Area News

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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#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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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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