22-year-old Terrell Love of Kankakee will spend some time in prison. He was sentenced in U-S District Court to six years for possession of a gun while on parole.
Love pleaded guilty to the weapons charge before Judge Michael McCuskey. Love was arrested by KAMEG agents for possession of a .22 caliber revolver and was on parole oat the time. He also had previous felony convictions for robbery and aggravated battery to a police officer.
Harms Questions Constitutionality of Proposed State Budget
Springfield...On May 15th State Representative Josh Harms and fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives fought against over 70 new bills proposed by the majority party that expanded state budget expenditures beyond the agreed upon revenue estimate. With about $3 billion being spent over the initial balanced agreement of $34.495 billion, the new proposed budget indicates that the tax increase of 2011 will continue in order to satisfy the majority party's need to overspend taxpayer money.
Representative Harms said, "This budget is clearly unconstitutional, as it is a clear violation of our State's balanced budget requirement. It includes an apparent tax increase we've yet to hear about because these unbalanced, unconstitutional numbers will need funding somehow. There are unprotected lump sums of taxpayer money riddled throughout these budget bills. Do we really want to give the Quinn administration another political slush fund? Have we learned nothing from the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative scandal?"
The entire Republican House caucus is asking interested constituents to sign their petition, found at member websites (www.repharms.org), to eliminate the tax increase of 2011, and thereby urge the majority party to adhere to Illinois' constitutional right for a well-balanced budget.
Iroquois County Public Health Department budget on public display
The proposed 2014 budget for the Iroquois County Public Health Department is available for public review in the Iroquois County Clerk's Office.
The board of health will vote on the budget during its May 21 meeting, scheduled for 7 pm at the Administrative Center, Watseka.
Comments on the budget can be made by contacting Public Health Administrator Dee Schippert or board of health members Michelle Fairley, Lauren Luecke, Tammy Pree, Dr. Aravind Reddy, John Shure, James Tungate, Dr. Rodney Yergler or Dr. Philip Zumwalt