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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 3, 2008, Alton, Illinois NOT IN THE CARDS BUILDING A LIFE SOLID FOUNDATION Cardinals lose to Philadelphia Construction business does it all LCCC welcomes key staff member OUR KVKVOAY TELEGRAPH 202 Serving the River Bend since 1836 August 2008 Rate plan at critical point By MAGGIE BORMAN The Telegraph Ameren Illinois Utilities have lowered by mil lions of dollars their planned overall requests for electric and natural gas rate but the amount is still far higher than consumer groups are willing to Consumer groups reject utilitys latest proposal The Illinois Commerce the states utility industry must decide by 30 whether to grant the rate hike and The company originally requested a million rate hike and but has Sunday IMPACT reduced its request to mil Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris Earlier this year the Illinois Commerce Commission staff recommended a million increase for Ameren rather than the million originally Jim communications director for the Citizens Utility See Page A13 A LOOK AT THE FIGURES million Original rate increase request for elec tric and natural gas by Ameren million Rate request amended down by being considered by ICC million Amount Citizens Utility Board believes is reasonably justi fied million Amount that ICC staff is CEMETERY SUPPORT The BOWLING From Don Sherry Droste and Larry Thompson mow an area of Alton Cemetery Saturday Fifteen volunteers toiled In the high humidity trimming the cemetery lawn with mowers and Below Pam Whlsler trims around a hedge stone behind the Lovejoy Monument at the start of the volunteer The extra help was needed because the cemetery staff has not been able to keep up with the fastgrowing grass and weeds caused by frequent This area right here is the beginning of the history of our PAM WHISLER GODFREY VILU6E CLERK Residents tidy up landmark Wet weather leads to rampant vegetation growth By AMBER RUSSELL For The Telegraph ALTON Residents pitched in Saturday to assist Alton Cemetery with cleaning and mowing Upkeep of the histor ical cemetery grounds has lagged because of unsea sonably wet weather this sum and workers havent been able to properly maintain the O SEE VIDEO About 15 volunteers showed up at 8 Saturday to help cemetery staff mow the Representatives of Pride the East End Improvement the Alton Godfrey Rotary Club and the Alton School District came out to roll up their sleeves and help out the citys Godfrey Village Clerk Pam a member of Pride said she volunteered because it is important to main tain such a prominent land This area right here is the beginning of the history of our Whisler Many people died and were buried here for Lovejoys so we just want to beau tify the Sue Hardin of Pride said See Page A13 HUNTERS QUESTION USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES MONEY By MAGGIE BORMAN The Telegraph People like Meadowbrook resident Ron Wallace waste no words when asked what they think about the potential for more cuts to the Illinois taxes going into Illinois general fund Department of Natural I feel our states have been grossly mismanaged designated funds and put it into under he general fund pool because I think its a shame he has been allowed to take money from what the public considers he wants A hunter since age Wallace said he and other sports enthusiasts recently learned fees and taxes they pay for weapons and ammunition are not kept for DNR but instead go into the general fund to be used as the governor sees I was told recently when I called one of the public lands areas I wanted to hunt on that See Page A13 Mostly hot HIGH LOW 72 DRAWINCBYMAKAN EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY scoNiKXAoeit LOTTERY NATION WORLD TELEVISION mmm MONDAY NEWS A million dollars for a hole in one New ONUNE EDITION at the top right comer View first three pages FREEI Subscription information available online BLOC BULLETIN Cynthia Ellis Two movies I recently rented made me OriginalCyn PUBLISH YOUR STUFF Pluck SiteLif e Create a profile and comment on local create share photos and participate In community you DATA CENTRAL GUIDE Everything you need to know about the River Bend Animal organizations Entertainment Libraries Government Schools Points of Interest Wempen 7Hll18122H00690nll8
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