pexels kelly l 2382848MARYVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) announced a $1.7 million investment in state funding to help improve the infrastructure at St. Louis Regional Airport.

“The St. Louis Regional Airport offers high-quality services to pilots and travelers alike,” Crowe said. “These funds will help maintain and develop the area to help workers thrive and contribute to our region’s success.”

Projects will include planning, construction, reconstruction, development and improvement of the airport to increase safety and efficiency. Communities also will benefit from increased aviation access, good-paying jobs during construction and long-term opportunities for workforce expansion.

Among the projects to receive funding, the St. Louis Regional Airport is set to receive $765,000 to improve the aviation fuel facility as well as $990,000 to rehabilitate the parking lots.

“The St. Louis Regional Airport is a strong economic driver of our region and supports hundreds of jobs in the Metro East,” Crowe said. “These funds are an investment to uplift working people in our community after pandemic-related hardships.”

A full list of recipients can be viewed by going to

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Crowe Meal GiveawayWOOD RIVER To offer meals to Metro East residents in need, State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is giving away 250 free meals Friday afternoon at Wood River City Hall.

“Many Metro East families wake up every morning not knowing where their next meal will come from,” Crowe said. “By hosting a free meal giveaway event, I hope to provide comfort and stability to our neighbors.”

The free meal giveaway will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Wood River City Hall, 111 N. Wood River Ave., while supplies last.

For more information, call Crowe’s office at 618-251-9840.

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Crowe ToyDrive FlyerMARYVILLE – This holiday season, State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is collecting toys in partnership with Alton’s Toys for Tots campaign to offer a special Christmas surprise to local children in need.

The toys will be collected starting Monday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 19. Toys for children of all ages can be dropped off at four locations around the Metro East:

  • VFW Post 1308, 4445 N Alby St, Alton, IL 62002, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10 a.m.-10 p.m. or Tuesday and Saturday at 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Crowe’s Maryville District Office, 35 Executive Plaza Ct., Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Crowe’s Wood River District Office, 111 N. Wood River Ave., Suite A by appointment only.
  • Happy Up, 6654 Edwardsville Crossing Dr., Suite A, Edwardsville, IL 62505, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

“To show our appreciation and gratitude, the holiday season is a time we purchase gifts for our loved ones,” Crowe said. “Many families in our communities struggle financially during the Christmas season. I encourage residents to donate new or gently used toys so a child in need can enjoy a gift this season.”

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute toys as Christmas gifts to children in the community.

To make a drop-off appointment at Crowe’s office or for more information on the toy drive, call 618-251-9840.

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24148 IDOT New Getting Around Illinois Road Conditions Map GraphicMARYVILLE – To prepare for winter travel on Illinois roadways, State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Swansea) and State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) are reminding Metro East commuters and families of the winter road conditions map on the Getting Around Illinois website.

“Accidents are more likely when the weather creates hazardous road conditions,” Belt said. “Getting Around Illinois is a great tool to ensure people are safe and prepared when traveling during the cold winter months.” 

Previously, the map displayed conditions by county. New this year, the map shows how weather events are impacting roads, including the ability to identify and zoom in to a location, travel route or destination with current information recorded by plow drivers.

“Winter weather can significantly impact road conditions, and getting reliable information to drivers is essential for safe travel,” Crowe said. “I encourage motorists to check the road conditions map when snow and freezing temperatures are expected in the Metro East.”

Individuals can interact with the map to understand how weather events are affecting roads across the state. The winter road conditions map is available on Illinois Department of Transportation’s website.

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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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