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In visit to Illinois, VP Harris rallies voters around abortion rights

Pritzker, other leaders say Illinois will remain a safe haven for women seeking abortion By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Vice President Kamala Harris came to Chicago Friday to rally voters who support abortion rights and urge them to turn out in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking at a roundtable discussion on…

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Gov. Pritzker Announces New Illinois State Police Metro East Regional Headquarters in East St. Louis

New facility will enhance will increase preventive patrol presence, help solve violent crime, and improve regional safety EAST ST. LOUIS — Governor JB Pritzker along with state and local leaders today announced the location of a new state-of-the-art Illinois State Police (ISP) Metro East Regional Headquarters and the release of capital funding to begin the…

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Hoffman and Belt Plan would Return Money to Ameren Users; Address Higher Bills

BELLEVILLE – Alarmed at the skyrocketing cost of energy for area residents, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, and state Sen. Christopher Belt, D-Cahokia, on Thursday introduced a $200 million rebate program that would deliver an estimated $170 to Ameren residential and small commercial energy customers. “Residents are unfairly being hit with significant increases to their…

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Texas begins busing migrants to Chicago

Pritzker, Lightfoot say they’re welcome, accuse Texas governor of racism By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – About 60 migrants arrived in Chicago Wednesday on buses from Texas as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s ongoing policy to send undocumented immigrants to so-called “sanctuary cities.” But Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor…

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Big Win For Mascoutah Football

By Michael Trotter Herald Publications MASCOUTAH – Last weekend was the official start of the high school football season in Illinois. Mascoutah hosted Columbia on Friday, August 26, and defeated the Eagles by a score of 49-26. The Indians dominated the first quarter with three touchdowns on a 33-yard interception by Quincy Hall, a four-yard…

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Kelly Johnson Crowned Little Miss Mascoutah Homecoming Princess

Record crowds attend homecoming despite the heat By Pamela Rensing heraldpubs@heraldpubs.com The 96th Annual Mascoutah Homecoming und AugustFest was another great chapter in the history books. Despite the heat, visitors filled Scheve Park all three days – August, 5, 6, & 7. There were many highlights at the homecoming, but none were cuter than the…

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Governor Pritzker Issues Monkeypox Virus Public Health Emergency Declaration to Coordinate Statewide Response

CHICAGO—Governor Pritzker issued a proclamation August 1 declaring the monkeypox virus a public health emergency and declaring the state of Illinois a disaster area regarding the disease. The declaration, which applies to the entire state, will allow the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to utilize resources for coordinating logistics across state agencies, quickly and…

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Pritzker pushes for assault weapons ban, federal action

Bill pending in General Assembly would prohibit further sales By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of a July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park that left seven people dead and dozens more injured, Gov. JB Pritzker is calling for a ban at both the state and national levels on…

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