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  1. Military offered free rides & healthcare services in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 17 | KFVS12

    Shawnee Mass Transit District will be partnering with Rides Mass Transit to pick up residents from Cairo and Alexander County to Harrisburg.

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  2. 'Nobody Cares About Cairo': Residents of Shrinking River Town Fight To Bring It BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 16 | News 88.9 KNPR

    ... residents of the projects who complained about squalid conditions. HUD took over the local, scandal-ridden Alexander County Housing Authority in 2016. Last summer after the decision was made to close rather than repair the 1940s-era Elmwood and ...

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  3. IDOT announces improvements during 6-year programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 28 | KFVS12

    ... 146 in Johnson County. $8 million for location studies for the Ohio River Bridge, a mile south of Cairo in Alexander County. Costs for this project will be shared between the State of Illinois the State of Kentucky. $1 million for a bridge ...

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  4. Voters react to 10 cent gas tax MO proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 23 | KFVS12

    ... that funding would go toward the Missouri Highway Patrol and repairing roads and bridges. Larry Smith from Alexander County, Illinois doesn't support the increase because he doesn't think there is a valid reason behind it. "Singing the blues, ...

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  5. Medical, dental, optometry services offered to military for freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | KFVS12

    Members of the military Cairo and Alexander County all the way to Harrisburg, Illinois will have access to medical, dental and optometry services for free for a short time in June. The services are being offered by Shawnee Mass Transit District and Rides Mass Transit from June 18 through June 27 according to a spokesperson with Shawnee Mass Transit District.

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  6. 90 acre wildfire in Alexander County, IL still smolderingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | KFVS12

    Fire crews were fighting a 90-acre wildfire in Alexander County, Illinois, according to the Shawnee National Forest on Tuesday, May 8. It was still smoldering on Wednesday, May 9. The fire was located near Gale, Ill. right before the levee turn right on Reiman Road west of Highway 3. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Fire crews had to do a burn around the property to contain it on Tuesday.

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  7. A wildfire in Alexander County, IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | KFVS12

    The fire was located near Gale, Ill. right before the levee turn right on Reiman Road west of Highway 3. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Fire crews had to do a burn around the property to contain it.

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  8. Public housing in Thebes, Ill. is also set to close.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | KFVS12

    ... 28 families living there. Given HUD is prohibited from funding or creating new public housing, should Alexander County Housing Authority's (ACHA) Inventory Removal Application for MAM and ST be approved, Illinois will permanently lose this important ...

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  9. HUD to reduce rent for residents of public housing complexesRead the original story

    May 7, 2018 | Daily Herald

    ... $300. In February, HUD told residents that they would ultimately have to move out of the buildings because Alexander County's housing authority could not afford to make the necessary repairs that would address health and safety concerns. Duckworth ...

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  10. HUD gives families in Cairo public housing deadline to moveRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2018 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... Brown says the agency will work with families facing "extenuating circumstances." HUD has managed the Alexander County Housing Authority's day-to-day operations since February 2016. The housing authority has been plagued by mismanagement and other ...

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  11. Cairo mayor 'distraught,' 'frustrated' after HUD eviction notice for public housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | KFVS12

    ... preparing to move. There is currently not a specific date required for relocation but according to the Alexander County Housing Authority, they will contact each family affected within the next month. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth ...

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  12. Lawmakers react to eviction notice for Cairo, IL public housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | KFVS12

    ... to begin preparing to move. There is currently not a specific date required for relocation but the Alexander County Housing Authority said they will contact each family affected within the next month. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy ...

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  13. Sentencing put off in juror harassment caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | The Times

    ... Matt Mueller of Morris, questioned in court whether Thompson was convicted of a marijuana felony in 2011 in Alexander County, as said in a report by a county probation officer. Mueller noted the probation officer's report was submitted April 18, ...

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  14. HUD long neglected these residents - now as they move out, some feel HUD let them down againRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | Salon

    ... of housing solutions" before deciding to close the four public housing complexes. The finances of the Alexander County Housing Authority, which includes both Cairo and Thebes, were precarious before HUD took over its operations in early 2016. ...

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  15. Duckworth, Durbin write to HUD on closing of public housing in southern ILRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | KFVS12

    ... According to the Senators, HUD's most recent decision to close public housing in Thebes leaves more Alexander County residents with nowhere to go, including some who were relocated from closing facilities in Cairo to Thebes in the past year. "Some ...

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  16. Southwest Illinois region has wide gap on overall healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | The Legal Record

    ... County, a collar county of the Chicago metropolitan area, is rated the healthiest county in the state. Alexander County the southernmost county in Illinois, ranks last in the health survey. Among peripheral counties of the Metro East, Randolph ...

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  17. Alexander County, IL saves thousands of dollars being energy efficientRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2018 | KFVS12

    Alexander County, Illinois officials are finding ways to save thousands of dollars for the county by being innovative with county bills. The county is teaming with SmartWatt, a company that specializes in energy-systems optimization to maximize the value of the county's energy systems.

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  18. A prescribed burn will take place in southern IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | KFVS12

    People may notice smoke around Eddyville, Kentucky coming from the area south of Jackson Falls in Pope County. Ill. (about 450 acres); or around Tamms, Ill. coming from areas south of Wolf Creek Rd. and south of Opossum Trot Trail Road (FR 628) in Alexander County, Ill. (about 1,000 acres total).

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  19. Authorities seek suspects after one shot at Pony in East Cape GirardeauRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | KFVS12

    The Alexander County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that took place Sunday morning at The Pony in East Cape Girardeau.

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  20. 2 rivers seep into Alexander Co., IL as Ohio River hits major flooding markRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | KFVS12

    Both the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers are seeping into Alexander County on Tuesday as the Ohio River slides past the major flooding mark. This will likely continue as the river levels rise over the coming days and the water will remain an issue until river levels drop considerably.

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