O’Fallon Police Department awarded $68,000 grant for in-dash cameras

The O’Fallon Police Department has been awarded a $68,000 grant through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board for the upgrade of the Police Department’s in-dash camera systems. “Currently, the O’Fallon Police Department has 17 in-dash cameras in the fleet of patrol vehicles,” said Mayor Herb Roach. “This grant will allow for needed upgrades…

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MCHS speaker’s series to look at emancipation in Illinois

The Madison County Historical Society will host a program on Emancipation and Slavery in Illinois on Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Immanuel United Methodist Church at 800 N. Main St. in Edwardsville. Many believe that Illinois was a free state with no slavery, but the issue of slavery and…

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Students can ride free this summer on MCT buses

GRANITE CITY — Beginning Tuesday, May 29, Madison County students will have the opportunity to ride Madison County Transit buses for free, all summer long, with the 2018 MCT Summer Youth Pass. Now in its 11th season, the Youth Pass provides free unlimited rides on MCT’s fixed-route bus system from Memorial Day to Labor Day.…

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Illinois State Police out in force over Memorial Day

Drivers shouldn’t be surprised when they see an Illinois State Trooper during the holiday weekend. AAA says nearly 37 million people will drive somewhere this Memorial Day weekend, and Illinois is one of several states preparing to greet them in force. The Illinois State Police says drivers on I-55, I-57, and I-80 will see a…

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Nick Ursch Memorial Pavilion officially opens at Leon Corlew Park

The Nick Ursch Memorial Pavilion officially opened Saturday at Leon Corlew Park in Edwardsville City of Edwardsville officials, donors, business leaders and children gathered for a ribbon cutting and official dedication. This pavilion was made possible through a donation to the “Better Place to Play” campaign. The Nick Ursch Memorial Pavilion was made possible through…

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Month brings gains in Illinois home sales and median prices

Spring homebuyer demand pushed Illinois home sales into positive territory in April while median prices continued to outpace the year before, Illinois Realtors said this week. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in April 2018 totaled 14,478 homes sold, up 1.9 percent from 14,202 in April 2017. The statewide median price in April…

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Bost backs legislative package to combat opioid crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost is cosponsoring a package of bipartisan bills to help stem the tide of the opioid crisis that is devastating parts of Southern Illinois and elsewhere. The legislation includes measures that would crack down on synthetic drug trafficking and bolster drug prevention, treatment and recovery efforts. “Southern Illinois and…

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SIUE’s Dorsey receives Champions of Community Engagement Award

Dominic Dorsey, director of Disability Support Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is officially a Champion of Community Engagement. Dorsey was honored by The Empower Indy Inc. in conjunction with the Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis Inc., at the Second Annual EmPOWERment Black Tie Gala on May 18 at The Sheraton Hotel in Indianapolis. The organization…

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