Jay Keevan Named New Troy City Administrator

June 19, 2021

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The City of Troy announced at a special meeting June 16 that Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keevan would be taking over as the new city administrator, replacing Doug Partney on July 1. Partney stepped down from his role as City Administrator about a month ago to take a job with Clayco.…

Mass Vaccination Site at Gateway Convention Center to Close on July 3

June 18, 2021

Madison County Health Department announces the end date for their mass vaccination site at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. Since mid-January, the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville has served as the Mass Vaccination Site for Madison County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The Illinois National Guard arrived in February to provide support and assistance to the…

Madison County To Improve Cybersecurity

June 17, 2021

Officials approved more than $163,000 in contracts to “beef up” Madison County’s cybersecurity. “The county is improving it cybersecurity, which will include multi-factor authentication and security monitoring services,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. The County Board approved two resolutions Wednesday night — the first, a one-year contract for a cloud service subscription and the second, a…

Funding, Delayed Projects Gave Maryville A Good Year-End Fiscal Total, Report Says

June 17, 2021

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] Last fiscal year, revenues in the village of Maryville exceeded its expenses by $1,146,746, according to a report by Village Clerk Jolene Henry. She presented her findings to the Maryville Board of Trustees at its Wednesday, June 16 meeting. “The General Fund was $849,229 and the WSOM [water and sewer maintenance]…

As Vote Nears, Glen Carbon Board Listens To Town Center Talk

June 15, 2021

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] With the vote on the proposed Orchard Town Center project growing nearer, the Glen Carbon Village Board had the opportunity to hear public comment on the possible taxing districts and a professional’s rundown about how those work when it met on Tuesday, June 8. The meeting followed two public hearings, legal…

Collinsville Township Board Votes To Place Energy Aggregation Issue On Ballot June 2022

June 15, 2021

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The Collinsville Township held it first regularly scheduled board meeting at the Senior Center on June 8. The longest agenda item during the meeting was an educational program from Steve Bryant of Good Energy LP and Maryville Mayor Craig Short at the request of Township Supervisor Derrick Cox for the township…

Madison County’s Final Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Clinic is Sunday, June 13th

June 12, 2021

Madison County Health Department (MCHD) announces that their final Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic is tomorrow, June 13th at 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the American Legion Post #435 in Glen Carbon, Illinois.  Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome.  To schedule an appointment time, visit https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/fdade/ . The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is a one dose vaccine and…

Mobile Secretary Of State Office Coming To Highland

June 10, 2021

State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) is bringing the DMV to you! Senator Plummer is encouraging area residents to save themselves a trip by stopping by his Mobile SOS event in Highland. Services being provided include: renewing driver’s licenses, obtaining a state ID, purchasing license plate stickers, motor voter registration, organ donor registration, class D road…

Madison County setting stage for spending $51 million in stimulus funding

June 9, 2021

Madison County received the first installment in federal stimulus funding — $25.5 million — and officials are looking at ideas on how to spend it. Chairman Kurt Prenzler will soon be naming a blue ribbon panel of community leaders to assist in the process. “The individuals on the panel will provide an outside voice as…

Troy Adds Position To Replace Zoning Board Of Appeals

June 8, 2021

  By Charlie Felldman [email protected] Troy Mayor Dave Nonn called for a moment of silence in memory of Mae Grapperhaus at the beginning of the Monday, June 7 City Council meeting. “She was a pillar of our community,” he said, “a journalist, a teacher, mother, grandmother.” The position of Zoning Hearing Officer is replacing the…

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