July 2024

American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 133, of Perryville, Mo. presents Certificates of Appreciation to local businesses and residents that display the American flag

PERRYVILLE, MO – The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 133 members, Donna Ballman, Pam Rankin, Nancy Wilfong, Barbara Rubach, Judith Lilly and Carol Taylor were busy throughout the final sections of Perryville on Friday, June 14, 2024 (Flay Day) with their ‘I Spy Americanism’ program to promote patriotism and responsible citizenship. Businesses and residents that fly […]

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Bost bill would rename Millstadt Post Office after fallen Marine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) has introduced legislation renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 19 W. White Street in Millstadt after Marine Cpl. Matthew A. Wyatt.   Wyatt, a Millstadt native, was killed stopping a suicide bomber’s truck packed with 600 pounds of explosives at the gates of his Forward Operating

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District 32 Back-To-School Open Houses will be held Aug. 14 and 15

PERRYVILLE — Perry County School District 32 will hold its Back-To-School Open Houses on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15.   The schedule is:   Wednesday, Aug. 14 from Noon to 7:30 pm – Perryville Primary Center and Perryville Elementary School   Thursday, Aug. 15 from Noon to 7:30 pm – Perry County Middle

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HUD dissects stakeholder feedback to improve mortgage process

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), is posting for stakeholder feedback a revised version of its proposed FHA Defect Taxonomy for Servicing Loan Reviews (the “Servicing Defect Taxonomy”). When final, the Servicing Defect Taxonomy will provide clear guidance to mortgage servicers regarding FHA’s servicing

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Illinois cannabis industry continues to lead social equity efforts nationwide

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker has announced that Illinois reached $1 billion in cannabis retail sales on July 1, 2024. This includes more than $850 million in adult use cannabis sales and almost $150 million in medical cannabis sales. This milestone was achieved nearly two weeks faster in 2024 compared to 2023, when the $1

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Illinois State Police combats vehicle hijacking and theft

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) continues to target vehicle theft, hijacking, and related violent crimes using grant funding from the Illinois Secretary of State Illinois Vehicle Hijacking and Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Council. ​ ISP was awarded a $10 million grant for the first fiscal year, and another $677,000 grant

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Missouri archers invited to compete at Open Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament Aug. 17 at Mark Twain Lake

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) invite young archers to compete at the Open Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament Saturday, Aug. 17 at Mark Twain Lake Archery Park in Monroe City. The tournament registration fee for this one-day, family-friendly event supports youth archery and outdoor

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New advisory council studies Medicaid financing models to expand equitable access to sickle cell and high-cost drug treatments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The newly formed Advisory Council on Financing and Access to Sickle Cell Disease Treatment and Other High-Cost Drugs and Treatmenthas begun its work to study options and make recommendations for developing payment models and financing structures for novel Sickle Cell Disease treatments, as well as other high-cost drugs and therapies that are

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