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December 5th, 2018


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News Headlines – December 5, 2018

December 5th, 2018

>>The Latest

(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Last weekend’s tornado outbreak is now a record breaker. Illinois’ governor-to-be is naming a new committee, this time to look at road building. 

>>Last Weekend’s Tornado Outbreak Set Illinois’ December Record

(Lincoln, IL) — The weekend tornado outbreak across central Illinois is officially a record breaker. The National Weather Service yesterday said that 26 tornadoes were in the area on Saturday. That’s more than any other day in December, ever. The old record was 21 tornadoes over two days in December of 1957.

>>Governor-Elect Pritzker Names Cheri Bustos To Head Infrastructure Committee

(Chicago, IL) — The Quad Cities’ Democratic congresswoman will lead the state’s new infrastructure committee. Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker yesterday named Congresswoman Cheri Bustos to head the Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee. Bustos will meet with a number of labor union and business leaders over the next month or so to talk about ways to figure out how to build, and how to pay for, new roads, bridges, and schools across the state.

>>Illinois State Board Of Education Eyes School Year Changes

(Quincy, IL) — Just how long school kids in Illinois will have to spend in the classroom could soon change. The Illinois State Board of Education told parents in Quincy this week that the law that requires kids to be in class for a certain number of hours is likely to come back before lawmakers in the spring. There is a push to change Illinois’ school code to allow schools to set the number of hours that kids are in class, as opposed to the number of days. Supporters say that will allow local schools more flexibility.

>>Satanic Monument Added To Illinois Capitol Holiday Display

(Springfield, IL) — There are already some folks who aren’t happy with the holiday display at the Illinois Capitol. The Satanic Temple of Chicago on Monday added its own display, right along side the capitol’s Christmas tree and menorah. The Illinois Secretary of State’s office, which runs the statehouse, says the First Amendment covers the freedom of speech for all of the displays in the capitol rotunda.

Obituary – Allyn Frank May

December 4th, 2018

Allyn Frank May, 71, or Princeton, IL passed away on November 25, 2018 at Perry Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

Allyn was born in Princeton, IL to Lloyd and Alyce (Kreiger) May on September 21, 1947.  He was a graduate of Princeton High School and married his love Sue McDonald on January 5, 1979 in Princeton, IL.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church and worked as a farmer.

He was a member of the US Army Reserves from 1965 to 1971.  Allyn was also a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau and enjoyed collecting old tractors and going to tractor pull events.  He loved spending time with his family and his loving wife of almost 40 years, Sue.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, his son Justin (Rita) May and four grandchildren, one brother Pete (Karen) May.

He is preceded in death by his parents.  

The family will be having a private service at a later date.

Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL

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Obituary – Barbara Larson

December 4th, 2018

Barbara F. Larson, 91, of Princeton, IL passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Barbara was born on May 22, 1927 to Raymond and Viola (Scott) Gerard in Toulon, IL. She married the late James Larson on January 2, 1948 at the Methodist Church in Princeton, IL. She was a homemaker and raised their three children.
She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, as well as cooking for her family and supporting her favorite baseball team The Chicago Cubs. She loved to garden and spend time with her family.
Barbara is survived by two sons, Robert “Bob” Larson – Peru, IL, William “Bill” (Christine) Larson – Rock Falls, IL; and one daughter, Brenda Larson of Princeton, IL; two grandsons, Jeff Larson and Mark Larson; two great grandchildren, William Larson and Guilianna Larson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Larson (2000), one daughter in infancy, two sisters, Geraldine Calef, Donna Behnke.
Services will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL. Officiated by Pastor Brad Wilson, followed by a graveside service at Oakland Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at Norberg Memorial Home on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for charitable disbursement.
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News Headlines – December 4, 2018

December 4th, 2018

The Latest

(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois’ governor-to-be is again talking about a higher minimum wage. Lawyers for a southern Illinois man want the special prosecutor in his case dismissed. Forecasters in Illinois are watching a number of rivers across the state, and worrying that they are rising.

>>Governor-Elect Pritzker Talks About Higher Minimum Wage

(Chicago, IL) — Illinois’ governor-to-be is once again talking about raising the starting wage in the state. Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker yesterday said he’d like to see lawmakers raise the minimum wage within the first six months of his administration. Pritzker talked about a 15-dollar minimum wage during the campaign. Pritzker says lawmakers have already approved a higher minimum wage, but Governor Rauner vetoed the idea.

>>Bethune Lawyers Want Special Prosecutor Dismissed

(Murphysboro, IL) — Lawyers for a man in limbo in a southern Illinois murder case want the special prosecutor dismissed. Gaege Bethune’s lawyers last week asked a judge to dismiss the special prosecutor, and end the investigation into Bethune and the 2014 death of SIU student Pravin Varughese. A jury convicted Bethune of murder back in June, but the judge later set the verdict aside because of questions about evidence. Bethune’s lawyers says there is no evidence of a crime, so there should no longer be a criminal investigation.

>>Pike County Surveying Storm Damage

(Pittsfield, IL) — It’s not just Taylorville. Leaders in Pike County say they’re still trying to figure out how much damage Saturday’s storms left behind in their communities. Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood yesterday said they didn’t get hit as bad as some places in the state, but he is following up on a number of damaged homes or properties. Greenwood says no one was hurt in Pike County.

>>Flood Worries This Week After Last Month’s Snow And Rain

(Davenport, IA) — Forecasters are watching a handful of rivers across the state this week. The National Weather Service yesterday said they’re worried about flooding along the Rock, the Spoon, and the Illinois rivers. The worries extend from Rockford to central Illinois. Forecasters say last month’s blizzard, followed by last weekend’s rains, are driving the rivers out of their banks.

>>John Deere Announces Leadership Changes

(Moline, IL) — There will be some changes at the top for John Deere. The company yesterday announced that senior vice president of power systems, worldwide parts services, advanced technology and engineering, Jean Gilles, will retire not long after the new year. Deere managers say four people will split Gilles’ former responsibilities.