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Collinsville Township Board Rejects Funding YMCA To Use Senior Center

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The Collinsville Township Board of Trustees failed to pass a motion to fund the YMCA use of the Senior Center for childcare up to sixth grade on remote learning days for the first semester at its monthly meeting on August 11. Supervisor Dan Hopkins had previously met with Nina Lindhorst, Executive…

Funding Available For Small Businesses And Public Service Agencies In Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will open an application process on Monday to grant $1.7 million to businesses and public service agencies for COVID-19 relief. Madison County residents impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply starting Aug. 17 for federal virus relief money to be distributed through Community Development Block Grant as a result of…

Property Tax Referendum Will Not Be On November Ballot

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] A push to get the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law on the November ballot abruptly ended when the Madison County Board decided to wait 60 days to get more information before taking action, leaving open the possibility that they could place it on the spring ballot instead. This 18-6 decision took…

Collinsville School Board Amends Return To Learn Plan

Collinsville Community School District #10 voted to approve amendments to its Return to Learn Plan at a special meeting on August 10. The changes to the 65 page plan include face coverings only being masks not face shields, quarantine for 10 days instead of 14 whether exhibiting symptoms or not, and if a student refuses…

Appeals court allows lawsuit challenging bond issues to move forward

Moody’s calls the decision ‘credit negative’ for Illinois By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A lawsuit seeking to force the state to default on billions of dollars in outstanding bonds should move forward, a state appellate court said last week. A three-judge panel of the 4th District Illinois Court of Appeals ruled Thursday…

COVID-19 Update: Rolling positivity rate over 4% for 5th straight day

State averaging nearly 43K tests per day over last 7-day period By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday and one additional virus-related death. That followed 1,382 cases and eight deaths reported Sunday, and 2,190 and 15 deaths reported Saturday. Low Sunday and Monday…

Glen Carbon Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

A Glen Carbon public works employee has recently reported a positive test result for COVID-19. The village of Glen Carbon has taken the necessary steps to maintain the health and safety of its employees and the village according to a press release from the village. Additionally the Madison County Department of Public Health has been…

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Gov. Pritzker Announces Efforts to Protect Illinois Communities and Frontline Workers in Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Announces New IDPH Rules to Provide Local Law Enforcement More Flexibility and a Measured Process to Enforce Public Health Guidance   Signs SB471 to Provide Additional Protections for Frontline Workers, Expand Paid Disability Leave CHICAGO – Building on efforts to protect Illinois’ workers and communities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker…

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