Area News

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Nominate Four Projects
 for Illinois Governor’s Hometown Service Awards


     The bipartisan Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service presents the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. These awards recognize individual volunteers through a statewide award program to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois.      Of note during this uncertain time, The Serve Illinois Commission is the state’s lead agency…

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COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Site

Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with St. Clair County Health Department will open a drive-through Coronavirus (COVID-19) specimen collection site at 4000 North Illinois Lane in Swansea (former location of Siteman Cancer Center). Beginning Thursday, March 19, the drive-through collection site will be operational 7 days a week from noon to 6 p.m. Before coming to…

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Freeburg ESDA on COVID-19

by Eugene Kramer, Coordinator Freeburg ESDA Freeburg ESDA has been receiving and sharing all data concerning the COVID-19 virus with our local Emergency Service partners of Police, Fire, Public Works, and our various divisions of Ministers On Special Emergency Services, Local Team of Nurses and of course the Community Storm Shelter managers. Every effort is…

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COVID19 National Emergency

Provided by Eugene Kramer ESDA Coordinator for Freeburg The President of the United States has recently addressed the Nation concerning issuing a “National Emergency” as it relates to the COVID-19 virus.  My ESDA office is getting notifications from the IDPH and CDC via a rapid notification system. This is a Hazardous Health response Notification ONLY.…

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For Your Health: The bottom line on preventing colon cancer

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and while that may not be the first thing that pops to mind in this month of March Madness and the first days of spring, it’s worth paying attention to. Really. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in…

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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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