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EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kristine Hildebrandt, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English Language and Literature, was presented the 2017 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award at the Paul Simon luncheon held Tuesday,... read more
EDWARDSVILLE—A St. Louis woman was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for the October 2012 death of her infant son in Alton. Wallisha S. Bland (03/10/1993), pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder on December 30, 2016. She had been set for a jury trial the following week.... read more
ALTON – To help keep businesses in Illinois and prevent outsourcing, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is cosponsoring legislation that would require businesses who outsource jobs to pay back any tax breaks they’ve received from the state. “This bill is a matter of fairness to our... read more
ALTON - During the March 21, 2017, meeting of the Alton Board of Education, the board voted to establish a line of credit with Liberty Bank, hoping that measure was as far as it had to go. This measure was a direct response to as much as $20 million in lost revenue from the district since 2011. That... read more
MARYVILLE - Metro East area residents are planning a Seventh Anniversary Celebration of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from 3-5 p.m. March 23 at the Maryville offices of Congressmen Rodney Davis and John Shimkus. The gathering is part of a nationwide effort to highlight ACA advantages as told through... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Four officers and one civilian were given awards at the March 21, 2017, meeting of the Edwardsville City Council following a Feb. 10, 2017, incident involving a motorist having a medical emergency. Lt. Charlie Kohlberg of the Edwardsville Police Department, Edwardsville Police officers,... read more
ALTON - With the upcoming April 4 mayoral election just around the bend, the subject of violent crime in Alton has been breached several times in various community forums. Mayoral candidate Scott Dixon has been the most vocal regarding the crime statistics, even saying violent crime in Alton is at... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Megan Kaiser has been named Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year through the University’s public health program. The award is co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national health education honorary society, and the National... read more
BELLEVILLE - Victoria Foster, 55, of East St. Louis, Illinois, entered pleas of guilty to two counts of false claims against the United States by a paid tax preparer assisting in the preparation of a false federal tax return, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S.... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Morris University Center Oak and Redbud Rooms. Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 70 master’s... read more

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