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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Page 3 855.6930 433.6422 Ii Jack Molloy April Nu,,I 433.0544 412-9009 PhilJenklna MlchetleBsrtlett CarolWstlar MelbaSades RlckF0mwalt 972.6257 877.2850 358.6104 R nnleAmer nmn..,upp l(ayJacoba 972-2385 519-2907 201-2600 3 Peule Cooley Owner/Broker 454-1050 Vlslt our webelte: www.paulachlldsrultore.com "The better we market your property, the better we market our company" Halloween is just around the corner and we invite you to join us this Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. as Storyteller Camille Born shares family friendly Spooky Stories. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costume and come prepared for fun and sweet treats. November promises to be a busy month at the library with StoryTimes continuing through Off The Shelf II by Mt. Zion Library Director Maria Dent Science with Dr. J on Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. and a Holiday Ceramic Craft on Saturday, November 19 at. 1:00 p.m. Both have limited space, so we ask you to call us to register at 6:30 p.m. We read all types of books and invite anyone interested to join us. Call to find out the month's selection. Don't forget that we have many holiday books and movies 1735 Brentwood Dr., Mt, Zion 2 Story, 4 BR, 4 baths, Lots of work done to intedod Breakfast Room, Laundry. $275,000. Call Jack. 3741 E, Glenwood Dr. Very n$oe Ranch on cut-de-sac, 1/2 acre lot, ceramic/hardwood floors. Updates in last 5 1/2 yrs. $89,200. Call Phil. see eeeeeeeeeeeeee 2526 Deerflald Ct. Immediate Pommlonl One-0wned 4 BR, 3 baths, All wood Goss cabinetry, Fin. Bsmt., Fin./heated 3 car ga. i :iding '05, Roof '09. $209,900. Call Pa =Is 720 N, State Hwy, 121, MZ Spacious 3 BR Ranch in 'the heart of Mr. Zion, Enclosed back porch, F. back yd. $67,000. Call Paula. Bi.Level, shows Pride of 1.5 Story, Main fir. bdrm.2 Ranch,"ReedytoGor 2.5 Ownership! Amish Oak up, 2 baths, 3 car detached car art. gar. $69,900. Call K., Walk to Lakel gar. w/workshop-hottub Phil. $89,900. Call Paula. room. $79,900. Call Paula 1 Story, R bsmt, Neutral decor, Roof '09, Walk to DMH $48300, Call Melba Nice West-end 1.5 Story F. bsmt. Landscaped. $59,900 Call Melba. J[ 4 BR Open-Concept 4 Level, Lake Frontage. $349,900. Call Paula. Historic 1870's home in Sullivan Open-floor planl $149,900. Call Paula. Ranch, 1 bath, Bsmt., 1 car. attached gar. $67,900. Call Carol. Td.LevollSpljt&evel on .68 acres, VQl]lEllove In R eadyl _211'to lake. $99,90'{111 Phil. Nice 5 BR Ranch 4 car att. gar. $117,900. Call Rick. e• FEATURED LISTINGS e•ee••••e•e••••e•e• Ranch, Skylight in K, Fenced OkawValleySchoolslJBR Lot 7 in Harbour Estates, back yd., Shed $87,900. Call Ranch, 1.75 ba., 2 car art. 160 ft. of Lake Frontage Melba. gar., Close to firehouse. $114,900. Call Kay. $99,000. Call Connie. Spacious 2 BR Bungalow, Raised Ranch, TOTALLY NO Schoolsl 3 BR Ranch Sharp with current paint REDONEI Waterfall in back Excellent conditlonl colors, Updates from '03- ,d. $115,000. Call Melba. $89,900. Call Phil. '09. $64,900. Call Paula. Move In Reedyl 1.5 Story, Updates in last 5 yrs., Full unfln, bsmt. $44,900. Call Phil. 2 Story in Argents, Many Updatesl Bsmt, $159,900. Call Paula. Ranch on corner lot, Updates In 20101 Walk to lake, $71,900. Call Phil. )'Move In Readyr' Ranch, 2 BR, 1 ba., Lots of Updates In last 5 yrs., Furn. '08. $39,900. Call Phil. 1.5 Story with Lots of Updates since 2002, "Move In Ready[" $62,000. Call Michelle. SELLING AS ISI 1 Story, 1 SR- 2nd bdrm. could be on LL, Partial fin. bsmt. $8,500. Call Kay. Updated BI-Level, 2 car art, gar., Great for lst'Rme Buyerl $97,900. Call Phil M/F SchoolsJ, Cute and l Cozy 3 Ik'%Idl'/,clos e l to sch.'h ,05,im HsrdwoF'$'. $74,900. m Call Ph)l i Lead Poisoning Prevention Week- October 23-29, 2011 Protecting our Children Illinois has one of the highest numbers of lead poisoning cases in the nation Almost a quarter of a million children in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant damage to their health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) identified approximately 3,300 Illinois children last year with elevated blood lead levels, one of the highest numbers in the country. In observance of Lead Poisoning Preve,tion Week, IDPH is working to raise awareness about the importance of testing children and homes for learning disabilities, shortened attention span, behavioral problems and, in extreme cases, seizures, coma or even death," said Illinois Department of Public Health Acting Director Dr. Craig Conover. "Lead poisoning is preventable if you recognize lead hazards, test your home and make sure your children are screened for lead exposure." Major sources of lead exposure among Illinois children are lead-based paint and lead- contaminated dust found in homes built before lead-based poisoned children under the age of six from 32.1 percent in 1996, to 1.2 percent in 2010. Children six months through six years of age are required to be assessed for risk of lead exposure or tested before entering day care, preschool or kindergarten. Blood tests are recommended at ages 12 months and 24 months. The only way to know if a child has lead poisoning is by testing their blood. For more information on lead poisoning symptoms, prevention, treatment and November 17. We also have two your child (864-3622). available for check out to help great program offerings for Our book club meets the youenjoy your holidays. school age children - Fun second Tuesday of each month IDOT Asks Motorists to Avoid Becoming an Impaired Driving Monster Reveals Data Showing Alcohol Involvement in Recent Halloween Fatalities The Illinois Department of Transportation today reminded motorists that one of the most frightening things about Halloween is encountering an impaired driver. The message is simple...Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over! If your Halloween celebration includes alcohol, designate a sober driver to get you home safely. IDOT issued the reminder as it revealed data showing the role alcohol has played in traffic fatalities during the last seven years in Illinois. "There isn't a Halloween costume clever enough to hide a drunk driver who has made the dangerous decision to get behind the wheel," said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider. "Law enforcement will be vigilant this Halloween keeping Illinois roadways safe for everyone."1" During the last seven years in Illinois (2004-2010), 25 individuals lost their lives and 2,018 were injured in 7,723 motor vehicle crashes occurring during Halloween. Of the 25 fatalities, 11 (44%) occurred in crashes that involved an impaired driver. More recently, in the last three years, 12 people were killed in crashes on Halloween day with six of those deaths involving alcohol. "The scariest parts of Halloween aren't the spooky costumes and scary pranks. It is a fact that too often impaired drivers do not plan ahead and end up making the roads scarier than a horror show," Acting Secretary Schneider continued. "This Halloween, designate a sober driver before you go out because if you do not, law enforcement will find you. In Illinois, you must Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Illinois Halloween* Motor Vehicle Fatalities With Alcohol Involvement Year Total Fatalities Alcohol-involved** Percent Involving Alcohol 2004 5 4 80% 2005 3 0 0% 2006 3 0 0% 2007 2 1 50% 2008 4 2 50% 2009 3 1 33% 2010 5 3 60% *October 31, midnight - 1 l:59p.m.**Crash involving at least one driver who had a BAC of 0.01 or greater Illinois Halloween* Motor Vehicle Crashes, Fatalities And Injuries Year Total Crashes Fatalities Iuries 2004 990 5 246 2005 1,485 3 351 2006 1,303 3 372 2007 1,155 2 214 2008 1,344 4 396 2009 792 3 206 2010 654 5 233 *October 31, midnight - 11:59p.m. Impaired drivers who fail to plan ahead turn the roads into a real-life horror show. A few simple tips to avoid an impaired driving nightmare: • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. • Before drinking, designate a sober driver. • If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely. • Use your community's Sober Rides program if available. • If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement. For more information about the Division of Traffic Safety's impaired driving and safety campaigns, go to http:// trafficsafety.illinois.gov. You Are Being Stolen from Right Nowi:Stop Phan- lead, and learning how to prevent exposure that can result in serious health effects. "Even at low levels, lead poisoning can affect almost every system in the body, causing paint was banned in 1978. An estimated two million homes in Illinois were built before1978 and still contain lead. 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