Wyoming Council approves TIF application for new pizza business
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 18:32
- Written by Doug Hampton
The Wyoming City Council reviewed a TIF application from businessman Chad Patel for improvements he will be making to the vacant building attached to the Super Valu grocery store. Patel will be opening a pizza restaurant in the building which he expects will employ two full-time and two part-time people once opened. The council approved the request for up to $5,000 as a TIF grant and a matching grant of up to $3,000 through the Beautification Incentive Program.
Sandi and Bob Clark of 115 W. Williams St. presented the council with an itemized billing, as the council had requested, for repairs to the sewer hook-up at their residence. The couple had attended a previous council meeting explaining an issue they had with the sewer backing up and when a contractor looked into it, he found that the house was never connected to the sewer system when work was done by contractors for the city in 1997. The council agreed to reimburse the Clark’s $5,400 as they requested, which was less than half of the expenses of correcting the problem.
Lt. Governor makes third trip to county, visits farm
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 18:28
- Written by Admin
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti visited the cattle operations of Dale and Cindy Jackson and daughter and son-in-law Justin and Jan Gillespie near Modena on Monday as part of a 14-county swing through western Illinois over a two-day period.
Dale noted that more cattle operations are coming into Illinois. He said recent reports show Illinois cattle operations are making a profit, while those in Texas and the West are often losing money because of distance from feed and gluten, all of which is available in Illinois.
Chris Cinnamon resigns band position
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 18:25
- Written by Jim Nowlan
Popular Stark County 100 School District band instructor Chris Cinnamon recently resigned his position rather than take on expanded responsibilities in the elementary school, as the district down-sizes from three fulltime music instructors to just two.
District superintendent Jerry Klooster confirmed the reduction in music staff, saying that two instructors would be “consistent with most districts of our size.”
Noble sentenced to year in jail for drugs
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 18:24
- Written by John A. Ballentine
An Ohio, Illinois, man, 23-year-old Ethan R. Noble, was sentenced to one year in county jail in connection with a 2012 drug possession case.
Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey handed down that term for Noble at the conclusion of Noble’s bench trial, Friday.
Cambridge man pleads guilty in intimidation case
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 18:05
- Written by John A. Ballentine
A Cambridge man, George Michael (Mike) Fritch, 61, has pled guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of intimidation /physical harm Thursday, July 16, in Henry County Circuit Court. Fritch received 30 months of probation with special conditions in exchange for his plea. Besides those conditions, Fritch must pay a total of $1,542 for fines and court costs.
Fritch can not possess or consume alcohol, drugs, or enter establishments serving alcoholic beverages; must submit to an alcohol/drug evaluation and treatment program and is subject to random testing for both; submit to a mental evaluation and have no contact with the victims. Additionally, Fritch may not possess any firearms and have no violations of the law.