You may watch the live video or listen to the live audio on
the Illinois General Assembly web site (ILGA.GOV) by clicking HERE.

The address will also be streamed on Facebook Live and at the following links:

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Slug:  State of the State Live
Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 11:45 AM (CT)  1:00 PM (CT) 
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WGEL Radio announced that the First National Bank is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors in Bond County. Two Greenville High School and two Mulberry Grove High School seniors will be selected to each receive a $500 scholarship. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance offices of each school or may be downloaded at the bank’s website at Scholarships are listed under the Trust tab.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average and exhibit the willingness to “go the extra mile” in academics, sports, or extra-curricular activities. Applicants will also submit a one page essay on a topic that is outlined in the application package.

Applications must be received no later than April 2, 2018.

If you have any questions about the scholarships, contact Pat Kious at FNB Greenville at 664-0300 or Dianne Siebert at FNB Mulberry Grove at 326-8314.
On Thursday State Representative John Cavaletto joined Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti for the announcement of a virtual learning pilot program involving students from Altamont Community High School. The 10 students from ACHS will help the State determine the future of the program. The students will be studying Advanced Placement US History and Government.

"The quality of education at Altamont is a good benchmark for evaluating the success of a pilot program like this," said Rep. Cavaletto. "The goal is to help more students from our rural part of the state take these kinds of classes to be able to go on to college."

Read more at the KJ Country web site by clicking here.