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Illinois Senate week in review

From Sen. Bill Brady

[JUNE 14, 2003] 

Senator 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) 664-4440.


Brady 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 alternative fuels.


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Brady 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 Illinois hospitality.


SBC ruling

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.

On the Web

Please visit my site at www.senatorbillbrady.com and let me know what you think of it.

[Provided by Bill Brady]

Police Reports

Going on vacation?
Who's watching your house?

[JUNE 12, 2003]  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 visit lincolnpolice.us.

Chief Rich Montcalm says, "We can only become a more professional police department with your assistance."

[Press release / LDN]



Seat belt usage improves

More people buckling up following crackdowns

[JUNE 6, 2003]  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 systems.

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.

The Lincoln Police Department is pleased to note that more motorists were wearing their seat belts during this campaign than in past campaigns.

[Press release from Tim Butterfield, Lincoln Police Department]

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Court News

Name, age, address; date, charge; sentence

(Week ending 6-13-03)

  • Coady 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

  • Joshua 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

  • John Hufuagel, 21, 1306 Nicholson Road; 1-23-03, unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor; pleaded guilty, $250 fine plus court costs

  • Darryl E. Price, 37, 529 S. Elm; 12-23-01, aggravated battery; pleaded guilty, four years Department of Corrections

  • Darryl E. Price, 37, 529 S. Elm; 4-13-02, 4-15-02, deceptive practices; pleaded guilty, two years Department of Corrections

Marriage Licenses

(Week ending 6-13-03)

  • David D. McGraw, Lexington
    Tara Kanderson, Lexington

  • Craig S. Eimer, Lincoln
    Lidia R. Painter, Lincoln

  • Shannon M. Gray, Lincoln
    Spring M. Carver, Lincoln

  • Kirk A. Pound, Kirkwood, Mo.
    Jennifer S. Jenson, Kenney


(Week ending 6-13-03)

  • James N. Evans, Lincoln
    Sheila M. Evans, Lincoln

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Storage sheds burglarized

[APRIL 25, 2003]  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 crimestoppers@lincolnpolice.us.

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 $1,000.

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 to you.


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