Area News

Annual Drive Fills Food Pantry With 15,500 Donated Items

By Randy Pierce Herald Publications FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – Over two dozen volunteers who showed up at the new location of the Fairview Heights Food Pantry to help with this year’s “Scouting for Food” drive did not have a lot to do during their first few moments after arriving but that condition was only temporary because…

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IDOT invites public to take traveler survey

Illinois residents asked for feedback regarding state’s transportation system SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the state’s transportation system through its annual Illinois Traveler Opinion Survey, available today through Dec. 31. The survey is available online by visiting “We look forward to the public’s input each year as an…

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Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces Illinois State Scholars

Congratulations to the 38 Illinois State Scholars at Mascoutah High School! CHICAGO – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars. These exceptional students rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors in Illinois and are chosen each year based on a combination of exemplary…

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