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SPRINGFIELD – Commemorative coins, gold pieces and jewelry are among the 8,000 items worth $70,000 to be auctioned Nov. 30- Dec. 4, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. “Our unclaimed property team works hard to return valuables to their rightful owners,” Frerichs said.... read more
Illinois is proud of our connection to Abraham Lincoln. His leadership brought our country through its darkest days of the Civil War and preserved the nation. I wonder what Lincoln would think of the current state of Illinois and what guidance his leadership would provide. As our beloved state of... read more
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White was recognized today by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National President Colleen Sheehey-Church as the 2015 Legislative Champion. Sheehey-Church cited White’s leadership in the fight against drunk driving, and his efforts to implement and improve Illinois&rsquo... read more
ALTON - The 1 Mississippi and Piasa Palisades group of the Sierra Club have an interesting cleanup planned for Saturday, Dec. 5, with not only trash removal in mind, but helping the less fortunate at Christmas time. The cleanup begins at 10 a.m. and will encompass two miles of the Great River Road... read more
Scott Credit Union has signed on to be the exclusive sponsor of the annual Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving boys’ basketball tournament. Representatives from SCU presented a check recently for $3,000 to Waterloo High School Athletic Director Dan Classen. Scott Credit Union is the exclusive sponsor... read more
GODFREY, Ill. – On Tuesday, December 8 at 5 pm, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, and state Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, will be partnering with the Illinois Rifle Association to host a Concealed Carry Seminar at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen’s Club, located at 3109 Godfrey Road in Godfrey. “... read more
GRANITE CITY, Ill. – State Reps. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, and Dan Beiser, D-Alton, are partnering with the Illinois attorney general’s office to help senior citizens protect themselves from scams and deceptive business practices at a seminar next month. “There are simple steps that... read more
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is joining Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement agencies to remind motorists to buckle up and drive sober during one of the heaviest travel periods of the year. With one of the biggest party nights of the year on Wednesday... read more
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Conservation Police have charged an Indiana man with illegally killing three deer – two trophy bucks and a doe – in Illinois. The man is also accused with providing false information when he improperly tagged and reported the animals. Following an anonymous... read more
Glen Carbon, Illinois -- Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) 2015 Nut, Candy & Magazine (NCM) Program was a tremendous success as 4,164 girls sold nearly $644,000 of the delicious nuts, candies and magazines. The following girls were the Top Sellers for their areas: Elisabeth Preston... read more

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