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Governor Pritzker Announces Expansion of Emergency Child Care and Additional Financial Support for Emergency Child Care Centers

CHICAGO – Building on the State’s robust response to support families of essential workers and child care providers throughout Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker announced an expansion of eligibility to support essential workers’ child care needs and an increase in financial support for emergency child care centers and homes. “We have essential…

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Mascoutah Police Report: March 20 through March 26

Friday, March 20 911 Open Line – 700 block Fountain View Dr/Donovan Information – 10 block Legion Dr/Bumpers Suspicious Vehicle – 10010 block Fuesser Rd/Rettig Alarms – 1300 block N 6th St/Sirtak Public Service Call – 200 block E State St/Mine Rd/Glander Saturday, March 21 Ambulance Call – 400 block Elm St/Sirtak Juvenile Complaint –…

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Statement from Moss Funeral Home of Breese…

Moss Funeral Home is continuously taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously. Our top priority is keeping the families we serve and our staff members safe. Due to the ban on social gatherings and events of more than 10 people, Moss Funeral Home will be working with families to keep services private, with a restricted number…

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February Marijuana Sales Top $34 Million

Brings 2-month total to nearly $75 million By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Legal marijuana sales in the state remained strong in February, with nearly $35 million spent on marijuana and infused products in the second month of adult-use legalization. Customers spent $34.8 million on 831,600 items over the 29-day period. Of…

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Former Mascoutah Priest Has Died

By Pamela Rensing [email protected] The former priest of Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah, who pleaded guilty last fall to charges of distributing child pornography and possessing methamphetamine, has died. According to Perry County Coroner Paul Searby, Gerald Hechenberger was pronounced dead Friday morning, March 6, at Pinckneyville Community Hospital. He had been serving a…

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Mascoutah Police Report – February 21 thru February 27

Friday, Feb. 21 Ambulance Call – 1600 block Landmark Dr/Glander Ambulance Call – 600 block Moorland Cir/Sirtak Traffic Accident Pedestrian – IL Rt 177/Glander Ambulance Call – 600 block Corvair Dr/Weck 911 Open Line – 1600 block Landmark Dr/Weck Assist Other Agency – Old State Rt 158/State Rt 161 East/Sirtak Possession Cannabis – 10 Grams…

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