Child Care Providers Face Challenges Under Reopening

By Stephanie Malench   “While many child care homes and centers have been open and providing emergency care to the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 public health crisis under an emergency license obtained through DCFS, the major- ity of licensed child care programs have been closed during Phases 1 and 2 of the…

Black Lives Matter Protest To Be Held Throughout The Area

By Kyle Cunningham As the country mourns the loss of George Floyd , an African American man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, many cities have held protests in sup- port of the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of the pro- tests have been peaceful while others have seen…

Suspect Charged in Vandalism to Troy City Police Department

Press Release from Troy Police Department Troy Chief of Police, Brad Parsons, announces the arrest of Sydney Sievers from Troy, IL, for Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property, a Class 3 Felony. During an investigation conducted by the Troy Police Department, detectives were able to identify Sievers as the suspect in this case. On May…

Summer Lunch Program Information

In 2014 Friedens began a summer lunch program for the city of Troy. Each year it has grown, and locations have been added and removed depending on needs. In 2017 the 7th Troy church joined in on our fight for hunger and we also added the Tri-Township Library. And we are happy to announce we…

I-270 pavement repairs begin June 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that Interstate 270, from Illinois 3 to just east of the I-55/70/270 interchange, will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction beginning on Wednesday, June 3, weather permitting. These lane closures will happen Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. and will continue throughout…

Collinsville Children’s Charities To Hold Golf Scramble

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] Collinsville Charities for Children, founded in 2010, will be holding its 10th Annual Golf Scramble at Arlington Greens Golf Course on June 12. The golf scramble is the main fundraiser every year to raise money to buy shoes and socks for at least 300 Collinsville Unit 10 students in grades Kindergarten…

Ham Radio Operators Still Force With Nature

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] Madison County has a little known group of heroes that are on the front lines of events from natural disasters to charity races. There are over 700 Amateur and Ham Radio licenses to individuals throughout Madison County. The oldest active radio club in the county and third oldest in the United…

Local Woman Making A Splash With Salsa

Edwardsville resident Christine Nelson also known as the “Salsa Queen” has been making a name for herself with her business, “Christine’s Salsa” According to Nelson, this adventure started about a year ago after her signature salsas and taco sauces became a big hit at family gatherings. “When I started making my salsa everyone really enjoyed…

Lakeview Garden Club Part of Blue Star Highway Program

The Blue & Gold Star Memorials Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council…

Collinsville Avoids Furloughs Village Takes Bond Action, Extends License Renewal During Shut Down

By Stephanie Malench   The Collinsville City Council held its rst meeting since March 23 on May 12 at the Gateway Convention Center so that social distancing could be observed. After the prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor John Mill- er read a proclamation making Saturday May 16 CHS Senior Proclamation Day in honor of…

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What are you most looking forward to when the "Shelter in Place" order is lifted?

  • Hang out with Friends and Family (46%, 22 Votes)
  • Haircut (23%, 11 Votes)
  • Visiting Bars and Restaurants (17%, 8 Votes)
  • Sporting Events (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Retail Shopping (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Vacation (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Concerts (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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