O'Fallon Weekly February 27, 2019

Wednesday February 27, 2019 Cincotta presents to Sunrsie Rotary, details downtown development plans Page 5 Committee gives early approval to liquor store, despite objections The proposed liquor store would be located at 2020 West Highway 50, the former home of Creve Coeur Camera. Neighboring business owners Drs. James and Ellen Bollmeier spoke, along with a couple property owners near the location, regarding their concern for the type of business being proposed at that location.. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller) By Martha Stoffel Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - The Community Development Committee approved two plans for proposed businesses, including a package liquor store that will go into the former site of Creve Coeur Camera. There were many residents and visitors in the audience Monday night to speak in favor and opposition to a propo- sed business looking to occupy the location at 2020 West Highway 50 previously known as Creve Coeur Camera. The applicant, Davutnan Kilic, is hoping the council will approve the rezoning of the property to allow him to open a package liquor store. The planning commission voted 4-3 on February 12 against the planned use of the property. The property owner, Brad McMillin, addressed the commi- ttee stating Kilic is wanting to open a high-end liquor store, aimed at selling primarily unique wines and spirits. “We will work with the city regarding any fencing for secu- rity and aesthetically with landscaping, as well as lighting and cameras,” said McMillin. Neighboring business owners Drs. James and Ellen Boll- meier spoke, along with a couple property owners near the See “Committee” on page 7 In This Edition Calendar..................................................2 News................................................... 3-7 Law & Order............................................8 Education............................................ 9-12 Health & Wellness ���������������������������������� 13 Sports................................................14-15 Community.........................................16-17 Milestones.............................................. 18 Vantage Point......................................... 19 Lifestyle..................................................20 Fun & Games.......................................... 21 Marketplace...................................... 22-23 Bon Appétit............................................24 Vol. 4, No. 45 $1.00 Police take the Plunge By Annabelle Knef Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - The O’Fallon Police Department participated in the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 23 to benefit Special Olympics in Illinois. A total of 13 O’Fallon Police officers, family members and O’Fallon residents raised approximately $6,200 for Speci- al Olympics and plunged into 35 degree water at Carlyle Lake. All proceeds collected by plungers will benefit the more than 23,000 traditional athletes and 20,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. All participants must have at least raised $100 in donations from friends, family or co-workers in order to take the plunge. For more photos, visit OFallonWeekly.com. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Annabelle Knef) Siteman Cancer Center celebrates start of construction on Metro East facility with reception By Annabelle Knef Weekly Reporter SHILOH - Siteman Cancer Center celebrated the start of construction of its newest facility at Memorial Hospi- tal East with a reception on Friday. Siteman Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute- designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region and is originally based at Bar- nes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At the reception, cancer patients and their physicians came together to sign a steel support beam that will become part of the building. Construction is now underway on the $38 million, 70,650 square- foot medical office building at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, 1404 Cross St. The facility will replace a tempo- rary location at 4000 N. Illinois Lane in Swansea, where Siteman has been operating since last year. The emcee of the event was Tom Calhoun, announcer for the St. Louis Blues and Gateway Grizzlies. The invocation was given by Dr. Doug Munton, senior pastor of First Baptist Church and member of the Memorial Hospital East Board of Directors. Physicians, dignitaries, and guests were invited to sign a steel support beam that will become a part of the newly constructed Siteman Cancer Center. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Annabelle Knef) Speakers of the event included Mark Turner, president of Memorial Regi- onal Health Services; Joan Magruder, BJC Healthcare Group President; Mark Kern, Chairman of the St. Clair County Board; Dr. David Perlmutter, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine; Tracie Kent, can- cer survivor and resident of the Metro East and Timothy Eberlein, Director of See “Siteman” on page 7