Area News

Gov. Pritzker Announces Expanded COVID-19 Mobile Testing Program

During a visit to a mobile testing site at Coles Elementary School, Governor JB Pritzker announced the expansion of the state’s mobile testing operation with twelve COVID-19 mobile testing teams operating throughout Illinois. These twelve teams will offer mobile testing to residents in hard-hit communities and visit facilities like homeless services centers and nursing homes.…

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County Board Member Clint Jones Dies At Home

Clint Jones of Maryville died Friday morning at his home.  The republican started his first term as a board member in December 2016. He served on various committees and currently served as chair of both the Facilities and Sewer committees. “It is with great sadness we learned of Clint’s passing,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said.   Prenzler said…

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Maryville Community Library will reopen on July 6, 2020

The Maryville Community Library will reopen on July 6, 2020 with some modifications to the services we offer. Hours will be Monday – Thursday 10a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Masks are required for all staff and patrons. Occupancy will be limited to promote social distancing. All in-person programs and events…

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Maryville-Based Vision of Hope Charity Is Changing Lives In Zambia

Twenty-two years ago some children from Zambia on a singing tour were staying with members of local churches. Two stayed in the home of Judi and Bob Bertels. It was there they shared some eye-opening information about life in their country. “Just seeing the injustices of small children in Zambia,” Judi said. “They’re vulnerable and…

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Durr Hopes To Unseat Stewart In November

One of the biggest casualties Americans almost had due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the ability for third party candidates to petition to be on the November 3 ballot. Third party candidates are not allowed to start collecting signatures to be place on the general election ballot until after the state’s primaries, which this year…

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Troy Announces Phase 4 City Hall Guidelines

Per the State of Illinois, the City of Troy, upon opening business to the general public, must afford separate business hours for the elderly and vulnerable population throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic period. Effective July 6, 2020, the City of Troy will reopen to the elderly and vulnerable population who need to transact business at City…

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Edwardsville’s Leon Corlew Splash Pad Opens July 2

The City of Edwardsville Parks and Recreation District is opening the Leon Corlew Splash Pad at 337 S. Main St. starting tomorrow, July 2nd by online reservations. Registration is online only for 40 people at a time (including babies) for 80 minute time slots. Staff will have time between to sanitize the grounds. The splash…

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How Seniors Can Protect Their Health And Finances During The Pandemic

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have been clear and consistent in their message to seniors: While anyone can fall victim to COVID-19, those who are 65 and older are in an especially high-risk group. That’s why older Americans need to be especially careful and – in the case of the very elderly – family…

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HSHS Illinois Urges Safety During Fireworks Season

(SPRINGFIELD, DECATUR, LITCHFIELD, SHELBYVILLE, O’FALLON, EFFINGHAM, BREESE, HIGHLAND, IL)– With the Fourth of July just around the corner, thoughts turn to celebrating the holiday with fireworks. Although fireworks can be exciting, festive and fun, the HSHS Illinois hospitals of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur; HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield; HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital…

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available On Tuesday July 7 In Glen Carbon

Mobile community-based COVID-19 testing will be available on Tuesday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower-level parking lot at Glen Carbon Village Hall, 151 North Main Street. This is a walk-up, not drive-through testing site. This is free and open to the public – adults and children over 6 months old.…

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