August 21, 2014

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Water meters spark high citizen turnout at city council meeting

By Allie Dawson
For the Star-Gazette
At Tuesday night’s Beardstown City Council meeting, there was an uncharacteristically high citizen turnout which appeared to be — at least in part — due to the new water ordinance which went into effect Aug. 1.
Citizens who voiced their opinions during public discussion were concerned about what may happen if a residence had a leak and also about the accuracy of the water meters.

Amber Alert

AMBER ALERT CANCELED - Police said a relative dropped the children off with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and they were in good condition. Their father was not in custody.
Their father was last seen driving a dark blue 2006 Chevy Malibu with a temporary Wisconsin license plate K7561C.

Cass Co. Health Dept. Co-Business of Month

Cass County Health Department and staff has been chosen August Co-Business of the month. The Cass County Health Department opened its doors in 1981 and for 33 years has been committed to the philosophy that each individual human being has the basic right to expect and secure prevention information and public health services that are necessary to promote and sustain ones physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

Emblem Club makes donation to Fire Department

Beardstown Emblem Club President Beth Miller presents a check for $200 to Dan Herter of the Beardstown Fire Department. The funds will be used to aid in the purchase of new equipment. (Submitted photo)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will make campaign stop in Virginia

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner will be at The Depot in Virginia Friday at 9:30 a.m. for a meet and greet session with area residents. The public is invited.
Rauner faces incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, who is running for re-election to a second full term in office, in the Nov. 4 election.
Rauner is the chairman of R8 Capital Partners, and former chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, based in Chicago.