Charles Maedge Sr.

Charles W. Maedge Sr., 85, of Troy, born Friday, April 23, 1935 in Troy, and passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday October 8, 2020 at his home in Troy. Charles was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Troy.  He worked for Modern Linen, Triad School District and retired from OK Fasteners in…

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Maryville OKs Annual Raise For Mayor Next Term

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] A yearly pay raise for whomever is serving as mayor next term was approved at the Maryville Village Board meeting held on Wednesday, October 7. The purpose of this amendment to a village ordinance is to declare the mayoral salary within an excess of 180 days prior to the next term,…

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Maryville Pays Homage To Local Boys of Summer

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] Maryville is known in the area for being founded as a coal mining village back in 1902. Not everyone knows that Maryville also mined another industry- baseball players. Between 1931 and 1992, Maryville produced 4 major league baseball players and 10 minor league baseball players. Three of the four played in…

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Juvenile Injured in Hit and Run In Maryville

On Tuesday October 13, 2020 at approximately 7:12 PM Officers with the Maryville Police Department responded to the area of southbound St. Rt. 159 and the westbound entrance to Interstate 55/70 for a juvenile bicyclist struck by a vehicle. The juvenile victim identified the truck as possibly being grey in color smaller than a semi…

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Highland Woman Who Faked Breast Cancer And Genetic Disorders Pleads Guilty

A woman who falsely claimed she had breast cancer and genetic disorders to defraud nonprofits has pleaded guilty. Sarah A. Delashmit, 35, of Highland, Illinois, appeared in federal district court this morning and admitted her guilt on four counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. According to court documents, Delashmit falsely claimed…

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Marine Diner Opening As A Year-Round Restaurant

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The long awaited arrival of The Marine Diner is here. The diner is scheduled to open in the former Millie’s Diner location on Route 143 (302 West Division St.) around October 15. Owners Chris and Carmen Loemker decided to try their hand at opening a restaurant as a labor of love…

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Yard Sale Correction

A Yard Sale in the Classifieds was incorrectly listed at 413 Meadow Dr. in Troy. The Correct Address is 431 Meadow Dr. in Troy. The time was incorrectly listed as 8-1 instead of 7-2. Sale is 10/10 and 10/11.  We apologize for the error.

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Region 4 Returns to Phase 4 At 5:00p.m. October 9

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing that Region 4, the Metro East, will return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan today, October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. While the rate of testing in Region 4 has remained relatively stable, the rolling average positivity rate in the region…

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Mail In Ballots Envelopes Erroneously Labeled with Party Affiliation

October 6, 2020 – Madison County Board Member Chris Guy questioned the integrity of the counties’ absentee ballot program after becoming aware on Monday of a major mistake made by the election authority. County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza made a questionable error by including the voter’s party affiliation on the certified postage label mailed to thousands…

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Tax Amendment Disapproved Of By Business Community

  By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Illinois Business Journal The business community is loudly speaking out against a proposed constitutional amendment on income taxes facing voters in Illinois. The governor backs the measure, which would change the state’s income tax from a flat tax to a graduated one based on income. He says the revenue generated would…

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