A Clinton County detective was honored for his efforts to keep heroin and other drugs off the streets. Detective Todd Timmermann of Breese was one of the recipients of the 2014 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) last Thursday at the Clinton County Courthouse in Carlyle.
The ISBA's Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system.
It is given to recognize those who truly excel in the field of law enforcement.
In addition to Detective Timmermann, four other law enforcement officers from judicial districts throughout Illinois have been honored.
Timmermann has been with the Clinton Counthy Sheriff's Department since 1998.
Nominated by Hon. Ericka Sanders, an associate judge in the Fourth Judicial District, Detective Timmermann was recognized for his exceptional work to increase public safety by organizing a multifaceted attack on the infiltration of heroin and crack cocaine.
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A tentative balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2015 which includes a General Fund with $7,791,761 in estimated revenue and expenses was reviewed by members of the Clinton County Board at their regular meeting Monday night.
Accountant Fred Becker of Glass & Shuffett, Ltd. of Carlyle presented the preliminary budget noting that the cooperation of the county’s department heads was instrumental in the budget process.
According to Becker, the most substantial increase in the General Fund was under the General and Administrative line item which increased from $1,810,124 to $2,076,350. There was a slight increase in the Sheriff’s Department budget (from $2,791,314 to $2,818,050) created when the Finance Committee agreed to eliminate the Housing Prisoners Fund and place any revenues and expenses for housing federal prisoners into the General Fund via the Sheriff’s Department line item. Also, Becker said, the Supervisor of Assessments’ budget increases from $286,050 to $328,800 due to extra expenses to be incurred in the upcoming quadrennial tax year, during which all property values are subject to review.
“The goal here is to end up with a balanced budget, and that’s what the Finance Committee has done,” Becker commented.
The county’s Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) which had experienced a shortfall in the past due to pension payments for the elected county officials who are now retired was increased to cover the liability that the county has for that fund. Also, there was a 3 percent overall increase in the Special Service Area (SSA) contracts for ambulance service in the county.
Becker said the total tentative tax levy for FY 2015 (2014 levy) is $6,380,487, as compared to the actual extension of $6,110,142 for FY 2014 (2013 levy). Since this increase is less than 5 percent, there will be no need for the county to hold a truth-in-taxation hearing.
The new tax levy is based on an estimated 3 percent increase in the county’s assessed valuation of property.
It was noted that the preliminary budget as presented is just a draft and is subject to change prior to final approval. The budget is available for review at the Clinton County Clerk’s Office, and a detailed report is available in the County Treasurer’s Office. A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17 in the County Board meeting room (inside the jail annex) prior to the regular meeting of the County Board at 7 p.m., when the budget will come before the board for final approval.
Below are the times and dates the area witches, ghosts and goblins are allowed to be out trick-or-treating. Please be sure to turn your porch light on for the trick-or-treaters.
Albers— Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for eighth grade and under.
Aviston — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for eighth grade and under.
Bartelso — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for sixth grade and under.
Beckemeyer — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 12 and under.
Breese — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for eighth grade and under.
Also, the Breese Junior Women’s Club is sponsoring the annual children’s Halloween parade this Sunday, Oct. 26 at noon, with parade lineup on North Fifth Street, between Clinton County Electric and Moss Funeral Home beginning at 11:50 a.m.
The parade will go down Main Street and end at North Side Park, where a costume judging contest will be held. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Costumed pets on leashes are also welcome to walk in the parade. Following the parade, each child will receive a treat and there will be concessions, games and activities for a $3 fee.
Carlyle — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 12 and under. Trick-or-treating at area businesses is from 3 to 5 p.m.
Germantown — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for eighth grade and under.
Keyesport — Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 12 and under. Also, the annual Halloween parade will be this Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 2 p.m. Parade lines up at the firehouse at 1 p.m. and cash prizes will be awarded in eight categories — preschool walkers, walkers, bicycles, small floats (pulled by lawn tractors or 4-wheelers), golf carts, motorcycles, 4-wheelers, large floats (pulled by trucks or tractors), antique cars and horses. Everyone is welcome to participate. In addition, a food stand will be available at Dean’s parking lot.
New Baden — Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 12 and under.
St. Rose — A party for prekindergartners through the fourth grade will be held at the gym at St. Rose School on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A party for fifth through eighth grades will be held at St. Rose Park from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. There will be a $4 fee for the fifth through eighth grade students. Also, fifth- through eighth-graders must bring their permission slips to school on Wednesday, Oct. 29 before being allowed to attend the Halloween party.
Trenton — Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 12 and under.
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