not for the enforcement of petty offenses. Money for the cameras to come out of the Road Fund. Vote: 109-0 HB 3503: Requires insurers to offer coverage of hearing instruments for people 65 or over. Vote: 111-0 HB 3424: Creates the Veterans’ Disability Compensation Task Force to improve the rate that veterans’ disability claims are approved by the

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Preschool screenings announced GRANVILLE — The LaSalle/Putnam County Educational Alliance for Special Education Cooperative (LEASE) and the Putnam County School District will offer preschool screenings on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26. The screenings will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PC Primary School in Granville. A parent must accompany their child to the screening. Children who will be 3 years old on or before April 25 are eligible for screening for fall enrollment. The screening will cover small and large muscle development, speech, language, hearing, vision, cognition and social skills. Parents who have other developmental concerns about their child can discuss those during the parent interview. Results from the

screening will be used to determine eligibility for the early childhood program at the primary school. Students not eligible will be placed on a waiting list until after the August screening. The preschool program (Preschool for All) is a state-funded grant program from the Illinois Board of Education, and all rules and regulations are followed for the grant support. The program offers developmentally appropriate experiences for young children to strengthen their skills for success later on in school. It includes hands-on activities presented in a positive and encouraging learning environment. Parents interested in making an appointment for the preschool screening can call the school at 815-882-2800, option 1.


Rep. Kinzinger announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 5, Congressman Adam Kinzinger announced the official start of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition and will now be accepting submissions from all high school students who live in the 16th Congressional District. With this announcement, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement: “Every year, the Congressional Art Competition encourages and recognizes young artists in our community to share their creativity and showcase their talent. I’m always impressed with the artwork we receive, and look forward to seeing the skillful submissions that this year’s competition will bring.” Now in its 38th year, the U.S. House of Representatives contest offers talented young artists from across the country an opportunity to

showcase their artistic abilities. The first-place artwork will be displayed in a year-long exhibit spanning along the walls of the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the U.S. Capitol Building. And the three runner-up pieces will be displayed in the congressman’s district offices. In addition to having their art displayed, the first-place winner will be awarded two tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the official art show opening and a subsequent reception hosted by the Congressional Institute. The submission deadline for the 38th annual Congressional Art Competition is 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Ottawa District Office. For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, call Congressman Kinzinger’s Ottawa District Office at 815-431-9271.

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DAR Good Citizen award winners

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The Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Josh Maubauch from Henry-Senachwine High School and Annalise Sabotta from Putnam County High School as their Good Citizen award winners during their Youth Day, sponsored by the Chief Senachwine Chapter of the NSDAR. Josh is shown with his grandmother, Vickie Brown, and mother, Tammy Maubauch. Next to Annalise is her mother, Chris Sabotta. Absent was winner Abram Pyles from Midland High School.

Jay McCracken will speak at library PUTNAM — The Condit branch of the Putnam County Library will host Jay McCracken at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. He will discuss the life of Putnam’s own Chief Senachwine and the different tribes that were interconnected on the west side of the river in the past.  

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GRANVILLE — The Hopkins High School Alumni Corporation will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Granville Library on McCoy Street. Bob Peterson will conduct the

meeting, and the scholarship committee will report. Other business will include plans for the reunion to be held Aug. 3 at the Spring Valley Boat Club on Route 89.

Townwide garage sales in the village of McNabb are scheduled for May 4 provide a lunch stand at the James Goldasich Community Center within the fire station, and the site will also include a bake sale and the availability of the public restrooms. The village of McNabb doesn’t have a “clean-up day” in their contract with Republic Services. Residents are able to put out bulk items every other week. Items not accepted are appliances, building materials, tires, paint, yard waste, concrete, electronics, auto or truck parts, oils or other hazardous waste. Residents should refer to the new guides they received with their new recycling carts.

BIRTH ANNOUNCED Clara Mary Gerdes Nolan and Devin (Marchesi) Gerdes of Standard are the parents of a daughter, Clara Mary, born April 8 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Debbie Marchesi of Standard. Paternal grandparents are Loren and Sharon Gerdes of Gridley.

MENUS Putnam County Schools Breakfast April 22 — No school. April 23 — Funnel cake or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk. April 24 — Waffle with syrup or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. April 25 — Doughnut or cereal, gogurt, fruit, juice, milk. April 26 — Cereal and toast, string cheese, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch April 22 — No school. April 23 — Ham and cheese sandwich, au gratin potatoes, green beans, peaches, milk. April 24 — No salad bar, chicken gravy over biscuit, corn, fruit, milk. April 25 — Pork fritter on bun, oven fries, applesauce, cottage cheese, milk. April 26 — Bosco breadsticks, salad, fruit, cookie, milk.

GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Parental Advisory Committee will present its summer activity fair from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Putnam County High

School. Refreshments will be provided, and there will also be door and raffle prizes. Winners will be contacted if not present during the drawings.



MCNABB — The village of McNabb will host townwide spring garage sales from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. McNabb residents wishing to participate can have their name added to the list by calling Candace Haar at 815-882-2224 and leaving a message that includes their name, address of the sale site and telephone number. There is no fee to participate. Ads will be placed in seven area newspapers, and the sale will also be announced on the WLPO-AM 1220 and WAJK-FM 99.3 radio stations. The McNabb Fire Department will

Summer activity fair on April 23

Putnam County Community Center April 22 — Fish sandwich with tartar sauce, macaroni and cheese, salad with toppings, banana. April 23 — Baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered corn, roll with butter, watermelon, dessert. April 24 — Pork chop, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, fruit cocktail, dinner roll. April 25 — Ground beef, noodles, tossed salad with toppings, garlic bread, pears, dessert. April 26 — Crab cakes on bun, tartar sauce, cheesy hash browns, Italian blend veggies, strawberries. Bread, butter, fruit juice and 2% milk are available with meals. For reservations, call 800-757-4579 24 hours in advance of the day’s meal. The suggested donation is $5 per meal. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m.

Free kids fishing expo on May 11 PERU — The 21st free kids fishing expo will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Baker Lake in Peru. The event, for children ages 6 and up, features various how-to

clinics every 15 minutes, games and prizes, as well as free food and drinks. Bait will be provided. Limited loaner fishing poles will also be available.


FRIDAY – April 26, 2019 – 12:00 PM UNTIL 5:00 PM

Public Works Building - TOLUCA 520 W. Railroad Street 10 Item Limit and Residents of Marshall and Putnam Counties Only Phone: 309-246-6401 ITEMS ACCEPTED:

Computers, Monitors, Printers, Faxes, Copiers, Laptops, TV’s, Main Frames, Peripherals, Mice, Modems, Telephones, Answering Machines, Adding Machines, Microwave Ovens, Scanners, DVD, VCR’s, Stereo Equipment, Pagers, Cell Phones, Camera’s, Camcorders, Video Games, Software, CD/DISC Books, Small Handheld Electronics, Cables, Calculators, Shredders, Scanners, Plotters and Terminals.

NOT ACCEPTED: Small Kitchen Appliances, Toaster, Coffee Pots, Blenders, Air Conditioners, White Goods, Smoke Detectors, De-Humidifiers, Vacuum’s, Batteries, Fans, Power Tools, Light Fixtures, UPS’s, Refrigerators, Stoves, Dishwashers, Light Bulbs, Broken CRT’s, Broken Glass, Hazardous Material.


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IVCC receives another $100,000 from Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg estate OGLESBY — The largest gift in Illinois Valley Community College’s 95-year history grew this week to $1.2 million as the college received an additional contribution from the estate of Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg. Dr. Rose Marie Lynch, executor of the Weeg estate, presented IVCC President Jerry Corcoran with a check for $105,560, the remainder of the estate, to bring the final gift to more than $1.2 million. Weeg, a longtime English instructor and humanities division chair, died April 19, 2015, at age 84. Following the first gift of $1.1 million in August 2017, the IVCC board named the college’s 600-seat auditorium the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. The bequest has endowed Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Arts Scholarships, provided a major gift to the Scholarship Campaign of 2015-17, and will provide perpetual support for the Adult Education department, Student Emergency Living Needs Fund and IVCC Foundation operations. “This monumental and unprecedented gift from a beloved professor and academic leader has had a profound impact on our institution and will continue to do so for generations,” said Corcoran. Lynch, who was hired by Weeg in 1970 to teach English and journalism at IVCC, said, “This bequest is a tangible legacy, but Mary Margaret’s true legacy is in the thousands of students, teachers and friends she inspired with her love of language, literature, music, art and travel.” Corcoran added, “How fitting it is that Mary would entrust Rosie, her protégé, to carry on her

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Weeg estate executor Dr. Rose Marie Lynch is flanked by IVCC Director of Community Relations and Development Fran Brolley (from left) and IVCC President Jerry Corcoran following the recent gift of $100,000. Weeg’s estate has donated a total of $1.2 million to IVCC. legacy this way. The bond of trust that existed between them was extraordinary, and the college is the beneficiary of their compassion.” Weeg retired in 1989 — 35 years after beginning her teaching career at LaSalle-Peru High School and while also teaching part-time at IVCC predecessor

LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College. In 1964, she was appointed chairman of L-P’s English department and in 1967, when the IVCC district opened, was named chair of the college’s humanities division. She resigned that chair in 1980 to return to teaching full time.


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HENRY HENRY — Corbin Shaver (Jay) and Luke Bowen (Arty) are having a ball while working hard preparing for the upcoming production of “Lost in Yonkers” at River Valley Players in Henry. Jay (15 1/2) and Arty (13 1/2) start out just trying to survive the sweltering heat of “Hot House Grandma” while they sit perspiring and impatiently waiting for their father, Eddie Kurnitz (Michael Mendola), to finish talking with their grandmother. These two brothers have no idea what is about to transpire. Luke’s impeccable comedic timing sets the stage for Arty’s honest outlook on life and allows him to deliver a load of laughs regardless of the weighty problems at hand. Jay’s desire to be the more mature older brother causes him to take himself much too seriously and often lands himself in some pretty hilarious moments as he works double-time to talk himself out of trouble. The chemistry on stage between Arty and Jay is enough to cause their parents to question whether or not they are actually brothers in real life. “Lost in Yonkers” is an amazing story and one that everyone can relate to. Neil Simon is known as

one of America’s greatest playwrights. During a 1997 interview with Mike Wood, Simon said, “‘Lost in Yonkers’ is a favorite of mine, first because I think it is the deepest play. ...” Neil Simon goes on to share how the story was built around the four main characters and how they became so incredibly dysfunctional through their stern mother’s teaching them to survive rather than to live. “Lost in Yonkers” opens on Saturday, April 27, with continued performances on Sunday, April 28; Friday, May 3; Saturday, May 4; and Sunday, May 5 at St. John’s Community Center, 1301 Second St. in Henry. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performance are $35, which includes a meal served prior to the performance catered by The Meeting Place, featuring a buffet-style dinner, a salad bar, a dessert, coffee and three beverages. Saturday meals are Photo contributed served at 6:30 p.m. Sunday meals are Luke Bowen (from left) of Tiskilwa, as Arty, and Corbin Shaver of Lostant, as Jay, are served at 12:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to having a ball while working hard preparing for the upcoming production of “Lost in dinner show performances. Yonkers” at River Valley Players in Henry. Friday, May 3, offers a show only option. Concessions will be avail- Arrive early to choose from an array guage and themes. able for purchase. Doors open 45 of desserts and beverages. For tickets, visit www.rvphenry. minutes prior to the performance. The show contains some adult lan- org or call 309-238-7878.

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Putnam County Junior High releases honor rolls for third quarter MCNABB — Putnam County Junior High has released its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year. Students named to the high honor roll were: • Sixth grade — Chloe Andersen, Ethan Askeland, Hunter Barr, Eme Bouxsein, Lola Calkins, Drew Carlson, Deacon Cwikla, Alec DeGroot, Jacod Edens, Preston Faletti, Alexis Glenn, Enzo Holocker, Sammie Hulet, Miles Main, Jake Migliorini, Lisa Myres, Kaden Nauman, Jace Ruiz, Anna Sandberg, Broedy Sandberg, Ayden Serrine, Jaden Siegman, Lilly Thompson and

Valeria Villagomez. • Seventh grade — Conlan Cwikla, Hayden Dauck, Gabby Doyle, Hannah Gorisek, Sarah Johnson, Logan Keesee, Claire McCook, Avery Moutray, Alex Myres, Maggie Richetta, Paxton Stunkel, Drew Taliani, Zachary Popurella, Cole Vipond and Megan Wasilewski. • Eighth grade — Tori Balma, Kaitlyn Brannon, Mikenna Boyd, Hailey Campbell, Gracie Ciucci, Samantha Cirilo, Nicholas Currie, Lauren Faletti, Olivia Gonzalez, Carter Holmes, Mayra Macias, Molly Miller, Ryan Migliorini, Andrew Pyszka, Laynee Sanchez, Gianna Sartin,


Arianna Rivera-Story, Toni Stropes, Katie Todd, Madelyn Torrance, Cate Trovero, Haile Turner, Azael Vargas, Madeline Weger and Sihanna Zulbeari. Students named to the honor roll were: • Sixth grade — Cole Abraham, Teagan Ahrens, Isabella Brown, Cadence Coleman, Kacie Coleman, Kade Gensini, Sadie Halsey, Bailey Harr, Meredith Lamis, Courtney Oliver, Lillina Roggy, Matthew Schennum, Cameron Spradling, Maggie Spratt, Jaden Stoddard, Hannah Taliani and Madison Wasilewski. • Seventh grade — Trevor Balma,

BRIEFS ‘Serve it Safely’ class on April 27

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IVCC’s ag program was well represented by female students, including Torino Wick (from left) of Ottawa, Lainee Day and Carly Mesarchik of Streator, McKenzie Cain of Princeton and Catie Nowakowski of Hennepin.

Alumnus highlights ag open house OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s annual agriculture spring open house attracted about 25 prospective students who met with current students and heard from a program alumnus. Students from Fieldcrest, La­Moille and Putnam County high schools heard from one of the leaders of IVCC’s first class, Trent Porter of Ottawa, now a junior at Western Illinois University. Porter, IVCC’s first ag club president who also played baseball for the Eagles, is a member of the finance committee for Alpha Gamma Rho, WIU’s ag fraternity. “After two years in IVCC’s program, I was well prepared for my classes at Western,” he told the students. Porter said he has secured employment with Grainco FS of Serena this summer.

Madison Boggio, Hailey Cimei, Josh Dove, Ava Hatton, Orlando Harris, Lauren Henderson, Angelina Hernandez, Nathan Husser, Ryan Kunkel, Kylee Moore, Noah Pohlson, Melissa Rosas, Bryce Smith, Jonathan Taylor and Trinity Wroblew­ ski. • Eighth grade — Blake Baker, Blake Billups, Aiden DeGroot, Wyatt Grimshaw, Ryan Hundley, Mavrick Holocker, Jadin Kierski, Katelyn Liles, Austin Mattingly, Jackson McDonald, Emma Nicoli, Joseph Pasternak, Quinn Postulla, Jesse Scott, Josiah Stunkel, Tommy Twardowski and Spencer Voss.

Visitors met three of IVCC’s six ag instructors — Willard Mott, Doug Stockley and Gagan Sidhu. Mott, the full-time program coordinator and instructor, said 10 percent of all jobs in the LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam county region are ag-related. Nationally, employment opportunities in food, agriculture, renewable resources and environment are expected to increase by nearly 58,000 jobs per year through 2020. In three years, IVCC’s ag program has grown to 17 ag classes, three degrees and more than $44,000 in ag-restricted scholarships. Program facilities include a 150-acre college farm, a soils and crops wet lab, ag mechanics lab and greenhouse. For more information, contact Mott at 815-224-0413 or Willard_

LASALLE — “Serve it Safely,” a twohour class that provides research-based education from the University of Illinois Extension, will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Extension Education Center and Community Teaching Kitchen at 944 First St. in LaSalle. By attending, each participant will receive the knowledge of how to serve food safely to the public, a packet of resource materials and a certificate of completion. The class will be led by Susan Glassman, nutrition and wellness educator for the University of Illinois Extension. The program is free, and class size is limited to 30. Advance registration is required by Friday, April 19, by calling 815224-0889 or by visiting https://go.illinois. edu/servevolunteers. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, or need more information, contact Glassman at 815-224-0889.

Extension offers ‘Invasive Insects’ webinar program PRINCETON — The Four Seasons Gardening Program from the University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled “Invasive Insects.” U of I Extension Pest Survey coordinator Kelly Estes will talk about Illinois’ “Most Unwanted,” the latest pests in Illinois threatening farmers, gardeners and homeowners. Estes will discuss identification, host preferences, where these insects are right now, and what their population means to Illinois. With the knowledge of pest damage that has already occurred from the emerald ash borer and the gypsy moth, identification of these future invading

insects and locating hot spots is key for prevention. This program will be offered via a live webinar at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Extension offices in Princeton, Henry and Ottawa. This webinar may also be viewed from wherever someone has internet access by pre-registering at go.illinois. edu/4seasons_webinars.

Auditions set for Stage 212’s production of ‘Hello, Dolly’ LASALLE — Directors Neal Phelps and Phil Grant announced auditions for Stage 212’s summer production of “Hello, Dolly” will be held at the theater, 700 First St. in LaSalle, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Callbacks will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Phelps and Grant will be casting five women and four men in a variety of lead and supporting roles. They’ll also be casting a dancing ensemble and chorus, both of which will fill additional supporting roles. Those auditioning should prepare up to 30 seconds of a classic musical theater song to sing a cappella. Those auditioning for the dance ensemble should wear appropriate clothing and dance shoes/ laced sneakers. There will also be readings from the script for those interested in larger roles. These materials will be released prior to auditions. Those interested should come prepared with a list of their entire summer availability/conflicts. Auditions are open to anyone entering their freshman year of high school or older, regardless of prior theatrical experience. For more information, visit or the Stage 212 audition page on Facebook. “Hello, Dolly” will be presented July 19 to Aug. 4.


LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Matthiessen Auditorium at LaSalle-Peru High School. The spring concert features a wide array of musical genres. Classics such as Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” stand alongside Howard Shore’s epic movie music from “Lord of the Rings” and theatrics are in full swing with “Carmen” by Bizet. The spring concert also features the two concerto competition winners, Bobby Bradish and Abigail Meyers. Each year, students can compete for a chance to solo with the orchestra. This year, two winners were selected to showcase their talents: • Abigail Meyers, 18, is an avid violinist, and is home educated. She has been playing violin since January of 2010. Past instructors include Emily Sobaki, Aki Tanaka and Constance Deal, and she is currently studying with Jane Hoffmire. She has played with the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony for six years, serving as concertmaster since the fall 2015 season under the direction of John Armstrong and Alex Wang. She has also played with the Youth Music Illinois Youth

Symphony for the last two years and this year serves as assistant principal second under the direction of David Commanday. Meyers has played for weddings, special occasions, fundraisers and festivals. She is active in Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Choir and Trinity Lutheran Chimes Choir. She enjoys drawing, composing and listening to music, reading, and spending time with family and friends. • Bobby Bradish, the son of Bob and Michelle Bradish, has been playing the trumpet for nine years, starting at McKinley Elementary School in Ottawa. He currently attends Ottawa Township High School. He has studied for four years under the former OTHS music secretary, Barb Kinzer. He has been the trumpet section leader for the past three years at OTHS and the principal trumpet in the IVYSO for both years he participated. Additionally, he has subbed for third trumpet in the IVSO for multiple concerts. This year has been particularly successful for Bradish, as he made the ILMEA Orchestra, was selected for the All-State Orchestra, won the “Outstanding Musician” award at the national jazz contest, Jazz in the Meadows, won his second and third IHSA State Music Contest “Best of

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Day” Performance awards, and perfect scores for his “Hindemith Sonata 1” and trumpet quartet. Looking forward, he will attend Illinois State University, where he plans to major in actuarial science and participate in the University Band and Pep Band. Tickets are available through orchestra members, or at the door, for $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

In its 32nd season, the IVYSO is comprised of Illinois Valley-area students. With annual August auditions for all orchestral instruments, the orchestra performs multiple concerts each year, with works both new and old crossing many genres. The orchestra is always accepting new players. For more information, contact Jennifer Antkowiak Etscheid, orchestra manager, at

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Panthers fall to Red Devils, defeat Midland SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Red Devils scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to go up for good in a 5-2 win over rival Putnam County in a hard-fought game April 11 at Kirby Park in Spring Valley. Cole Wozniak batted in the go-ahead run in the fifth, and Brayden DeBates followed with an RBI hit of his own to put the Red Devils up 4-2. Matt Hultz blasted a two-run shot to give the Red Devils a 2-0 lead in the second. The Panthers tied the game with two in the third inning on an RBI hit by Caleb Tonozzi and a sac fly by Dan Sabotta. Alec Bulak pitched three scoreless innings in relief of starter Payton Plym to earn the win. Trez Rybarczyk kept the Panthers silent in the seventh with two strikeouts to notch a save. Plym and DeBates led the Red Devils with two hits each. Tonozzi and Pyszka had two hits apiece for Putnam County.

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Putnam County 19, Midland 5: The host Timberwolves jumped out to a 4-3 lead after one inning before Putnam County’s offense exploded for five runs in the second inning, four in the third and seven in the fourth for a 19-5 10-run rule victory on April 9. Dan Sabotta led the way (3 hits, 4 RBI), with ample help from Nolan Whitney (2 hits), Luke Olson (2 hits, 3 RBI), Caleb Tonozzi (2 hits, 2 RBI), and Jakob Pyszka (1 hit, 4 RBI). Brayden Holmes added a hit, three walks and scored 4 runs. Sabotta, pitching 2.1 innings, earned the victory in relief of starter Chance Mayers and reliever Max Magana.

A short flip from the Panthers’ Brayden Holmes to Jakob Pyszka, then a toss to Luke Carlson on first base, and Putnam County had a double play against Midland.

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Putnam County’s Luke Olson connects against Midland. Olson had two hits and three RBIs as the Putnam County Panthers prevailed, 19-5.

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PUTNAM COUNTY GIRLS TRACK Results for the Putnam County High School girls track team: Streator track and field meet Shot — Molly Boyd, 3rd, 30-10; Madi Keegan, 4th, 29-5 Discus — Madi Keegan, 1st, 117-1 Long jump — Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 15-8

Triple jump — Emilee Walker, 2nd High jump — Katrien Holocker, 2nd 100 hurdles — Katrien Holocker, 1st 800 — Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 1st 400 — McKinley Cwikla, 3rd 300 hurdles — Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 2nd, and Katrien Holocker, 3rd

4x400 relay — Emilee Walker, Madi Keegan, Molly Roach and Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 1st Kewanee Wethersfield track and field meet Long jump — Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 2nd Shot — Molly Boyd, 3rd

Discus — Madi Keegan, 2nd 800 — Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 1st 300 hurdles — Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 1st 4x400 relay — Emilee Walker, Madi Keegan, Molly Roach and Lindsey DiazDeLeon, 1st

Wizards to play in Mendota MENDOTA — The Harlem Wizards will play at Mendota High School on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m., guests of Karl’s Krusaders. The world-famous Harlem Wizards is a basketball team that provides a world-class, laugh-aminute, high-flying, and interactive family-oriented show on the basketball court. The Wizards’ opponents for the game will be local teachers and recognizable people from the community. On game day, the Harlem Wizards will have school assemblies at Mendota elementary schools. These motivational assemblies will focus on the message of teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship, health and fitness for all of area youths. Tickets are on sale at and at Sports-N-Stuff in Mendota.

Karl’s Krusaders is a foundation created in memory of Karl Soliman, 12, of Mendota who died suddenly playing basketball in December 2018. Its mission is to promote active lifestyles, encourage healthy well-being, and educate to prevent sudden cardiac death. Chapel Hill Ladies League PRINCETON — The Chapel Hill Ladies League will hold its opening day golf scramble/lunch Tuesday, May 21. Signups will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the scramble to follow at 1 p.m. Non-members are welcome to play with a Tuesday league membership. For more information, call Kathy Lanham at 815-878-7275. Streator Memorial Day 5K STREATOR — The 26th annual Streator Memorial Day 5K will start at 8

a.m., rain or shine, Monday, May 27, at the Streator YMCA at 710 Oakley Ave., Streator. Entry fee is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers if participants preregister, and $25/$20 on race day. Check-in times for the race will begin at 6:30 a.m. and conclude by 7:45 a.m. For more information, contact the race director at or 815-672-2148 or visit www.streatorymca. org. Dad’s Day 5K MENDOTA — The 2019 Father’s Day 5K will start at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 16, at Strous Park in Mendota. Entry fee is $25 by June 8 and $30 after. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Registration may be done online at

SPORTS SHORTS Bureau Valley 5K color run MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley 5K Color Run will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Manlius Park, Second Street in Manlius. Race day registration is $25, extra shirts are limited. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All ages are welcome. St. Margaret’s Habit for Health SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s 10K and 3-mile Fun Run/Walk is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, starting from St. Margaret’s Family Health Center at 415 E. Second St., Spring Valley. Race day registration and packet pickup will be from 7 to 7:50 a.m. in the west pavilion parking lot. For more information, contact Gina Mudge at 815-3789726 or, or visit or SMH Facebook.

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SPORTS | Putnam County Record / • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 ABOVE: Putnam County senior Kaleb Wright won the discus competition at Saturday’s Rollie Morris Invite at Hall High School by more than 21 feet with a throw of 146-6. The Panthers finished sixth (41) as a team in the 10-team field.

LEFT: Putnam County senior Lindsey DiazDeLeon clears the final hurdle on the way to a second-place finish in Saturday’s Rollie Morris Invite at Hall High School in Spring Valley. She had a time of 48.87, second only to Megan Williams (48.59) of Newark. DiazDeLeon won the 800 with a time of 2:30.92. The Lady Panthers finished third (64) behind Bureau Valley (142) and Amboy-LaMoille (75). PCR photos/Kevin Hieronymus

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ICASH BY THE NUMBERS Reported to Treasurer’s Office 09|01|18 – 02|28|19 Reports Properties Cash Shares

7,195 2,143,265 $378,420,798 17,128,581

Returned to Owners 09|01|18 – 02|28|19 Number of paid claims Cash and share value returned

166,551 $130,232,359.75


These properties have been placed in the custody of the State Treasurer, to whom all further claims must be directed. Information regarding the amount or description of the property and the name and address of the holder may be obtained by any persons possessing an interest in the property at, 877-581-3689, or by addressing an inquiry to the State Treasurer: Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, PO Box 19495, Springfield, IL 62794-9495. Printed by the authority of the State of Illinois

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I, James Moriarty, Supervisor of Granville Township, Putnam County, Illinois, do hereby certify that the following is a true copy of the Annual Treasurer's report for the year beginning April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2019. GENERAL ASSISTANCE BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Miscellaneous Granville National Bank (Interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Ameren IP P.C. Unit School District 513 Administrative Wages/Salaries All vendors under $2,500 Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 MACHINERY FUND BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Trnsf from Town Mennie Machine Company Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Granville National Bank (Interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Bonnell Industries Granville National Bank Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 JOINT BRIDGE BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Granville National Bank (interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 PERMANENT ROAD BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Roger Barnard Granville National Bank (interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Pavement Maintenance Service Asphalt Restoration Tri-Con Materials Inc. Advanced Asphalt Company Lefarge Aggregates Asphalt Sales Co. IMEG All vendors under $2,500 Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 TOWN BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Illinois Department of Revenue (Replacement tax) Transfer from Road & Bridge Putnam County Treasurer (Social Security)

$23,269.14 $20,994.99 $100.00 $12.34 $21,107.33 $6,912.61 $2,500.00 $381.70 $13,536.20 $23,330.51 $21,045.96 $1,843.40 $32,000.00 $22,500.00 $19,046.57 $6.86 $73,553.43 $38,875.00 $22,500.00 $61,375.00 $14,021.83 $13,366.39 $1,001.24 $7.00 $1,008.24 $$14,374.63 $134,271.36 $63,974.50 $140.00 $64.83 $64,179.33 $25,898.36 $13,000.11 $11,740.93 $8,147.72 $5,344.68 $3,720.50 $3,695.26 $2,045.92 $73,593.48 $124,857.21 $217,977.86 $136,048.02 $7,015.26 $6,717.49 $3,999.82

Transfer from General Assistance Granville National Bank (interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Granville National Bank Trnsf to Machinery Trnsf to Road & Bridge Internal Revenue Service TOIRMA Illinois Department of Revenue Administrative wages/slaries $10,000 - $29,999 Administrative wages/salaries $5,000 - $9,999 Administrative wages/salaries $500 - $4,999 All vendors under $2,500 Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 TOWN INSURANCE BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Granville National Bank (interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 READ & BRIDGE BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Trnsf from Town Illinois Department of Revenue (Replacement tax) Putnam County Treasurer (Social Security) TORIMA Trnsf from Permanent Road Miscellaneous Granville National Bank (interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES Granville National Bank Migliorini Builders Toedter Oil Co. Trnsf to Town Ameren IP Martin Equipment of IL., Inc. AAA Tree Service Administrative wages $15,000 - $19,999 Administrative wages $500 - $14,999 All vendors under $2,500 Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019 ROAD & BRIDGE INSURANCE BEGINNING BALANCE APRIL 1, 2018 REVENUE Putnam County Treasurer (property tax) Granville National Bank (interest income) Total Revenues EXPENDITURES TOIRMA Total Expenditures ENDING BALANCE MARCH 31, 2019

$452.76 $112.38 $154,345.73 $98,937.21 $32,000.00 $25,000.00 $21,762.12 $5,596.00 $4,327.47 $20,988.41 $24,149.70 $5,364.47 $17,253.45 $255,378.83 $116,944.76 $1,895.55 $500.61 $1.10 $501.71 $$2,397.26 $61,825.95 $67,933.87 $25,000.00 $17,383.14 $3,003.91 $2,727.00 $1,120.00 $815.46 $35.94 $118,019.32 $24,000.00 $23,000.00 $12,942.47 $6,717.49 $4,297.91 $3,951.74 $2,775.00 $15,418.53 $10,014.63 $27,724.77 $130,842.54 $49,002.73 $12,425.08 $6,998.21 $5.69 $7,003.90 $6,062.00 $6,062.00 $13,366.98 SM-PR0428352

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, HENNEPIN, IL PROBATE DIVISION Estate of VALERIE ANN HROVAT, Deceased. No. NO. 2019-P-6 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given to creditors of the death of Valerie Ann Hrovat of McNabb, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on April 4, 2019, to Ronald Hrovat of McNabb, IL, as INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR, whose Attorneys of record are SCHWEICKERT & GANASSIN, LLP, 2101 MARQUETTE ROAD, PERU, IL 61354. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under Section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (Ill. Compiled Stat. 1992, Ch. 758, par. 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Circuit Clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Office of the Circuit Clerk, Probate Division, Putnam County Courthouse, 120 N. Fourth Street, Hennepin, IL 61327, or with the representative, or both, on or before October 18, 2019, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, the date stated in that notice. Any claims not filed on or before that date are barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and his Attorneys within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated: April 10, 2019 Cathy J. Oliveri Putnam County Circuit Clerk Hennepin, IL 61327

(Published in the Putnam County Record April 17, 24, May 1, 2019) 1650807 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as Trustee for Mortgage Assets Management Series I Trust PLAINTIFF Vs. Cheryl Maloney; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2017CH4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/18/2018, the Sheriff of Putnam County, Illinois will on May 16, 2019 at the hour of 9:00 AM at Putnam County Courthouse, 120 North 4th Street Hennepin, IL 61327, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Putnam and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 428 IN PLAT NO. 2 OF LAKE THUNDERBIRD HILLS, IN PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 21, 1969, IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 161, SITUATED IN PUTNAM COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 03-00-043-180 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 51 Barbados Drive, Putnam, IL 61560 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-17-06913. I3116821 April 3, 10, 17, 2019

(Published in the Putnam County Record April 17, 2019) 1650278

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUTNAM COUNTY, HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as Trustee for Mortgage Assets Management Series I Trust PLAINTIFF Vs. Cheryl Maloney; et. al. DEFENDANTS 2017CH4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/18/2018, the Sheriff of Putnam County, Illinois will on May 16, 2019 at the hour of 9:00 AM at Putnam County Courthouse, 120 North 4th Street Hennepin, IL 61327, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of Putnam and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 03-00-043-180 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 51 Barbados Drive, Putnam, IL 61560 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-17-06913. I3116821 April 3, 10, 17, 2019

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Vegetation Management Activities in Adams, Bond, Bureau, Champaign, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Macon, Madison, Marion, McLean, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Washington, Williamson, Woodford Counties Please be advised that Ameren Illinois will perform vegetation management in your area in the near future. Our professional vegetation management specialists will be managing vegetation on transmission rights-of-way that could affect our electric lines. This vegetation management work is necessary to protect the integrity of the electric system and to prevent potential safety hazards. This work might include: aerial or manual trimming, removal of vegetation, mowing, application of environmentally-safe herbicides, and inspections. Interested persons may call the Ameren toll free number 1-800-232-2477 or visit our website at to understand any potential dispute resolution opportunities, processes, rights and/or remedies. Customers and property owners may appeal the particular vegetation work planned on their property by 1) calling the Ameren toll free number mentioned above referencing CODE TMT or 2) accessing the website mentioned above referencing CODE TMT or 3) contacting the Illinois Commerce Commission Consumer Services Division at 1-800-524-0795. Common addresses of properties affected by the planned vegetation management have been provided to the office of the mayor of any affected municipality and the office of the county board chairman of any affected county. Sincerely, Ameren Illinois

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Police officers eligible for criminal justice credit hours OGLESBY — Police officers will be granted nine credit hours toward an Illinois Valley Community College criminal justice degree or certificate, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator Kevin Hermes has announced. Beginning this fall, state of Illinois-certified officers will be eligible for the credit hours, Hermes said. The Criminal Justice department will host an informational session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at Ottawa Center, 321

W. Main St., to discuss the program enhancement and other topics. “We are pleased to recognize the education certified police officers have completed. These credits will bring them closer to completing their degree or certificate, advancing them in their current job or leading to another criminal justice field,” said Hermes. The credits are for CRJ 2010 Criminal Investigation, CRJ 2020 Criminal Law, and one, three-credit elective option within a crimi-

nal justice program. To qualify, students must provide documentation showing completion of no less than 560 hours of basic police academy training from an Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board police academy. Documentation includes police academy transcript and a copy of the state of Illinois Peace Officer Certification. Regarding the information session, Hermes said, “Current high school or IVCC students, potential

students and police officers are all welcome to attend to learn about our program, the different fields within criminal justice and changes to the program. “Criminal justice goes beyond the squad car. From court reporting to private security to community relations, there’s something for everyone to better serve the community,” he said.   RSVP at or call Hermes for more information at 815-224-0491.



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