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Ca. 1888 Urban Farmhouse Kitchen Opens

New Eatery Is The First Savanna Restaurant To Hold A ‘BYOB’ License BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org SAVANNA — Carroll County’s River Town has added a new entry to its lineup of dining choices — Ca. 1888. At 305 Main St. in Savanna, the restaurant features a unique menu, a refurbished building with a long history, and a team of workers dedicated to providing quality food and service to its customers. The business officially opened on Saturday, June 16. Chris Lain and co-owner and spouse Jube Manderico purchased the building two years ago, which was built in 1888 (hence...

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Thomson Considers IMRF Participation

Funding The Pension Program May Require A Public Hearing To Levy The Tax BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org THOMSON — The Thomson Village Board continued to discuss the village’s possible participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund at the board’s regular meeting on June 11. Village President Vicky Trager said she’d reviewed Illinois pension reports, which gave her information about how a municipality would elect to participate in the Fund, how to do an ordinance on this matter, and how to do a related tax levy and other issues. She said it seemed that it was not necessary to...

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Letter to the Editor

An Ounce of Prevention . . . I am forced by repetition to correct and comment on the photo op Congresswoman Cheri Bustos keeps driving home with her opioids treatment initiatives. As usual, Cheri skims the surface just long enough to grab a headline devoid of depth or insight — just enough to gloss over the problem while creating the illusion she is doing something about a problem, which continues to blaze away. A five-minute conversation with any Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) agent will tell you that the problem is not just opioids/heroin, but crystal meth, fentanyl and marijuana....

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Anderson Named AFFI Legislator of the Year

Recognized For His Legislative Support For Illinois Fire Fighters RiverReader staff report MOLINE — State Sen. Neil Anderson, R-36, received the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) Legislator of the Year award June 14. Anderson is also a fire fighter for the City of Moline. “Senator Anderson has been nothing less than spectacular as not only a supporter of legislation that helps fire fighters, but an advocate for our legislation,” said Chuck Sullivan, Legislative Representative for the AFFI. “He has the ability to explain complex issues to his colleagues on both sides of the aisle and has first-hand knowledge...

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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

June 25 @ 7:00 pm
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Rock Painting

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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