Madison County awards Block Grant scholarships to students

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Community Development announced it has awarded Community Services Block Grant scholarships to 14 county students. The CSBG Scholarship Program helps low-income Madison County residents finance higher education. Students enrolled in an Illinois college, university or vocational training program may qualify for a $1,500 CSBG…

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$2.36m grant to support rail project at America’s Central Port

  Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded $2,368,520 in funding to America’s Central Port District in Granite City to create jobs and aide the construction of critical infrastructure. The project is expected to support 250 local…

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Senior Services Plus receives grant from Boeing Employees Community Fund

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ALTON – Senior Services Plus’s Meals on Wheels program has been awarded a grant of $10,000 through the Boeing Employees Community Fund. The funds will assist in covering direct costs for the Meals on Wheels program, which impacts the health and welfare of more than 1,100 seniors in…

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Illinois AG joins call for stronger regulations on e-cigarettes

  From Illinois Busines Journal news services CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the attorneys general of Indiana and New York have co-sponsored comments, signed by a total of 33 state attorneys general, urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to strengthen its proposed regulations of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products to better…

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Federal legislators seek ban on tobacco products for those under 21

  From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and nine other colleagues are calling for legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. Senators on Wednesday introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act (S.2100). A companion measure was introduced in the House. “Thanks…

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Blackboard on Tour coming to Lewis and Clark this Thursday

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College invites educators and administrators to attend Blackboard on Tour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, on LCCC’s Godfrey campus. “An excellent opportunity to connect with peers and learn about the latest Blackboard innovations, this one-day event is free…

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Durbin, others introduce Students Before Profits Act in wake of for-profit college scandals

  From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in introducing the Students Before Profits Act of 2015, a bill to protect students from deceptive practices in the for-profit college sector. The bill…

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Metro East SBDC chosen to host ‘InnovateHer’ business competition

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a local host organization for its “Innovating for Women” business competition. InnovateHER 2016 is a business competition open to everyone with products and services that…

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Madison County to take applications on home energy assistance program

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County has again obtained funding through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development to assist low-income county residents with the cost of home energy bills. “As winter approaches and temperatures drop, many less fortunate county residents citizens need assistance with heating their residences,” County…

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Foundation, Father McGivney to hold sixth annual Halloween 5K Fun Run

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GLEN CARBON — The Bob Emig Foundation is partnering with Father McGivney Catholic High School to host its sixth annual Halloween 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 8 a.m. to benefit the athletics program at Father McGivney. The family event will be held on Father McGivney’s new…

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