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Bureau County Republican (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Princeton, New JerseyBureau Chuntu a Republican saturday March 21, 2015 serving Bureau county since 1847 newsstand Price 75 Ivcic drops lawsuit by Ken Schroeder Shaw Media service Oglesby a the lawsuit brought against Putnam county and Marquis Energy by Illinois Valley Community College has reached its end. On wednesday March 18, the Ivcic Board instructed school lawyers to drop the suit. Full details on the decision and what it Means for Ivcic Are not available As of press time. The Board and College officials will discuss the terms and its repercussions at its next Board meeting on thursday april 9. A obviously its $1 million late a said Mark Marquis chief executive officer of Marquis Energy regarding the dismissal of the lawsuit. A that Money has been squandered and hopefully someone will be held accountable on a Board level. This sends the wrong message to businesses that want to come to this area to pursue this lawsuit for four years sends a message to other companies that its not business Friendly Here and that hurts the local taxpayers in the Ivcic District paid $680,000 for i Vcci a lawsuit while Putnam county taxpayers spent $250,000 to defend the suit. Ivcic filed the suit in april 2011. It stemmed from a tax abatement dispute it had with Putnam county and the Marquis Energy ethanol Plant which is located in the Bureau Putnam Enterprise zone. Ivcic signed on to the Enterprise zone in 2006 with an agreement to Abate taxes on construction of new businesses in the zone in order to Spur economic growth. The College left the Enterprise zone in 2011. The logistics of a Sale. City Sells 15 acres in the Princeton logistics Park by Zita Henneberry Princeton a a split vote cast during a noon thursday March 19, special meeting at City Hall has brought about another significant change in Princeton. While the company wishes to remain Anonymous a Little while longer the preliminary work for a Sale of 15 acres in the Princeton logistics Park located at the North end of town has been approved. Mayor Keith Cain commissioner Bob Warren and commissioner Ray Swanson voted yes. Commissioners Joel Quiram and Ray Mabry voted no. This split vote approved terms of the Sale agreed upon with an Anonymous buyer. According to Princeton City manager Jeff Clawson a manufacturing business will soon Start construe year 169 no. 35 two sections 24 pages tion and operation in the North end of the Park. The goal is to have construction finished and business operations begun before Winter he explained. The buyer has agreed to invest at minimum $3 million into the area and provide at least 10 jobs. These Are the just the numbers they can guarantee said Clawson. It is much More probable he added that there will eventually be much More than 10 jobs created by this project. Princeton has agreed to sell 15 acres on the North end of the logistics Park with an additional 10 acre option to the buyer. Possible construction of a Road and entryway May be required of the City depending on the Illinois department of transportation Dot. Clawson explained both a u be bar photo Zita Henneberry Community partners against substance abuse coordinator Dawn Conerton front right and Princeton police chief Tom Root Back right talked with attendants of the hidden in Plain sight event about the current drug trends. This event hosted by Casa with the help of linking efforts against drugs Lead staged a typical teen s bedroom to help parents identify various signs of drug use. Can you see the signs a hidden in Plain sight by Zita Henneberry Princeton a there were no Rose coloured glasses at the thursday March 19, hidden in Plain sight event. A a there a things that we never would have thought about at that age. I thought the display was excellent a said attending Mother Jodi Hargis. The Community partners against substance abuse Casa organization has been taking the surrounding communities on by storm in an attempt to educate the Public about substance abuse. Coordinator Dawn Conerton explained Casa will continue to give presentations throughout the area. Eventually she said. Casa would like to have its own props for a portable teen bedroom. Teamed with executive director and Duran of linking efforts against drugs Lead out of Lake Forest Casa hosted the hidden in Plain sight event at the Bureau county metro Center thursday night. Duran and Princeton police chief Tom Root spoke to the crowded room about the current drug trends dangers and signs Page 4 do schools really have a Rainy Day Money sve superintendent Jim Hermes says no by Goldie Currie Spring Valley a while there a been recent questions raised about what area schools Are doing with the Large sums of Money sitting in their Bank accounts Spring Valley elementary school superintendent Jim Hermes set a few facts straight at the wednesday March 18, Board meeting. In his usual report on the districts Cash flow and budget watch he pointed out How numbers in each of the districts funds Are not always As they seem. A for example while the districts de fund is sitting at $2.9 million right now about $2.4 million is earmarked for teachers salaries. A a it a Nice to have a Little Money in your Bank account Quot Hermes said. A but i Call it a a rain Day fund. Its More smart Hermes said people following the districts budget numbers need to take into account what a really happening behind the numbers rather than just Reading the number. Hermes said schools like sve Are heavily funded by state Aid and while some May think the school gets Back 100 percent of their allotted state Aid in reality sve is Only getting 89 percent of what they Are suppose to get from state Aid. Hermes shined a Light on transportation reimbursements As an example. The District has five buses and Many students rely on that ride to school each Day. However transportation and bus costs done to come cheap for schools. A it would be Nice if the state recognized that need and paid us 100 percent of what s expected to be paid to us but we be Only gotten 11 percent reimbursement this year a Hermes said. Right now the District Only has $19,000 left in its transportation fund and it May be what have to work with until june 12, the last Dav of 7 98213 Quot 00012 1 Bureau county Republican outpatient therapy interdisciplinary team of experienced professionals state of the Art therapy equipment full Range of rehabilitative therapies physical occupational amp speech 140 n. 6th st., Princeton 815-875-6600 3230 Becker drive Peru 815-224-2200 13 a a Cox y a a ounce Back to Alc Ucci. Krikar not for profit provider Liberty Village m

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