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Council hears from medical marijuana company reps

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
CLINTON -- Representatives of Salveo Health & Wellness addressed the city council Monday about their plans to apply for a medical marijuana license for a site in DeWitt County. One such site will be permitted in Illinois State Police District 6, of which Clinton and DeWitt County is a part.
Chicago attorney Alex Thiersch and Clinton native Terry Cray
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A letter to county board members

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
County board members,
 
Fiscal responsibility is a core value in this office.  In the three budgets I have prepared as sheriff, we have introduced multiple cost savings efforts and used innovation to bring in additional revenue to ease our dependence on taxpayers.  By taking these steps over the past three years, we have eliminated budget overruns and made this
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Monaghan retiring after 30 years

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Sgt. Tony Monaghan
has seen plenty of
changes to law enforcement in the 30 years he has served with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department. Through the years, several sheriffs and a move into a new facility, though, he says technology has made the most difference in how sheriff's personnel perform their jobs. Monaghan retires from the
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Members put on pressure to fill board vacancy

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
CLINTON -- County board member Doug Tucker was one of several members Thursday pushing chairman Sherrie Brown to fill the board vacancy left by the death of Tom Pruser. But, Brown refused to yield to members' pressure, still not naming Pruser's wife Christina to fill the seat, nor, as yet, anyone else.
Tucker cited the county Republican Party's support
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Clinton Landfill owners respond to IEPA decision

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
CLINTON -- Clinton Landfill, Inc. (CLI) announced that it received Permit Modification No. 47 from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on July 31, and that it intends to seek review of the modification by the Illinois Pollution Control Board on or before Thursday, September 4.
"CLI is disappointed that the IEPA has reversed its previously-issued positions and
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Fruits & veggies

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014
Susan Muñoz / Journal
Austin Sugg, 11, and Brett Foffell, 12, worked at the Green Valley Produce stand, located near Walker Tire, on Friday morning.
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Mayor urged to ease DJWH board requirements

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014
CLINTON -- Clinton native Levi Sturgeon, on Monday, urged mayor Carolyn Peters to ease some of her requirements for people interested in serving on the hospital board. Sturgeon's comments came during the regular meeting of the city council.
In 2013, Sturgeon contacted Peters expressing interest in serving on the hospital board. Sturgeon said that, at the time, Peters
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Second harvest workshop

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Courtesy of Univesity of Illinois Extension / DeWitt County
University of Illinois Extension hosted a 4-H workshop "Don't Throw It, Grow It" in DeWitt County. Karyn Traum, Program Coordinator in Horticulture for the DeWitt/Macon/Piatt Unit, taught the workshop. Participants learned about growing vegetables, veggie snacks and how to regrow vegetables for a second harvest. Pictured left to
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Christina Pruser recommended to fill husband’s board seat

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
CLINTON -- DeWitt County Republican chairman Dustin Peterson recommended to the county board on Thursday it appoint Christina Pruser to fill the board vacancy left by the recent death of her husband Tom Pruser.
"The committeemen of District B fully support Christina Pruser to fill the vacancy on the county board in District B," Peterson told the board. "Christy
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County board tables proposed chemical waste ballot question

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
CLINTON -- The DeWitt County Board on Thursday tabled a resolution that would place a non-binding resolution on the November ballot dealing with Clinton Landfill.
State's Attorney Karle Koritz' feeling that the language of the referendum was vague and possibly leading generated discussion that resulted in members tabling the resolution.
"Are you in favor of the disposal of chemical toxic
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First ever Kenney movie night

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Bailey Rhoades, 6, Ella Harris, 5, and Aubrey Oakley, 3 enjoyed a hotdog together prior to watching the movie at the first Kenney community movie. More photos on page A8. 
Susan Muñoz / Journal
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Edmunds criticizes hospital interim management

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
CLINTON -- Several hospital staff members and physicians were present at Monday's city council meeting as commissioner Tom Edmunds expressed harsh words for its current management under interim CEO John Winenger. And Edmunds suggested residents contact hospital board members and city council members if they, too, were unhappy with recent hospital developments.
Happening just ahead of Edmunds comments Monday
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Wapella board sets increase for permit fees

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
WAPELLA -- Wapella Village board voted Tuesday to increase fees for a variety of building-related permits. This will be the first increase to fees in a number of years. Some fees were as low as $5 before the approved increases.
"We've been charging $5 per permit since, I think, the beginning of time," said trustee Vernon Meadows.
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Governor Quinn acts to block disposal of PCB waste at Clinton Landfill

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Governor Pat Quinn has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to take further action to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). As a result, today the IEPA is seeking information from the DeWitt County Board in order to authorize the State to block PCB dumping in Clinton. 
Today's action is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to protect our
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Emergency services conduct mock drill

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
DeWitt County emergency services conducted a mock drill Tuesday morning. The drill involved a simulated crash of a crop duster with multiple victims. Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton Police, DeWitt County EMS, DeWitt County Sheriff's Office, CenCom, DeWitt County Emergency Management Agency, Clinton Fire Department and fire departments from surrounding towns participated in the drill, which was held
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Rauner wants business, farm-friendly Illinois

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
CLINTON -- Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner was in Clinton on Friday visiting with county Republicans and Farm Bureau members The DeWitt County Farm Bureau hosted the event.
Rauner made several stops in the area on Friday, including visiting a local manufacturer and hosting a town hall meeting in Pontiac and meeting with business leaders in Bloomington.
Rauner
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Walgreens honors AmVets as Illinois Contributor of the Year

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
CLINTON -- In December of 2013 the Clinton Walgreens participated in a system-wide candy sales event.  Store manager Shaun Schlosser and his staff felt it would be a great way to give back to the community, while getting it involved in the project. 
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