Dr. Paul Jacobs, a House candidate in the 115th district, says a Truth in Accounting report showing the high tax burden on the average Illinois citizen reiterates the same bad news he and his neighbors constituents already know.
Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130 had the highest rate – 63.2 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a SW Illinois News analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Athletes in Action tracks players with ties to communities within the SW Illinois News coverage area as they compete at the collegiate level. The following football players will compete during the week of Nov. 5 to Nov. 11.
One lucky woman left the annual Pinckneyville Mardi Gras parade with a winning ticket worth more than $19,000 from this year’s 50/50 drawing, according to the Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce website.
Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity (JUCHabitat) recently marked the completion of its 31st home in the community, a testament to the hard work of volunteers and generosity of donors, according to a press release from the group.