Legislation has been introduced that would lower the state sales tax on Propane sales from 6.25% to 1.25% during the summer months of June 1 through August 31. The legislation comes during one of the most severe propane shortages the state has ever seen, with prices for a gallon of propane rising above $6 in some locations.
The annual Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Banquet has been set for Monday, March 10 at the Community of Christ Church in Fairfield. Pollard Realty/Wayne County Abstract will be honored as the Business of the Year. Mayor Charles Griswold will give the keynote address. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Chamber Office in downtown Fairfield.
People in Illinois could be carrying concealed guns in public legally as early as next week. State Police have put the final touches on the new concealed carry system and are ready to get the permits into people’s hands. People will not be allowed to carry the guns in places like schools, courthouses, bars and businesses that display a “No Guns Allowed” sign in their entryway.
Mark Elliott of Fairfield has been hired as the Coordinator of Instructional Services at Frontier community College. Elliott will be working closely with the Dean of Instruction in developing course schedules and technical programs. Elliott is the son of Marilyn and the late Ed Elliott of rural Fairfield. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SIU and a Masters from the University of Phoenix.
A bill has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that would make it legal to hunt bobcats in Illinois. State Rep. Wayne Rosenthal says there are at least 3,000 bobcats living in Southern Illinois. If approved, the bill would allow a hunter with a permit to kill one bobcat a year during a season of Nov. 1 – Feb. 15.