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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to combat the practice of straw purchasing and illegal trafficking in firearms. The Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2016 – sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore James Moss is making a Nigerian screenwriter’s dream a reality. A film critic hopeful, Moss is using globally available resources to produce the man’s screenplay and learn the production side of filmmaking. Moss, a native... read more
ALTON - Alton’s Rick Hornsey and some other residents are wondering what they missed after receiving a letter from the U.S. Postal Service informing them of an incident resulting in missing and/or damaged mail. It is confirmed that at least one day’s worth of mail was not delivered to... read more
ALTON - Judy Craig of Case Management was selected as the Alton Memorial Hospital Employee Recognition Award winner for January. Judy's co-workers say that she "is a long-time and very dedicated employee. She embraces service excellence by being a voice for the patient, always with their best interests... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Auditor Rick Faccin and his staff were recently honored by the Government Finance Officers Association. Faccin received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement, and he and the Auditor’s Office staff were collectively received the Certificate of Achievement... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host approximately 450 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) –motivated students, grades 6-12, at the annual Science Olympiad regional tournament being held from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, on campus.... read more
ALTON - Alton Main Street's quarterly information exchange, called “What’s Up Downtown”, will be held on Tuesday, February 16th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Jacoby Arts Center, located at 627 E. Broadway. The public is invited to learn the latest news regarding development of Alton’s... read more
ALTON - Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching and luckily for area residents, there are plenty of things to do around the River Bend this weekend for both the couples celebrating the holiday and the single folks ignoring all of the romantic hubbub. Lovers looking to enjoy a night away from th... read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today called on the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs – the State Approving Agency for GI Bill benefits in Illinois – to review the Department of Education’s finding about Skokie, Illinois based Computer Systems Institute... read more
ALTON – Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States, and these wounds cost more than $50 billion annually. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life... read more

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