O'Fallon Weekly August 29, 2018

General Stephen Lyons takes command of U.S. Transcom Page 5 Wednesday August 29, 2018 Vol. 4, No. 19 $1.00 Group lobbies for stoplight at Scott-Troy Road and Old Vincennes By Martha Stoffel Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - Representatives of the Troy Scott Road/Old Vincennes Trail/Borchers Lane Stoplight Campaign spoke to the Public Works committee Monday night. Residents believe develop- ment and growth in the area on Scott Troy Road, north and south of Old Vincennes, has increased and now supports a stoplight at that intersection. Borchers Lane resident Julie Spengler indicated the group is currently gathering support from the community via a Facebook District 90 school board discusses policy changes to protect transgender rights page (@StoplightCampaign), an online petition and signs at the intersection to gain more visibili- ty for the group. St. Clair County has authority over Scott Troy Road and the decision to place a stoplight at the intersection. The city funded an Intersection Improvement Assessment in 2016 with CBB Transportation Engineers & Pla- nners to identify and evaluate al- ternatives to alleviate congestion. The result of the study indicated neither widening of the road nor a stoplight were warranted at that intersection. Representatives from the Stoplight Campaign indicated the CBB Transporta- tion study used data collected two years prior and feel a more current assessment needs to be completed. Campaign representatives approached the Public Works See “City Council” on page 9 Fair St. Clair 200 celebrates Illinois bicentennial, region's history By Annabelle Knef Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - At an O’Fallon District 90 meeting on Aug. 21, Board of Education members discussed the Equal Education Opportunities policy that is under a five year review. Board Member Rebecca Huller said that the district had received an email “from an outside group” saying that the current policy was discriminatory against transgender students. Huller said that the district’s attorney had recommended a newly amended policy, which would protect all students’ rights. “I think we should go with the recommended poli- cy,” she said. Board member Steve Springer said that he doesn’t think the current policy is discriminatory. “We have one letter from a group who is not local,” Springer said. “I would love to know where the discrimi- nation is.” See “District 90 Policy” on page 9 In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................. 3-10 Law & Order..........................................11 Health & Wellness.............................. 12-13 Sports............................................... 14-17 Milestones......................................... 18-19 Vanage Point......................................... 20 Lifestyle..................................................21 Fun & Games......................................... 22 Marketplace.......................................... 23 Bon Appétit........................................... 24 A celebration of Illinois statehood took place on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the O’Fallon Community Park. The Fair St. Clair 200 was a sanctioned event by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission. The O’Fallon Historical Soci- ety was one of the partner organizations for the event along with 25 local community organizations and the REALTOR Association of Southwestern Illinois. At the bicentennial event, there were reenactments in period dress, a Civil War rifle demonstration, a performance from the Belleville Philharmonic Society and a vintage baseball game between the Belleville Stags and the Springfield Long Nine. Pictured is O'Fallon Mayor Herb Roach throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. For more photos from Fair St. Clair 200, view our gallery at OFallonWeekly.com. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Annabelle Knef)