Bradford Christmas Walk great success



I always look forward to going to Bradford, a town with a strong sense of community and lots of fun people.
There was a huge golden full moon rising from the horizon as I arrived, beaming enough light to brighten the street without the attractive luminaries that stood guard along the main street.


Felony identity theft charged against Rynearson

Anthony Edward Rynearson, 38, of Kewanee was charged Friday in Stark County Circuit Court with aggravated identity theft, a Class 2 felony.
Rynearson is accused of using the personal information of a Toulon resident, namely the date of birth and social security number, to obtain a Capitol One credit card valued at less than $300, on August 1 of this year.

Bradford village meetings rescheduled for 2015



The board of trustees for the Village of Bradford discussed and decided to change the day of the village monthly meetings for 2015.  Beginning with January, each village meeting will now be conducted on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Previously, the first Monday of the month was the scheduled day for the village meeting.

Toulon Council pares back proposed tax increase


 At its regular meeting Monday, the Toulon City Council voted to trim a proposed property tax levy increase from 26 percent to about 7 percent, reducing the proposed levy to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) by $30,000.
The proposed increase for the IMRF was to begin funding the early retirement incentive package for longtime superintendent of streets and water Shane Milroy, who retired at the end of 2013.


LaFayette discusses snow removal, village insurance



The LaFayette board of trustees decided to place an ad in the local advertising paper to notify senior citizens to sign up for snow removal this year.
According to Village President Greg Bartley, “I’d like to have them (seniors) contact us – which needs to be done every year.  They need to call the village president.”