Area News

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Announces Otter Naming Contest

Three Sibling Otters Will Live & Play at the Nation’s Newest Aquarium When It Opens in December St. Louis – Here’s your chance to help the St Louis Aquarium at Union Station name its first animal residents. Three sibling North American River Otters are the first animals to arrive in St Louis and the Aquarium…

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Jesse White Announces Driver Records Now Available Online

Illinoisans no longer need to visit Driver Services facilities to obtain their driving record Illinoisans no longer need to visit Driver Services facilities to purchase their driving records due to a new program launched by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. Motorists may now purchase a copy of their driving record online. This new program…

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MPD To Hold 3rd Annual National Night Out Celebration Oct. 1

By Pamela Rensing mascherald@heraldpubs.com The Mascoutah Police Department will be hosting their 3rd Annual National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 1.  The free event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Train Depot in Scheve Park. National Night Out is celebrated each year on either the first Tuesday of August…

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Aviston Teacher is Finalist for 2020 Teacher of the Year

The selection will be announced during the “Those Who Excel” banquet on Saturday, Oct. 19 By Pamela Rensing ccn@heraldpubs.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced the 10 finalists for 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year. This year’s finalists include educators with a variety of backgrounds ranging from an Air Force…

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School Visitation Law Promotes Parental Involvement in Education

SPRINGFIELD – It’s back-to-school time and before long the annual ritual of parent-teacher conferences will begin again. In Illinois, even a busy job should not prevent parents or guardians from attending important school meetings. Since 1993, Illinois has had a law providing for unpaid leave for employees to attend school conferences or classroom activities of…

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Rep. Meier Announces Re-election for State Representative

OKAWVILLE – State Rep. Charlie Meier announced he will seek re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives. Rep. Meier says he’s running to “protect Southern Illinois values at the State House while continuing to work against Chicago’s liberal agenda in Springfield.” According to Rep. Meier, “Each year I see numerous bills introduced which do not…

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Two More Big Events Celebrating Fairview’s 50th Birthday

By Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – As part of a series of events being held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Fairview Heights, an open house and time capsule burial will be taking place on Saturday, September 14, at the municipal complex at 10025 Bunkum Road from…

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