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September 21, 2021

Madison County resident talks about monoclonal antibody treatment


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EDWARDSVILLE — Ryan Cunningham felt he did everything right — wore a mask, socially distanced and got vaccinated — but it didn’t prevent him from contracting COVID-19.

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August 19, 2021

Madison County holding photo contest

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County wants residents to “Give us your best shot!”

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August 04, 2021

Madison County Selling Surplus Vehicles At Auction

WOOD RIVER — Madison County to hold a surplus sale Saturday at its Wood River facility. Read More
August 04, 2021

Explore National Fishing Month in Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE —The reason every angler takes to the water is different and for Patrick McRae it’s the lure of being able to catch a 100-pound catfish. Read More
June 29, 2021

Blue Ribbon Panel



EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler names his “blue ribbon” panel who will oversee $51 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding and announces Madison County is requesting proposals to hire a financial firm to manage the grant monies. Read More
May 28, 2021

MASKS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FULLY VACCINATED IN MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSES

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May 11, 2021

Chairman Kurt Prenzler presents redistricting map of Madison County Board

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EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler presented his proposed redistricting map on Tuesday, which reduces the size of the Madison County Board. 

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May 11, 2021

Chairman Kurt Prenzler presents redistricting map of Madison County Board

EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler presented his proposed redistricting map on Tuesday, which reduces the size of the Madison County Board. Read More
December 21, 2020

All Non-Essential Court Matters And Proceedings Shall Be Continued Until March 1, 2021

All non-essential court matters and proceedings shall be continued or, where possible, conducted remotely via telephone, Zoom or other electronic means.  See Original Order    See Order Extending To March 1, 2021
December 04, 2020

Oath of Office Ceremony for Judge Stobbs and Judge Maher

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December 01, 2020

Madison County elected officials sworn into office


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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County held a virtual swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday for its elected officials.

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November 25, 2020

All Non-Essential Court Matters And Proceedings Shall Be Continued - Updated 11-25-20

All non-essential court matters and proceedings shall be continued or, where possible, conducted remotely via telephone, Zoom or other electronic means.  See Original Order    See Order Extending To January 4, 2021
November 10, 2020

Madison County COVID-19 Update

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November 09, 2020

Circuit Judges Appoint Mary N. Copeland as Chief Public Defender

Mary Copeland has been appointed as the next Madison County Chief Public Defender, succeeding John Rekowski, who is retiring at the end of the month.... See Press Release
November 05, 2020

Madison County FY 2021 Budget

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October 21, 2020

2020 General Election Dashboard


                    
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October 14, 2020

Drug Take Back Day - Oct. 24

Residents are encouraged to take bring their expired, or unwanted, prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Madison County's Drug Take Back Day in Edwardsville. Read More
September 14, 2020

Madison County is mapping out a way for the public to support local businesses

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County has mapped out a plan in support of local businesses whose operations have changed during this time.

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September 09, 2020

Madison County to host two-day jobs fair events next week

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COLLINSVILLE — The 30th annual Jobs Plus Regional Job Fair is set to take place for two-days next week.

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August 21, 2020

Madison County Animal Control receives recognition for reaching "no-kill"

Chairman presents COAEDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler is commending the work of Animal Care and Control and rescue groups for saving more than 4,000 cats and dogs the past four years.

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August 12, 2020

Madison County is creating Clean Community Challenge to reduce litter

Clean Communites Challenge EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Planning and Development is taking steps to organize a grassroots effort with volunteers as part of a way to reduce litter.

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August 11, 2020

$1.75 million in CARES Act funding available for small businesses and public service agencies in Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will open an application process on Monday to grant $1.7 million to businesses and public service agencies for COVID-19 relief.

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July 03, 2020

Madison County mourning loss of County Board member

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials are mourning the loss of Board member who died early Friday.

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June 30, 2020

Madison County to start holding meetings in-person again

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will hold in-person meetings again starting Thursday.

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May 21, 2020

Col Glenn Collins and the 932nd Airlift Wing will be doing an Air Force Reserve C-40C aircraft flyover in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois and also in St. Louis, to salute frontline and essential workers who are fighting COVID-19.

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Col Glenn Collins and the 932nd Airlift Wing will be doing an Air Force Reserve C-40C aircraft flyover in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois and also in St. Louis, to salute frontline and essential workers who are fighting COVID-19. Read More
May 19, 2020

Madison County continues to work on projects at facilities

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EDWARDSVILLE — Coronavirus is not stopping workers from completing maintenance projects or making upgrades at Madison County facilities.

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May 12, 2020

Madison County's Board of Health voted to allow businesses to reopen

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is back open for business.

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April 21, 2020

Madison County seeks input on Community Needs Assessment

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County seeks public input for a Community Needs Assessment after being awarded $1.75 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

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April 16, 2020

Madison County announces multiple coronavirus deaths

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials are reporting on Thursday that three additional lives were lost from COVID-19.

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April 08, 2020

Madison County announces second coronavirus death

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman in her 60s is the second life lost from COVID-19 in Madison County.

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April 07, 2020

Madison County officials report first coronavirus death

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials reported its first COVID-19 death on Tuesday — a woman in her 80s.

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April 03, 2020

Madison County Chairman reminds residents to stay home to stay safe

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EDWARDSVILLE — While the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Madison County remain low, Chairman Kurt Prenzler is reminding residents to do their part by maintaining social distance by staying home to stay safe.

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March 31, 2020

Madison County meetings to be held via teleconference

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will hold its first committee meetings this week via teleconference in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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March 30, 2020

Madison County coordinates donations for PPE

WOOD RIVER — Madison County is accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist in the COVID-19 response.

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March 30, 2020

Madison County health experts reminds public social distancing comes with psychological fallout

EDWARDSVILLE — As measures to keep people apart are in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19,) mental health experts warn that losing daily social connections comes with psychological costs. Read More
March 28, 2020

Employers in Madison County still hiring

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EDWARDSVILLE Madison County officials want the public to know employers are hiring people to fill essential jobs while the stay-at-home order for COVID-19 is in effect.

 

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March 28, 2020

Madison County creates coronavirus resources site

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WOOD RIVER — Madison County officials want the public to know where to find credible information on coronavirus.

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March 28, 2020

Madison County reports first coronavirus illness related to a long-term care facility resident

WOOD RIVER — Madison County Health Department reported two new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, including the first case connected to a long-term care facility.

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March 27, 2020

Madison County Daily COVID-19 Update

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March 27, 2020

Madison County Businesses Ineligible for Funding from the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program

EDWARDSVILLE — Businesses in Madison County will not qualify for Illinois’ Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program.

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March 25, 2020

Madison County continues to operate facilities with precautions in place

EDWARDSVILLE — Officials are taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, at Madison County facilities.

 

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March 19, 2020

Order For The Misdemeanor/DUI/Ordinance Dockets Courtroom 103 and Alton

The DUI pre-trial dockets for March 26, April 2, and April 9 are continued for 30 days and until further notice. Disregard any prior order which might be contradictory. Read More
March 18, 2020

Madison County announces first case of Cornavirus

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EDWARDSVILLE — Officials announced this week that Madison County has its first positive case of coronavirus, or COVID-19.

 

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March 16, 2020

Third Judicial Circuit - Administrative Order Case Continuance

Third Judicial Circuit - Administrative Order 2020-M-7 Case Continuance is instituting the attached procedures for the following dockets



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March 13, 2020

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March 13, 2020

Madison County officials want public to practice social distancing

EDWARDSVILLE — While Madison County has no presumptive positive or confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at this time, officials are working to assure the public they are doing everything possible to prevent its spread.

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March 04, 2020

Where to go for information on coronavirus

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Visit Madison County Health Department's website to keep up-to-date on the latest information of coronavirus. All links are shared by the U.S. Centers for Diesease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Read More
January 06, 2020

Workforce Development Agencies offering apprenticeship opportunities

COLLINSVILLE — Local workforce agencies are teaming up with the City of Collinsville to bring together area business leaders, higher education professionals and workforce development officials from across the Southwestern Illinois region to discuss new apprenticeship opportunities

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November 21, 2019

Madison County Board passes budget and property tax levy

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board approved the county’s fiscal 2020 budget Wednesday night, along with its property tax levy.

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November 21, 2019

Madison County appoints new head of Planning and Development

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County appointed its new Planning and Development Administrator Wednesday night Read More
November 01, 2019

Madison County offering pets a place of refuge


PAWSEDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is establishing a program that will offer the pets of domestic violence victims a place to put their paws as their caretakers leave home to get help.

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October 30, 2019

Madison County FY 2020 Budget

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Madison County FY 2020 Budget
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October 23, 2019

Drug Take Back Day - October 26, 2019

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Edwardsville -- Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, Coroner Steve Nonn, and Sheriff John Lakin are once again encouraging Madison County Residents to participate in the Drug Take-Back Day.   Read More
October 07, 2019

Japanese delegation visits Madison County and Metro East



Japanese tour Madison CountyEDWARDSVILLE — A Japanese delegation visited Madison County on Thursday to discuss economic development and potential business sites.

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September 23, 2019

President declares Madison County flooding major disaster

EDWARDSVILLE — President Donald Trump declared Madison County a major disaster following the flooding that took place earlier this year.

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September 09, 2019

Weekend - Eastbound I-55/70 in Madison County All Lanes Closed

Weekend - September 13-16, All lanes of Eastbound I-55/70 to close from Illinois 111 near Fairmont City to U.S. 40 near Troy. Read More
August 27, 2019

Madison County holding Job Fair next month

COLLINSVILLE — The 29th annual Jobs Plus Regional Job Fair is set to take place next month.

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August 05, 2019

Weekend - Westbound I-55/70 in Madison County All Lanes Closed

Collinsville:  All Lanes Will Be Closed on Westbound I-55/70in Madison County - August 9, 2019 - August 12, 2019

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July 25, 2019

Emergency Telephone System Board approves reimbursing municipalities more than $630,000 for answering 911 calls

WOOD RIVER — Officials passed a resolution Wednesday approving reimbursements for more than $630,000 to go to Madison County’s 911 call centers.

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July 18, 2019

Madison County supports plan for Cahokia Mounds to become National Park

Cahokia MoundsEDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board is set to take action Wednesday night in support of Cahokia Mounds becoming a national park or monument.

 

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July 18, 2019

Madison County tally's damage from floods to deliver to the state

EDWARDSVILLE — Flooding in Madison County caused an estimated $24.8 million in damage, exceeding the state’s threshold to qualify for federal assistance.

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July 10, 2019

Madison County to award grants for solar power

EDWARDSVILLE — Officials approved more than $406,000 in grants this week for projects that will energize parks with solar power in Madison County.

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July 08, 2019

Madison County treasurer reminds residents tax bill due

EDWARDSVILLE —Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser is reminding taxpayers that the first installment of their tax bill is due Wednesday.

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July 02, 2019

Officials take tour of Republic Services Material Recovery Facility

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EDWARDSVILLE — Officials were able to see first-hand how recycling is done for Madison County residents.

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July 02, 2019

New Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools sworn in

ROE SuperintendentEDWARDSVILLE — Robert Werden took his oath of office Monday morning and became Madison County’s first Republican Regional Superintendent of Schools.

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June 26, 2019

Madison County Emergency Management reminds public to keep off levees

WOOD RIVER — Emergency officials want to remind the public to stay off the levees in Madison County as a safety precaution.

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June 26, 2019

New Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools to be sworn in Monday

EDWARDSVILLE — Robert Werden will become Madison County’s first Republican Regional Superintendent of Schools on Monday.

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June 21, 2019

Madison County Board Chairman thanks the Illinois National Guard for their service

Prenzler talks to National GuardHARTFORD — Chairman Kurt Prenzler conveyed his appreciation to members of the Illinois National Guard early Tuesday for they provided in Madison County during the flooding.

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June 21, 2019

Democrat fills empty Madison County Board seat

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June 05, 2019

ALERT:  Madison County Levees

For up-to-date information regarding the Madison County levees please visit the Madison County EMA or MESD websites.


June 05, 2019

Officials reminding the public to check sources for credible flooding information

WOOD RIVER — The public is being reminded to check official agencies social media pages for accurate information about flood dangers and information.

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June 05, 2019

Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge closed to public after Madison Fire Department responds to water rescue

MADISON — Officials made the decision to shut down the Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge on Tuesday, effective immediately, after firefighters responded overnight to a person trapped in a vehicle.

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June 03, 2019

Officials closing floodgate in East Alton

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EAST ALTON — Officials decided to close the floodgates at Illinois Route 3 and Broadway starting Tuesday.

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June 03, 2019

Officials asking people to stay off Madison County levees

WOOD RIVER — Emergency officials are asking the public to stay off the levees in Madison County.

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May 30, 2019

Madison County calls on Governor to send National Guard

EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler signed a proclamation on Wednesday declaring Madison County a major disaster and is calling for the National Guard to aid in its flood fighting efforts.

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April 26, 2019

Madison County to host National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day event

shelter dogsEDWARDSVILLE — If you’re searching for a “fur-ever” friend, consider stopping by the Madison County Administration building on Tuesday and adopting one.

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April 18, 2019

Video debuts on soft skills workers need to find employment

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GRANITE CITY — Madison County officials and area business leaders attended a public debut on Thursday of a short film highlighting “soft skills” in the workplace.

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April 05, 2019

Officials attend flood outlook briefing at Madison County Emergency Management Agency

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WOOD RIVER – Madison County Emergency Management Agency held a flood outlook briefing earlier this week to discuss how different agencies work together.

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March 28, 2019

Madison County is offering Solar Park Grants

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is offering grants to communities looking to energize their parks through solar power.

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March 22, 2019

Madison County awards 10 townships and municipalities funding for environmental projects

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County awarded more than $149,000 in grants to municipalities and township for environmental initiatives.

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March 22, 2019

Madison County to host e-waste recycling collection

ewaste-photo_t580EDWARDSVILLE— Madison County is set to hold an electronic waste recycling event for all residents at the end of the month in Grantfork.

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March 07, 2019

Madison County planning to put $1.37 million PEP grants into communities

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will award $1.37 million in funding for various park and recreations projects throughout the county.

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March 06, 2019

Madison County to fly flags at half-staff in honor of fallen firefighter


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EDWARDSVILLE —Chairman Kurt Prenzler announced that flags at Madison County buildings will be flown at half-staff to honor Godfrey Fire Capt. Jacob “Jake” Ringering who died in the line of duty Tuesday.

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February 22, 2019

Animal control manager recognized for her rescuing efforts in Madison County

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County’s Animal Care and Control manager receives honor for her work in increasing the save rates of cats and dogs at the county’s facility.

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February 21, 2019

Venice musician honored by Madison County as Living Legend

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County recognized a local saxophonist Wednesday night as a “Living Legend” for his musical talent and contributions in the community.

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January 18, 2019

Madison County set to launch Ready to Work Initiative that will assist in expunging or sealing criminal records

WOOD RIVER — Individuals who face legal obstacles to employment can now access help to eliminate those barriers.

 

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January 16, 2019

Madison County to make $2.3 million in road improvements in Godfrey

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EDWARSDSVILLE — Madison County officials are set to approve a $2.3 million road construction project for Seiler Road in Godfrey.

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January 16, 2019

Homeless Connect to bridge service gap

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is set to connect persons experiencing homeless with services and goods later this month.

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January 07, 2019

Meet Madison County's new animal control director

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EDWARDSVILLE — Adam Ohms didn't always plan on becoming a veterinarian, but 14 years after graduating college he’s now operating his own practice and is the new director of Madison County Animal Care and Control.

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January 07, 2019

Changes at Madison County Animal Care & Control

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Animal Care and Control is starting off the new year with some changes.

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December 03, 2018

Madison County-wide elected officials sworn in

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EDWARDSVILLE — Three Madison County officials were sworn in Monday morning for their new terms in countywide offices.

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December 03, 2018

The new Madison County Board takes office

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EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board welcomed four new members Monday night at its reorganizational meeting.

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November 21, 2018

Three Madison County youth receive Illinois Governor's Hometown Awards



Hometown Award 1 (1)EDWARDSVILLE — Three Madison County youth received recognition Tuesday in Springfield for their volunteer service during the 35th annual Governor's Hometown Award ceremony.

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November 01, 2018

Madison County generates more than $28,000 from surplus vehicle sale

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County generated more than $28,000 in revenue by selling surplus vehicles at a recent auction.

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October 30, 2018

Madison County FY 2019 Budget

Edwardsville:  The FY 2019 Budget approved by Finance & Government Operations committee on Monday October 29, 2018.  Madison County Budget FY 2019 Read More
October 12, 2018

Madison County veterans to benefit from U.S. Department of Justice grant

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is enhancing the help it gives its “heroes” thanks to a $502,000 federal grant it received.

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October 02, 2018

Madison County to sell surplus of vehicles

WOOD RIVER — Madison County will hold a vehicle surplus sale on Saturday at its Wood River facility.

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September 20, 2018

Madison County creates connections for those in crisis

Crisis summitEDWARDSVILLE – Officials are calling Madison County Community Development’s recent crisis summit a success by creating connections.

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September 17, 2018

Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness

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September 07, 2018

Madison County is mourning the loss of one of its longtime board members

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is mourning the loss of longtime board member Helen Hawkins who died Thursday night after collapsing at the Administration Building Read More
August 10, 2018

Madison County to host household hazardous waste collection day

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WOOD RIVER — Madison County is offering its residents a free, household hazardous waste collection day next month, but residents are required to register in order to drop off materials.

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August 02, 2018

Madison County earns certification with U. S. Department of Labor for registered apprenticeship program

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EDWARDSVILLE — Officials signed an agreement Wednesday certifying Madison County for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Program Intermediary/sponsor.

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July 25, 2018

Edwardsville native honored by Madison County as Living Legend

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EDWARDSVILLE — Marvin “Preach” Webb received Madison County’s highest honor Wednesday night as a “Living Legend.”

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July 13, 2018

Madison County to start repairs of parking lot and jail renovation


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EDWARDSVILLE — Repairs and improvements totaling more than $13.5 million are set to start next week at the Madison County Jail, Courthouse and Administration Building.

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July 12, 2018

Madison County joins network to assist animals

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is planning to network more in order to save shelter pets.

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July 02, 2018

CoC Funding Opportunity

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The Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness (functioning as the local Continuum of Care, IL-504) will accept applications

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May 16, 2018

Madison County seeking HVAC contractors

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials would like to see more contractors take part in its weatherization program.

 

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April 18, 2018

New initiative launches to nurture safe environments for seniors


Lakin and TriadEDWARDSVILLE — Officials announced an initiative Wednesday morning as a way to improve the quality of life  and safety for seniors across Madison County.

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March 29, 2018

Madison County gets new Associate Judge

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EDWARDSVILLE — Edwardsville native Ryan Jumper became Madison County’s newest associate judge on Thursday.

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March 22, 2018

Madison County approves labor agreement with Teamsters Union

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board approved a labor agreement Wednesday night with the Teamsters Local Union No. 525 giving wage increases and separating the Highway and Animal Control departments.

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March 16, 2018

Madison County is set to award more than $1.35 million in Park and Recreation Grants

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is awarding $1.35 in funding for various park and recreational projects in communities throughout the county.

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March 08, 2018

Madison County awards 10 townships and municipalities funding for environmental projects

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County awarded more than $149,000 in grants to municipalities and township for environmental initiatives.'

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March 02, 2018

Madison County Board Chairman comments on Trump's tariffs

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler said President Donald Trump’s decision on Thursday to place tariffs on companies dumping foreign steel on the U.S. market is a step in the right direction. Read More
March 01, 2018

Madison County Board Chairman meets with Government Leaders in Washington D.C.

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler visited Washington D.C. this week to discuss illegal dumping of  foreign steel on the U.S. market.

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February 14, 2018

Last day to pay property taxes before Deliquent Tax Sale

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser is reminding taxpayers that the last day to pay before the county’s annual delinquent tax sale is Friday. 

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February 13, 2018

Former Steelworker recognized at National Ethanol Conference and Madison County's local job training program plays key role in his success


Steelworker onlineSAN ANTONIO — A former Granite City steelworker is making headlines after being awarded a scholarship from the Renewable Fuels Association, a national trade organization for America's ethanol industry. 

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February 07, 2018

Madison County Board member is inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board member Helen Hawkins became the 104th person inducted into the Illinois Senior Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

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January 18, 2018

Madison County Animal Control gets new manager

EDWARDSVILLE – Michael Perkins is hoping to leave a mark as he starts the process of bringing Madison County Animal Control toward becoming a “no-kill" facility. 

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January 11, 2018

Madison County is Planning for its Future

EDWARDSVILLE — The public is invited once again to give input on the future of unincorporated Madison County.

 

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January 05, 2018

Madison County Tax Exemptions Available

EDWARDSVILLE — Want to lower your property tax bill? Then don’t forget to apply for your annual exemptions.

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January 03, 2018

Community Partnership Inspires Legacy of Hope


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WOOD RIVER — Madison County Child Advocacy Center continues to benefit from the generosities of 1st MidAmerica Credit Union and its employees.

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December 20, 2017

A Stronger Harvest with each season


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VENICE — Civic Pride continues to grow through Venice Garden Project thanks to Madison County's Employment and Training Department.

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December 08, 2017

Madison County hosts first Shop with a Sheriff


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Madison County Sheriff’s Department held an inaugural Shop with a Sheriff in Godfrey last week.

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December 04, 2017

Madison County raises flag to Mark Illinois' Bicentennial

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County gave a salute to the Illinois Bicentennial during a special flag raising ceremony on Monday.

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November 16, 2017

Madison County Board Honors Marquette Catholic High School Soccer Team

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Madison County Board Board presents Marquette Catholic High School Soccer Team with a resolution recognizing them as the Class 1A State Champions.
November 15, 2017

Madison County Board passes budget and property tax levy

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board approved the county’s fiscal 2018 budget Wednesday night, along with its property tax levy.

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October 31, 2017

FY 2018 Budget Summary

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October 20, 2017

Madison County Chairman searching for new department heads

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler is preparing to hire two new department heads whose responsibilities will include everything from overseeing affordable housing to more than $5 million in purchasing.

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October 13, 2017

Madison County assists Cottage Hill Fire District in obtaining emergency vehicle


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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County assisted Cottage Hills Fire District this week in obtaining an emergency vehicle for its first responders.

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September 21, 2017

Madison County announces funding available for first time home buyers

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development announced this week there is additional funding available for its HOMEbuyer program.

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September 18, 2017

Madison County sells car to Village of Alhambra for $1


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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County recently sold a surplus vehicle for $1 to the village of Alhambra.

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September 15, 2017

Power outage shuts down Madison County Criminal Justice Center

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Criminal Justice Center lost power Friday, forcing officials to close the building. Read More
September 14, 2017

Employment and Training hosts regional Jobs Fair

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COLLINSVILLE — Madison County held its 27th annual Jobs Plus regional job fair Wednesday at Gateway Convention Center.

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September 08, 2017

Madison County sells car to St. Jacob for $1

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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler delivered a decommissioned police cruiser on Friday to St. Jacob as part of a program initiated by the County Board to sell surplus vehicles. 

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September 05, 2017

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Needed

WOOD RIVER — Madison County Health Department is recruiting volunteers to assist during times of emergency or disaster.

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August 31, 2017

Madison County Child Advocacy Center Unveils New Logo

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WOOD RIVER — Children who are brave enough to face abuse need to be “Heard, Supported and Connected.” 

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August 29, 2017

MadCo Credit Union to Merge with Local Credit Union

EDWARDSVILLE — Madco Credit Union is merging this week with 1st MidAmerica Credit Union.

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August 21, 2017

14 College Scholarships Awarded By CSBG Advisory Council


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EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development awarded $10,500 in scholarships on Wednesday to 14 college students.

 

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August 17, 2017

New Madison County Animal Control Hours

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Animal Control changed its hours of operation to be open during lunch.

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August 15, 2017

Madison County Treasurer to Expedite Payments to Help Local Schools

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser announced today that his office will begin expediting property tax distributions in September to help local school districts, at least temporarily, to avoid any funding crisis. 

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July 31, 2017

Longtime Madison County Employee Dies

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is mourning the loss of one of its own this week with the passing of its Probation and Court Services director.

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July 28, 2017

E-File Administrative Order

Edwardsville -  Madison County Circuit Clerk will gradually mandate efiling before the January 1, 2018 date.  Click Here to read the Administrative Order
July 25, 2017

2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition and Notice of Funding Availability

EDWARDSVILLE:  The Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness (Continuum of Care) will accept applications in accordance with the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition. Read More
July 19, 2017

Longtime County Employee Honored On Retirement


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EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board Wednesday night honored a longtime employee who retired last month.

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July 18, 2017

Cooling Centers Open throughout Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE — As it heats up outside Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Todd Fulton wants to remind residents to stay cool.

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July 11, 2017

Power Back On At Madison County Criminal Justice Center

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Criminal Justice Center will be fully operational Wednesday after a power outage closed it to the public earlier this week.

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July 10, 2017

Power Outage Shuts Down Madison County Criminal Justice Center

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Criminal Justice Center lost power Monday, forcing officials to close the building for repairs.

The courts facility at 509 Ramey St., Edwardsville will be closed Tuesday until repairs are made

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June 30, 2017

Meet Madison County's New Animal Control Director

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EDWARDSVILLE — Dr. Ryan Jacob is his name and taking care of animals is his game. Meet the county's new veterinarian at Animal Control. Read More
June 29, 2017

New Law Could Prevent Overcrowding At County Jail

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler believes a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill signed into law earlier this month could relieve overcrowding at the county jail.

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June 22, 2017

Helen Hawkins receives recognition

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler presents former County Board member Helen Hawkins with an award recognizing her for her years in public service.
Helen Hawkins Award

June 22, 2017

Union Baptist Church is recognized for 180th anniversary

The Rev. Kelvin D. Ellison Sr. (center) with Union Baptist Church in Alton is presented with a proclamation by County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler, right of Ellison, and County Board member Michael “Doc” Holliday Sr. for its 180th anniversary.
Union Baptist Church 180th Proclamation

June 22, 2017

Edwardsville Track and Field Team Recognized

Edwardsville Track Team Resolution Chairman Kurt Prenzler presents Edwardsville Track and Field coaches and team members with a resolution recognizing them in the 1st place Class 3A state champions.

May 01, 2017

Road Closures

Road closures could affect your commute.
To find out more check the updated lists:
Illinois Department of Transportation - CLICK HERE
             and
Missouri Department of Transportation - CLICK HERE
April 30, 2017

Madison County Crews Fight Rising Water to Prevent Home Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2017
EDWARDSVILLE - Heavy rain is causing concern for parts of Madison County. CLICK HERE  

 

April 27, 2017

Madison County Awards Sustainability Grants

EDWARDSVILLE - Madison Coutny awarded more than $165,277 in grant funding for sustainability initiatives to 13 communities. CLICK HERE
March 29, 2017

Great River Workforce Development Corp., Offering Student Scholarships

WOOD RIVER - High school seniors in Madison and Bond counties planning to attend community college can apply for $1,000 scholarships.
CLICK HERE
March 28, 2017

Community Development to Host Model-Innovative-County (M.I.C.) Summit

Madison County Community Development is hosting: 
Model-Innovative-County (M.I.C.) Summit on:
Thursday, April 6, 2017 & Friday, April 7, 2017
Click on subject below for information:
March 17, 2017

Donations Needed for Glen Carbon Family

Madison County communities are pulling together following tragic incident of a Glen Carbon family                                                           Read More
February 01, 2017

Madison County Highway Department

Madison County to Keep Residents Informed on Construction Projects
EDWARDSVILLE-Madison County wants to keep residents up-to-date on its road construction projects by putting them online.
"We thought it would be a good way to alert the public about what's going on," County Engineer Mark Gvillo said. Read More
January 27, 2017

Public Input Needed on Historic Bridge

The views of the public and interested persons are being sought regarding the effect of the project that proposes to replace the bridge that carries Pin Oak Road over Silver Creek. The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Click HERE to read more.
January 23, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS CAN APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS,            01-23-2017 PRESS RELEASE

WOOD RIVER — High school seniors in Madison and Bond counties planning to attend community college can apply for $1,000 scholarships.
Click HERE to read more.

January 12, 2017

COUNTY CLOSING FRIDAY, 01-13-2017 PRESS RELEASE

EDWARDSVILLE - Due to severe weather conditions expected on Friday, January 13, 2017, Madison County will close its offices.
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October 31, 2016

Madison County FY 2017 Budget

Click HERE for the Madison County Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
July 11, 2016

FY 2016 HUD CoC Program Competition is Now Open!

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. The CoC Program provides funding for homeless programs in Madison County. Submission Read More
June 20, 2016

PUBLIC MEETINGS - Proposed I-270 Bridge Replacement

Illinois Department of Transportation will host public meetings to discuss the study for the replacement of I-270 Mississippi River Bridge linking Madison County, IL with St. Louis, MO. MoDot, a key partner in the study, will also have staff in attendance. Click Here for meeting dates & times
May 05, 2016

DUNSTAN, STEELWORKERS' OFFICIALS MEET WITH SEN. DURBIN ON PLANT IDLING, INDUSTRY ISSUES

EDWARDSVILLE, IL, May 5, 2016  –  Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan continued to press the case for the U.S. steel industry and the men and women employed at Granite City Steel Wednesday afternoon in a meeting with U.S. steel industry and the men and women employed at Granite City Read More
May 02, 2016

Dunstan Announces Tax Rate Cut For 2016 Property Tax Bills

Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced that following the final tax rate calculations conducted by County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza, the county portion of the tax rate will drop by 3.5 percent for the 2016 property tax bills. Read More
April 18, 2016

Road Closure and Detour Notice-New Poag Road in Chouteau Township

New Poag Road will be closed for pavement patching and repair between April 25, 2016 and approximately May 9, 2016.
Please see the below notice for additional detail.
Copies of detour maps are also provided below.
Road Closure Notice
North Detour Map
South Detour Map

March 31, 2016

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 30, 2016     10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Drop off your unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications at the Spring 2016 Take-Back Day! Disposal bins will be located in the parking lot behind the County Administration Building 157 N. Main St., Edwardsville Read More
March 28, 2016

Free Workshops To Help Residents With Utility Issues

The Citizens Utility Board, non-profit Organization committed to working for the rights of utility customers through Illinois, is joining with Madison County Community Development to conduct free workshops for county residents interested in saving on utility bills and staying in Troy, Alton, and

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March 22, 2016

Ameren Grant Benefits Madison County Families In Need

Madison County Community Development announced it is partnering with Ameren Illinois to assist Madison County residents with their energy bills.
The $55,000 grant was received this month and distributed to families in need. Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan says the funds were Read More
February 26, 2016

Madison County Delegation Calls Washington Capitol Hill Meetings On Stressed Steel SUCCESSFUL

Delegation Of Local & Union Officials Hold Meetings With U.S. Senator, Congressmen & Government Trade Representatives
  Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan was today joined by Granite City Mayor Ed Hagnauer and United Steelworkers (USW) officials Dan Simmons, president of USW Read More
February 18, 2016

Regional Office of Education Unveils 'GIVE 30' Mentoring Program for Troubled Youth

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION UNVEILS ‘GIVE 30’ MENTORING PROGRAM FOR TROUBLED YOUTH  

Program Seeks To Prevent Student Suspensions and Expulsions

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February 18, 2016

Micro-Loan Program for Small Businesses In Madison County

MICRO-LOAN PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced the county has joined forces with Justine PETERSEN to create a micro-loan program for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Madison County.
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January 21, 2016

Board Passes Resolution Supporting America's Steel Industry

Dunstan To Lead Delegation To Washington, D.C. For Meetings With Government Leaders. The Madison County Board unanimously approved a resolution introduced by Chairman Alan J. Dunstan calling on the U.S. Congress to take action regarding the illegal dumping of foreign steel on the U.S. market. Read More
January 20, 2016

Dusntan's Appointment of Bill Gushleff Approved By County Board

The Madison County Board accepted the recommendation of Chairman Alan J. Dunstan and approved the appointments of William "Bill" Gushleff to the board, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Terry Davis (19th District-Granite City).           

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December 31, 2015

County Officials Warn Residents of Scam Artists Following Flooding

DUNSTAN, GIBBONS AND LAKIN WARN RESIDENTS OF SCAM ARTISTS FOLLOWING SEVERE FLOODING
EDWARDSVILLE, IL., December 31, 2015 - Madison County officials are warning residents affected by the recent sever flooding to be on the lookout for scam artists offering clean-up and repair services while actually

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December 30, 2015

MADISON COUNTY CHAIRMAN, EDWARDSVILLE MAYOR JOIN EFFORT TO PROTECT DOWNTOWN ALTON

EDWARDSVILLE IL., December 29, 2015 (11:40 p.m.) - As flood waters from the swollen Mississippi River continue to rise in advance of Thursday's anticipated crest of 38 feet, volunteers work diligently around the clock filling sandbags in an attempt to minimize dame to the City of Alton's downtown

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December 28, 2015

CHAIRMAN ISSUES DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR MADISON COUNTY

EDWARDSVILLE, IL, December 28, 2015 - Due to the excessive flooding throughout the county following three days of heavy rainfall, Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today issued a local declaration of disaster.
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December 16, 2015

Chairman Will Nominate Jim Pennekamp To Metro East Sanitation District Board

Appointment Endorsed By Community Leaders And Elected Officials
EDWARDSVILLE, IL, December 15, 2015 – Granite City resident James R. Pennekamp, a highly-respected leader with a distinguished record of professional accomplishments and community service, has been nominated by Madison County Chairman

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October 22, 2015

Madison County, Alton and Non-Profit Join Forces For Home Rehabilitation Program

Program Targets Owner Occupied Homes in Hunterstown Neighborhood
            EDWARDSVILLE, October 22, 2015 – Madison County Community Development, in association with the City of Alton and Justine Petersen, a not-for-profit housing

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October 21, 2015

Granite City and Livingston Recognized By County Board For Park Enhancement Projects

EDWARDSVILLE, October 22, 2015 – At Wednesday’s meeting of the Madison County Board, Chairman Alan J. Dunstan recognized the Granite City Park District and Village of Livingston for their respective park improvement projects.

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October 08, 2015

County Moving to Digital Traffic Citations

The county recently purchased digiTICKET software that will allow patrol officers to send case information directly to the Circuit Clerk’s Office in Edwardsville rather than transcribe it by hand.
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October 07, 2015

Chairman Dunstan Issues Statement on Potential Granite City Steel Closing

Following is a statement from Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan on the announcement by the U.S. Steel Corporation on the idling of the Granite City Steel Works.

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September 25, 2015

Continum of Care Funding Notice

The Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness announces that the HUD FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability has been released. Please see below for the details of the Notice from HUD.

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September 24, 2015

Dunstan, Kern Announce Formation of Southwestern Illinois Trade & Investment Council

EDWARDSVILLE, September 28, 2015  – St. Clair County Chairman Mark A. Kern and Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan have announced the formation of the Southwestern Illinois Trade and Investment Council to promote international trade and foreign investment in St. Clair and Madison counties.

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August 26, 2015

MADISON COUNTY RECEIVES $400,000 EPA GRANT

MADISON COUNTY RECEIVES $400,000 EPA GRANT TO IDENTIFY CONTAMINATED SITES
Congressmen Shimkus, Davis & Bost join Chairman Dunstan in Making Announcement

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July 24, 2015

Fultz Named Sustainability Coordinator

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July 16, 2015

Dettmers Named MadCo Economic Development Specialist

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May 05, 2015

Madison County Debuts New Website

The official Madison County website is now sporting a new look. After several months of extensive work on a new design,

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May 05, 2015

Madison County Now Accepting Applications for Home Weatherization Program

Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced Madison County Community Development Office accepting applications to assist eligible homeowners and renters in Madison County with the installation of energy saving measures to the applicant's home. Read More
May 05, 2015

Board of Review Examination Scheduled

Madison County Board Chairman Announces
Board of Review Examination
Citizens sought for eligibility for appointment
EDWARDSVILLE, IL, June 18, 2015 - Madison County Board Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced a Board of Review Examination will be held in Edwardsville, IL on July 22, 2015. Read More
April 22, 2015

Medication Collection Bins Located at Police Departments

Medication Collection Bins Now Located At Police Departments Throughout the County Read More
April 13, 2015

WELCOME TO THE NEW MADISON COUNTY, IL WEB SITE

Madison County, IL is excited to announce their new web site.
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April 06, 2015

Dunstan, Hagnauer Pledge Support for Workers Impacted by Idling of Granite City Steel

Leaders Call on Congress to Strengthen Tariff Enforcement
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April 01, 2015

Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program

Lead-based paint, prevalent in homes constructed prior to 1978, continues to plague hundreds of home in Madison County. Read More
February 12, 2015

Madison County's Association with IMEC to Benefit Area Manufacturers

Madison County and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) are combining forces to... Read More
January 30, 2015

Madison County Records Increase in New Home Permits

For the fourth straight year, Madison County is reporting an increase in permits for... Read More
August 19, 2014

Property Tax Assistance for Veterans

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Madison County proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month


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EDWARDSVILLE — Blue pinwheels and cutouts decorated the lobby of the Madison County Administration Building in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.





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Closing at 12:30 p.m.

CLOSING:  Due to the inclement weather, County buildings are closing at 12:30 PM on Monday, December 16, 2019. Read More