Fourth Annual Hullabaloo September 21

September 10, 2014

Hullabaloo on the square in Sullivan is coming Sunday, September 21 from 2 – 5 p.m. This event features free entertainment and activities for families including laser tag, inflatables such as bungee run, bounce house, joust, obstacle course, rock climbing wall, carnival games and contests, cupcake walk, candy and prizes, and face painting. Area vendors will also be selling food and beverages including popcorn, elephant ears, polish sausages, corn dogs, hot dogs, nachos, lemon shakeups, and soda. Read More

Jesse White’s Vehicle Renewal Sticker Receipt Legislation Signed Into Law

September 3, 2014

Allows people to drive if they have proof of recently purchased vehicle renewal sticker
Legislation proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to allow a printed receipt from the Secretary of State to serve temporarily as the vehicle renewal sticker was recently signed into law by the governor. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2015. Read More

A Wet August Wraps Up a Cool, Wet Summer in Illinois

September 3, 2014

The 12th wettest August in Illinois finishes out the 10th wettest summer on record. While August was slightly warmer than average, the summer was cooler than average, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois.
The statewide average precipitation for August was 5.18 inches, 1.59 inches above average. The wettest area of the state was Cook County. The largest monthly total was from a site in Cicero with 10.20 inches of precipitation. There were a few areas in the northwest and east-central Illinois with only 2 to 3 inches of rainfall. Read More

Local FD Warns About Field Fires this Fall

September 3, 2014

Fall 2014 is quickly approaching.
We have been very fortunate in the past years, even when faced with little precipitation, not to have a large number of ground cover or field fires. These types of fires can start in many ways and have a large dollar loss depending on the vegetation that is consumed by fire. Everyone from the common homeowner to the farmer should be aware of this possibility and take precautions to keep it from happening and have a plan to control or get assistance if it does. Read More

Sullivan FFA Members Travel to Washington, D.C.

September 3, 2014

Sullivan FFA members Keegan Kruckeberg and Brodie Scribner attended the FFA Washington Leadership Conference this past summer.
One of the objectives of the conference was to have FFA members learn to be stronger advocates for their State and Federal government, as well as their own FFA chapters and schools. During this part of the training, Kruckeberg and Scribner had the opportunity to meet with Illinois State Senator Dick Durbin at the Capitol. Read More

C.E.F.S. Utility Assistance Program Starting Soon

September 3, 2014

The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation will begin taking applications for the 2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Tuesday September 2, 2014. This is also the first day that appointments can be made for the program. September and October are priority months reserved for those households that have either a member aged 60 and above or disabled. Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S. County Outreach offices. Read More