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Lewis and Clark Community College Honors College scholar and Student Trustee Sam Copeland of Bethalto was awarded the Roberts Motors Endowed Scholarship during the Honors College’s scaled-down annual Expo on May 6 in the Ringhausen Music Building Atrium. Honors College students gave presenta…

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White encourages children to practice safe bike riding and to remember to follow the Bicycle Rules of the Road as May marks Bicycle Safety Month. White also reminded motorists to be aware of sharing the roads with bicyclists, especially children.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) toured a Madison County COVID-19 vaccination site at American Legion Post No. 199 Friday and met with officials from the Madison County Health Department, Illinois National Guard and the American Legion to receive an update on the county’s vaccination e…

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U.S. Navy Seaman Andrea Richards, a hospitalman assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., gives a shout-out to her hometown of Alton, as well as her family and husband, at the Community Vaccination Center at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, April 21. Richards is one of the 3,00…

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provided a commencement event Thursday for its 2020 graduates who were unable to have a live commencement ceremony last spring and fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each spring, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s College of Arts and Sciences recognizes student achievement at its annual Honors Day Convocation. With COVID restrictions still in place, the 2021 Honors Day ceremony took place virtually in April, where a total of 287 distinguished CA…

As Illinois continues to outpace national vaccination rates and COVID-19 trends across the state stabilize following recent upticks, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan beginning Friday, May 14. The Bridge Phase…