Pritzker deploys 375 National Guard soldiers to Chicago

Governor, Chicago leaders draw line between protesters, looters By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of violence, looting and arson that gripped the city of Chicago over the weekend, Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday he has deployed 375 Illinois National Guard soldiers to aid the city’s police department and other…

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State files emergency rules for long-term care facilities

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] The state health department filed emergency rules Thursday mandating long-term care facilities to develop testing plans to better protect residents and ensure they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic appropriately. “The overwhelming majority of long-term care facilities in Illinois are privately run,” Gov. JB Pritzker said during his…

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Pritzker lifts ban on worship services

Move comes amid lawsuits and possible U.S. Supreme Court review By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – People in Illinois will be allowed to attend worship services starting this weekend without fear of prosecution as the state enters Phase 3 of Gov. JB Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” reopening plan. Pritzker made the announcement during…

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Mascoutah Police Report: May 15 through May 21

Friday, May 15 Suspicious Vehicle – Rt. 161 & Christ Rd/Veres Ordinance – High Weeds/Grass – 600 block W. Church/Sunnquist Alarms – 9200 block Beller/Rettig Parking Violation – 100 block W. Poplar/Rettig Lock Out -Vehicle – 9800 block Perrin – Sunnquist Fire Calls – 600 block Moorland/Sirtak False Alarm     – 700 block N. Jefferson/Weck…

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School Board Still Considering a Traditional Commencement Ceremony

By Keith Gillett Mascoutah Herald MASCOUTAH – At its monthly meeting held Tuesday, May 19, the Mascoutah District 19 School Board continued to discuss the possibility of holding a regular graduation ceremony at a date to be determined later this summer. But after a short discussion, the measure was tabled until its’ June meeting in…

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Soft Opening for Mascoutah City Offices to Begin June 1

MASCOUTAH – The City of Mascoutah is working to safely expand services and reopen facilities impacted by changes related to COVID-19. Beginning June 1, Utility Billing and Police Department customer service windows will reopen. Visitors to other departments in Mascoutah City Hall must be seen by appointment only. City Hall Visitor Hours, effective June 1,…

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Dorothy E. Donner

Dorothy E. Donner, nee Gast, 92, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 2, 1928 in Waukegan, IL died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Anna D., nee Westphal, Gast, her husband, Henry T. Donner whom she married in…

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Deborah Ann Schramke

Deborah Ann Schramke, 68, of Bonnie, passed away April 18, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born February 28, 1952, in Belleville, the daughter of Jerome Louis and Frances Marie (Rainey) Lucey.  She graduated from Holy Childhood Grade School, Mascoutah High School, and Kaskaskia College.  Her Christian faith was…

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Shirley Mae Arlena Dickhaut

Shirley Mae Arlena Dickhaut, nee Kraus, 81, of Mascoutah, IL, born Nov. 18, 1938 in Marissa, IL died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. She was a homemaker, a graduate of Okawville High School, volunteered for the Memorial Auxiliary, and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah,…

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Dennis A. Frerking

Dennis A. Frerking, 83, of New Baden, passed away at Aviston Countryside Manor on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. He was born October 29, 1936 in Mascoutah Twp., in St. Clair County, IL, the son of George and Alice, nee Friederich, Frerking. He married Evelyn Schubert on August 29, 1959 at St. George Catholic Church in…

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