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Dunstan, Penzler garner near-equal number of votes in March 15 primaries

By Jacob Bielanski | Mar 22, 2016

In the race for Madison County Board Chairman, incumbent Alan Dunstan and Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler garnered nearly equal number of votes from their respective parties in the March 15 primary election.

Chapman wins Republican nomination over incumbent for County Board

By Jacob Bielanski | Mar 22, 2016

The former vice chairman of the Madison County Republican Party has bested two others, including the incumbent, for the Republican nomination to run for the Madison County Board District 3 Seat in November.

Illinois shows worst job growth in the Midwest in 2015

By Jacob Bielanski | Mar 21, 2016

A revision to federal jobs numbers released in January showed Illinois added 1,500 jobs in 2015, but it was not enough to counter the nearly 6,000 who went on unemployment in the same year.

SLU Law School begins podcast series on law

By Jacob Bielanski | Mar 11, 2016

A podcast started by SLU School of Law in February hopes to use the school’s legal expertise to make various law topics accessible to a broader audience.

U.S. Chamber releases most frivolous lawsuits for 2015

By Jacob Bielanski | Jan 7, 2016

The copyright fight over a monkey’s selfies and damages sought from a family hug topped the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual list of the most frivolous lawsuits.

County to buy $1 million in bonds from Madison County schools

By Jacob Bielanski | Dec 29, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE - The Country treasurer will purchase bonds from two more school districts in the area, putting the total investment by the county into area schools at more than $2 million. Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler said in a press release that his office will purchase $572,442 and $486,576 in working cash bonds form the Alton and Triad School Districts, respectively, and is part of an initiative to invest the county’s money locally. The purchases come just two months after Prenzler an

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