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Governor Announces Electric Vehicle Rebate Program for Illinois Residents

July 1, 2022

Program offers $4,000 rebate for purchase of an electric passenger vehicle or $1,500 rebate for purchase of an electric motorcycle beginning July 1 SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John J. Kim announced the opening of Illinois’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program. The program was created under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act…

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Residents will save on gas, groceries, property taxes and school supplies with tax holidays

June 30, 2022

Illinois Family Relief Plan to Begin July 1 Comptroller plans to roll out tax rebates in September CHICAGO — Beginning tomorrow, July 1, the Illinois Family Relief Plan will go into effect, making good on the promise by Governor Pritzker and the General Assembly to provide relief on the grocery tax, gas tax, and property…

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MPD: Know the Laws About Fireworks in Mascoutah

June 27, 2022

Submitted by Scott Waldrup Mascoutah Chief of Police With the 4th of July coming up, I wanted to get information out regarding legal and illegal fireworks, and to avoid complaints of fireworks in town. I wanted to clarify the correct laws so that someone is not arrested, or have items confiscated, for what they thought…

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Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

June 24, 2022

Move prompted by U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to focus on legislation to strengthen women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health services in Illinois. Pritzker made that…

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Here’s what new rescue vehicle looks like for MidAmerica Airport

June 20, 2022

A rescue vehicle coming to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah doesn’t look like your standard firetruck. St. Clair County officials this week released a photo of what the new Aircraft Rescue Firefighting truck will look like. The vehicle is to be purchased with a $678,127 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.…

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Pritzker Signs Bills Protecting Sexual Assault Victims

June 17, 2022

New laws protect intoxicated victims; expand access to medical care By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills into law Thursday, June 16, aimed at protecting the victims of sexual assault. One of those new laws allows victims to press charges, even if they were voluntarily intoxicated at the…

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Illinois: Parental notice of abortion law officially ends

June 6, 2022

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Doctors in Illinois may now perform abortions on minors without notifying the child’s parents or obtaining a judicial bypass of the notification requirement. That’s because a bill passed by the General Assembly during last year’s fall veto session and signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker…

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Possession Of Child Pornography Leads To 6 Year Prison Sentence For Fairview Heights Man

June 6, 2022

A Fairview Heights man is heading to federal prison for possession of child pornography. Michael M. Rapa, 68, of Fairview Heights, was sentenced on Thursday, June 2, to 6 years in prison for two counts of possession of prepubescent child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Rapa pleaded guilty to the charges…

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GCS Donates To Clinton County Humane Society

March 16, 2022

BREESE – GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,415 in the month of February to benefit the Clinton County Humane society through their Don’t Stop Donatin’ Jeans Program. The Don’t Stop Donatin’ Jeans Program is funded by GCS employees who make monthly monetary donations out of their own pockets to a local organization.…

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