Disabled veterans, caregivers granted access to Exchange, commissary, recreation facilities

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act, allows Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and veterans with service-connected disabilities entry onto military installations to use the AAFES Exchange, commissary, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, facilities. Pre-identified primary caregivers of…

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Dolores Douse

Dolores Douse, 81, of Mascoutah, IL passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. She passed peacefully in her sleep. Dolores was the loving mother of Denise James of Mascoutah, IL, Thomas Douse of Newport News, VA, and Louis Douse of New York City, New York. She was a devoted grandmother to four grandchildren, Travis and…

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Academy Participants Educated About Police Work

By Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – Like others before them, the participants in the eighth annual Fairview Heights Police Department Citizens Academy came away from it more knowledgeable about the challenges and responsibilities that are faced by law enforcement officers. For nine Thursday evenings and one Saturday morning session of about three hours each,…

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Mascoutah Swim Team Has Big Weekend at Sectionals

By Collin Kessler Mascoutah Herald The Mascoutah swim team competed in a sectional swim meet Saturday, with their 200 medley team placing fifth out of eighteen teams. The entire team consisted of sophomore Kelly Bushong, junior Tobi McCrw, freshman Camdyn Burman, freshman Laura Berthe and sophomore Brooke Junker. McCraw, Bushong, Berthe and Junker were a…

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Rep. Charlie Meier Provides Fall Veto Session Update

The Illinois General Assembly fall Veto Session recently came to a close, State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) says he left session “disappointed with the majority party’s lack of enthusiasm to pass major ethics reform.” Instead of enacting stricter ethics reforms, the House of Representatives did however find time to approve 42 bills in six days…

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CDC To Review Air Pollution Near East St. Louis, Duckworth Says

Illinois senator asked for assessment of toxic releases from Veolia plant, a site profiled in a recent BGA story about President Trump’s diminished EPA. By Brett Chase Better Government Association Federal health officials are reviewing whether toxic emissions from a downstate hazardous waste incinerator pose health risks to surrounding residents, according to an official at…

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State School Board Makes Emergency Rule Changes In Response To Isolation Room Report

ProPublica, Tribune investigation found 20,000 instances of forced isolation since 2017-18 school year By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The state’s board of education announced emergency rule changes Wednesday, Nov. 20, in response to a news story which detailed an overuse of “isolation rooms” in several Illinois public school districts, including those…

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CDC To Review Air Pollution Near East St. Louis, Duckworth Says

Illinois senator asked for assessment of toxic releases from Veolia plant, a site profiled in a recent BGA story about President Trump’s diminished EPA. By Brett Chase Better Government Association Federal health officials are reviewing whether toxic emissions from a downstate hazardous waste incinerator pose health risks to surrounding residents, according to an official at…

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Robert Marchioro

Roberto Armando Patrick “Mr. Bob” Marchioro, 88, of Mascoutah, IL, born April 2, 1931 in Butte, Montana, died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his home in Mascoutah surrounded by his loving wife of 55 years and children. Bob spent his entire life helping others. Early in his career, he spent 5 years serving in the…

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Bobbye Kay Broughton

Bobbye Kay Broughton, nee Emerson, 76, of Mascoutah, IL born Feb. 11, 1943 in Paducah, KY died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL. Bobbye was a homemaker and was very active in the city of Mascoutah, IL.  She was a two-time former president of the Mascoutah Tuesday Woman’s Club, a board…

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