Madison County resident talks about monoclonal antibody treatment
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.
Madison County Selling Surplus Vehicles At Auction
MASKS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FULLY VACCINATED IN MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSES
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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
Chairman Kurt Prenzler presents redistricting map of Madison County Board
All Non-Essential Court Matters And Proceedings Shall Be Continued Until March 1, 2021
Oath of Office Ceremony for Judge Stobbs and Judge Maher
Madison County elected officials sworn into office
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County held a virtual swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday for its elected officials.
All Non-Essential Court Matters And Proceedings Shall Be Continued - Updated 11-25-20
Circuit Judges Appoint Mary N. Copeland as Chief Public Defender
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Madison County is mapping out a way for the public to support local businesses
Madison County to host two-day jobs fair events next week
COLLINSVILLE — The 30th annual Jobs Plus Regional Job Fair is set to take place for two-days next week.
Madison County Animal Control receives recognition for reaching "no-kill"
EDWARDSVILLE — 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.Read More
Madison County is creating Clean Community Challenge to reduce litter
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Planning and Development is taking steps to organize a grassroots effort with volunteers as part of a way to reduce litter.Read More
$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.Read More
Madison County mourning loss of County Board member
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials are mourning the loss of Board member who died early Friday.Read More
Madison County to start holding meetings in-person again
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will hold in-person meetings again starting Thursday.
Madison County Animal Tails
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.
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
Madison County continues to work on projects at facilities
EDWARDSVILLE — Coronavirus is not stopping workers from completing maintenance projects or making upgrades at Madison County facilities.
Madison County's Board of Health voted to allow businesses to reopen
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is back open for business.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County announces multiple coronavirus deaths
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials are reporting on Thursday that three additional lives were lost from COVID-19.Read More
Madison County officials report first coronavirus death
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County officials reported its first COVID-19 death on Tuesday — a woman in her 80s.Read More
Madison County Chairman reminds residents to stay home to stay safe
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.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County health experts reminds public social distancing comes with psychological fallout
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.Read More
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.Read More
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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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.Read More
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 opportunitiesRead More
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.Read More
Madison County appoints new head of Planning and Development
Japanese delegation visits Madison County and Metro East
EDWARDSVILLE — A Japanese delegation visited Madison County on Thursday to discuss economic development and potential business sites.
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.Read More
Weekend - Eastbound I-55/70 in Madison County All Lanes Closed
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, 2019Read More
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.Read More
Madison County supports plan for Cahokia Mounds to become National Park
EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board is set to take action Wednesday night in support of Cahokia Mounds becoming a national park or monument.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Officials take tour of Republic Services Material Recovery Facility
EDWARDSVILLE — Officials were able to see first-hand how recycling is done for Madison County residents.Read More
New Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools sworn in
EDWARDSVILLE — Robert Werden took his oath of office Monday morning and became Madison County’s first Republican Regional Superintendent of Schools.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County Board Chairman thanks the Illinois National Guard for their service
HARTFORD — Chairman Kurt Prenzler conveyed his appreciation to members of the Illinois National Guard early Tuesday for they provided in Madison County during the flooding.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County to host National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day event
EDWARDSVILLE — If you’re searching for a “fur-ever” friend, consider stopping by the Madison County Administration building on Tuesday and adopting one.Read More
Video debuts on soft skills workers need to find employment
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.
Officials attend flood outlook briefing at Madison County Emergency Management Agency
WOOD RIVER – Madison County Emergency Management Agency held a flood outlook briefing earlier this week to discuss how different agencies work together.
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.Read More
Madison County to host e-waste recycling collection
EDWARDSVILLE— Madison County is set to hold an electronic waste recycling event for all residents at the end of the month in Grantfork.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County to fly flags at half-staff in honor of fallen firefighter
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.Read More
Animal control manager recognized for her rescuing efforts in Madison County
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.
Venice musician honored by Madison County as Living Legend
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County recognized a local saxophonist Wednesday night as a “Living Legend” for his musical talent and contributions in the community.
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.
Madison County to make $2.3 million in road improvements in Godfrey
EDWARSDSVILLE — Madison County officials are set to approve a $2.3 million road construction project for Seiler Road in Godfrey.Read More
Three Madison County youth receive Illinois Governor's Hometown Awards
EDWARDSVILLE — Three Madison County youth received recognition Tuesday in Springfield for their volunteer service during the 35th annual Governor's Hometown Award ceremony.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County creates connections for those in crisis
EDWARDSVILLE – Officials are calling Madison County Community Development’s recent crisis summit a success by creating connections.Read More
Madison County is mourning the loss of one of its longtime board members
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
Madison County to host household hazardous waste collection day
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.Read More
Madison County earns certification with U. S. Department of Labor for registered apprenticeship program
EDWARDSVILLE — Officials signed an agreement Wednesday certifying Madison County for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Program Intermediary/sponsor.Read More
Edwardsville native honored by Madison County as Living Legend
EDWARDSVILLE — Marvin “Preach” Webb received Madison County’s highest honor Wednesday night as a “Living Legend.”Read More
Madison County to start repairs of parking lot and jail renovation
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.
New initiative launches to nurture safe environments for seniors
EDWARDSVILLE — Officials announced an initiative Wednesday morning as a way to improve the quality of life and safety for seniors across Madison County.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.'
Madison County Board Chairman comments on Trump's tariffs
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
Madison County Board Chairman meets with Government Leaders in Washington D.C.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Former Steelworker recognized at National Ethanol Conference and Madison County's local job training program plays key role in his success
SAN 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.
Madison County Board member is inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board member Helen Hawkins became the 104th person inducted into the Illinois Senior Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Madison County raises flag to Mark Illinois' Bicentennial
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County gave a salute to the Illinois Bicentennial during a special flag raising ceremony on Monday.
Madison County Board Honors Marquette Catholic High School Soccer Team
Madison County Board Board presents Marquette Catholic High School Soccer Team with a resolution recognizing them as the Class 1A State Champions.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Madison County assists Cottage Hill Fire District in obtaining emergency vehicle
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County assisted Cottage Hills Fire District this week in obtaining an emergency vehicle for its first responders.
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.Read More
Madison County sells car to Village of Alhambra for $1
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County recently sold a surplus vehicle for $1 to the village of Alhambra.
Power outage shuts down Madison County Criminal Justice Center
Madison County Child Advocacy Center Unveils New Logo
WOOD RIVER — Children who are brave enough to face abuse need to be “Heard, Supported and Connected.”Read More
MadCo Credit Union to Merge with Local Credit Union
EDWARDSVILLE — Madco Credit Union is merging this week with 1st MidAmerica Credit Union.Read More
14 College Scholarships Awarded By CSBG Advisory Council
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development awarded $10,500 in scholarships on Wednesday to 14 college students.
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.Read More
2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition and Notice of Funding Availability
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.Read More
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 madeRead More
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.
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.
Edwardsville Track and Field Team Recognized
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.
Madison County Crews Fight Rising Water to Prevent Home Flooding
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April 30, 2017
EDWARDSVILLE - Heavy rain is causing concern for parts of Madison County. CLICK HERE
Great River Workforce Development Corp., Offering Student Scholarships
Community Development to Host Model-Innovative-County (M.I.C.) Summit
Madison County Highway Department
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
Public Input Needed on Historic Bridge
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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.
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FY 2016 HUD CoC Program Competition is Now Open!
PUBLIC MEETINGS - Proposed I-270 Bridge Replacement
DUNSTAN, STEELWORKERS' OFFICIALS MEET WITH SEN. DURBIN ON PLANT IDLING, INDUSTRY ISSUES
Dunstan Announces Tax Rate Cut For 2016 Property Tax Bills
Road Closure and Detour Notice-New Poag Road in Chouteau Township
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
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
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, andRead More
Ameren Grant Benefits Madison County Families In Need
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
Madison County Delegation Calls Washington Capitol Hill Meetings On Stressed Steel SUCCESSFUL
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
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 ExpulsionsRead More
Micro-Loan Program for Small Businesses In Madison County
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.
Board Passes Resolution Supporting America's Steel Industry
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).Read More
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
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 downtownRead More
CHAIRMAN ISSUES DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR MADISON COUNTY
At the chairman's direction, the Madison County Emergency Read More
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
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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Dettmers Named MadCo Economic Development Specialist
Madison County Now Accepting Applications for Home Weatherization Program
Board of Review Examination Scheduled
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
Medication Collection Bins Located at Police Departments
Dunstan, Hagnauer Pledge Support for Workers Impacted by Idling of Granite City Steel
Madison County's Association with IMEC to Benefit Area Manufacturers
Madison County Records Increase in New Home Permits
Madison County proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
EDWARDSVILLE — Blue pinwheels and cutouts decorated the lobby of the Madison County Administration Building in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.