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GODFREY – For most little girls, their fathers are their heroes. They serve them as shoulder to cry when they’re sad, a source of all sorts of advice they need in their life and serve as a standard for all men that may come in their life down the road. Just in time for Valentine's Day,... read more
BETHALTO - Kelley and Chad Gerber have continued a long-standing Bethalto Dairy Queen tradition of heart-shaped Dilly Bars. Kelley Gerber said the heart-shaped Dilly Bars are a long-standing tradition at the Dairy Queen and she and her husband are more than glad to continue it. Today, through the... read more
ST. LOUIS - Gen. Darren W. McDew and his wife, Evelyn, were the guests of honor at a February 10th reception celebrating his recent appointment as Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) at Scott Air Force Base. The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, Civic Progress, Regional... read more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is leading a group of 12 senators calling on Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to provide guidance on the issuance of waivers for individuals who are dual nationals of a country participating in the Visa Waiver Program and Iran, Iraq, Sudan,... read more
GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s Family Health Clinic has become the nation’s first ever community college collaborative practice clinic. For patients, it’s a one stop shop for a total healthcare assessment, and only one co-pay. Project Director Lucy Chappee said... read more
Ebony J. Smith, 37, of Alton, Illinois, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Jan. 20, 2016, on two counts of Theft of Government Funds and two counts of false statement, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. Smith was arraigned o... read more
James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Matthew S. Liebheit, 40, Moro, IL., was sentenced in federal court to 41 months in federal prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release on two counts of theft, embezzlement, or misapplication... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County jury convicted a Granite City man of murder today in the 2012 beating death of 20-month-old Jasean “Bug” Rusher following a week-long jury trial at the Madison County Criminal Justice Center in Edwardsville. The case began with jury selection on Monday... read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) sent a letter today to Anthony M. Coscia, Chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors, requesting that the next Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) demonstrate commitment to a unified national passenger rai... read more
SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to celebrate the 207th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Governor Bruce Rauner today announced this year’s recipients of the Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service. “This year’s... read more

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