Charges Filed In Shooting Of SIUE Student

January 15, 2021

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine announced Friday afternoon his office has charged two suspects involved in the shooting of an Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville student that occurred last night in Glen Carbon. “Thanks to excellent police work, these suspects were quickly found and have been promptly charged,” State’s Attorney Haine said. “Sadly, this is another…

Governor Pritzker Announces State to Move to Phase 1B of its COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Plan on January 25

January 15, 2021

CHICAGO— Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker announced regions across the state are now eligible to move out of Tier 3 mitigations, the strictest tier of Illinois’ resurgence mitigation plan, implemented shortly before Thanksgiving, in response to a surge of COVID-19 statewide and across the Midwest.…

Cahokia Health Care Worker Pleads Guilty To Enticing, Transporting Collinsville Girl For Criminal Sexual Activity

January 15, 2021

Ricardo D. Minor, 40, of Cahokia, Illinois, has pleaded guilty to enticement of a minor, transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and attempting to obstruct, influence, and impede an official proceeding. All three crimes arose from an illegal relationship the defendant developed with an underage patient he met while working as a…

Madison County Board to discuss advisory referendum to reduce its size

January 14, 2021

Chairman Kurt Prenzler is calling a special meeting Tuesday to discuss placing an advisory referendum on the ballot asking voters to reduce the size of the Madison County Board following the 2020 decennial U.S. Census. “Successful organizations are always looking to improve,” Prenzler said. “This is something the voters should be asked.”   The County…

MCT Proposing More Affordable Fare Structure

January 13, 2021

GRANITE CITY, ILL., January 11, 2021… In an effort to make transit more accessible, more affordable, and simpler to navigate, Madison County Transit (MCT) is proposing a series of changes to its fare structure and taking that proposal to the public for comments. The full proposal can be found online at: www.mct.org/ProposedFares. A live discussion…

IHSA Sports to Remain on Hold

January 13, 2021

This afternoon the IHSA announced that contact days between athletes of teams that are not in season could begin as soon as they are approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). “The IHSA acknowledges the immense mental, emotional, and physical strain that a lack of contact with school programs is causing Illinois high…

Haine: “Political Violence Destroys The Rule Of Law”

January 10, 2021

 This week’s attack on the Capitol was abominable. Its perpetrators caused death and destruction in one of our Republic’s sacred institutions. They must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as they would be by my office had these kinds of crimes occurred in Madison County. Locally, it is my duty as State’s Attorney to protect our court system,…

A Note From The Editor

January 5, 2021

This week, the Times-Tribune is expanding coverage into Highland. We will be covering the city council, printing the police blotter, and printing feature stories just like we do all of the communities we cover. We are a small staff and rely on you, our readers, to let us know what is going on in your…

Highland City Council Approves New Park On The City Square

January 5, 2021

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The City of Highland held its first City Council meeting of 2021 on January 4 via teleconference. The first order of business was Mayor Joe Michaelis proclaiming the month of January Radon Action Month. Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas and is the second leading cause of lung…

Suspect Arrested In Several Area Robberies After Glen Carbon Robbery

December 31, 2020

At about 9:22 p.m. on December 30, officers of the Glen Carbon Police Department responded to a 911 call of a strong armed robbery at Walmart, located at 400 Junction Drive. En route, Glen Carbon officers learned two suspects had fled the scene, shooting at witnesses that were following the car providing information to the…

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