Pensions and pension funding continues to be an issue for not only the state of Illinois but also for many cities and communities throughout the state.
That also includes Kewanee, and while the state can skip out on their funding responsibilities, cities and communities cannot.
Kewanee Mayor Bruce Tossell says that ultimately, taxpayers get the responsibility of funding those pensions…
John R. Raschke, 84, of Geneseo passed away peacefully surrounded by his family March 2, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Moline. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday March 5 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Edford township, rural Geneseo. Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Chu...read more
Albert Schrieber, 86, of Geneseo passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Per his request, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Albert’s life will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Rev. Scott Culley will officiate. A Memorial Visitation will be held 5-7 PM (2 h...read more
KEWANEE - Louis B. Dobbels, 82, of Kewanee, died at 7:55 AM, Friday, February 27, 2015 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 4 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee where mil...read more
Donald L. Vandersnick, 79, of Geneseo, formerly of Annawan, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo. A memorial mass celebrating his life will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 3 St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo, followed by military honors which will be accorded by the Annawan VFW and Mineral American Legion. Father Michael Pakula will cele...read more
Beverly L. Philhower, 79, of Kewanee, Il. died 12 noon on February 25, 2015 at OSF St Francis Hospital in Peoria, Il. Bev was born June 23, 1935 in Kewanee the daughter of Aaron and Lillian (Nelson) Moon. She married Charles “Chuck” Philhower on July 18, 1958 in Bradford, Il. He preceded her in death on April 26, 2001. She was also preceded in death by a s...read more