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Month: September 2017

DCFS Investigator Assaulted in Milledgeville

RiverReader.org staff MILLEDGEVILLE — An unidentified 59-year old female Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigator, who had been at 309 Hagar Ave. in Milledgeville to check on the welfare of a child Friday night, was assaulted by the father of the child. The DCFS investigator was transported to Sterling CGH by Milledgeville Ambulance and later flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford. The father of the child, Andrew J. Sucher, 25, fled from the scene and was later arrested in Dixon by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. He has been charged in Carroll County for aggravated battery...

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Senate Week in Review: Sept. 25-29, 2017

Bivins: ‘Disappointed’ Doesn’t Even Come Close After being held by its sponsor for more than four months, a controversial abortion bill expanding taxpayer funding for abortions advanced to the Governor’s desk, and was signed into law on September 28. Also during the week, Republican lawmakers introduced changes to Illinois’ higher education system designed to increase enrollment and keep students in state. Another recently signed law will increase educational access for adults. Controversial abortion funding now law On September 28, the Governor signed a highly contentious bill expanding taxpayer funding for abortions. House Bill 40 was recently released from a...

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Ruth Darline Hartman

Ruth Darline Hartman — December 28, 1926 – Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Ruth Darline Hartman, age 90, of Chadwick, Illinois passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2017 at the First Lutheran Church, Chadwick.  Burial will take place in Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association. Family and friends are invited to share in Ruth’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Ruth was born December 28, 1926, in Eden Township, Clinton County, the daughter of John and Hedwig (Hansen) Hagberg.  She attended Clinton Schools. She later earned her GED in her 60’s from Clinton Community College. On August 10, 1947, Ruth married Charles Hartman in Clinton. Ruth worked at the Clinton Garment Factory, and farmed on the family farm in Ideal, Illinois. She also worked as a Supermarket Sampler/Demonstrator for nine years. Ruth was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Chadwick. She was known for her leaf-design cookies during Thanksgiving, and enjoyed sewing, bread making, cooking, canning, gardening, quilting, ceramics, playing golf, watching Cubs games, and sewing gifts for her children and grandchildren. Ruth will be dearly missed by three...

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Becka Reese Elected to LACF Board of Advisers

Businesswoman Joins Other Community Leaders Committed to Lanark’s Future RiverReader.org staff LANARK — The Lanark Area Community Foundation elected  Becka Reese to its Board of Advisors for a three year term, starting January 1, 2018. Becka grew up in Lanark and went through the Eastland School system. She received an Associate of Science degree from Highland Community College and transferred to Western Michigan University to complete her bachelor of science degree in exercise science. Her stint at WMU included a full semester internship working with Boston-based FitCorp. In 2000 she briefly returned to Lanark before joining a Los Angeles...

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U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Union Fair-Share Case

RiverReader.org staff Today the United States Supreme Court took an important first step toward ending the unconstitutional practice of dipping into the paychecks of hardworking State employees and forcing them to pay into the union coffers, even if they are not members of the union. “No person should be forced to give up a portion of their pay each month to fund public sector union activity against their will,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “It’s a fundamental violation of their First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the Court will see it that way in the...

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