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Illinois Senate week in review
to host senior citizens seminar
June 23 in Clinton
Senior citizens can learn more about
protecting themselves from fraud, finding unclaimed assets and
locating lost military service medals at a free seminar I am hosting
June 23. The "Peace of Mind" Seminar will start at 12:15 p.m. June
23 at The Friendship Center, 410 E. Main St. in Clinton.
Refreshments will be served. The seminar provides a one-stop setting
for senior citizens and their families to find answers to their
questions about identity theft and other common scams against senior
citizens. We are also working with state Treasurer Judy Baar
Topinka's office to help people find unclaimed assets and reunite
military service medals with their rightful owners or their
families. For more information, please call my office at (309)
legislation encourages use of ethanol, other bio-fuels
Boosting Illinois grain markets and
protecting the environment are benefits of a new law I co-sponsored
to promote the use of ethanol and other bio-fuels. Signed by the
governor June 11, Senate Bill 46 continues the sales tax exemption
for ethanol until Dec. 31, 2013, and expands it to other bio-fuels.
The exemption would otherwise sunset on July 1. I attended the June
11 signing ceremony at the White farm in Decatur. Ethanol and other
bio-fuels are smart economic and environmental choices for Illinois.
They will provide larger markets for our grain farmers and will help
cut down on harmful air emissions. Continuing and expanding this
sales tax exemption will encourage motorists to try these
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sends greetings to mental health conference
It was my honor to join with the
Division of Mental Health's North Central Mental Health Network and
the McLean County Center for Human Services in welcoming
participants to the Annual Consumer Services Education and Training
Conference June 12 at the Holiday Inn in Normal. Illinois' system of
treating persons with mental illness is undergoing change, and a
state budget crisis is making the process even more challenging.
Yet, these dedicated people are on the front lines, providing a
source of hope for those who need mental health services. We hope
their conference was a success and that they enjoyed our central
District Judge Charles Kocoras recently
described the SBC bill as "a clear usurpation of authority" and
"expressly contrary to federal law." Gov. Blagojevich, who as
governor took the oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the
state and nation, signed this bill minutes after it reached his
desk. Staff lawyers didn't have a chance to look at it and advise
him on its unconstitutionality. According to Judge Kocoras, federal
statutes clearly delegate rate-setting powers only to state
regulatory agencies, like the Illinois Commerce Commission, and only
under certain conditions set forth by Congress.
my site at
www.senatorbillbrady.com and let me know what you think of it.
[Provided by Bill Brady]
Who's watching your house?
The Lincoln Police
Department is striving to meet the needs of citizens within the
community. Recently the department conducted a survey on "Fear of
Crime and Victimization." Results of the survey showed that there
are areas the police department needs to improve on and there are
areas of service that the community is satisfied with and would like
to have continued.
The survey of registered voters
selected at random indicated that police should continue and expand
on vacation checks of homes. Security checks are appreciated while
vacationers are away from home enjoying time with the family.
To aid the community in
accomplishing this, the Lincoln police have developed a website:
lincolnpolice.us. On the
site you can fill out the
vacation checklist form and it will be sent to the proper
officer who will check on your residence. He will then e-mail you
and tell you the status of the residence being checked.
If you would like to find out
any other information about the Lincoln Police Department, please
Chief Rich Montcalm says, "We can only become a more professional
police department with your assistance."
belt usage improves
people buckling up following crackdowns
The Lincoln Police
Department announces that with a grant provided by the Illinois
Department of Transportation, 11 Lincoln police officers worked 108
patrol hours between May 18 and 31. The goal of this enforcement
period was to enforce Illinois seat belt and child safety restraint
During the 108 patrol hours worked, 108
vehicles were stopped, with a total of 114 traffic citations issued.
There were 21 speeding tickets, 16 other moving violations, 72 seat
belt tickets, two child restraint tickets and three suspended
license arrests made during this time.
Police Department is pleased to note that more motorists were
wearing their seat belts during this campaign than in past
[Press release from Tim
Lincoln Police Department]
to Illinois sex offender information provided by the Illinois State
Searches available by city,
county, ZIP code and name.
age, address; date, charge; sentence
(Week ending 6-13-03)
M. Fulk, 20, 207 N. Mason, Mount Pulaski; 1-28-03, criminal
trespass to motor vehicle; pleaded guilty, 24 months probation,
30 days Logan County Jail, restitution
N. Gardner, 19, 604 N. Vine, Mount Pulaski; 3-30-03, 4-30-03,
two counts unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor; 24 months
conditional discharge, 30 days Logan County Jail, court costs
Hufuagel, 21, 1306 Nicholson Road; 1-23-03, unlawful consumption
of alcohol by a minor; pleaded guilty, $250 fine plus court
E. Price, 37, 529 S. Elm; 12-23-01, aggravated battery; pleaded
guilty, four years Department of Corrections
E. Price, 37, 529 S. Elm; 4-13-02, 4-15-02, deceptive practices;
pleaded guilty, two years Department of Corrections
(Week ending 6-13-03)
Tara Kanderson, Lexington
Lidia R. Painter, Lincoln
Spring M. Carver, Lincoln
Pound, Kirkwood, Mo.
Jennifer S. Jenson, Kenney
(Week ending 6-13-03)
- James N. Evans, Lincoln
Sheila M. Evans, Lincoln
Storage sheds burglarized
Sometime prior to March 26,
several burglaries took place at The Storage Box, 1730 Fifth St. in
Lincoln. Unknown person(s) cut the locks off several storage sheds
at that location. Once inside the sheds, unknown person(s) took
video equipment, golf equipment and some computer equipment. Items
stolen from the storage sheds added up to approximately $10,000.
Anyone with any information concerning this
incident or any other crime in the Lincoln/Logan County area is urged to
call Crime Stoppers at (217) 732-3000 or e-mail
Your information will be kept confidential
and you may remain anonymous.
If your information leads to the arrest of
the person(s) involved, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward up to
Crime Stoppers has an answering machine to
answer your calls. This is to protect you if you wish to remain
anonymous. (Your calls cannot be traced with the machine).
You need to let
us know how you can be contacted about the incident, or you must watch
to see if the subject has been arrested. This is so we can make a payout
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