Congressmen here applaud confirmations of key military appointments

  From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON, D.C. – The ascension of a former Scott Air Force Base commander into a top Pentagon post could bode well for Southern Illinois. U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, and John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Gen. Paul Selva…

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375th Air Mobility Wing to hold change of command ceremony

From Illinois Business Journal news services SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – The 375th Air Mobility Wing will official change command in a ceremony scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, at the Scott AFB parade field. Col. Laura L. Lenderman will assume command from Col. Kyle J. Kremer during a traditional Air Force ceremony, which is not…

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Alton’s American Legion tourney attracts VIPs and sponsors to event

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ALTON – Alton Legion Post 126, the Host Committee, and the city of Alton have made a concerted effort to make sure that the upcoming American Legion Great Lakes Regional Baseball Tournament doesn’t overlook an opportunity to honor military families, veterans and wounded warriors. Several special guests will…

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Anderson Hospital’s first chief medical officer starts Aug. 1

  From Illinois Business Journal news services MARYVILLE – Charles Lane, MD, has been appointed Anderson Hospital’s first chief medical officer effective Aug. 1. Lane has been a member of Anderson’s medical staff for 23 years having served as By-Laws Committee chairman, Credentials Committee chairman and president of the medical staff. He currently serves as…

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It’s a Garden of Eatin’ at Lewis and Clark this summer

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GODFREY – As Lewis and Clark Community College’s 2015 themed summer garden show, Garden of Eatin’, approaches its peak harvest season late this summer, visitors are encouraged to join the college for guided or self-guided tours. The show, featuring edible (and drinkable) plants, aims to educate Lewis and…

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Tourism bureau offers last-of-summer Kid’Cation in Alton region

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ALTON — Ten days of fun, kid-oriented activities and deals await families from July 31 to Aug. 9 as the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils a new promotion, Kid’Cation, designed to bring families together for a last summer vacation adventure. Pirate cruises, scavenger hunts, haunted tours,…

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Historic Downtown St. Louis hotel to reopen as a Courtyard by Marriott

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS – After being shuttered since 2011, the original Hotel Lennox – once known as St. Louis’ tallest hotel – will reopen Sept. 2, the same day that the hotel originally opened in 1929, as The Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Downtown/Convention Center Hotel. The newly revitalized…

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Gov signs Kay/McCarter measure to stop paying aid benefits to the deceased

  From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, and state Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, to ensure public aid benefits are not paid to the deceased. It takes immediate effect. According to a state audit released in February, approximately 5,916…

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Brookside Agra hires new director of Corporate Finance/Global Logistics Management

  From Illinois Business Journal news services O’FALLON – Brookside Agra recently hired Donna Horton of O’Fallon, Ill., as its new director of Corporate Finance and Global Logistics Management. In this position, Horton (left) will be responsible for processing all orders for both domestic and international shipments, performing general accounting duties including payables and receivables,…

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