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   Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 16, 2008, Alton, Illinois                                Turnovers costly as Illini drop to 56 ILLINOIS LOSES DPODFP oncustomerservice BAKING ROYALTY Dukes Bakery continues Alton tradition OUR EVERYDAY HATS AMORE River Bend residents show off their chapeaux TELEGRAPH SUNDAY 307 Serving the River Bend since 1836 November 2008 Clock ticking for scoff laws Water company to shut off service for delinquent sewer bills By LINDA WELLER The Telegraph ALTON The city is giving residents and businesses until 31 to make good on sewer bills or else have the water company turn off There are those who refuse to but we will get around to Comptroller Stephanie Elliott The citys stance comes with IllinoisAmerican Water now sending out Altons sewer IllinoisAmerican began including sewer charges on its water bills to Alton customers on The money that the Comptrollers Office is trying to collect is from bills prior to with about customers owing as of Twentyfive people owe more than on resi dential and five people owe more than on com mercial Elliott She could not publicly identi fy people who owe the city or call 4632523 I money on the advice of Corporation Counselor Jim The bills have accu mulated over some as Altons sewer bill is per Elliott said she plans to run a legal notice in The Telegraph officially announcing the push to get people to pay their out standing sewer bills before the end of the The offer for people to make a payment agreement with the city expires After that people must pay the full amount Customers who have their water turned off must pay all money due to the city before they can get service The owner or tenant also must pay all outstanding water bills to IllinoisAmerican a on service fee of any additional fines and fees and an assessment to IllinoisAmerican for up to 30 days of water having See Page A13 FUN FARE For The RITTER Registered nurse Jan King takes blood from Meclora resident Dara Simmons finger for a cholesterol test Saturday morning at the Womens wellness Fair at Alton Memorial The event drew in nearly 500 women for free health lunch catered by Tonys Restaurant and a host of Below Women of all ages filled the hospitals halls browsing Fairs light touch illuminates vital womens health issues Hundreds get massages at Alton Memorial Hospital event By AMBER RUSSELL For The Telegraph ALTON Alton Memorial Hospitals Womens Wellness Fair gives women an opportunity to learn about health and wellness issues spe cific to their The celebrating its ninth attracted nearly 500 women They have the chance to do some holi day receive a eat a free lunch catered by Tonys in Alton and have health screenings at a reduced The Womens Wellness fair is a lit tle bit different than the other health fairs we have here at said Dave senior coordinator pub lic relations at We try to have a little more and its probably the most wellattended event we The events screenings included breast bone blood pres See Page A13 IMPACT This wind taken from the Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative Web is similar to those planned in a new Pike County wind farm A mighty wind Company pins hopes on energyproducing farm By MAGGIE BORMAN The Telegraph PITTSFIELD wind power that could one day light up thousands of homes is becom ing a reality in Pike Prairie has announced plans to develop a 30megawatt wind farmnear While the exact number of wind turbines has yet to be initial estimates are for tur Jacksonvilles Prairie Power provides wholesale electricity to 11 Illinois electrical distribu tion cooperatives and is a mem ber of Touchstone an alliance of more than 660 local consumerowned electric utili ties around the Prairie through its 11 member cooperatives in 44 Illinois serves rural Illinois Rural Electric a member of PPI in installed a wind turbine similar to those Prairie Power will be constructing and The cooperatives turbine can be seen from Interstate looking and is miles west of Robert Prairie Powers senior director of plan ning and said prop erty easements are being obtained and construction should start in late with completion in early In addition to landowners being very I have received over 20 calls from oth ers that are excited about the project and want it on their Reynolds We have not had one adverse com ment about the Prairie Power plans to offer each landowner the opportunity to benefit from sales of the electricity from the See Page A13 WHATS OUTSIDE Seasonably cool HIGH Low 32 DRAWING 8Y ANNIE AMBROSE FUlRTtHXADeR WHATS LOTTERY NATION WORLD TELEVISION GOMIKG BUSINESS Tonys Restaurant and Lounge In Alton adapting to times with new menu pricing ONLINE EDITION at the top right comer View first three pages FREE Subscription information available online BLOC BULLETIN Dan Brannan Freer Auto Body stepping up charity INFO CENTER GUIDE Everything you need to know about the River Bend Animal organizations Emenajnment libraries Government Schools Points of Interest PUBLISH YOUR 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