Troy Businessman Pleads Guilty to Payroll Tax Fraud

May 14, 2021

Troy, Illinois businessman has entered a guilty plea on a charge that he willfully failed to pay millions in federal payroll taxes. Gary Hunsche, 54, admitted in federal court today that he committed the offense while serving as the owner-operator of a Troy-based staffing company called Unique Personnel Consultants. “Business owners have a responsibility to…

NFHS Approves Shot Clock For High School Basketball; Will Illinois Adopt It?

May 13, 2021

“Biggest rule change since three-point line and arguably ever?” That quote can be attributed to Pat Woods the head boys basketball coach at St. Charles Ill. (East). He and several of his colleagues helped present the idea of implementing a shot clock for high schools to the National Federation of High Schools earlier this spring.…

Madison County Now Vaccinating 12-15 Year Olds

May 13, 2021

Madison County Health Department (MCHD) announces that their COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now vaccinating 12-15 year olds.  The change comes following the FDA’s approval on Monday of Pfizer’s EUA expansion request and ACIP’s acceptance yesterday. Therefore, public health can now expand eligibility for vaccinations to 12-15 year olds. Minors (12-17 years old) must be accompanied…

Chairman Kurt Prenzler Presents Redistricting Map of Madison County Board

May 11, 2021

Chairman Kurt Prenzler presented his proposed redistricting map on Tuesday, which reduces the size of the Madison County Board. “I wanted a fair map,” Prenzler said. “My goal was to take politics out of the process.” In April, Prenzler signed a $4,500 contract with the University of Illinois Geographic Information Systems Lab at Springfield (UIS)…

This Memorial Day, “Click It Or Ticket”

May 11, 2021

Starting now through Memorial Day weekend, the Glen Carbon Police Department is stepping up enforcement to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket, and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” “We want the act of buckling up to become automatic to all drivers and passengers,” said Lieutenant Wayne White. “’Click It or Ticket’ isn’t about citations…

Orchard Town Center Gets Recommendation From Joint Review Board

May 11, 2021

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] Another step has been taken in the process of making the proposed Orchard Town Center a reality. A joint review board met on Monday, May 10 and voted to recommend the TIF District and Re-development Project to the Glen Carbon Village Board.  A public hearing on the project will be held…

Former Cardinal Ken Oberkfell to Receive CHS Alumni Achievement Award At 2021 Commencement

May 10, 2021

Former St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Ken Oberkfell is the recipient of the 2021 Collinsville High School Alumni Achievement Award. Oberkfell will be honored during the school’s 2021 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Fletcher Gymnasium. Oberkfell, a 1974 graduate of Collinsville High School, was raised in Maryville,…

Joint Review Board Meeting On Glen Carbon Orchard Town Center Is Today, May 10

May 10, 2021

A joint review board meeting about the eligibility for the Orchard Town Center TIF District/TIF Plan will be held on Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m. at the Glen Carbon Village Hall. Although this is not a public hearing, the public may attend. Masks and social distancing are required. Representatives from the taxing entities affected…

United Congregations of the Metro East Holding Day of Action

May 9, 2021

United Congregations of the Metro East will be having an action day at noon on Thursday, May 13 at Ameren Headquarters on the corner of 18th and Chouteau Ave in St. Louis. The purpose of the day of action is to hold Ameren accountable for participating in the Clean Energy Jobs Act and protest their…

Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois to Enter Bridge Phase of Reopening Plan on May 14th

May 6, 2021

As Illinois continues to outpace national vaccination rates and COVID-19 trends across the state stabilize following recent upticks, Governor Pritzker announced the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan beginning Friday, May 14th. The Bridge Phase will allow for expanded capacity limits for businesses and gatherings before the…

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