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If you'd rather not wait to cast your ballot for the General Election on November 6, 2012, you can vote early, (but not often) in Illinois starting this Saturday, October 27 until November 3, 2012. These are the links to some counties in Southwestern Illinois that allow early voting: - for early...
10/23/2012
Belleville, Illinois Mural on Main Street Wine, Dine and Jazz in Downtown Belleville Public Square is an annual festival that started in 2008 by the City of Belleville and Art on the Square to promote the city and its culture. Local dining establishments, wine lovers, jazz enthusiasts, and foodi...
10/20/2012
Governor Romney and President Obama took a break from their grueling campaign schedules to take turns roasting each other at last night's 67th Annual Alred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York. "...the dinner remains a true phenomenon - a living memorial to...
10/19/2012
Scott Air Force Base 2012 Air Show   Once again, the much awaited Air Show at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds is coming this weekend, September 15 & 16, 2012. I could hear them flying over and rehearsing for the show. It's also an annual open hous...
09/13/2012
The short sale process is getting better and the time it takes to close is shorter. However, there are still hindrances that can stop the process in its tracks as Ed's experience proved. What's great is that this short sale has a happy ending, since another contract seems to be on its way to clos...
09/10/2012
Come, See, and Be Awed! 501 Wadsworth Street, Collinsville, IL 62234 - $149,000 Updated for today's living, this Cape Cod is perfect for first time home buyers looking for a home with the master suite on the main floor. The open foyer welcomes you to the spacious living room complete with surroun...
09/01/2012
Just Listed this Updated Inside & Out Cape Cod - 501 Wadsworth Street, Collinsville, IL 62234 - $149,000 Master suite on the main floor, spacious living room, charming dining room, smart kitchen with an adjacent powder room, three bedrooms filled with natural light, and a full bath upstairs compl...
09/01/2012
287 Eagle Ridge, O'Fallon, Illinois 62269 - $63,000 Carefree community living. Perfect for a starter home and first time home buyers, it offers a spacious master bedroom, large walk-in closet, with large door sliders to the wooden deck. The  second bedroom is perfect for guests or a home office. ...
08/04/2012
Just Sold - 702 Huntley Court, Troy, Illinois 62294 Happy to share that this delightful home in Troy, Illinois has been sold to a happy family. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this two-story on an acre lot welcomes guests on its wrap around porch. It's perfect for entertaining on the porch, and in...
08/03/2012
Who would have thought that Piers Morgan, the Brit talking head at CNN, would agree with Mitt Romney's concern about London's readiness for the 2012 Olympics? http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/piers-defends-everything-mitt-romney-said-was-true_649052.html To be sure, hosting the Olympic Games i...
07/27/2012
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