A foggy Monday morning should give way to three days of warm temps and sunshine before more showers roll in toward the end of the work week.
The National Weather Service reports today will be the first in what forecasters think will be three straight days of high temperatures in the mid-70s to low-80s. Sunshine should be around with the warmth today, Tuesday and Wednesday.
A chance of thunderstorms returns overnight on Wednesday into Thursday morning. Thursday's temperatures could drop into the mid-60s with a chance of showers.
That chance of showers will remain through the weekend. National Weather Service forecasters think temperatures will drop off a little more, hovering around 60 through next Sunday. Overnight lows could drop into the mid-40s.
Attorney General says No charges against Health Department
* The following information updates an earlier-posted WGFA website story regarding the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department....
WATSEKA -- Iroquois County State's Attorney Jim Devine now confirms the Illinois Attorney General will not pursue any criminal charges concerning allegations made against the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department.
Devine said he was asked by Assistant Attorney General Mary Bucaro to act a spokesperson for her, stating her office will not be pursuing any charges against any employee or the Ford-Iroquois Health Department.
Devine had asked the A-G to "take a look" at financial handling of matters within the local health department. That came after months of accusations at Freedom of Information requests from sources even outside the two-county area.
The A-G's ruling is that "nothing stands out to merit criminal charges and the matter will not be pursued."
BLOOMINGTON – An investigative report of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department reveals ‘no evidence to support fraudulent expending of grant funds.”
That’s the finding in an audit conducted by the East Central Illinois Area AGENCY on AGING.
The Bloomington-based agency, which serves 16 central-Illinois counties, conducted what it calls a thorough investigation of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department on April 2nd.
Planning & Program Manager Susan Real reviewed the purchase of gift cards under the Caregiver Gap Program to make sure cards were used in accordance with Area Agency allowable cost requirements.It allows for the purchase of school supplies, school clothing, etc for the grandchildren/relatives being raised by grandparents/relatives.
The audit also reviewed expenses reported under the implementation of the Elder Abuse M-Team Meetings to make sure meal costs were in accordance with Area Agency allowable cost requirements.
The Agency on Aging Executive Director Mike O’Donnell notes in a letter to the F-I Public Health Department “No evidence was found to support fraudulent expending of East Central Illinois Area AGENCY on AGING Title 7 grant funds.
O’Donnell reports expenses reported were considered allowable with the Older Americans Act Federal Regulations.The report also states Lunch expenses were in accordance with the AREA on AGING Title 7 applications for Fiscal Year 2012 and FY 2013.