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11 Mattress/Furniture Overstock Clearance 30-60% Off Mattress sets starting at $100 Sofa's starting at $299 All brand new with full warranties Delivery Available Springfield 217-361-1357 OTAL QUALITY MERCHANDISE FOR SALE - 2 Bdrm home, comer lot, attached deck, 2-car gar., 220 W. Morgan, Mt. Pulaski, $72,500 / 891-7633 or 792-5583 FOR RENT - 2 bdrm Apt. - Mt. Pulaski, lease, references, depost, 737-0347 or 792-5313 FOR RENT - 2 Bdrm house, lease available, 737-0347 or 792-5313 Will buy junk cars/trucks 217-415- 0438 TRACTOR FOR HIRE If Needing. - Landscaping - Grading - - Brush Mowing - - Post HoleDigging - Etc. - Give us a call at 217-7372946 or online at for more details LEGAL NOTICE The Tentative Budget for the Mt. Pulaski Community Unit District #23 for the 2010-2011 School Year will be available for inspection in the Unit Office, 119 N. Garden St., Mt. Pulaski, IL on Monday, August 16, 2010 through Monday, September 20, 2010. Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Hearing on the Tentative Budget will be Monday, September 20, 2010 during the regular meeting of the Board of Education. Meeting time is 7:00 P.M. MT. PULASKI COMMUNITY UNIT DISTRICT #23 BOARD OF EDUCATION Experienced home care to elderly. Good rates, by the hour (daily, weekly, or monthly.) References. Will clean, cook, do laundry, run errands, etc. Avail- able Monday thru Friday. Rosie 217-37-7765 between 8am and 4pro.. Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty- four times-issues) per year by Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mr. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Business and Editorial Offices: Accounting and Circulation Offices: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Call 217-792-5557 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mr. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 2010 TAX LEVY ORDINANCE An ordinance for tlhe levy and assessment of taxes for the Latham Fire Protection District, Logan and Macon Counties, 411inois, for the' fiscal year begin- ning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2011. The Latham Fire Protection Distdct, of Logan and Macon Counties, Illinois, a municipal corporation under 70 ILCS 705/1: by its President and Board of Trustees hereby levies by ordinance under 70 ILCS 705/14: 1, Upon all taxable property within th e corporate limits of this fire iProtection distdct the total sum of EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN DOLLARS ($81,218) or so much as may be authorized by law, hereby is levied, divided in separate funds as follows: INSURANCE FUND: $13,100 AUDIT FUND: -O- GENERAL FUND: $68,118 TOTAL: $81,218 2. The purpose of this Tax Levy Ordinance is to defray all the necessary expenses and liabilities [70 ILCS 705115] of this fire protection district for its Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2010, and ending May 31, 2011, a copy of which is attached hereto, incorporated by reference into and expressly made part of this Tax Levy Ordinance as pages 2 and 3 hereof. 3. The tax assessed, apprepdated and levied shall be collected by the officer designated by statute to collect State and County taxes. The tax shall be paid by that collecting officer to the Latham Fire Protection Distdct'!s Treasurer. 4. The Secretary of this fire protection district shall file with both the Logan and Macon County Clerks a duly certified copy of this Ordinance. 70 ILCS 705114. 5. This 2010 Tax Levy Ordinance shall be pub- lished in the Mt. IPulaski "13mes, a newspaper of general c|rculatioun within the district's territory. This ordinance shall take effect ten days after it is so published. 70 IILCS 705/7. /" PASSED AND APPROVED August 2, 2010. /S/ Cad Faith District President 70 ILCS 705/14 PASSED, DEPOSITED & FILED August 2, 2010. IS Dale Taylor District Secretary ANNUAL BUDGET & APPROPRIATION ORDI- NANCE The LATHAM FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT'S combined annual budget and appropriation ordi-, nance to appropriate such funding deemed neces- sary to pay expenses and to specify the objects and amounts for the appropriations for dle fiscal year beginning June 1, 2010 and ending May 31," 2011. PASSED by the President and Board of Trustees of the LATHAM FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, Logan and Macon Counties, ifiinois: Section 1. The fiscal year of this District shall be from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011. Section 2. A. Cash, on hand at the beginning of dle fiscal year on June 1, 2010 $23,895 B. Estimate of the cash expected to be received during the fiscal year of June 1, 2010 to May 31,2011 1. Real Estate Taxes $81,218; 2. Illinois Replace- ment and Fire Tax $2,500; 3. Donations Int. & Misc. Income $3,500; Total Estimated Revenues $111;113 C. Estimate of the expenditures corltemplated for the fiscal year of June 1,2010 to May 31,2011 $110,960 O. Estimated cash expected to be on hand at the end of the fiscal year on May 31,2011 $153 Section 3. The following sums of money hereby are appropriated for the objects and purposes herein specified to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities Of the Latham Fire Protection District, Logan and Macon Counties, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning June 1,2010 and ending May 31, 2011: GENERAL FUND ADMINISTRATION (a) Pdnting, Postage, and Publication Expenses $1.050;(b) Trustee Salades $750;(c) Legal and Accounting Services $1,431 ;(d) Organization Dues, Conference and Meeting Exp. $1,000; (e) Medicare and FICA Taxes $200 TOTAL $4,431 FIREHOUSE BUILDING AND GROUNDS EXPENSE (a) Utilities - Electric, Gas, Water, and Disposal $7,000; (b) Telephone $3,000; (c) Repairs, Maintenance, Supplies, and Equipment $33,206 TOTAL $43,206 FIREFIGHTING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT. (a) Fuel $4,000; (b) Repairs, Maintenance, and Equipment Testing $8,800; (c) Fire, Protective and Rescue Equipment $10,000;(d) Communications Equipment $6,000; (e) Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program $9,500 TOTAL $38,300 PERSONEL AND FIRE PRQTECTION FUND (a) FirefighterlOfficer Expense. $2,500; (b) Train- ing Expense $4,000; (c) Fire Prevention Materials $250; (d) Computer & Expenses Software $750 TOTAL $7,500 C(NTINGENT EXPENSES (a) For miscellaneous and Contingent General Expanse, Unforeseen, Emergency Expenses and Expanses not included in any of the above items $1,000 TOTAL $1,000 ILLNOIS GRANT FUND (a) Illinois Grant Fund -0- TOTAL -0- TOTAL GENERAL FUND $94,437 LIABILITY INSURANCE FUND TravelersNFIS, "costs of protecting itself or its employees against liability, property damage or "loss", and workers compensation Per7451LCS10/ 9-107 16,523 AUDIT FUND Audit Service -0- TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS $110,960 Section 4 - The unexpended balance of any appro- priation under this ordinance may be spent to pay any deficiency in any similar item with the same general purpose in this ordinance. Up to 10/o . of the total amount appropriated for any fund by this ordinance may be transferred between various items in such fund. 50 ILCS 330/3. Section 5 - If any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this ordinance is declared invalid by a court then such adjunction shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any part thereof other than such part so declared invalid. Section - 6- This ordinance shall take effect ten days after publication of the Annual Ordinance as passed by the Board of Trustees. 70 ILCS 705/7 Sectioh 7 - Notwi|hstanding the Genera Fund's $110,960 amount budgeted for expenditures, The District's General Fund's aggregate levy and extension shall be reduced by Th e County lerk's to $81,218 within the/imitations for the amounts levied. 35 ILCS 200/18-15 and 200118-56 Mt. Pulaski 1,75 th Anniversary Historical Sketches By Phil Bertoni - #7 in a Series The only judge who ever presided ;at the Mount Pulaski court was Judge David Davis, who replaced Judge Samuel H. Treat in 1848. Treat got his start as a young lawyer in the state of New York, moved to Illinois in 1834, settlecl in his law practice in Springfield and was appointed to replace Stephen T. Logan in 1839. Lincoln went into partnership with Logan in 1841, being Logan's apprentice - "...from him, Lincoln learned...", how to be "thorough" like Logan, who "...was one of the most neat, scrupulous, particular, and exact Lawyers in Illi- nois when it came time to presenting cases, writing letters, and filing doc- uments." [Sandburg, Vol. I, p. 286] Two years later, Treat was elected as one of the associate Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court. As a Supreme Justice, as stipulated by the 1841 General Assembly, he was assigned one of the circuit courts - that being the Eight Judicial Circuit where he had been temporarily serving in Logan's place. "He was regarded as an able lawyer and devoted himself exclusively to his judicial duties, to the detriment of his private business which was found at his death to be in great confusion." This new Logan County Court- house was ready for occupancy in the spring of 1848, when county records were loaded into wagons at Postville and moved 11 miles to their new quarters. "In many respects, the old court house at Mount Pulaski is as historic as the old original Postville build- ing [purchased and removed by Henry Ford to Michigan in 1920S]. Abraham Lincoln was present 'oftener' in this build- ing [Mount Pulaski venue] than in any other in the county and during the existence of the county seat in Mount Pulaski, he was on one side or the other of every important case upon the docket. Stephen A. Douglas, who never appeared at the Postville temple of justice, was a frequent advocate at the Mount Pulaski bar as also was U. F. Linder, Josiah Lam- born, O. H. Browning, Lyman Trum- bell, Leonard Swett [famous Chicago Criminal lawyer] and others. Every plank in the structure is therefore sacred witla historical significance." After the" Mount Pulaski court- house was built, a necessary jail was constructed as well. It was a two-st0rY brick building, a much improved jail over the "Postville bas- tille". The windows were enclosed with iron grating. "This jail con- tained a debtor's cell, now no longer an adjunct to our civilization. The jail cost about $1,ooo." Note: It has not been verified by any other source that this Mt. Pulaski Courthouse two-story Jail was ever built. Anyone with infor- mation about this is asked to contact Phil Bertoni (792 5442) or inotreb @ frontier net. net. ,,4. BOB METZ sent this photo in and provided..i "The engine was badly damaged near Edwardsville. Rear-ended a train stopped on Maryville Hill. Destroyed the caboose on the other train. The Illinois Terminal rebuilt the 2001, but the front-end paint never did match perfectly. I can assure you, this engine went through Mt. Pulaski, many, many times." There are 8,674 different Hebrew words in the Bible, 5,624 different Greek words, and 12,143 different English words in the King James Version. The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours. Shawn 414-5413 Fred 566-3427