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Shiloh OKs new developer taking over Three Springs at Shiloh project

Over the past several years the 133-acre multi-use development site known as the Three Springs at Shiloh has had residents wondering what is next big step for the village. With only one anchored tenant American Eagle Credit Union at the corner of Frank Scott Parkway West and Green Mount Road, only site development, the creation of a lake or drainage detention pond and some utility work has been done since 2008. Now Dierbergs Markets Inc., parent company to Shiloh One LLC, will take the reigns as new developer.

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When O’Fallon detective isn’t solving cases, she’s exploring underwater oases

Kathy Effan’s adventurous spirit is evident in her hobbies: scuba diving, sky diving, whitewater rafting, rock climbing and traveling. The O’Fallon, Illinois, police detective and married mother of three took on a new career and pursued exotic adventures after raising her family. She uses vacation time to pursue underwater adventures, and in October, she assisted in a clean-up dive on the Gulf Coast.

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How is the veterans property tax exemption impacting local schools?

The Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 0109, known as the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Bill, which is now known as Public Act 099-0375. O’Fallon District 203 Superintendent Darcy Benway says she strongly supported the intent of the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption legislation that was passed. However, she is now advocating for a change in the manner in which the legislation has been implemented. The current method as has resulted in negative consequences for local taxpayers and students of O’Fallon/Shiloh schools, according to Benway.

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O’Fallon and Shiloh crime briefs

A 20-year-old Belleville man charged with driving under the influence, drug possession and leaving the scene of a crash was taken into custody on Wednesday, Nov. 30, after turning himself in to the St. Clair County jail. The Shiloh, Illinois Police Department said in a news release that a warrant had been issued Nov. 29 for the man identified as George W. Kinder.

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O’Fallon alderman Gene McCoskey will not seek re-election

After 18 years of service to the city of O’Fallon, Illinois Ward 1 Alderman Gene McCoskey will not be seeking re-election. McCoskey, an executive at Nestle Purina Pet Care Company in downtown St. Louis, Missouri has served as alderman for seven and a half years. For a decade prior to that, he volunteered on the city’s park board and planning commission.

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O’Fallon High seniors honored as students of the month

Two O’Fallon Township High School seniors were recognized as students of the month for November: Hayden Ourada and Mary Kate Porath. Several O’Fallon Community Consolidated School District 90 students were recognized for being caring. St. Clare Catholic School in O’Fallon, Illinois, elects new student council representatives and officers.

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Shiloh police officers receive award for saving worker’s life

After an emergency work-related accident Oct. 7, two Shiloh, Illinois Police officers — Bradley Blake and Mark Geyer — “saved the day.” Shiloh Police Chief Jim Stover, just before retiring, presented the duo with Lifesaving Awards on Nov. 28. On Friday, Dec. 2, Terry Lewis, the injured worker, visited the Shiloh Police Department to meet and thank the officers for saving his life.

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O’Fallon Progress names new editor

The O’Fallon Progress has named a new editor — Curt Libbra. A metro-east native, Libbra grew up on his family’s cattle and grain farm near Livingston in northeast Madison County. He earned a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Ameren crews repair natural gas line under North Green Mount Road

Ameren spokesperson Brian Bretsch speaks about the repair being done on a natural gas line under Green Mount Road in O'Fallon.
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Ameren crews repair natural gas line under North Green Mount Road 1:19

Ameren crews repair natural gas line under North Green Mount Road

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Welcome to kindergarten, welcome back O'Fallon students

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New O'Fallon junior high assistant principal talks experience in education

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Dual business brings a lot of 'dough' to O'Fallon