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Glen Carbon Homecoming Road Closures - 06/18/08 10:01 PM
The following roadways within the Village of Glen Carbon will be closed to vehicular traffic at the listed times and dates to facilitate the Village of Glen Carbon Homecoming Event .Wednesday, June 18, 2008. - The Parking lots in Miner Park behind the Gazebo and Library will be closed through Sunday, June 22, 2008.Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Main Street will be closed at 9:00 a.m., between the Covered Bridge and Collinsville Street . This section of Main Street will remain closed until the conclusion of the event.Friday, June 20, 2008 - Main Street will be closed at 9:00 a.m. to (0 comments)
About Granite City - 06/18/08 10:00 PM
Known for its steel manufacturing past and present, this hard-working community lies in the rich American Bottoms land adjacent to the Mississippi River in Madison County.Originally known as Six Mile Prairie, for its position six miles from St. Louis, the city is a quick commute from downtown St. Louis thanks to the reopening of the McKinley Bridge over the Mississippi.Beautiful Wilson Park with its ice arena, swimming facilities, walking paths and gardens is the centerpiece of Granite City.Get information on Granite City Schools.Visit the city web site. (0 comments)
About Collinsville - 06/18/08 09:59 PM
Mining heritage, Italian culture, a regional convention center and much more highlight the city of Collinsville. Located just 10 miles from downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and skyline are visible from the Collinsville bluffs. Commuters will enjoy the easy access to I-55/70.Collinsville's Gateway Convention Center offers a variety of popular shows and events held throughout the year. An aquatic center, the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (a United Nations World Heritage Site) and the Fairmount Park thoroughbred race track are among the area's attractions.The first log cabin was built in the area in 1810. Several years later the Collins family (0 comments)
About Maryville - 06/18/08 09:59 PM
German farm families were the first non-native settlers in the area of Pleasant Ridge, now known as the village of Maryville. Located between Glen Carbon and Collinsville, Maryville, Illinois -- like its neighbors -- also was home to coal mines in the early part of thr 20th century. Today Maryville offers buyers a variety of housing options, including several new subdivisions. Commuters will find easy access to I-55/70 and I-270.Historic structures that served the village's early farmers and miners are still in use today and car cruisers from near and far know Maryville for Bobby's Frozen Custard -- a 50's-style stop located along State (0 comments)
About Glen Carbon - 06/18/08 09:58 PM
As you might guess from this village's name, Glen Carbon was home to a thriving coal mining industry in the early part of the 20th century. Before that, the region was nicknamed the "Land of Goshen" after the lush Biblical paradise. In 1801, Col. Samuel Judy was granted 100 acres of land, becoming the first non-native settler in Madison County. Judy later served in Illinois' first legislature, which convened in Kaskaskia, Illinois. When Madison County was officially organized in 1812, its border reached all the way to Canada and Judy was one of the new county's first commissioners. The village of Glen Carbon (0 comments)
About Edwardsville - 06/11/08 01:44 AM
The seat of Madison County Government and the home of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, this charming city was first settled in 1805. Edwardsville, named for Ninian Edwards, the first governor of the Illinois Territory, was established in 1809. Five Illinois governors came from Edwardsville. In addition to Edwards, they were Edward Coles, John Reynolds, Thomas Ford and Charles Deneen. Visitors and residents enjoy many attractions including the Children's Museum, the Madison County Historical Society, the St. Louis Street Historic District, the LeClaire Historic District, the Col. Benjamin Stephenson House and an abundance of hiking and biking trails. Edwardsville is located on a (0 comments)
About Madison County - 06/11/08 01:43 AM
Madison County, Illinois is a vibrant part of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. From its formation in 1812, the population of the county named for U.S. President James Madison has grown to more than 260,000. In its earliest days, Madison County stretched to the northern border of Illinois and to the Wabash River to the east. The Mississippi River marked the western boundary. The county's current borders were set in 1843, still stretching from the mighty river to the west, across fertile farmland to the top of the river bluffs and beyond.Madison County offers its residents a quality of life that (0 comments)
Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are Growing - 06/11/08 01:34 AM
The mayors of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon -- Gary Niebur and Rob Jackstadt respectively -- are pleased with the area's growth over the past year.At the recent State of Glen-Ed meeting, both pointed to the Edwardsville Crossing shopping center (which stradles the border between the two towns) as the centerpiece of their entertwined cities' commercial growth.The center brought in $580,000 in property taxes and $930,000 in sales taxes in 2007, despite being unfinished. Shoe Carnival, Old Navy and Starbucks are among the businesses still under construction and a number of outlots have yet to be developed.Among the retailers already operating at (0 comments)
Glen Crossing Road Update - 06/11/08 01:32 AM
If you travel through the Madison County village of Glen Carbon, you've probably noticed that Glen Crossing Road is closed at State Rt. 159. The convenient cross-town link went under construction in early February. It's being rebuilt from 159 to just east of Waterford Lane.Area residents will be pleased to see new pavement, curbs, gutters, storm sewers and sidewalks when the project is finished. Village public works officials note that the work will be performed in seven stages and should be finished by the end of August 2008. For more information on Glen Crossing Road or other public works projects, visit (0 comments)
Red'z Rib Shack, Maryville's answer to Barbecue Heaven, is now closed.The shack, located at the corner of Il 159 and 162, is being removed to make way for a new Walgreens. That's right, fans. No more megas, pork steaks, tacos or pizza for a while. Keep track of the Red'z gang to see where you can get their Q at special events or to watch for their next location, by clicking on http://www.redzribshack.com/. Nancy has created the new web site as a community service to give Red'z customers a virtual gathering place while the restaurant is temporarily unavailable. You can (0 comments)
Troy City-Wide Yard Sale - 06/11/08 12:46 AM
Troy, Illinois will be hosting it's annual city-wide garage sale this weekend on Saturday June 14th. For a more information visit troycoc.com This is a great opportunity to hit a lot of sales at one time. Make sure and get there early to get your hands on the good stuff. Maps are available online at TroyCOC.com and a list of addresses and items can be found here as well. The weather should cooperate, with a high in the mid-80s and only a chance at a spot storm. (0 comments)
Route 66 Festival - 06/11/08 12:41 AM
Be sure and enjoy the annual Route 66 Festival this Friday and Saturday in Edwardsville. Enjoy the poker run, car cruise, live entertainment, a variety of food, local artists and more. The festival features free parking, and handicapped accessible shuttle service. The shuttle will run from 5:00 to 10:00 PM June 13th & 14th. Other events include a 10k run, bike ride, wellness information, and a washers tournament. The weather is great this time of year for outdoor festivals. So get up, and get out and enjoy one of the summer's great events right here in Edwardsville! For more information visit www.route66festival.org (0 comments)
First Half Of 2008 Madison County IL Market Update - 06/10/08 01:02 PM
This is a wide range of prices and area, and is intended to be a bird's eye view of Madison County as a whole. If you would like more detailed information about your area, or even neighborhood please e-mail email@example.com Averages from 01/01/2008 through 06/01/2008 $0 - $50,000 - average days on the market 101 - 204 Sold $50,001 - $100,000 - average days on the market 123 - 359 Sold $100,001 - $200,000 - average days on the market 164 - 499 Sold $200,001 - $300,00 average days on the market 191 - 160 Sold $300,001 - $400,000 average days on the market 246 (0 comments)
What did that home sell for? - 06/07/08 09:46 PM
If you're thinking of selling, or you're just curious about real estate happenings in your local neighborhood you can find out what the house down the street sold for - free. No more waiting to find out what a particular home sold for months later when it appears in the paper.You may even be interested in receiving monthly updates about your neighborhood. We can help! Just click here to fill out the form and you'll receive an e-mail response shortly.This service is provided to you without obligation as a service to home owners in Madison County. We don't even require your (0 comments)
Sometimes it can be hard for buyers to get enough cash together to complete the purchase of a new home. Madison County may be able to help. The County's Community Development homebuyer program is offering $3,000 or $5,000 loans, forgiveable after five years of occupancy. If your family's income falls below the program's guidelines, and if you meet certain other criteria, loan money may be available to help toward down payment and clsoing costs involved in buying your next home. Call us at 618-791-8007 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org We can explain the program and connect you with a (0 comments)
Southern Illinois Market Update - 06/07/08 04:04 PM
It's the question everyone is asking nationally. How bad is the real estate market? Never forget the old saw: "All real estate is local." And statistics released today can help put everything in perspective.According to the Southwestern Illinois Regional MLS, the average sale price on a home in our region fell by just two percent between April 2007 and April 2008. The average number of days a home stayed on the market rose from 122 in 2007 to 130 in 2008 and the list-to-sell ratio is at 95 percent versus 97 percent in 2007. All in all, not the dire drop (0 comments)
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