Tammy Carpenter

Tammy Jo Carpenter, 51, of Freeburg, Ill., passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020, in Shiloh, Ill. Mrs. Carpenter was born August 23, 1969, in Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Gary and Margaret, nee Howie, Lopez. She was the office manager for Freeburg Printing and Publishing. She served on the Freeburg Community Consolidated School District…

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For Your Health: Preparing for healthy holidays

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center The crisp fall days let us know that Thanksgiving is getting close. It’s a wonderful holiday for enjoying comforting food and connecting with family and friends. It’s also the first major holiday this season that will feel different because of the pandemic. With COVID-19 rates remaining high,…

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State gambling revenues plummet during pandemic

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Revenues flowing into state coffers from legalized gambling operations plummeted during the fiscal year that ended June 30 as casinos, racetracks and other video gambling venues were forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people also slowed down on buying lottery tickets, according to a…

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#151: Elections are Fundamental

by Lee Hamilton of the University of Indiana Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Elections are the hallmark of representative democracy. As a nation, we put a great deal of faith in elections, and the voting process. We abide by their results. Elections are fundamental to our system of government. We commit to…

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Statehouse statues of Stephen Douglas, Pierre Menard to be removed from exterior

Office of the Architect board plans future discussion on statues, artwork inside Capitol By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Statues of two slave-owning men with historical ties to Illinois will be moved from the Statehouse grounds in Springfield to a secure storage site, a panel of four officials voted Wednesday morning, August…

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Fred Tucker

Charles Frederick Tucker, 89, of Belleville, IL, died Thursday, August 13, 2020, at his residence. Memorials may be made to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, an organization near and dear to Fred’s heart, or to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com. Visitation:  Friends may visit…

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