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Month: July 2018

Interview with Ken Groezinger: A Man on a Mission

Shannon Cyclist Talks About What Motivates Him To Ride On the surface, Ken Groezinger is just a normal guy from Shannon, Illinois. He’s been married to his wife, Jeanne, for over 40 years, he takes wonderful nature photos, has a strong faith in God, and has been known to spend some time with his grandkids. RiverReader recently spoke with Ken about his lifetime and cycling achievements and accomplishments.  Ken has spent most of his life working and raising a family, and has spent the past 8 years working for an interior design and home furnishings company called Roughing It...

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Local Projects Sought for Safe Routes to School Program

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking proposals through the Safe Routes to School program for projects that help children walk and bike to school. “Encouraging children from an early age to walk or bike to school promotes a healthy and active lifestyle that also benefits the environment,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “We are pleased to offer this exciting program to help communities throughout Illinois create safe and appealing routes to school to support these efforts.” Administered by IDOT using federal funds, Safe Routes to School supports projects and activities that improve safety and reduce...

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New Lottery Game to Benefit Families of Fallen Police Officers

House Bill 5513 Signed Into Law CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed a bill to create a new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game from which proceeds will fund police memorials, support for the families of officers killed or severely injured in the line of duty, and protective vest replacements for officers. “Our police officers stand in the face of danger every day to keep us safe. We are proud to stand with them and support their families when they are faced with a devastating loss,” Rauner said. “This new ticket will help fund scholarships for their children and honor...

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Savanna Moves Toward Allowing City Officials to Have Liquor Licenses

BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org Savanna — City officials in Savanna may soon be able to acquire and operate liquor licenses, thanks to a revised ordinance discussed on Tuesday, July 24th at the city council’s regular meeting. The city’s previous liquor license ordinance had not allowed the mayor or any city official to possess such a license, but City Attorney Phil Jensen said that the revised ordinance merely puts the city in step with state law, which allows municipalities with populations under 55,000 such latitude.  He noted it’s quite common for smaller towns to make such an allowance.  He...

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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

April 29 @ 7:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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