Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Boone County food pantry receives $25,000 grant

 

The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry recently received $25,000 grant from the City of Rockford Human Services Department.

This is part of a community services block grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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Asst. Elementary School Principal | K12 Jobspot

 

Organization: Belvidere Community Unit School District #100

Type: Administration : Assistant Principal

Posted: 6/29/2010

Available: 8/2/2010

Meehan & Lincoln Elementary Schools

Position DetailsAbout Belvidere Community Unit School District #100

Description:
Need by August 2, 2010 for the 2010-11school year;  10 month administration position. $55,000-$60,000 + TRS.
Qualifications:
Type 75 certificate. Masters degree in Educational Administration.
Application Procedure:
Qualified applicants should apply on line.
Selection Procedure:
If you are selected you will be contacted by phone.

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GM may not be able to sell Indianapolis stamping plant

I thought such things were over with as long as GM=Government Motors. 

GM wants to sell the plant to Chicago based JD Norman.

JD Norman is the only potential buyer in this deal. The company has plants in the U.S. and Mexico

The only options for the plant are to have the sale go through, or for GM to close the plant in 2011.

If union workers at GM's Indianapolis stamping plant don't negotiate by the end of business Wednesday, the sale of the plant could be in jeopardy, resulting in its closure.

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Scamming the scammers?

Shown below is the article from today’s Rockford Register Star regarding phone solicitation by parties representing themselves as the Illinois Sheriff’s Association(ISA).

Jo Davis

The very interesting thing is-- just how charitable is the Illinois Sheriff’s Association?  Back in 2009 I report on a letter requesting my donation to the ISA signed by Boone County Sheriff, Duane Wirth.  See:  http://boonecountywatchdog.blogspot.com/2009/02/illinois-sheriff-association-and.html  

At that time I reported that the Illinois Charitable Forms for ISA indicates that 52% of the revenue is given as charity 48% is management and fundraising expenses.  The more recent such forms (12 months of 2007) is shown below. (also available at: http://www.ilsheriff.org/IL%20Charitable%20Organ.%20Annual%20Report.pdf)  Now  those numbers have improved to 59.5% of the revenue is given as charity and 40.5% is management and fundraising expenses.  100% of the fundraising is raised by paid professional fundraisers.

Oh yes—our household has received numerous phone calls from individuals representing themselves as the ISA.

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Belvidere man ID’d as gang member hit with gun charge -

Daniel Ambriz, 19, of Belvidere was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, a Class 2 felony

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