Albers, IL

Tom’s Supermarket…New Owner, New Name, New Look

MASCOUTAH – In December 2021, fears that Mascoutah might lose its only grocery store swept through the community. Norrenberns Foods, Inc. had led for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy due to legal issues with the past grocers union pension fund. But at that time, owner Don Norrenberns told residents not to...

Centralia City Firemen called to train engine fire

Centralia City Firemen were called to a train engine on fire early Saturday morning. Firefighters say a Burlington Northern Railroad crew noticed the second engine of a coal train had lost power when pulling into the rail yards on North Chestnut Street. They then discovered an electrical fire in the front portion of the engine. The conductor shut down the engine and was able to extinguish the fire before firemen arrived.

MCT makes bus route adjustments in August

Madison County Transit is adjusting its bus schedule to be more efficient and improve the experience for riders. Beginning August 14th, the #1 Riverbend and #15 East Collinsville shuttle will have time and routing adjustments. The routes of the #2 Granite City shuttle and #4 Madison-Edwardsville will be shifted. And the #5 Tri-City Regional will have adjusted evening times.

Heat and rain impacted the Madison County Fair

Weather may have played a role in the participation at some of the contests with the Madison County Fair. The fair traditionally runs the final week of July in Highland, and this year there were two days of record-setting rainfall during that week. But Sarah Ruth, U of I Extension...

Daniel G. “Dan” Yann

Daniel G. “Dan” Yann, age 74 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, August 03, 2022, at his home in Highland, IL. He was born on Sunday, February 22, 1948, in Effingham, Illinois. On Friday, December 11, 1981, he married Maria A. Yann nee Gall at the Evangelical United Church...

Centralia house fire confined to electrical outlet

A Centralia family woke up Saturday morning to their dogs barking and discovered a fire shooting out of an outlet behind an entertainment center. Centralia City Firemen say the fire was at the Robert Pearson home at 227 North Hickory. Pearson was able to knock down the flames with a dry chemical extinguisher and turn off the main breaker before firemen arrived.

Four face new felony charges in Marion County Court

New felony charges have been filed against four people in Marion County Court. 56-year-old Robbie Dabney of Howard Street of Centralia was charged with criminal trespass to a residence to a home in the 600 block of Robinet Street knowing one or more people were present. The incident occurred on June 2nd. Dabney later posted $3,600 bond and was released. The Public Defender was appointed to represent him.

Metro Bus driver loses control, crashes into East St. Louis home

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A driver of a Metro Bus lost control and crashed into a home in East St. Louis late Thursday night. The crash left some damage behind on 83rd Street and Marybelle Avenue in East St. Louis at about 11:45 p.m. Another car and the bus were involved in an accident at the intersection which then caused the bus driver to lose control and run into the home.

Aviston’s Incredible Season Comes To An End

The Aviston Express record breaking season came to an end at 28-3 with their loss to Eau Claire, Wisconsin 10-7 last night in elimination play at the Great Lakes Regionals in Midland Michigan. Moline’s season also came to an end as they were eliminated by Yeager/Benson, Ohio 5-1. In the battle of tournament unbeatens, Gladwin, Michigan defeated their in-state rival Midland 11-6.

Helping special needs pets

A driver of a Metro Bus lost control and crashed into a home in East St. Louis late Thursday night. New resource center to open after residents were turned away Thursday. Flood victims in St. Louis are still hoping to get some help after being turned away from yesterday’s multi-agency resource center.

Commentary: What? Work From Home?

GLEN CARBON - What? Shake the dust off your clothes and get back to the office?. About a month ago I was talking with my executive assistant, and we both noted how long it has been since we went out to an event. It had been a while for both of us - about two years. It had been so long that we actually had to shake the dust off our suits.
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East St. Louis native and McDonald’s owner helps flood victims in his community

Jimmy Williams, an East St. Louis native and McDonald’s Owner/Operator who owns Estel Foods, Inc. has responded to a call for action from Illinois State Representative LaToya Greenwood (114th District) to help East St. Louis flood victims. Williams and his wife Janet donated $10,000 Wednesday for flood relief in addition to having McDonald’s distribution center, Martin Brower, donate a truck full of essential supplies.

End of Watch Memorial stops through St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Three local police officers killed in the line of duty were honored Friday. It was part of the “End of Watch-Ride to Remember 2021.”. the memorial stopped at St. Louis County Police headquarters. Former Officer Antonio Valentine was killed in 2021 when a suspect evading police crashed into his undercover vehicle. Valentine is one of hundreds of fallen first responders on the memorial.

Edwardsville's Heller aims for more cycling records in Mexico

After a long interruption, Edwardsville attorney Liz Heller has resumed her cycling journey, and she'll soon be heading to Mexico to pursue another world record. Heller, a partner at Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. in Edwardsville, is a world-class cyclist. She is returning to the velodrome in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on Aug. 24 to attempt to break the women's 65-and-over one-hour distance record. Heller, who will turn 65 this October, set the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) one-hour distance world record for women over 50, at 42 kilometers and 118 meters, when she last competed in Aguascalientes in April 2019.

Second Starbucks coming to this Metro East city

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — Collinsville will get a second Starbucks as part of the redevelopment of a prime corner along Illinois Route 159. Construction started in July on a drive-thru location of the national coffee chain and a Total Access Urgent Care that will be one of the Brentwood-based urgent care chain’s first Illinois facilities.