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Author: Tom Kocal

Ethics Violation In 89th District Race

Documents Show Friends of Nick Hyde Campaign Committee Officials Using Taxpayer Resources for Campaign Work on Government Time RiverReader Staff report GALENA — Public documents show that on 12 separate occasions, during taxpayer funded working hours, Mary Beth Hyde, the elected Galena City Clerk who also serves as campaign treasurer for Nick Hyde, Democrat candidate for state representative in the 89th district, used city owned equipment and public resources paid for by taxpayers to send and receive partisan campaign communications in violation of state law. “For the Nick Hyde campaign to be so blatant in their disregard for State...

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Something New: First Friday Fundraisers At The Valentine

Historic Preservation Can Be Fun With The Cornerstone Project, NFP RiverReader Staff Report DOWNTOWN LANARK — Mark your calendars for the inaugural First Friday event, hosted by the Cornerstone Project, NFP, in the Valentine Building in downtown Lanark. The Open House is set from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, and features Live Music by The Southpaw Stance and their Americana/Folk/Rock sound. “Come in and check out the space, enjoy the music, and support our work preserving Lanark’s historic buildings,” said Cornerstone Project President Jim Wyeth. Framed art, popcorn, and lemonade are available for a donation or...

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TLP Goes The Full Monty – Starts Thursday!

Timber Lake Playhouse Presents The Rousing Musical Comedy  Through July 15 RiverReader.org Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre of Northwest Illinois, will present Terrence McNally and David Yazbek’s, The Full Monty, July 5 to 15, at the playhouse in Mount Carroll. Paul Stancato, artistic director at Timber Lake Playhouse, will direct the musical. In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’...

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‘Born Yesterday’ Brings Laughter To TLP

RiverReader.org Staff report Olivia Ursu (Billie) and Richard Gomez (Harry) perform a scene in Timber Lake Playhouse’s Born Yesterday running through Saturday, June 30 at the Playhouse on Black Oak Road in Mount Carroll. Born Yesterday is a play that was a precursor to Legally Blonde. Judy Holliday won a Tony Award and an Oscar for creating the standard for “dumb blondes” with her character, Billie Dawn. Garson Kanin’s famous comedy features an egotistic junkman Harry Brock and his naive girlfriend Billie, who have come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make some deals with government big-wigs. Billie...

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West Carroll Joins New Buying Cooperative

Potential Savings Expected To Be Over $11,000 On School Supply Purchases BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org MOUNT CARROLL — The West Carroll School District plans to use a new buying coop, and heard a presentation concerning the change at their June 20 regular meeting. Food Service Director Cindy Weems said the district’s agreement with the current coop would be terminated at the end June and would be joining the HPS Group Purchasing Organization. Rebates are available, at a rate of 1.25 percent off total purchases and are received throughout the year, while the USDA Commodity Program yields a .25...

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