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Library ready for summer

2015-05-22 14:00:00
As the Zydeco Crawdaddys, whose French Creole music will highlight the kickoff party for the Edwardsville Public Library?s summer reading program, would say: Laissez les bons temps rouler!  Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

Her vision turned a golf course into a place of honor
2015-05-22 13:30:00
Andrea Politte is making Deer Creek USA Golf into a therapeutic place for those who serve. The course does not charge veterans or first-responders greens fees. Read Full Story ...

Banks hope to benefit from high court ruling on discrimination

2015-05-22 13:26:00
Throwing out 'disparate impact' would make it harder to press anti-discrimination cases Read Full Story ...

Missouri History Museum reopens after Lindell Boulevard water main break

2015-05-22 13:15:00
The library and research center will have regular operating hours. Read Full Story ...

3 EHS students get the call
2015-05-22 13:05:00
Three Edwardsville High School students were selected to be in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra this year.   Read Full Story ...

Concert to deliver message
2015-05-22 13:00:00
Like many other counties across the United States,  Madison County has seen heroin use become rampant, with 22 people overdosing from the drug last year. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

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Message therapist faces sexual assault charge

2015-05-22 12:15:00
A massage therapist at an Edwardsville business has been charged with sexually assaulting a 42-year-old woman during a massage last month.  Read Full Story ...

U.S. Steel to file 'several' anti-dumping complaints

2015-05-22 12:11:00
Steelmaker says it may have to idle more plants because of difficult market conditions Read Full Story ...

Kutan: Euro is part of a political agenda

2015-05-22 12:10:00
It is a little known fact that the department of economics and finance in the School of Business at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides an economics degree in collaboration with the Col Read Full Story ...

Summer art, photo classes offered

2015-05-22 12:05:00
Adults are invited to express themselves creatively during summer art and photography classes, which are being offered by Lewis and Clark Community College?s Corporate and Community Learning division. Read Full Story ...

Kick-Off Event Educates Those Impacted by Asthma

2015-05-22 12:01:00

Children Learn from SIUE School of Pharmacy studentsFamilies with children who suffer from asthma attended the East St. Louis Asthma Kick-Off event hosted by educators from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, in partnership with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois and the City of East St. Louis on Thursday. Celebrated Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee spoke at the event held in the East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda.

The event served to engage and empower those impacted by asthma. The chronic lung disease is the number one reason children are hospitalized in the St. Louis Metro region.

SIUE School of Nursing student talks to kids about asthmaRhonda Comrie, associate dean of the SIUE School of Nursing and founder of the Southwestern Illinois Asthma Coalition, says helping children manage asthma is important, especially in East St. Louis. She adds that St. Clair County has the highest hospitalization rate in the entire state.

The kickoff is a precursor to the unified group’s asthma camp, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center.

Photos: (Top L-R) Chosia Winters, age 11; Chansalee Winters, age 5; Lajayia Winters, teacher at Avant Elementary School in East St. Louis; Redir Barwari, third-year pharmacy student at SIUE; Kimberly Shubert, second-year pharmacy student at SIUE; and Sarah Lance, second-year pharmacy student at SIUE

(Bottom L-R) Miranda Kolenich, SIUE School of Nursing student; Jeremiah Park, age 10; and Christyanna Carter, age 10, both students at Gordon Bush Elementary     

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Cabaret to present "Xanadu Jr."

2015-05-22 12:00:00
Cabaret Showcase Productions proudly presents ?Xanadu Jr.? on May 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. at the Alfresco Performing Arts Center, 2041 Delmar Ave. Granite City, IL., 62040.  Tickets are $10 and can be pur Read Full Story ...

11 am news

2 brothers charged with stealing snake from Dardenne Prairie pet store
2015-05-22 11:57:00
Police say the pair may be responsible for another, similar theft Read Full Story ...

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

2015-05-22 11:54:00
WASHINGTON  ?   Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facili… Read Full Story ...

Missouri Southern did not know about texts between House Speaker and intern
2015-05-22 11:51:00
A university spokeswoman says the university learned of the texts from the Kansas City Star report. Read Full Story ...

Winfield woman charged with robbery after tasing security guard, police say
2015-05-22 11:46:00
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Winfield woman charged with robbery after using stun gun security guard, police say
2015-05-22 11:46:00
Bail is set at $25,000 cash-only in the case Read Full Story ...

Bernie: Cards face intriguing decisions
2015-05-22 11:05:00
The Cardinals are off to a terrific start in 2015, but even the best teams have to make difficult judgments on the roster and playing time. Read Full Story ...

Elsberry man, 25, exposed himself to girl, tried to fondle her, police say
2015-05-22 11:04:00
Jeremy Wane Preston is charged with two felonies Read Full Story ...

10 am news

Memorial Day and ultimate sacrifice (Dave Granlund)
2015-05-22 10:49:40 CagleCartoons

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Grads and parents (Dave Granlund)
2015-05-22 10:36:19 CagleCartoons

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Memorial Day (Bob Englehart)
2015-05-22 10:30:05 CagleCartoons

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Normandy superintendent says no one fired, but dysfunction being adressed
2015-05-22 10:00:00
Superintendent Charles Pearson says the disarray at Normandy High School reflect a weakness in procedures Read Full Story ...

Normandy superintendent says no one fired, but dysfunction being addressed
2015-05-22 10:00:00
Superintendent Charles Pearson says the disarray at Normandy High School reflect a weakness in procedures Read Full Story ...

9 am news

2015-05-22 09:39:17 CagleCartoons

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ISIS VERMIN (Randy Bish)
2015-05-22 09:35:36 CagleCartoons

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Watch: St. Louis native explains Okinawa jungle warfare training

2015-05-22 09:30:00
St. Louis native Pfc. Justin Oates and Cpl. David Knight, assigned to Lima Co., 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, explain the endurance course, a grueling culminating event that builds upon … Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Summer Showbiz 2015 Opens May 29 with Red Hot and Cole

2015-05-22 09:16:00

The production of Red Hot and Cole is a scintillating mixture of biography and song, celebrating the great American songwriter, Cole Porter. The musical opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Cole Porter brought style, elegance and sophistication to the stages and soundstages of Broadway and Hollywood, delighting the world with his devilishly clever rhymes, fresh and unexpected melodies, and sassy, sexy sensibility. Red Hot and Cole is a musical champagne tribute to a glittering age gone by, and the man and talent who was Cole Porter.

Red Hot and Cole’s narrative adds an extra dimension – the production imagines all these Broadway and Hollywood parties to be played out before the audience in a cabaret style presentation of song and dance,” said Katherine Slovinski, production director.

While the music and lyrics are Cole Porter’s, the musical itself sprung from the mind of Randy Strawderman, aided by James Bianchi and Muriel McAuley, with the musical concepts and arrangements by Dougee Zeno.

“Musical revue lives in a world of its own.  It’s not quite a musical—it’s not quite vaudeville—it’s not quite melodrama,” said Roger Speidel, scenic designer. “It’s something set apart and unique.”

Other show times include:

Summer ticket prices are $15 and $12 with SIUE students receiving free admission with a valid I.D. To purchase, visit the SIUE Fine Arts Box Office located inside Katherine Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus or charge by phone by calling 618-650-2774.  For more information call the box office or visit the website at SIUE Department of Theater.

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Normandy seniors receive Michael Brown scholarships
2015-05-22 09:15:00
The $5,000 scholarships were awarded by the Detroit-based Real Life 101 Foundation.  Read Full Story ...

SIUE Alum Named Economic Development and Market Brand Director of Godfrey

2015-05-22 09:06:00

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum William Catalano will lead the growth and development efforts in Godfrey. Catalano will serve as the economic development and market brand director, a newly created position.

Catalano earned a bachelor’s in economics and political science from SIUE in 2006. He achieved his master’s in economics and finance from the University’s School of Business in 2010.

An article detailing Catalano’s new role is posted on

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8 am news

SIUE?s Lubsch Appointed President-Elect of Pharmacy Advocacy Group

2015-05-22 08:46:00

Lisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor in the SIUE School of PharmacyLisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been appointed president-elect of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).

PPAG’s membership spans 50 states and 20 foreign countries, and is the primary resource for pediatric medication therapy in children. PPAG develops educational programs for practitioners and families to influence the safe and effective use of medications in children.  

"I'm excited and honored," Lubsch said. "This is an incredibly passionate group of major players in pediatric pharmacy. To be among them in this capacity is truly humbling."   

Lubsch has been an active PPAG member for more than 10 years serving on the advocacy and education committees and board of directors. She will now hold the position of president-elect until being appointed president in spring 2016. 

Of her work with the organization, she is most proud of establishing the PPAG-University, which houses the Pediatric PharmPrep Advanced Guide, an online resource for Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy. 

"I love pediatric pharmacy," Lubsch said. "Not a week goes by where I don’t feel I have made a difference in a child’s life, improved the path of a pharmacy student, or gotten a chance to connect with colleagues from all over the country. The PPAG is one reason all of these rewarding pieces of my job are possible.”

Photo: Lisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor in the SIUE School of Pharmacy

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SIUE Sports Information Director Honored with 25-Year Award

2015-05-22 08:43:00

Eric Hess, sports information director at SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sports Information Director Eric Hess has been saluted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for his long-time commitment to SIUE. The organization presented Hess with a 25-Year Award.

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De Soto mom who crashed car had heroin syringe in arm, toddler in back seat
2015-05-22 08:23:00
A paramedic gave Mandy Schlef, 33, a shot of naloxone to reverse the heroin overdose. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Missouri History Museum will open late because of water main break

2015-05-22 07:53:00
The library and research center will have regular operating hours. Read Full Story ...

Missouri History Museum to open late because of water main break

2015-05-22 07:53:00
The library and research center will have regular operating hours. Read Full Story ...

Hillary Clinton smiles and waves (Taylor Jones)
2015-05-22 07:45:32 CagleCartoons

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On Memorial Day The Pen is Mighty Grateful (RJ Matson)
2015-05-22 07:39:31 CagleCartoons

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Massachusetts man pleads not guilty of trying to kill daughter with drain cleaner

2015-05-22 07:04:00
Surgeons believe someone injected a corrosive into the girl's pre-existing medical tube.  Read Full Story ...

6 am news

Woman found shot to death inside car in St. Louis

2015-05-22 06:40:00
Authorities were working to identify the victim. Read Full Story ...

Ferguson woman shot to death in car, 2 kids unhurt

2015-05-22 06:40:00
A male passenger, who was father of the two young children, said he had been asleep in the car when the shots were fired. Read Full Story ...

Iraqi Army (Arend Van Dam)
2015-05-22 06:21:32 CagleCartoons

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FIFA corruption (Arend Van Dam)
2015-05-22 06:19:20 CagleCartoons

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Blatter and FIFA (Arend Van Dam)
2015-05-22 06:18:06 CagleCartoons

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In Year of the Sheep, Lantern Festival returns to Botanical Garden
2015-05-22 06:15:00
Dragon horses, porcelain elephants and silk pandas are part of translucent show Read Full Story ...

Ex-con who worked for wealthy Washington family arrested in their deaths

2015-05-22 06:00:00
He is suspected in the deaths of a couple, their 10-year-old son and their housekeeper, whose bodies were found after a fire in their mansion.  Read Full Story ...

4 am news

EU SUMMIT IN RIGA (Marian Kemensky)
2015-05-22 04:50:12 CagleCartoons

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12 am news

Senior pranks: all in good fun ? until 35-year-old trees are destroyed
2015-05-22 00:30:00
Seniors in Wentzville may face felony charges for uprooting trees that have stood in the school atrium for decades. Read Full Story ...

Missouri boosts its commitment to startup investing
2015-05-22 00:18:00
State fund has $15.86 million to invest next year Read Full Story ...

Ameren Illinois customers could pay for Exelon's nuclear plants
2015-05-22 00:15:00
Illinois energy package could be negotiated this fall Read Full Story ...

Ameren and Franklin County join to block legal challenges to coal ash landfill
2015-05-22 00:15:00
Proposed zoning code change seen as an effort to derail environmentalists' lawsuits. Read Full Story ...

Ascension to raise pay to 'socially just' minimum wage
2015-05-22 00:01:00
About 10,000 employees are set to benefit from the pay bump. Read Full Story ...

Missouri group looks to fill void in health plan review
2015-05-22 00:00:00
Consumers Council of Missouri will lead the effort with financial backing from the Missouri Foundation for Health Read Full Story ...

Bill Guerri dies at 94; lawyer who insisted his firm help the poor for free
2015-05-22 00:00:00
He led what now is Thompson Coburn for 20 years. Read Full Story ...

McClellan: The man from Candy Cane Lane
2015-05-22 00:00:00
Retired police employee charged with child sexual assault.  Read Full Story ...

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