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Senate Bill Would Outlaw Live Animal Prizes At Carnivals

Aims to reduce abandoned pet population but could impact the fair experience By Ben Orner Capitol News Illinois borner@capitolnewsillinois.com It is a mainstay of fairs and carnivals around the country: sink a ping pong ball into a fish bowl and win the goldfish swimming inside. But if a bill in the Illinois Senate becomes law,…

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Two Vehicle Fatal Crash on I-64

The Illinois State Police responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on I-64 eastbound at milepost 26 (IL-161), St Clair County, Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:54 p.m. Preliminary reports indicate that a Honda Civic, driven by Dustin T. Graves, 26, of O’Fallon, traveling eastbound on I-64 at milepost 26 left the roadway to the left…

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Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Capping Insulin Costs at $100/Month for 1.3 Million Illinoisans

CHICAGO — Gov. JB Pritzker signed SB 667 into law January 24 capping out of pocket insulin costs at $100 for a 30-day supply. The new law is an important step forward in lowering healthcare costs for working families making Illinois a leader in ensuring healthcare is a right, not a privilege. The 1.3 million…

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Cars Stolen, Vehicular Burglaries Reported Over Weekend

By Pamela Rensing mascherald@heraldpubs.com Mascoutah Police responded to multiple vehicular incidents over the weekend. Officers responded to six reports of burglarized vehicles in Mascoutah.  Each vehicle was unlocked. On January 20, at 3:30 a.m., Mascoutah PD pursued a silver Honda CR-V on I-64 Westbound. The chase, which began in Mascoutah when the car was spotted…

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Congressman Shimkus Hosts Nominees for Military Academies

MARYVILLE – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has announced a list of 21 future leaders he has nominated to one of the nation’s military academies. The young men and women were invited to a January 2 reception at the Effingham Elks Lodge. “The reception is an annual event, and it often provides the nominees with…

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