Former financial manager pleads guilty to mail fraud

From Illinois Business Journal news services BENTON – Bruce L. Johnson, 50, of Wayne City, Ill., the former manager of Finance and Office Services for Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative and treasurer of the Wayne City First Christian Church, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Benton to a four-count information charging him with defrauding…

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Memorial Group, BJC HealthCare to explore strategic affiliation

From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – Memorial Group and BJC HealthCare today announced plans to explore a strategic affiliation between the two health systems. A Letter of Intent has been approved by the boards of both organizations which will launch a due-diligence effort to explore the opportunity. A final decision as to whether…

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Gateway Industrial Power expanding Collinsville operations

From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE – Gateway Industrial Power, located at 921 Fournie Lane in Collinsville, recently expanded to include power generation sales and services for businesses in need of redundant power supply. The company also offers sales, technicians, parts and service for heavy duty trucks as well as advanced transport refrigeration systems…

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Recycling company opens retail center in East Alton

From Illinois Business Journal news services EAST ALTON – CJD E-Cycling has opened a retail store at 513 E. St. Louis Ave. in East Alton. CJD E-Cycling is a family owned recycling company focused on accommodating the needs of Illinois residents due tothe new law set forth banning electronic waste in landfills. The company’s corporate…

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Durbin says Amtrak cuts will affect students in downstate

From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., met with Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn on Wednesday to discuss higher education issues and the importance of robust state and federal funding for Amtrak to the university community. During the meeting, Durbin and Dunn talked about the impact proposed…

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Man convicted for burglarizing Centralia gun dealer

From Illinois Business Journal news services A Centralia resident pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court for burglarizing the Buchheit of Centralia farm and home supply store and stealing 39 nine guns. United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, said Dakota R. Moss, 19, faces a maximum of up…

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Visionary Wealth Advisors to break ground on office building in O’Fallon

Left: An artist’s rendering of the new building. From Illinois Business Journal news services O’FALLON – Visionary Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm founded in Edwardsville just over a year ago, is breaking ground on a 65,000-square-foot office building on May 5 at 1405 Green Mount Road in O’Fallon. The building will have five floors,…

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Locally filmed heroin documentary to debut at SIUE this Sunday

From Illinois Business Journal news services The debut of a film detailing the local rise of the heroin epidemic is scheduled for this Sunday. “The Heroin Project: A Documentary” will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m. at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Abbott Auditorium (located in the basement of Lovejoy Library), 30 Hairpin Drive,…

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Airport receives $2.55 million grant for upgrades

From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the city of Chicago has received a $2,557,802 grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for infrastructure improvements and upgrades at Chicago Midway International Airport. The grant will be used to…

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Collinsville man guilty in case involving mail fraud, ID theft

From Illinois Business Journal news services EAST ST. LOUIS – Michael Alan Carver, 29, of Collinsville, entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in a scheme to obtain money and property through the use of unauthorized access devices and through the commission of identity theft, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District…

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