The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service plans to honor East St. Louis with a Governor’s Hometown Award at the Old State Capitol in Springfield at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in a nod to its successful recent community program.
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Intrepid citizens with a knack for discovery can sharpen their perceptions at a free “Citizen Watchdog” training event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 1000 Plummer Drive in Edwardsville.
Madison County residents can now catch some sun and savings at the same time. Multiple agencies have joined together to offer the “Solarize Madison County/Glen Carbon” program and make solar installation more widely affordable to residents and business owners.
From innovative store venues to youth career programs, suggestions from four contenders for Alton’s leadership seemed universal at times and worlds apart at other times during an Alton Main Street Mayoral forum recently.
Pledging “integrity, transparency, and honesty,” Jamie Goodwin recently amped up her campaign as an independent candidate for East Alton mayor in a direct challenge to incumbent Joe Silkwood, sparing no time in comparing herself favorably.
Alleging erased electronic records, Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler recently asked Illinois State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons to investigate circumstances which he says comprise destruction of data originally stored in his office computers in Edwardsville.
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
After multiple rounds of objections, Alton mayoral candidate Dan Rauschkolb won a victory late last week when a Madison County Circuit Court judge ruled in his favor, letting him appear on April’s ballot after all.
Alton appears to be creeping up the list of top campaign coffers. According to the Chicago-based Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Alton mayoral campaign funds totaled $23,094.78 as of Feb. 20 -- and that's just for the current mayor, Brant Walker.
Armed with the advantage of many years of experience, retired township clerk and new independent leadership candidate Barbara Overton recently discussed her qualifications in her bid to become the next president of South Roxana Village.
Starting with a BBQ event yesterday and continuing through the end of the month, Maryville’s Parks & Rec committee is presenting a trio of events for all residents and visitors via the village’s 10th annual Maryville Discovery Sundays Series.
A boil order is now in effect for the Metro East’s Belleville, Swansea, Millstadt, Columbia, Waterloo and Shiloh after a 24-inch water main break caused school districts to close and hospitals to follow emergency procedures.