covid 19MARYVILLE – To make access to the COVID-19 vaccine more equitable and convenient for Metro East residents, a state-supported vaccination site opened Tuesday at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) announced.

“As our state receives more vaccine doses for distribution, we are working to ensure communities receive them quickly, efficiently and equitably,” Crowe said. “By opening a community vaccination site in Collinsville, we are providing Metro East residents with the opportunity to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The site will be located at 1 Gateway Drive in Collinsville beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), when vaccines are fully available, up to 1,350 doses per day can be administered at the site.

The mass and mobile vaccination sites are managed through an interagency effort led by IDPH, coordinated by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and supported by the Illinois National Guard. More information and site locations can be found here.

There is no charge to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are available only by appointment at this time, and residents are encouraged to check back frequently for open appointments. Individuals should sign up for an appointment to receive their second dose while they are getting their first vaccination.

When appointments become available, residents eligible for the vaccine can make an appointment by visiting the Madison County Health Department Website. If you do not have computer access, call (618) 650-8445 for assistance.

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01132021HAO3375 cropMARYVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon), vice-chair of the Senate Tourism and Hospitality Committee, joined conversations Thursday to discuss the state’s recovery plan for businesses, hotels and restaurants hurt by the pandemic.

“While I understand the importance of keeping residents safe, it has been difficult to watch local businesses suffer as residents cross our borders to support restaurants and shops in neighboring states,” Crowe said. “Illinois has so much to offer, and I’m looking forward to discussing our state’s recovery plan to re-ignite our unique tourism and hospitality industries.”

The committee’s first hearing on Thursday covered the strategic plan for COVID-19 recovery and relief in the hospitality industry and featured testimony from representatives of various areas of the industry. Details on the next meeting will be announced when finalized.

Committee schedules, witness slips and live proceedings are available at

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BudgetQuote Crowe2021 1SPRINGFIELD - Anticipating tough budget negotiations to address the financial struggles creased by the pandemic, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget proposal Wednesday:

“In the budget proposal, I agree with the state’s commitment to support human services, make full payments to the state’s pension obligation, fund public safety initiatives and increase resources for the Illinois Department of Unemployment Security to assist with the benefit case backlog.”

“As conversations continue, I will be a strong advocate for the state to invest in our children and safety for working families across the Metro East.”

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Valentines to be delivered to local nursing homes

MARYVILLE – Thanks to an inspiring response from students, families and community members, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) will deliver hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to residents at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City and Foxes Grove Supportive Living Community in Wood River.

“The pandemic has left our neighbors in local long-term care facilities feeling isolated from loved ones over many events and holidays,” Crowe said. “But thanks to members of our community, I am overwhelmed with joy to deliver these notes to remind our older residents how much they are cared for.”

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PICTURED: (TOP) Senator Rachelle Crowe poses in her Maryville district office with cards donated by Collinsville High School students and local residents.(BOTTOM) Cards dropped off in Senator Rachelle Crowe’s Wood River office location.

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

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

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

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