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…

Telehealth To Possibly Stay After Pandemic

By Kyle Cunningham   With the stay at home order in Illinois, coupled with social distancing requirements, many healthcare facilities have resort- ed to telemedicine. Telemedicine which involves consultation via phone or online video platforms such as Zoom and Google hang- outs, has become a vital compo- nent to the well being of citizens who…

Village Takes Bond Action, Extends License Renewal

By Charlie Feldman   The village of Glen Carbon approved an ordinance provid- ing for the issuance of up to $7,400,000 in general obligation bonds for street improvements at its May 12 board meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pan- demic, the meeting was held on Zoom and livestreamed on the village’s Facebook page. Cov- erage…

Madison County Health Board Votes to Reopen County

By Stephanie Malench The Madison County Health Department voted 26-2 on Tuesday evening to allow Madison County businesses to reopen as early as Wednesday, May 13 under strict guidelines. The resolution was originally brought before the committee which is made up of board members last Friday afternoon, but board members asked that the committee wait…

Board of Health Delays Vote On Reopening Madison County

By Stephanie Malench The Madison County Board of Health held a special meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the work of the Re-Open Madison County working group and discuss a resolution to reopen the businesses as long as they do so in a safe manor. The meeting began with each board member having a chance…

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