Unity Hospice names Lisa Rose Employee of the Year

COLLINSVILLE – Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently named Lisa Rose as Employee of the Year for her work as referral coordinator. Area Administrator Gay Little made the announcement. Rose, a New Douglas resident, has been with Unity Hospice nearly a decade. She began her career with Unity Hospice serving a clinical externship as…

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BBB warns students, families to beware of spring break scams

ST. LOUIS — Students eager to take time off from classes are being advised to watch out for spring break scams as they try to escape winter weather Better Business Bureau of Eastern St. Louis and Southern Illinois advises students to be wary of travel deals that seem too good to be true. Parents and…

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Reliance Bank opens loan office in partnership with Justine Petersen

ST. LOUIS — Reliance Bank has opened a new loan production office within the Justine Petersen building at 1021 N. Grand Blvd. The new loan production office will be headed by Community Development Officer Alonzo Shaw and will offer a range of lending products including small business loans, consumer loans and mortgage loans. The location…

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Scholarships available from Ed-Glen Chamber

Applications are now available for 2014 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce scholarships, two for $1,000 and one for $1,500. The chamber will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Edwardsville High School, Metro East Lutheran High School, Lahr-Well Academy, or a home-schooled student living in District 7. One $1,000 scholarship will also be…

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Assistance available to buyers of vacant homes

Gov. Pat Quinn today announced an innovative state program to help provide affordable homeownership opportunities for people and communities in need. The Illinois Homebuyer Rehabilitation Assistance Program will allow hard-working families buying vacant homes to apply for grants up to $25,000 to help encourage the reuse of vacant single-family properties. The announcement is part of…

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January unemployment drops to 8.7 percent in Illinois

CHICAGO – The unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in January, down from 9.2 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.While employers reported 21,600 more jobs than one year ago, record-setting snow and cold restricted construction growth and…

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