Illinois State Police Trooper Tammy Welborn was at Hutsonville High School last Wednesday morning to talk with students about the dangers of distracted driving. Welborn brought the Lacy's Last Text truck to show students how the distraction of texting can cause a fatal accident. Lacy was a 16-year-old from Benton, who texted 19 times with no problem, but on the 20th text she lost control of her four-wheel drive truck, went off the road, struck a utility pole and was killed. The truck in now part of an ISP safe driving campaign. (Tom Compton photo)
The Village of Hutsonville reviewed a water drainage proposal and appointed a new chief of police during Tuesday night's meeting.
The first order of business Tuesday night was to administer the oath of office to recently elected trustees John Brooks, Bruce Callaway and Janice Zellers. Mayor Tina Callaway then passed out committee assignments, and reminded trustees that annual personnel reviews are do this month as well as the fiscal budget.
We wanted to take this opportunity to get the word out about our foundation, since we have already been in the newspaper a couple times concerning our first large proposed project. Crossroads Sporting Events, or CSE Foundation, is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and are a fundraising entity organized to assist local youth athletic and academic programs with venues and/or events.