Eleanor Parker

Eleanor Helen Parker, nee Jansen, 86, of New Athens, IL, died Thursday, February 6, 2020, at her residence.   Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Hecker, IL. Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial…

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Rose Marie Guetterman

Rose Marie Guetterman, nee Helfrich, 88, of Swansea, IL, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at her residence.                    Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL. Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30…

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Wilma Joy Stone

Wilma Joy Stone, nee Woodcock, 81, of Freeburg, IL, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, IL.   Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.…

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Albert J. Nowak

Albert J. Nowak, age 87, of Belleville, IL, died on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on…

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SIUE’s Educational Outreach Collaborates to Spread Understanding about Human and Sex Trafficking

  Feb. 3, 2020 – In every community there are dark, sordid, heart-breaking stories no one wants to tell, but must be brought to light to help combat the pungent reality of human and sex trafficking. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Educational Outreach co-hosted a Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar with the Troy Tri-Township Library and Troy-Maryville…

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For Your Health – The buzz on coffee and health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center      For something that so many people love, coffee has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to health. Even among coffee drinkers themselves, surveys have found that a large majority believe their regular habit is, to some degree, unhealthy. And that perception is puzzling because good…

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Chicago woman has confirmed case of novel coronavirus after trip to China

Health officials say risk to public is ‘low’ despite unknown strain of virus By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com       A Chicago resident is the second person in the United States with a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, and has killed at least 26 people in that country…

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Sandoval charged with bribery, tax fraud

Ties to red light camera industry at heart of indictment By PETER HANCOCK\ Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com      Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval was formally charged in federal court Monday, January 27, with bribery and tax fraud. The indictment comes one day before lawmakers are set to return to Springfield for the 2020 legislative session.      Sandoval, a…

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Robert Stoneman

Robert Stoneman  Robert Stoneman, 79, of Freeburg, IL, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, IL. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020, at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating. Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL

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