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EDWARDSVILLE - The fourth annual Edwardsville Art Fair kicks off this weekend with exhibits opening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, September 22, at City Park.Carolyn Tidball, Gallery Manager at the Edwardsville Arts Center, said that with over 100 artists the event has nearly doubled since the first... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook presented his second annual State of the University Address to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 21 with the theme of “Big Questions.” Pembrook highlighted the University’s many successes, motivated... read more
WOOD RIVER - This year marks the 90th Anniversary of East Alton-Wood River High School’s Coronation of the Harvest Queen. In recognition of this milestone, we are inviting all former Harvest Queens to participate in this year’s Coronation, which will be held September 30th at 7:30 pm in... read more
ALTON – Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, is pleased to announce that firm shareholder Perry J. Browder will serve as co-chair of Perrin Conferences’ Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook, and firm shareholder James “Jim”... read more
MADISON - The Madison Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its first Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Engelbert Hall, 1621 10th Street in Madison, Ill. at 6 p.m. The theme for the dinner is “Rebuilding our Communities.”The... read more
JERSEYVILLE - Next week DJ’s Pub and Grill will be hosting Lady's Night Out from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28.Kathy Smith, owner of DJ's, said it the night is a great opportunity for people to come out and shop with local vendors."We have vendors set up and people can come shop,"... read more
The purpose of this Report to the People is to keep citizens informed and assist with government transparency.Budget Process: As a member of the Finance Committee I’ve looked at the first copy of the Administration’s proposed budget. Additionally, I spoke with some major cost center managers... read more
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development announced this week it there is additional funding available for its HOMEbuyer program.MCCD will begin taking applications for its 5-year forgivable loans for down payment and closing costs immediately. Applications for the program should be availabl... read more
ALTON - A post circulating throughout Facebook claims to show the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) advertising a rally at Fast Eddies Fried Chicken, located at 701 Central Ave. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.The post, which has nearly 1,500 views and reactions, Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons said, seems to be a hoax... read more
ALTON - The Wizard of Oz is the theme of this year's Spirit Week, which has taken both schools and businesses in the Alton School District by storm - a certain Kansas tornado to be exact.To celebrate all the schools in the district now being Red Birds, Alton Drama Instructor and Student Council Representative... read more

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