Monday, April 19, 2010

Charity car show to return this year

7th Annual Spring Fever Charity Classic Car Show will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 near Doc’s Upholstery along Logan Ave.

This local businessman is known for his work at Doc’s Upholstery, 6544 Joan Ave., which has given him access to many classic and custom car buffs around the region.

The proceeds of the event will help the Special Olympics, His Glory Belvidere Mission and Helping Hands Network.

This charity car show has provided many thousands of needed dollars to the charities it supports with over $17,000 being collected and distributed to these charities in the event’s best year.

The year’s event will also have a silent auction to benefit the Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry, a 50/50 raffle and a variety of foods offered by local commercial and volunteer organizations.

The Belvidere Daily Republican. - Charity car show to return this year

Donate a dollar for a Cubs dream - Freeport, IL - The Journal-Standard

Grass root economics:  Little Wrigley Field in Freeport.

Funds donated to the effort will help the organization build bleachers in the outfield at the stadium on Empire Street, allowing as many as 400 people to attend events at the field. 

Last year the attraction drew visitors from 47 states and 26 counties. According to statistics gathered by the Freeport and Stephenson County Visitor’s Bureau, Little Cubs Field generated more than $130,000 in local economic impact.

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Kirk to return Goldman Sachs donations

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he plans to return campaign contributions from employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat…"I will err on the side of caution,..”

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Getting schooled on the law

This sounds like a good program.  With Mr. Hursh and Mr. Tobin going at it in a race for judgeship perhaps they could spend some time at the county’s three high schools and get our students informed of the law.

[Kane County Judge]Boles stunned students [Dundee-Crown High School] with specifics of the law, including the possibility of arrest for those at a party where there is alcohol but they haven't been drinking…

The same goes for those in a car that has drugs in its glove compartment.

"Anyone within reach is what the law considers 'control of the area,' " Boles said.

New DUI laws are imposing even stricter penalties. The usual Class A misdemeanor can now be upgraded to a fourth class felony -- punishable up to one year in prison -- if it's not the driver's first or if they don't have a valid license or auto insurance.

Students also seemed unaware that an 18 year-old having sex with a minor would deem them a sex offender, requiring registry at their college campus.

 

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Getting schooled on the law :: The Courier News :: Local News

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