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Month: May 2017

Savanna Main Street rehab among new proactive mayor’s top priorities

BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org SAVANNA — With a 4-year record of community involvement, new Savanna Mayor Chris Lain has some definite goals planned for the city during his tenure, including the renovation of the main street area, addressing safety issues, and redeveloping Savanna’s picturesque river front area. Lain, owner and operator of The Savanna Marketplace, was born and raised in LaPorte, Indiana, and went to college at Columbia College in Chicago, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Afterward, he worked for big box retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond. Lain moved to Savanna in February...

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Poll: Only 31% of Illinois voters support tax increases

Photo credit: Daniel Schwen By RiverReader.org staff Diana Rickert | Vice President of Communications in an article at the Illinois Policy Institute writes that poll results indicate that likely Illinois voters will be unforgiving of candidates for governor or the General Assembly who raise the state income tax or sales tax. The Senate just passed a $5.4 billion tax increase on May 23, retroactive to January 1, 2017, that will make the state income tax 5.8% for the remainder of 2017. Following is the rest of her article: Illinoisans feel the strain of the state’s two-year budget impasse, but they are...

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1 Thessalonians 2:13

    Pastor Steve Cassell BelovedChurchIllinois.com Beloved Church Page 1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. I was made aware of a recent statistic that affects our live. “Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) now believe the Bible is ‘the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word,’...

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Lanark’s Family Farmers “Growing Together”

“Growing Together” is the theme for Lanark Old Settlers Days, June 23-25, 2017. We believe that no one does ‘growing together’ better than the Family Farmers in our Lanark area. Our farmers have it covered from A to Z … Apples, Alfalfa, Asparagus, Barley, Beans, Beef Cows/Calves/Feeders, Cheese, Chickens, Christmas Trees, Clover, Corn, Dairy Cows/Calves, Donkeys, Ducks , Endive, Fruit Trees, Flowers, Goats, Hogs/Farrow/Finish, Horses, Indian Corn, Johnny Jump-ups, Kale, Landscape Plants, Llamas, Milo, Mini Horses, No-till, Oats, Peas, Pheasants, Popcorn, Prairie Grasses, Quail, Quilts (Barn),  Radishes, Rhubarb, Rye, Sheep, Sweet Corn, Soybeans, Timothy, Turnips, USDA, Veggies, Wheat, X-ports,...

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Memorial Day Observances in Carroll County

Carroll County will remember those who gave their lives in the United States armed forces this next Monday, May 29. Following is a list of communities and times for their events. Please see the map below for locations, descriptions and directions. Thomson American Legion Donald Ashpole Post 1025 members will start the day with a ceremony at 9 a.m. at the new portion of Lower York Cemetery, at Argo Fay Route and Scenic Bluff Road. Following will be a ceremony at 9:15 a.m. at the old portion of Lower York, followed by a 9:30 a.m. program at Upper York, or Argo...

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