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Consignment shops collect food, necessities

FAIRBURY — Once ‘n Again consignment shops in Fairbury and Pontiac are collecting canned foods and necessities through Jan. 31. Customers who donate an unexpired meal in a can or unopened/unused necessity item will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their purchase. Some restrictions apply.

Visit Donated items will be distributed locally.

Gleason named chairman of training board

BLOOMINGTON — City Manager Tim Gleason will lead the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for the next two years.

Gleason was appointed in December after serving as vice chairman for two years.

The agency certifies law enforcement personnel, develops and provides training and education, sets standards, aids in the establishment of adequate training facilities and provides financial assistance.

Gleason was first appointed by former Gov. Pat Quinn and reappointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Reilly honored for music education

BLOOMINGTON — District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly has been named outstanding administrator by the Illinois Music Education Association.

He will accept the award Jan. 24 during the Illinois Music Education Conference at the Peoria Civic Center. The annual award recognizes outstanding encouragement and promotion of music education.

Reilly supports the music department’s calendar needs, regularly attends performances, was a major advocate for a band and orchestra curriculum overhaul in 2012, and kept the needs of students and staff at the foreground during the large construction project at BHS in 2018, which included a 13,000-square-foot fine arts addition.

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