Local Business Headlines
- Spray & Play groundbreaking now set for Tuesday, Dec. 1
- Green Gift Bazaar planned Saturday in Alton
- Free session in Glen Carbon offered on launching a new business
- King Bridge should reopen in December, IDOT says
- Wigginton to resign as U.S. attorney, will join Armstrong Teasdale law firm
- Collinsville Township to consider property tax increase Tuesday night
- U.S. Steel to temporarily idle Granite City Works
- Local officials tour levee construction
Alton Memorial donates ambulance to Bethalto
Alton Memorial Hospital has donated an ambulance to the village of Bethalto. Accepting the ambulance from AMH President Dave Braasch, center, is Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow. With a brand new ambulance now on line, this one was to be taken out of service. However, Winslow reached out to Ken Balsters (far right), the Bethalto village attorney who is also on the AMH board of directors. Bethalto's Public Works Department was in need of a vehicle heavy duty enough to house a robotic camera system it is purchasing. The system is used to see inside sewer and storm pipes. The village would have had to call a contractor, costly in terms of both expense and time. Also in the picture are Jason Bowman, far left, EMS supervisor at AMH; and Rod Cheatham, Bethalto Public Works director.
Ameren Illinois volunteers build wheelchair ramp for veteran
More than 20 volunteers from Ameren Illinois spent their Veterans Day building a wheelchair ramp at the home of a Collinsville veteran and his wife. Jack Hood, a U.S. Army veteran who served between the Korean and Vietnam wars, was the recipient. Both he and his wife, Millie, use canes to move around, so the ramp will make it easier for them to leave the house. “I’m just dazed by all this attention we’re getting,” Jack says.
High school students intern with local lawyers
Pictured, from left, front row: Samay Gupchup, Yahilin Munoz, Ali Counton, Kayleigh Stewart. Back row: Chris Empson, Kiley Reeder, Toryan Bryant, Sydnee Valentine. Not pictured: Jeremy Erikson, Trent Carriger, Olivia Watson and John Collins.
From Illinois Business Journal news services
The 3rd Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee coordinated the annual Madison County Intern Program placing local high school students in area law firms for one month in the summer to allow students to experience employment opportunities in the legal field.
This year, 12 students were selected to participate in the program. The MCIP program sub-committee is chaired by Jo Anna Pollock of the Simmons firm.
The participating students and their volunteer attorneys were: Jeremy Erikson from Granite City High School with Bas Law Office; Trent Carriger from Highland High School with Maag Law Firm; Kayleigh Stewart from Granite City High School with Scroggins Law Office; Ali Counton from Collinsville High School with Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland; Samay Gupchup from Edwardsville High School with Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson; Yahilan Munoz of Collinsville High School and Olivia Watson from Edwardsville High School with Unsell & Schattnik; John Collins from Collinsville High School and Christopher Empson from Triad High School with Gori Julian & Associates; Sydnee Valentine from Edwardsville High School with Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen; Kiley Reeder from Edwardsville High School with HeplerBroom; and Toryan Bryant from Edwardsville High School with Simmons Hanly Conroy.
The students went through an application process for selection.
The intern program has more than doubled in size since it started. Madison County students interested in applying may do so through their high schools.
Haine honored for state’s attorney service
State Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, right, was recognized this past month by Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons with the Retired State’s Attorney Badge. The event was held at the Madison County Administration Building and honors Haine’s service to the people of Madison County. Haine served as state’s attorney from 1988 until joining the Senate in 2002.