Area News

Temporary Food Pantry Opens

By Stephanie Malench  [email protected]   A temporary food pantry has been set up at the Troy Produce Patch for residents of Troy, Maryville, St. Jacob, and Collinsville. The project was started by Collinsville resident DeeAnn Billings who was concerned that people who are unemployed due to stay at home order and may not normally need…

Read More

Rae Lynn Meyer, Marine village Trustee, Passed Away On April 3

Marine Village Board Trustee RaeLynne Meyer passed away at Barnes Hospital on Friday April 3, 2020. Meyer had served on the Board of Trustees for seven years and was the chair of the Finance Committee. Mayor John Molitor said “She will be missed by the board. She did a lot”. Molitor could not disclosed the…

Read More

Adler Named Special Administrator For COVID-19 By Prenzler

By Stephanie Malench Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler appointed Steve Adler in mid-March to a temporary position as Special Administrator for the COVID-19 response team in Madison County. Prenzler said he selected Adler because of his 20+ years of experience with the Alton Mental Health Center and his good track record as a manager/administrator…

Read More

Pre-Authorized Drive Thru Testing Site Opens in Maryville

Drive Thru Testing FACT SHEET ***This site is testing only PRE-AUTHORIZED patients by appointment only.   Testing can ONLY BE SCHEDULED through a healthcare provider.  If you do not have a provider, an area Urgent Care facility may assess and schedule you if you meet the criteria below. What:            Physician Ordered, Outpatient Drive Thru Testing for COVID19…

Read More

Glen Carbon Closes Parks

All recreational areas, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, and pavilions in Glen Carbon are now closed to the public due to COVID-19. All walking and biking trails are still available for use if residents use appropriate social distancing measures according to a press release from the village.

Read More

Times-Tribune Takes Home Two IPA Awards

  On Tuesday, March 31, The Illinois Press Association announced this year’s contest winners. The Times-Tribune is proud to announce two award winners. The paper earned second place honors in the category of Public Notice Journalism. The piece referenced homeowners concerns of rezoning and was written by Times-Tribune staff reporter Charlie Feldman. “Charlie is a…

Read More

County To Teleconference Committee Meetings

Madison County will hold its first committee meetings this week via teleconference in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. “Meetings will be conducted in a way to safeguard the public, board members and employees,” County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. Due to the governor’s stay-at-home executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the…

Read More

Feed The Community Program Distributes More Than $3000 In Gift Cards From Local Restaurants

Edwardsville, Illinois: Mayor Hal Patton today announced the distribution of more than $3,000 in local restaurant gift cards. “Our Feed the Community Program uniquely supports both our residents and our local restaurants,” said Mayor Patton. The Feed the Community Program utilizes monetary donations to purchase gift cards from local restaurants. Gift cards are then provided…

Read More

Madison County Community Development updating public on COVID-19 resources

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development is keeping businesses and individuals who are struggling during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic informed on available resources. MCCD Administrator Trudy Bodenbach said the state and federal government have rolled out numerous programs to aid those impacted by the virus. She said MCCD will continue to track any new programs…

Read More

All-State Awards For Three Kahok Basketball Players

By Mark Jurgena   The accolades for the 2019-20 edition of the Collinsville boys basketball team continue to roll in as March progresses. Three Kahoks, Ray’Sean Taylor, Cawhan Smith and Keydrian Jones have all been named to all-state teams. Taylor, a 6-1 senior, was named 1st team all-state by the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times…

Read More