Bellwood looking to widen its web

BELLWOOD — Residents and business owners in the village of Bellwood can be an active part of its future success by offering thoughts and suggestions for its new website. Village leadership wants to know how they can help meet the area’s needs and interests by taking suggestions for options and features to include on the revamped website. The More...

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By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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State lawmakers accused of questionable pay raises by committee

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers are using shady tactics to give themselves pay raises: creating new, useless committees where committee chairmen are paid an extra $10,326, according to a report from the More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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NRA fires back at possible lead ammo ban

SPRINGFIELD — The National Rifle Association is requesting the Illinois Senate to allow members of its Environment and Conservation Committee to convene prior to a hearing on a bill which may ban lead ammunition More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Emanuel appoints new City Colleges of Chicago chancellor

Juan Salgado, recently appointed Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — City Colleges of Chicago has a new chancellor. On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Juan Salgado will take More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Rowe says he would look at Rock Island growth ‘differently’ as mayor

ROCK ISLAND — Independent mayoral candidate Andy Rowe recently made a bid for votes through social media, recently uploading what he calls “Kitchen Table” videos with the intent to answer questions More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Western Illinois University hosts archaeological field school

MACOMB — Western Illinois University is hosting an archaeological field school at two Fulton County sites in June and July, with anthropology professor Andrea Alveshere leading the project at the sites. Orendorf More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 12th, 2017
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Supporters of 1 cent sales tax increase say it will relieve property owners; Plenty of critics say tax payers are already tapped out

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County voters will have to decide on April 4 whether or not to increase the sales tax by 1% to help county schools with capital improvement projects. Proponents of the County School More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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St. Louis region shows the budget priority fights confronting Trump, Congress

Dr. Timothy Eberlein, director of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis (left) greets Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. after a Senate hearing on medical research More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Belleville Planning Commission views outdoor retail site plan

BELLEVILLE — The City of Belleville’s Planning Commission met on March 1 to view a site plan for an outdoor retail shopping center. Present at the meeting were mayor Mark Eckert, director of economic More...

By Associated Press On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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No surprise: St. Louis area delegation splits along party lines on Trump’s new immigration ban

President Donald Trump salutes as he stands on the tarmac after disembarking Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, March 5,2017, at Andrews Air Force Base. Trump is returning from Mar-a-Largo, Florida. (AP Photo/Alex More...

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