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Jim Bohannon Says Potential Replacements For Attorney General Jeff Sessions Unclear

Tensions are growing between President Donald Trump, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Jim Bohannon, host of the Jim Bohannon show heard weeknights on Newstalk WTIM says should Sessions leave his position, it's unclear as to who would replace him.

 

Bohannon appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and says the situation between the President and the Attorney General is interesting, considering Session's early support of Trump.

 

 

One of the sources of tension between the two stems from Sessions recusing himself from the ongoing investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Bohannon says because of this, he doesn't see one possible name to replace Sessions, former New York City Mayor Rudy Guliani, being named to the post.

 

 

Bohannon says he personally would like to see South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy considered for the position should Sessions leave or be removed from his position.


Christian County Fair Officially Under Way

 

The Christian County Agricultural Fair is officially underway. The festivities began with a ribbon cutting this morning in front of the fair offices. Monsanto also presented a bench to the fair as a part of the opening festivities.

 

 

Christian County Fair Board President Jim Olive says the Miss, Jr. Miss, and Little Miss Christian County Fair pageants will kick off the evening festivities tonight.

 

 

Olive says the weather shouldn’t hold people back from coming out to the fair.

 

 

For full coverage of the Christian County Fair, visit the Christian County Fair page on TaylorvilleDailyNews.com.


Christian County CEO Holds Student, Parent Orientation Monday Night

Around 50 investors, parents and students, attended Monday night's Christian County C-E-O Student Orientation at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Following a light meal, C-E-O board co-chair Brenda Spurling thanked everyone for attending.  Following introductions, she then introduced C-E-O facilitator Dick Adams, who outlined the program and what the 14 students that will be in this year's class, can expect, including starting their own business.

Adams added they'll personally visit many Christian County businesses.

And, the Christian County C-E-O facilitator told the group the students will be doing some public speaking during the school year.

For more information on the Christian County C-E-O program, go to christiancountyceo-dot-com.


New Shelbyville Church Get Pews to Call Their Own

A church is hardly a church without pews, but one Shelbyville church that has been reborn in the past year no longer has to worry about not having pews. New Free Methodist Church has been next Macari’s Service Center in Shelbyville since the beginning of the year, and the church’s pastor says the new pews help the church take one more step forward as they build their ministry.

 

Ronald Newman is the Pastor of New Free Methodist Church. He says the church was borrowing pews before these were purchased, and they are happy they no longer have to worry about transporting the borrowed pews.

 

 

Newman says the church is now looking to form a Free Methodist Society and expanded their presence in Shelbyville.

 

 

Newman says there are plenty of good churches in Shelbyville, and his church is reaching out to those who do not have a church home.


LLCC to Offer Free Ag-Related Courses

Lincoln Land Community College will offer select courses for free this fall. LLCC will offer an agriculture watershed management class and a landscape lake ecology class at no cost to students. The classes are being offered for free thanks to grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

David Bowman is the Program Coordinator for Workforce Development at LLCC. He says the free classes offer students a free opportunity to see if either of these program is a route they want to take for their degree.

 

 

LLCC has a 2+2 agreement with SIU-Edwardsville, meaning students completing their agriculture watershed management and horticulture programs at LLCC can transfer to SIUE for a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies. Bowman says the student would not have to worry about their LLCC credit transferring to SIUE.

 

 

For more information on the agriculture watershed management and horticulture courses at LLCC, you can give Bowman a call at 786-2317, or you can click here for ag watershed management courses or here for horticulture courses.


Hires Bring Problems to Rauner

As a number of new hires have been brought into Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration one has been fired for past comments on social media and another is facing scrutiny. Brittany Carl, a communications staffer, compared abortion to Nazi Germany’s eugenics programs while writing a blog post. This after Rauner’s “body man”, a person who travels everywhere with him, was ousted just a day or so after being hired for past racist and homophobic tweets. According to Rauner he doesn’t agree with every position that everyone who works for him has taken.



Rauner says even though many of these new hires are from extremely conservative groups his perspective isn’t any different than it was a when he decided to run for office.


Speed Awareness Day Wednesday

Speed awareness day will be observed all across the state of Illinois on Wednesday. Illinois State Police Trooper Jason Wilson from District 7 in East Moline says the effort will involve basically all levels of law enforcement.



Trooper Wilson adds that the goal is not to just simply write tickets, but to help save lives.


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