Wallaby On The Loose In Erie Illinois – 7/28/16

July 28th, 2016

>>Wallaby On The Loose In Erie Illinois

There’s an all-points-bulletin for a missing wallaby in Erie Illinois. Folks in the tiny town in Whiteside County are looking for Blu the wallaby. He’s a pet, his owner Alexis Smith says he dug his way out of her backyard. Folks in and around Erie say they’ve seen Blu hoping around. There’s even a 500-dollar reward and a number of Facebook pages to help Smith find her wallaby.

Chicago Schools Drop Plans To Sue State – 7/28/16

July 28th, 2016

>>Chicago Schools Drop Plans To Sue State

Chicago Public Schools aren’t going to sue the state of Illinois anytime soon. Chicago’s school board yesterday put a potential lawsuit over school funding on hold. CPS wanted to sue Governor Rauner and lawmakers to get “20-percent of funding for 20-percent of Illinois’ students.” CPS officials say the stopgap budget eliminated the need to go to court.

Governor Promises Fight Against Quincy Legionnaires’ Outbreak – 7/28/16

July 28th, 2016

>>Governor Promises Fight Against Quincy Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Governor Bruce Rauner is promising to do everything the state can do to fight the latest Legionnaires’ outbreak in Quincy. Two more people at Quincy’s veterans’ home are now sick. The state spent five-million dollars cleaning and replacing parts of a leaky water system at the home after an outbreak last year. That outbreak killed 12 people and sickened another 53.

Blagojevich To Appear At Resentencing Via Video – 7/28/16

July 28th, 2016

>>Blagojevich To Appear At Resentencing Via Video

Don’t expect to see former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich [[ bla-GOYA-vich ]] in person when he is resentenced next month in Chicago.  A judge ruled yesterday that the ex-politician will appear via closed-circuit television from a federal prison near Denver.  The August 9th hearing was scheduled after a federal appellate court tossed out five of Blagojevich’s 18 criminal convictions.  He has already served over four years of his original 14-year sentence.

Terry Dyer

July 28th, 2016

Terry Dennis Dyer
Age: 68
City: Rockfalls, Illinois formerly Princeton, IL
Time of Death: 8:37 p.m.
Date of Death: July 26, 2016
Place of Death: Rockfalls Rehab & Health Care Center, Rockfalls, IL

Services: Saturday, July 30, 2016 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, IL at 11:00 a.m
Officiating: Rev. Brian Gilbert
Burial: Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, IL
Visitation: one hour prior to sevices at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Military Rites: Princeton American Legion #125

Date of Birth: April 2, 1948 / Princeton, Illoinois / Harvey Ray & Kathleen (Underwood) Dyer

she survives:

Survivors: Daughter – Meghan (Kevin) Pinkas – Edwardsville, IL
Son – Jordan (Heather) Dyer – Milton, WI
Grandson – Mason Pinkas – Edwardsville, IL
2 Sisters – Linda Castro – Indianapolis, IN / Debra Russell – Macomb, IL
Sister-in-law – Diana Dyer – Goshen, IN
Niece – Kimberly (Rodney) Schrader – Long Grove, IL and serveral other niece & nephews
Very special thanks to the staff at Rockfalls Rehab & Health Care Center

Preceded in death: Son – Jonathan Dyer / Parents / Brother – Ronald Dyer

Education: Grad Princeton High School in 1966 / Illinois Valley Community College

Employment: Farmer for many years with his father

Memberships: Member Princeton First United Methodist Church / Served as custodian for several years / Avid sports fan

Military Service: Army / Two Tours of Duty Viet Nam

Memorials: Princeton First United Methodist Church

Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton