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Store : Hardware

Wait time:

0 Min

Price range:

$$$

Time spent:

30 Min

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
O’Fallon, IL 62269 (618) 628-3076 1179 Central Park Dr, O’Fallon, IL 62269

Hours:

Monday 6 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday 6 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday 6 AM – 9 PM
Thursday 6 AM – 9 PM
Friday 6 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 6 AM – 9 PM
Sunday 6 AM – 9 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa / Debt

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

High level

Wi-Fi

Yes

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only / Pet friendly

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided / Family restrooms

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

no

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Up to you

Outdoor

Open

Curbside pickup

Yes

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Joe Boccardi’s

Cuisine : Italian

Wait time:

20 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

1 HR

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Columbia (618) 281-6700 117 S. Main St., Columbia

Hours:

Monday  11 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday 11 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday 11 AM – 9 PM
Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM
Friday 11 AM – 10 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 9 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

Yes / no

Accessible

Wheelchair

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

Yes

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

No

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

No

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

No

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Susie’s Restaurant

Cuisine : Restaurant

Wait time:

20 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

1 Hr

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Red Bud, IL (618) 282-3800 133 E Market St, Red Bud, IL 62278

Hours:

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday 9 AM – 3 PM
Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM
Friday 9 AM – 3 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday CLOSED

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa

Parking

Private lot / Bike parking lot

Noise Level

Normal / Low

Wi-Fi

Yes

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided / Family restrooms

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

Yes

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes / Up to you

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

No

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

Yes

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own / Provided

Staff wears masks

Yes

4204 Main Street Brewing Company

Cuisine : Brewing

Wait time:

30 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

3 HR

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Belleville, IL 62226 (618) 416-7261 4204 W Main St, Belleville, IL 62226

Hours:

Monday 4 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday 4 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday 4 AM – 9 PM
Thursday 4 AM – 9 PM
Friday 11 AM – 11 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 11 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM 

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa / Debt

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

Yes

Accessible

Wheelchair / blind / deaf

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

Yes

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

No

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

Yes

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Provided

Staff wears masks

Yes

Cotton’s Ace Hardware

Company: Store

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Columbia, IL 62236 (618) 281-7226 229 N Main St, Columbia, IL 62236

Are you in a different location? Check out your location here.

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash, Card, Visa, PayPal, Checks, Mobile payments

Parking

Private lot, bike parking

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

N/A

Accessible

Wheelchair

Pets

Service Animals only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided

Student Discounts

N/A

Entertainment

N/A

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

No outdoor

Curbside pickup

Yes

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

N/A

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Sanitizer is all over and provided

Staff wears masks

Yes / No / N/A

Effinger Garden Center

Cuisine : Garden Center

Wait time:

3-5 M

Price range:

$$

Time spent:

15 M

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Belleville, Illinois 62220 (618) 234-4600 720 South 11th St. Belleville, Illinois 62220

Hours:

Monday 10 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 4 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM
Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash / Card / Visa

Parking

Private lot

Noise Level

High level

Wi-Fi

Yes

Accessible

Wheelchair

Service animals / Pets

Service Animals Only / pet friendly outdoors

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

not provided

Student Discounts

No

Entertainment

no

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes

Outdoor Seating

Open

Curbside pickup

Yes

Social distancing

Required 6 ft

Temperature checks

Yes

Cleaning

Very clean

Sit-down Space

Open

Sanitizer

Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Freeburg Country Mart

Company:

Wait time:

XYZ

Price range:

X

Time spent:

XYZ

$ – under $10 / $$ – $10 to $20 / $$$ – $21 or more

Location(s)

City Phone Address
Freeburg, IL 62243 (618) 539-3163 369 Marketplace Dr #4075, Freeburg, IL 62243

Are you in a different location? Check out your location here.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday 7 AM – 8 PM

Hours may change, please check the business page for updates.

Services

Accepts

Cash, Card, Visa, PayPal, Checks, Mobile payments

Parking

Private lot, bike parking

Noise Level

Normal

Wi-Fi

N/A

Accessible

Wheelchair, blind, deaf

Pets

Service Animals only

Attire

Casual

Restrooms 

Provided

Student Discounts

N/A

Entertainment

N/A

In-person visits

Yes

Open to All

Yes

Offers

Check cashing

COVID-19 Measures

Masks Required

Yes / No / N/A

Outdoor Seating

Open / Closed / No outdoor

Curbside pickup

Yes

Social distancing

Required 6 ft / Not required

Temperature checks

Yes / No / N/A

Cleaning

Very clean / Sanitation between customers

In-Store Shopping

Open

Sanitizer

Sanitizer is all over and provided / Bring your own

Staff wears masks

Yes

Eckert’s

Eckert’s is happy to report that they have a GREAT supply of 2% Milk (over 100 gallons!), lots of eggs, fresh cut meat and delicious bread.

Place your order by phone at (618) 233-0513, ext. 0 or email shop4me@eckerts.com.

SWIC to extend spring break March 16-22 as precaution

Southwestern Illinois College’s President Nick Mance announced the College will extend spring break for students by one week (March 16-22) as a precautionary measure related to COVID-19. Students currently enrolled in online courses are continuing their academic progression as normal. To reduce the density of people on campus, alternative instructional delivery will resume on March 23 and continue through April 3. 

No student, faculty or staff has tested positive on any SWIC campus; however, Mance indicated: “SWIC will continue to assess the situation and develop plans for continued operations should we need to take additional measures.  Students are urged to concentrate on academics and should closely monitor SWIC email and swic.edu for announcements and updates.” 

Although spring break is being extended for students, College operations and all campuses remain open. College-sponsored events with large attendance are suspended through April 17, 2020.

“I want to thank everyone for their cooperation, patience, and understanding as we navigate through this complicated and difficult issue.  Again, we continue to assess this situation as it evolves and will provide timely updates as needed,” Mance said.

For more information, visit https://www.swic.edu/students/public-safety/notifications/coronavirus-information/.

SWIC to offer additional Gateways to Opportunity Early Childhood Education Credentials

Students in the Southwestern Illinois College Early Childhood Education program now have the opportunity to qualify for several state-recognized credentials as they take courses toward their associate degree.

SWIC has been approved as an entitled institution for Gateways to Opportunity Infant and Toddler Credentials Level 2; ECE Credentials Level 2, 3 and 4; and Illinois Director Credential Level 1.

 “This credentialing system allows students to be recognized for their work in courses as they seek their degree,” said SWIC ECE Program Coordinator Carolyn Beal. “These credentials mean students are meeting the highest professional standard.”

The Gateways to Opportunity is administered by the Illinois Network of Child Resources & Referral Agencies on behalf of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The credentials mean that students have met specific criteria in each of these areas. Each Gateways Credential has components that include coursework and/or training, as well as work and practical experience. Gateways Credentials were created by practitioners, providers, and key stakeholders to support and recognize progressive levels of knowledge and skills in these areas.

Working with children, youths, and families requires specific knowledge and skillsets in order to provide high quality programs and services. Credentials validate that an individual has attained the knowledge and skills necessary to practice this profession. When hiring, some employers give priority to professionals who have earned these credentials, Beal said.

In order to earn these credentials, students must meet all academic criteria set by the college and the INCCRRA, then apply online to Gateways to Opportunity.

SWIC Offers a 66-semester-credit Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education which is equivalent to the ECE level 4 credential. The Early Childhood Level 3 Certificate is 27 semester credits; the Early Childhood Level 2 Certificate is 15 semester credits; and the Infant Toddler Level 2 Certificate 15 semester credits. 

For more information, contact Beal at 618-235-2700, ext. 5593 or carolyn.beal@swic.edu; or visit swic.edu/early-childhood-aas.