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MARYVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is encouraging residents to take advantage of two new mobile testing sites in Madison County this weekend.

“In order to defeat COVID-19, we need to make testing available to everyone who needs it,” Crowe said. “I’m pleased to see two mobile testing sites open in Madison County that will help protect our neighbors and loved ones while we fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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A testing site will open Saturday, Sept. 12 at Monroe Memorial Church, located at 1901 Belle St. in Alton, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, testing will be available Sunday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, located at 74 Circle Drive in Edwardsville.

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All residents of Madison County, with or without symptoms, can be tested for free. Face masks will be required, but no appointment is needed to be tested. Tests will be administered via nasal swab, and patients will receive a call with their results within a few days.

These testing sites are sponsored by the Madison County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health and are available this weekend only. For more information and to stay up to date on COVID-19, visit the Madison County Health Department’s website.

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cover crop3 090220MARYVILLE – Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is urging farmers to apply to the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s “Fall Covers for Spring Savings” program.

“It’s been a difficult year for farmers and the return of the cover crop discount program will be a great help for them during fall harvest,” Crowe said. “This program serves as another funding source to help farmers improve the soil in their fields. The program’s first year was a huge success, and I encourage farmers to participate this fall as well.”

The program allows eligible applicants to receive a $5 per acre premium discount on the following year’s crop insurance invoice for every acre of cover crop enrolled and verified in the program.

The goal of the program is to encourage farmers to plant additional acres of cover crops that are not covered by other state or federal incentives.

“Cover crops are a great way to keep soil anchored, salvage nitrogen, capture carbon and create weed suppression,” said Jerry Costello II, Acting Director of Agriculture. “In the long run, cover crops will help Illinois farmers reduce the need for fertilizer and reach the goals of the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.”

Any farmer with coverage through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency crop insurance program is eligible to apply.

Applications will be available in December on the Illinois Department of Agriculture website. For questions or additional information, contact the department at (217) 782-6297.

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The 56th District contains a large portion of Madison County and includes a portion of both Jersey and St. Clair counties.

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Rachelle Aud Crowe is a lifelong resident of Madison County and a skilled prosecutor with over a decade of experience at the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office.

Raised in the Wood River area in a family with deep manufacturing roots, Rachelle understands first-hand the unique set of issues facing the Metro-East. Her family has worked at some of the largest manufacturing centers in our region, including Olin, Laclede Steel and the Wood River refinery.

With a heavy emphasis from her family on receiving a quality education, Rachelle graduated from Roxana High School, Lewis and Clark Community College and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, all of which prepared her for her legal education at St. Louis University School of Law.

In 2006, Rachelle was hired as a prosecutor in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office. In 2013, she was assigned to the Violent Crimes Division, where she has worked to protect our communities by ensuring violent criminals are off the streets and justice is delivered to victims and their families.

Rachelle was elected to the Illinois Senate in 2018, where she has prioritized fighting for job training programs and quality education for Metro-East students. She currently resides in Glen Carbon with her husband, Jim, and their two children.

She serves as chair of the Judiciary Committee, the first woman to hold this position in state history, as well as chair of the Special Committee on Opioid Crisis Abatement. Sen. Crowe also serves on the Criminal Law, Labor, Licensed Activities and Veterans Affairs committees

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District Offices
35 Executive Plaza Court
Maryville, IL 62062
(618) 251-9840 P

111 N. Wood River Ave., Suite A
Wood River, IL 62095
(By appointment only)
(618) 251-9840 P

Springfield Office
311B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5247 P

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