The August 12, 2019 meeting of the Olney City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Olney City Hall located at 300 S. Whittle Avenue in Olney, Illinois with Mayor Mark Lambird presiding. Council members and visitors joined in the pledge of allegiance.
Now that school is in session in Richland County, the bright yellow school buses will become a familiar sight once again. We have all enjoyed our summer fun but now we need to get back into the school groove once again.
The Olney and Richland County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) at Pizza Fast on Tuesday, August 21st. Approximately 25 people attended the event. Shimkus was asked about a recent article in the Olney Daily Mail that stated that 70% of economists believe we are heading toward a recession.