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Unofficial tallies for Madison County’s Primary Election

June 29, 2022

By Devese Ursery, Reporter   The unofficial ballots have been collected for the June 28 primary election in southwestern Illinois’ contested races.   In Madison County 100 percent of precincts reported tallies, but these may not include all mail-in votes.   The numbers below show the results of the primary elections in Madison County, as…

Contested Primary Races Draw Attention

June 23, 2022

By Randy Pierce While things are relatively quiet for next Tuesday’s primary election in Madison County on the Democratic Party side, there are several contested races for various Republican Party positions that are being sought. At the forefront and garnering considerable attention is the race for Madison County Sheriff with Jeff Connor and Jeff Larner…

Local Hero Gets Dedication and Plaque Unveiling at SAFB

June 23, 2022

By Devese Ursery On Friday, June 17, Scott Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony and plaque unveiling for local hero, Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, a Troy,Illinois native who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. The ceremony dedicated the Air Force Master Sergeant Bud L. Andrews Airman Leadership School’s auditorium…

County Purchases Variety of Vaccines

June 16, 2022

By Randy Pierce Madison County is acquiring 14 different types of vaccines from a company located in Chicago to help with the prevention and treatment of various illnesses. A resolution approving the health department’s acquisition of these vaccines was approved unanimously by the Madison County Board last month, the cost not to exceed $70,000. The…

Pre-trial proceedings for Collinsville man on hold in Montgomery County

June 16, 2022

By Jake Leonard Pre-trial proceedings in the case of Robert J. Tarr of Collinsville are in a standstill for nearly a month. Tarr is facing two murder charges in the death of 45-year-old Troy businesswoman Leslie Reeves and two charges of attempted murder relating to the shooting of 48-year-old Chris Smith of Farmersville. The proceedings…

Troy Council Take Action On Multiple Ordinances and Resolutions

June 9, 2022

By Devese Ursery   It was an extremely busy City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 6, as the board took action on eight ordinances and three resolutions, and a load of road construction projects. The first three ordinances had to do with authorizing the execution of water service and Pre- Annexation agreement that deals with…

Collinsville Mother And Son Among Four Suspected In Metro-East Homicide

June 9, 2022

By Devese Ursery A Madison County mother and son are among four suspects charged in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred outside of an O’Fallon, Illinois restaurant on May 22. Nathan Smith, 17, of Collinsville and two other co-defendants who are both 18 years of age and from Cahokia Heights were charged with first…

Triad Scores IHSA 2A State Championship

June 7, 2022

By Anthony Jones There are a lot of words that could be used to describe this year’s Triad girls soccer. But one sticks out after last week–champions. Their IHSA state title marked their second in as many years, a feat that had only been completed 9 times before in state history. Facing off against the…

Troy Memorial Day Ceremony

June 2, 2022

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY – Many of the Troy area residents came out to enjoy the parade hosted by the Troy American Legion Post 708 on Sunday afternoon. The parade started at 1:00 pm at City Hall and ended at Memorial Park, where many people gathered to pay respect and listen to the Troy Community Band,…

Glen Carbon PD Welcomes New Officer; Mayor Presents Annual Report

June 2, 2022

By Kathy Turner The Village of Glen Carbon Board meeting was opened on Tuesday, May 24 by acting Mayor Lucas Frohnert.  Lucas, a student at St. Mary’s School, won the opportunity to serve as acting mayor in an auction held earlier in the year. Among the first order of business was the official swearing in…

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