A few months back Bob Bolser presented a check for $2,250 to the Wilmington Police Department. The Operation Helping Heroes program through Country Financial recognizes local first responders for all they do in the community. When he made the donation, Bob asked that the funds be used at the discretion of the officers.
Officers were asked to present ideas of how they would like to use the funds and came up with the idea of recognizing the 20th anniversary of September 11th, and the thousands of first responders that were killed by terrorists that day. A memorial badge was designed that does just that. Wording on the badges (pictured below) say "20th Anniversary," "Never Forget," the officer's rank, "Wilmington, IL," the officers radio number, & "September 11, 2001." The center seal depicts the twin towers, the Pentagon, and the symbol for Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed, and both red & blue lines representing fire and police personnel that perished that day.
Thank you again Bob Bolser, for always supporting our police department. ... See MoreSee Less
The "Great Catfish" must be watching out for us...storms seem to have moved off![822 pm CDT Saturday July 24th, 2021]
Clusters of showers and thunderstorms are moving to the southeast at 30 to 35 mph. Deadly lightning and torrential downpours can be expected with damaging wind gusts also possible, mainly along and east of I-57 and south of U.S. 24. Elsewhere, a few isolated showers may develop behind the storms prior to sunset. Go indoors as storms approach. Be alert for warnings. ... See MoreSee Less
Be prepared for thunderstorms and severe weather this evening.[3:35 PM CDT Saturday, July 24]
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan until 10 PM CDT. The primary threat with any storms today will be damaging winds, but large hail and a brief tornado cannot be ruled out either. Stay weather aware as we head into this evening. ... See MoreSee Less