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We know what goes on in our minds when we feel stressed. For some, stressful situations are met with thoughts about the worst possible outcome. For others, stress boosts motivation, helping them focusing on important deadlines or getting housework done. It is normal to experience stress in r…

Sleep is a vital part of every person’s daily routine, as it provides a necessary recharge to your body and mind. Good sleep refreshes you, makes you feel more alert and gives you the energy you need throughout the day. Getting too little sleep will cause you to be less focused and more forgetful.

We all want to be as happy and peaceful as we can be in life — but life throws us curveballs. Sometimes right when we feel like we’re happy and in a good place, life presents another challenge. This is why positivity is so important. Maintaining a positive mindset can help you stay happy and…

Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash payments to children with disabilities whose families have limited income and resources. A child must meet the following medical requirements to be considered disabled under Social Security rules: 

Electrification of the transportation sector has been a hot topic over the last several months as GM and other major auto manufacturers have announced their plans to phase out gas and diesel engines and transition their models to all electric-powered vehicles. 

On April 6, 2021, we are asking all Godfrey voters to vote for our dad, Kevin Botterbush, for Godfrey village clerk. As our dad, he has always encouraged us to do our very best and give back to our community. Kathleen is studying biomedical engineering and will start medical school in the fa…

I am proud to have been born and raised in the Riverbend, and Alton has always held a special place in my heart. Its history, architecture and natural beauty are indeed one of a kind — a national treasure. Like many historic cities, Alton is now at a crossroads. It faces challenges of declin…

I’ve known Mike McCormick for more years than I’d like to admit. We briefly served together on the village of Godfrey Board of Trustees, and I consider him both a colleague and a friend. In all the years that I’ve known him, he’s been a trustworthy, dedicated individual.

Mark Stewart and I worked together as village trustees for four years. Mark was a mentor to me on the board and was very knowledgeable about the way the village was run. He always had the village and the residents in his heart and cares about them and their issues, way more than anyone could…