Madison County, ILTelegraph

Madison man charged with felony DUI

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison man was charged Monday with felony DUI by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. James T. Crain, 35, of Madison, was charged July 26 with aggravated driving while under the influence, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. According...
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Edwardsville, ILTelegraph

Granite City man charged with burglarizing church

EDWARDSVILLE — A homeless Granite City man was charged Tuesday with burglarizing a church. Daniel S. Copeland, 23, was charged July 26 with burglary to a church, a Class 1 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. According to court documents, on July 23 Copeland allegedly...
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Madison County, ILTelegraph

Madison County to sell surplus items at auction

WOOD RIVER — Madison County will hold a surplus sale next month at its Wood River facility. The auction, which will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at 101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River, will sell more than a half-dozen vehicles. The items, which will be sold to the highest bidder as is, include a Chevy Impala, two Ford Expeditions, two Dodge caravans, three Ford F150 pick-up trucks, four Ford Crown Victorias, a Ford Trailblazer and two box trailers.

Police Commissioners Appoint Two Officers

Two police officers were appointed to the Greenville Police Department by the Board of Police Commissioners last Friday. Isaac Smith of Vandalia was given a probationary appointment as an officer. Jake Freeman of Highland was offered a conditional appointment as an officer, contingent on his completing the psychological and medical...
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Progress made on Madison County Railroad crossing fix

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – Traffic at Madison County Railroad crossing had been blocked for more than a year. Residents called You Paid For It for help. Angry frustrated residents just had no idea when two Madison County cities, Madison and Venice, would fix a railroad crossing where the street had collapsed. Trains were moving through the crossing.
Madison County, ILTelegraph

CDC urges masks, county sees growing patient count

WOOD RIVER — There were 27 COVID-19 patients in Madison County hospitals Monday night, a large increase from the single digit numbers of patients merely a few weeks ago. According to the Madison County Health Department, only one COVID-19 patient was on a ventilator Monday. Over the weekend, the county...

2021 07/30 – Beverly Maxine Kelly

Our Beautiful Mother, Beverly Maxine Kelly passed away peacefully on July 26, at 4:30 pm. Mom was born July 1, 1927, in Centralia, IL. She was the daughter of Harry and Juanita Finn-Stevens. They both preceded her in death, along with her baby sister, Betty Jean. Mom is survived by...

Educators react to new masking recommendations for schools

School officials are reacting to the new guidelines that could result in masks once again being required for all students and faculty. Centralia High School Superintendent Chuck Lane, who is part of a group of superintendents who so far have successfully fought for local control over COVID-19 mitigations, says they will review the updated guidance and continue to update their back to school plan. He says they felt it was likely guidance would change and he’s sure this isn’t the last time they will get updated recommendations from state and federal agencies. Lane says their goal is to have students in school five days a week and to keep them safe and that hasn’t changed.

Land Options Extended In Special Council Meeting

The Greenville City Council met in special session last Friday afternoon to take action on land options. Two options, developed for the creation of a solar field in the southeast part of the city, were extended for one year. One option is on 55 acres of land along Bowman Industrial...
Madison County,

Grand jury issues indictments against three

EDWARDSVILLE — Three people were indicted Thursday by a Madison County grand jury. Corvis D. Johnson, 36, of Bel Ridge, Missouri, was indicted July 22 for unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class X felony; offenses relating to motor vehicles, a Class 2 felony; and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony.
Bond County,

Unit Two Contracts With New Food Service Provider

When the new school year begins in Bond County Community Unit 2, food service in the cafeterias will be different. At its recent meeting, the Unit 2 school board approved entering into a one-year contract with Missouri-based OPAA! Food Management Incorporated. All current cafeteria staff will remain employees of the...

Galva Council addresses roads and rail crossing issues

The Galva Council unanimously voted to hire Moran Economic Development of Edwardsville, IL to end the downtown TIF which is expiring December 31st and get things in place for a new downtown TIF. The company will charge $28,900 to create the new TIF and $125 per hour to close the old downtown TIF not to exceed $5,000.
Illinois StateTelegraph

What hosting an amateur golf tournament is like in Illinois

Across Illinois, golf tournaments, especially at the amateur level, are very common. Whether the event is honoring a deceased family member, creating a chance at fundraising for charity or allowing a chance to compete for an amateur championship, golf tournaments can be hosted for a variety of reasons. To put...

Library Committee To Meet Wednesday

The Greenville Public Library’s Finance and Records Committee will meet Wednesday, July 28, in the library at 4:30 p.m. The committee will review the budget and discuss short term and long term financial planning.