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- Alton tax preparer gets prison for $1 million worth of fraud
- Southwestern Illinois again captures prestigious air base-support trophy
- Schnucks recalls pasta salad over Salmonella fears
- BBB holding 'Shred Day' on Saturday in Edwardsville
- New SIUE students will see 5 percent tuition increase this fall; fees also going up
- For teens, e-cigs now the smoke of choice
- Bill would put educators on State Board of Education
- Senate passes government ethics reform plan
New Alton Memorial Hospital ambulance now in service
A new Alton Memorial Hospital ambulance is on the streets, thanks to money raised at the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation's sixth annual Duck Pluckers Ball last spring. This one has some pink camouflage on the doors in honor of breast cancer awareness and is the sixth ambulance purchased with money raised at the Duck Pluckers Ball. EMS personnel and Duck Pluckers Committee members with the ambulance, left to right, Jason Bowman, EMS supervisor; Marlene Lewis of the committee; Joanne Adams of the committee; Doug Dankenbring, EMS, and Amy Meredith, EMS (kneeling in front); Jeanne Truckey of the committee, Nancy Simpson of the committee; Gay Bryant of the committee; Kelly McCreary, EMS; Bill Hoagland of the committee; and Ryan Masnica, EMS. Committee members not pictured include Mary Lou Cousley, Gaye Julian and Martha Morse. (Photo courtesy Alton Memorial Hospital)
Large crowd salutes educational leaders of Southwestern Illinois
From Illinois Business Journal news services
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS - The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois and a crowd of more than 400 people saluted veteran educators this month for their roles in driving regional growth.
The 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Awards Dinner, held April 2, paid special tribute to the five higher level educational institutions in Southwestern Illinois for their collective impact on workforce and the economy and their exceptional growth over the past decade.
The annual awards program salutes those individuals and organizations that have displayed outstanding leadership and have positively impacted the region. With the theme Growth Fueled by Educational Excellence, the event recognized the following as co-recipients of the 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Award:
• Lewis and Clark Community College, Dr. Dale Chapman
• Lindenwood University – Belleville, Dr. Jerry M. Bladdick
• McKendree University, Dr. James Dennis
• Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe
• Southwestern Illinois College, Dr. Georgia Costello
• Dr. Ed. Hightower, superintendent of Edwardsville School District 7
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Lambert's first job fair to help fill dozens of vacancies
From Illinois Business Journal news services
ST. LOUIS - Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is holding its first job fair to help fill dozens of vacancies for a wide range of airport jobs for the City of St. Louis.
The job fair is free to the public. It will be held Thursday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the B Concourse of Terminal 1.
The airport has more than 40 job openings. Attendees can also get information on other City of St. Louis civil service jobs with vacancies in over 40 job categories. The job fair will outline how to apply for jobs with the City of St. Louis. A limited number of computer terminals will be available to file online applications. No paper applications will be accepted.
The airport is looking to fill vacancies in multiple departments: airfield maintenance, electric shop, building maintenance, climate control, materials management (supply chain), fleet maintenance, and information technology and airport police. Attendees will receive complimentary parking in the Terminal 1 Garage. The B Concourse is located across from Starbucks in the lower level of Terminal 1.
For more information on the job fair, contact Lambert Airport Human Resources at (314) 890-1335 or (314) 426-8024.
Ameren says work strengthens energy delivery network
Ameren Illinois is building a new, $3.7 million substation on Illinois Route 158 to improve electric service for residential and small business customers in and around Monroe County.
COLUMBIA – As part of a multi-year plan to build a next generation energy delivery system and create jobs in central and southern Illinois, Ameren Illinois has announced plans to invest approximately $3.7 million to improve electric service for residential and small business customers in and around Monroe County.
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