Fun Socks To Be Distributed at Select Transit Centers Dec. 21

Appreciation Event will also Kick off a Winter-Long Effort Aimed at Providing New Winter Gear Items to Transit Riders as Needs are Identified on the System To help commuters stay toasty on transit this winter – while sharing a little holiday cheer – Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, Bureau…

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COVID-19 claims 446 lives over holiday weekend

Hospitalization rates edge downward By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 pandemic claimed 446 lives in Illinois over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while the rate of hospitalizations declined for the first time since the recent surge began in late September. As of late Sunday night, the Illinois Department of Public Health…

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Charlotte M. Pivoras

Charlotte M. Pivoras, nee Bramstedt, 95, of Mascoutah, Illinois died peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, November 25, 2020 in her son’s home, surrounded by her loving family. Charlotte was born November 1, 1925 in Mascoutah, Illinois, the daughter of William and Matilda (Willmsmeier) Bramstedt. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Zion Lutheran Church in Mascoutah where…

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Doris J. Klein

Doris J. Klein, nee Kehrer, 89, of Mascoutah, IL, born Aug. 12, 1931, in Mascoutah, IL died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL. Doris was a retired secretary from the Mascoutah School District 19 and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah. Doris is preceded…

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David Conrad Mueth

David Conrad Mueth, 82, of St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, November 8, 2020 at SLU Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on September 11, 1938 in Mascoutah, Illinois. Loving son of the late August and Margaret Mueth. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Bertilia “Tillie” (Jeff) Jefferson, Arnold “Cotton” (Pat) Mueth, Norbert (Pat) Mueth,…

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IDPH preps for expected initial 400,000 doses of vaccine

First batch of vaccines will go to hospital workers, first responders By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — After Pfizer submitted its application for a COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week, Illinois public health officials have continued preparing locations to store and distribute the vaccine that could be…

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Richard R. “Rich” Joellenbeck

Richard R. “Rich” Joellenbeck, 70, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 8, 1950 in Belleville, IL died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Rich retired after 47 years as an International Health and Safety representative for General Motors in Wentzville, MO. He was a member of St. John United Church of…

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Metro East Couple Charges With $2M Extortion & Fraud Scheme

O’FALLON – An O’Fallon couple is facing a slew of federal charges tonight. Emmitt T. Tiner and Matissia S. Holt are named in a wide-ranging, 54-count indictment that accuses the pair of an elaborate extortion scheme, defrauding the Illinois Home Services Program, and money laundering. Tiner is also charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated…

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