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Pritzker Administration Expands Medicaid Coverage For Critical Diabetes Prevention And Management Programs

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) today announced the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program, nationally-recognized diabetes prevention and management programs, will be newly eligible for Medicaid coverage in Illinois, upon final federal approval. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in Illinois. An estimated over 1 million adults in Illinoi Continue Reading
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Durbin: Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Makes Smart And Necessary Investments In America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today spoke on the Senate floor about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. The deal is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-build our nation’s roads, railways, transit, and bridges; to make high-speed internet and clean water a reality for every household in America; and to create millions of good-paying, family-supporting union jobs across the country. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is currently being debated Continue Reading
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Katie's Pizza Launches Frozen Pizza & Pasta Line In H-E-B Grocery Stores & Expands Delivery Nationwide

ST. LOUIS - Award-winning Restaurateur and Chef Katie Collier of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria is announcing the launch of their frozen pizzas, pastas, and sauces in all H-E-B Central Markets throughout Texas. Currently Katie's frozen items can be found in Missouri and Illinois through Dierbergs Markets, as well as both Katie’s Pizza & Pasta locations. In addition, Katie’s frozen line is now available for nationwide ordering and delivery through their website http://www.katiespizza.com Continue Reading
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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Further Establishing Illinois As The Most Welcoming State In The Nation

AURORA – Governor JB Pritzker today signed HB 121, SB 667, SB 1596 and SB 2665 into law, legislation expanding protections for immigrant and refugee communities and further establishing Illinois as the most welcoming state in the nation. The new laws strengthen the TRUST Act and make Illinois the second state in the nation to require local officials to end partnerships with ICE, address hate crimes against immigrant communities, expand workplace protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Continue Reading
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Retired Fosterburg Fire Chief John Holtorf Says Goodbye

FOSTERBURG - Fosterburg Fire Chief John Holtorf announced today is his last day as Fosterburg Fire Chief. This was Fire Chief Holtorf's statement: "Today is my last day as Fire Chief of the Fosterburg Fire Department. It is a bittersweet day for me, but I know it is time for a new lead, new direction, and fresh ideas. "My time as Chief was made possible by the cooperation of the volunteers; these men and women put everything in motion, no matter the time of day or the weather. For Continue Reading
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Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues 79 Cannabis Licenses

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today issued the first round of adult use cannabis licenses established under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. The Department issued 32 initial Craft Grow licenses, 28 Infuser licenses, and 9 Transporter licenses. Additional applicants that received a Notice of Award for Craft Grow and Infuser licenses have requested and received an extension from the Department to submit their licensing fee and other documents. The Department Continue Reading
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Jesse White Encourages Organ/Tissue Donation for Virtual National Minority Donor Awareness Month

SPRINGFIELD - Secretary of State Jesse White is hosting a virtual National Minority Donor Awareness Month “Wave Away the Waiting” to promote organ/tissue donation for multicultural communities at www.LifeGoesOn.com . “We continue to work to end the wait for those in need of organ donation,” said White. “Unfortunately, minorities are in the greatest need of organ transplants, yet they donate at a lower rate. I encourage everyone to register to become an organ/tissue Continue Reading
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Call For Entries For The 12th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

ST. LOUIS – Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) is pleased to announce registration is open for the 12 th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition for high school students in the bi-state St. Louis Metropolitan area. There are no fees to participate or register. This year the Preliminary Round and Semi-final Round of the competition will be back live on stage at various theatres in the St. Louis area. Students will be vying for scholarships, special awards, prizes, an Continue Reading
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Edwardsville School District 7 Superintendent Discusses COVID-19 Challenges

EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville School District 7 Superintendent Dr. Shelton today distributed a letter and a video to students, parents, and staff about COVID-19 challenges for the 2021-2022 school year. "Our goal this year is to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff in District #7 and be able to sustain that learning environment five days a week throughout the school year. As a district, we know the challenges of COVID and the strategies that prevent the spread of this virus, Continue Reading
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Illinois State Police Will Be Conducting Patrols, Roadside Safety Checks In The Month Of August

COLLINSVILLE – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 11 Commander, Captain Mark Doiron, announces that the ISP will conduct Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols, Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) Patrols, Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols, and Roadside Safety Checks (R.S.C) in St. Clair or Madison County during the month of August. These projects are funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety. The Distracted Driving Enforcement program Continue Reading
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65-Year Sentence: Judge Napp Makes Ruling Monday On Convicted Murderer

MADISON COUNTY - A judge Monday morning sentenced convicted murderer - Kadeem L. Noland - to a total of 65 years in prison after she heard a video of the defendant severely beating and threatening a potential witness. Madison County State's Attorney Tom Haine said Noland will be required to serve 100 percent of his sentence. In May, a Madison County jury found Noland guilty of first-degree murder. “The hearing of her screams and your threats shows the character and violence of defendant,” Continue Reading
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All Good Things Must Come To An End: Wood River's Charlie's Drive-In Closes On Tuesday, August 3

WOOD RIVER - “All good things must come to an end.” The proverb above dates back to 1374 and was first used in the United States around 1680, but it relates even to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, when Charlie’s Drive-In, a legendary restaurant at 762 N. Wood River Avenue in Wood River will open and close for the final time. Owners Teresa Tweedy and Michelle Garin made the announcement, and since word has spread, Teresa said they have been overwhelmed with love and kindness from Continue Reading
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Two Vehicles Crash On Central Avenue, Damage Another Alton Power Pole

ALTON - It seems Alton has had its share of vehicles colliding with power poles lately. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, two vehicles collided in the 1100 block of Central Avenue in Alton, and once again broke off a power pole. Alton Police and Alton Fire immediately responded, as did repair personnel, who quickly repaired the pole. There were no reported injuries. Both vehicles were seriously damaged in the crash. Continue Reading
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Invite Good Insects Into The Garden To Battle Pests

URBANA - Not all the insects in the garden are pests. Fewer than 1% of all insects are considered pests. The vast majority are beneficial or benign. "While most people are aware of the benefits of bees and other pollinators, a lot of other types of insects are beneficial in our gardens by helping control pest insect populations," says Ken Johnson , University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "If you have beneficial insects, you may not need to do anything else to manage your pests. Continue Reading
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Granite City Police, Major Case Squad Of Greater St. Louis, Probe Shooting Of Two On Illinois Route 3

GRANITE CITY - The Granite City Police Department responded to a report of gunshots on Illinois Route 3 at 2 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021. Major Nick Novaich, assistant chief of police of the Granite City Police Department, said: "Upon the arrival officers found that two individuals had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and were immediately transported to a hospital in St. Louis, MO. The Granite City Police Department has requested the assistance of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis Continue Reading
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John C. Hansen

John C. Hansen, 73, passed away at 7:10 PM, Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home. He was born on January 25, 1948, in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Robert W. and Charlotte M. (Robinson) Hansen. Continue Reading
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J.W. Butler

J.W. Butler, passed away at 1:57 p.m. on July 30, 2021, at his residence. He was born on June 12, 1930, in Almo, Kentucky the son of the late Troy and Mary (Carrol) Butler. He married Eula Mae Brown Continue Reading
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Marcella Rose Copeland

Marcella Rose Copeland, 90, passed away 5:40 am, Saturday, July 31, 2021 at her daughter's residence. Born October 1, 1930 in Winchester, she was the daughter of Jesse and Bessie (Emmons) Welch. Continue Reading