The East Central Illinois Community Action Agency has announced that energy assistance is available for senior citizens and others who qualify. The Agency will take appointments for qualified households on a first-come, first-serve basis at 217-443-2705 starting on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013.
Only senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, and those whose power source has been disconnected, are eligible to apply.
Proof of income is required.
Applications will be taken until all funds are exhausted. Benefits are paid directly to the household's utility provider.
35-year-old Christina Pundt of Georgetown was pronounced dead at the scene of a single car crash Sunday.
Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson said it appeared the woman lost control of her vehicle on loose gravel, south of Fairmount. The accident happened just after 1 pm on County Road 1100 North near 700 East.
A passenger was transported to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. The investigation continues by County Sheriff's Police and the Coroner's Office.
Kankakee Police Investigators are working with patrol officers in reference to a shooting which took place in the 1300 block of E. Chestnut.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 815.933.0426, dispatchers at 815.933.3321 or through Crime Stoppers at 815 93-CRIME. More information will be released when it becomes available and will not have an impact on the still ongoing investigation.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans named one of “The World’s Most Ethical Companies” for second straight year
* Organization recognized for demonstrated leadership in ethical business practices *
Watseka,,IL (August 30, 2013) – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has been selected as one of the 2013 "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute. Thrivent Financial was named to the prestigious list for the second consecutive year as a result of its leadership in promoting ethical business standards as well as for introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is represented locally by Larry Burton in Watseka and Roger Kimmel and Denise Kosik in Gilman.
"As a membership-owned, faith-based organization we strive to have high ethical practices at the core of everything we do," said Teresa Rasmussen, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Thrivent Financial. "This award is continued validation of our efforts."
The Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.