Crowe ShredEvent Flyer2MARYVILLE – To provide Metro East residents with a secure option to shred documents containing personal information, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) and State Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) are hosting an event in Granite City offering free shredding services.

Shredding trucks will be available at Granite City High School, located at 3101 Madison Ave., from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 25.

“A proactive way to protect yourself and your family from identity fraud is to securely destroy vulnerable documents,” Crowe said. “Take advantage of this free community shred event to safely dispose of documents with personal information, which can protect you, your loved ones or your business against fraud.”

Examples of documents with personally identifiable information that should be safely discarded include bank statements, outdated medical records, tax returns, utility bills, junk mail, credit card applications and receipts.

For more information, residents are encouraged to call Crowe’s office at 618-251-9840.

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242027200 10158519321732201 5552710714360472283 nMARYVILLE – Six projects totaling nearly $90 million to improve safety while creating jobs are underway or starting soon in the Metro East, State Senators Christopher Belt (D-Swansea) and Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) announced Thursday.

“As a resident and representative of the Metro East, I applaud the steps Illinois continues to take to ensure our roads are safe,” Belt said. “This funding improves the area’s infrastructure while creating good jobs.”

The following projects are set to be completed this year, with the remainder to be completed in 2022:

  • Interstate 70 resurfacing and bridge painting from Interstate 55/70 to east of Interstate 55/70/270 as well as I-55/70 from east of Illinois 159 to north of Interstate 270
  • Poplar Street Bridge improvements, including pavement patching, concrete overlay, deck repairs and bridge joint replacements
  • Illinois 111/3 resurfacing and patching from Alby Street to Broadway in Alton
  • Illinois 3 resurfacing from north of Monsanto Avenue to south of Ruby Street in Cahokia
  • I-270 at Illinois 111 interchange reconstruction
  • Illinois 157 resurfacing from State Street in East St. Louis to Petroff Drive

“As our state progresses on the road to economic recovery, these local infrastructure investments come at a critical time for the Metro East,” Crowe said. “By updating local roads and bridges, we can ensure dependable modes of transportation for commuters and families while creating labor jobs for residents.”

Over the next six years, the Illinois Department of Transportation is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois program with investments of up to $33 billion.

When construction is underway, drivers should anticipate delays and may wish to seek alternate routes. Belt and Crowe encourage drivers to obey posted construction zone speed limits and watch out for workers on construction projects.

More information and maps on the impact of Rebuild Illinois can be found at A list of the ongoing and upcoming projects in the Metro East can be found on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website.

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pexels pixabay 159711MARYVILLE – Patrons of 11 libraries in Madison County will soon see upgrades to services thanks to more than $260,000 in grants, State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) announced Wednesday.

“Libraries provide communities with more than books– they provide a safe space for residents to utilize technology, community resources and education,” Crowe said. “With an increased reliance on technology for work, school and everyday life, libraries are essential– especially for residents in underserved areas.”

The $266,072.52 received by 11 local libraries is part of $18.1 million in grants awarded to 638 public libraries across the state. For more than 40 years, the Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants Program has helped public libraries with a low library tax base to ensure a minimum level of funding for library services.

Libraries will use the grants from the secretary of state’s office to help fund new services and products, such as audiobooks, adult programming, dual language materials and more.  

“In order to provide our communities with robust literacy resources, state funding is instrumental,” Crowe said. “Thanks to these grants, Metro East students, seniors and families will have better-quality reading, writing and creative opportunities at their local libraries.”

The following libraries in the district Crowe represents will receive funds:

  • Bethalto Public Library District, $23,346.30
  • Caseyville Public Library District, $7,038.70
  • East Alton Public Library District, $17,965.50
  • Edwardsville Public Library, $39,280.73
  • Glen Carbon Centennial Library District, $19,077.65
  • Hartford Public Library District, $2,107.78
  • Hayner Public Library District in Alton, $72,826.65
  • Maryville Community Library District, $14,620.20
  • Mississippi Valley Library District in Collinsville, $51,815.28
  • Roxana Public Library District, $2,274.45
  • Wood River Public Library $15,719.08

For more information on the grants, residents can visit the secretary of state’s website.

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04212021HAO0225 rSPRINGFIELD – Citing safety concerns from the Wood River community following an unexpected power plant demolition, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) created a new law requiring any property owner planning to demolish a power plant to notify surrounding communities. 

“Communities need to be aware of any environmental or safety concerns happening in close proximity,” Crowe said. “By requiring companies to notify residents of power plant demolitions, we can help families prepare themselves.”

Earlier this year, Wood River and East Alton residents were alarmed when they heard explosions from the decommissioned Wood River Power Station without warning.

The law amends the Environmental Protection Act by requiring the owner of a coal power plant to notify both the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and populations within 25 miles of the site at least 60 days before commencing a demolition.

Under the law, the notice must include details on the scheduled date and time of the demolition, potential contaminants emitted by the project, and any preventative measures implemented to control, mitigate or prevent pollution.

“Residents’ safety remains my number one priority,” Crowe said. “As a courtesy to the community that will be affected by a demolition, residents must be aware of the plan and any health concerns that may arise from it.”

Senate Bill 1920 is effective immediately.

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