Treasurer to distribute $10.6 million to districts in tax settlement

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler, CPA, announced Tuesday that he will be distributing $10.6 million to three taxing districts following a settlement over a tax objection lawsuit. Prenzler received a court order that authorizes him to return tax monies held in escrow to the Roxana Community Unit School District, Roxana Community Park Distract…

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Supreme Court assigns circuit judge to 5th District Appellate Court

The Illinois Supreme Court announced Monday that Circuit Judge James R. Moore of the 1st Judicial Circuit has been assigned to the 5th District Appellate Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Appellate Justice Stephen L. Spomer on Nov. 30. The assignment of Moore to the Appellate Court is effective Jan. 2, 2015,…

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Dr. Douglas Dothager receives Physician Excellence Award

BELLEVILLE — Dr. Douglas Dothager has received the 2014 Matthew B. Eisele, M.D. Physician Excellence Award, which was presented at Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff Dinner on November 22. Previous recipients include Dr. James Vest, Dr. Jay Haines, Dr. R. Brad Ringhofer, Dr. James Clanahan, Dr. Stuart Mauch, Dr. Duk Kim and Dr. Omer Badahman. The…

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Casino Queen opens restaurants to all ages

EAST ST. LOUIS –  The Casino Queen has changed policies in order to allow guests under the age of 21 more access to the hotel and restaurants at the facility. The most recent change involved moving the turnstiles from the main entrance to allow guests of all ages to access the various restaurants in the…

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AHA recognizes Alton Memorial Hospital

              Rusty Ingram, left, manager of Business Development at Alton Memorial Hospital, accepts a plaque from Kim Byas, regional executive for the American Hospital Association, in recognition of AMH being a member of the AHA for 75 years. The award honors AMH for 75 years of leadership in advancing…

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Local woman named to statewide Community Health Worker Advisory Board

Illinois Department of Public Health recently announced the appointment of a 15-member Illinois Community Health Worker Advisory Board. The members include Geraldine Hardy, of Fairview Heights, an outreach worker for the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation’s Healthy Start Program. She has been employed by SIHF for 11 years. Her primary responsibility is providing Medicaid/All Kids eligibility…

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Memorial Medical Group exands its specialists scheduling service

BELLEVILLE – Memorial Medical Group recently announced that it is expanding ONE Call, a centralized scheduling number making it easier for patients and physician offices to schedule a first-time appointment with one of its physician specialists. “This service has been very popular with patients and medical offices alike,” said James Davis, executive director of Memorial…

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SWIC touts study showing economic impact

BELLEVILLE – Southwestern Illinois College outperformed the state community college average in several major economic impact and completion categories according to a new Illinois Community College Board economic impact report. Specifically, the school said, – SWIC students see a 19.3 percent rate of return on their college investment over a 40-year career. This compares to…

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Memorial Hospital Nurse receives recognition at National Magnet Conference

BELLEVILLE — Janice Walton, BSN, RN, CGRN, received the 2014 Jeanne M. Floyd Award for Outstanding Paper on Fecal Transplant Protocol at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference® held this fall in Dallas, Texas. “I am so proud of the work that Janice has done on the fecal transplant protocol. This award validates…

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2014 Spirit of Justice Award goes to Greensfelder attorney

ST. LOUIS – Erv Switzer, an attorney with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., is the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of Justice Award from the St. Louis Bar Foundation. The award recognizes persons who have demonstrated accomplishment, leadership, and integrity in fostering and maintaining the rule of law and in facilitating and promoting improvement in…

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