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Lindenwood professor publishes book about Virgin Mary’s mother

A Lindenwood University-Belleville professor has spent the last decade researching St. Anne, who is the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Jennifer Welsh, who lives in St. Louis, MO, recently had a book “The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe” published. The book is available for purchase on Amazon. Welsh teaches at a four-year university in Belleville IL located in southern Illinois.

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School community raises $5,000 for local teacher who has cancer

The Collinsville IL High School community in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO wanted to show its support of Kelley Liljegren, a teacher who has been battling cancer. During the Kahoks boys basketball “pink out” game against the Belleville IL West High School Maroons, they raised money and donated it to Liljegren and her family.

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A wet, warm Tuesday awaits the metro-east

The National Weather Service in St. Louis MO predicts that Tuesday, Feb. 21, will be a wet day in southern Illinois. Warmer than normal temperatures will accompany the rain in St. Clair County IL, Madison County IL, Clinton County IL and Monroe County IL.

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Belleville schools already prepared for asthma emergencies

Belleville Township High School District 201, which includes the Belleville West High School Maroons and the Belleville East High School Lancers, and Belleville School District 118 in Belleville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, already have plans in place for asthma emergencies after the Illinois General Assembly state legislature passed a law that was signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and went into effect Jan. 1, 2017 that requires Illinois schools to have asthma emergency plans in place for students who suffer from the lung disease.

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Resolution to rename Illinois highway after Officer Snyder passes House

The Illinois House of Representatives in the General Assembly in Springfield, IL passed a bill sponsored by Democrat State Representative Dan Beiser, of Alton, IL, that would rename Illinois State Highway Route 100 after St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, from Godfrey, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. The bill moves to the Illinois State Senate.

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Lindenwood professor writes book on mother of Virgin Mary

Lindenwood University-Belleville professor Jennifer Welsh recently had a book published called "The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. " St. Anne is the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ.
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