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Local officials tour levee construction

 PHOTO: Sen. Bill Haine (to the right, facing camera) and Rep. Dan Beiser (to Haine’s right) listen during the tour as Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan (back to camera) explains the impact the levees have on Madison County businesses. From Illinois Business Journal news services EAST ALTON – Eighty-six miles of levees separate the Metro…

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Colin Powell to speak at Edwardsville dinner

  From Illinois Business Journal news services Gen. Colin L. Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, will launch the speaker series for the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in Edwardsville. Powell will be the guest speaker at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation’s inaugural dinner on March 31, 2016. The dinner will…

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Ameren Illinois customers will pay less for natural gas this winter

From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE – Ameren Illinois says customers will benefit from lower natural gas costs during the upcoming 2015-16 heating season. The company’s purchasing strategies, along with an uptick in the production of natural gas in the U.S., will keep the gas supply portion of a customer’s bill an estimated 20…

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Busy Thanksgiving travel season is underway at Lambert

From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS — Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is seeing a surge in holiday traffic. The airport typically sees an increase of 15 percent to 20 percent in passenger traffic during the 10-day Thanksgiving air travel period, which extends through Monday, Nov. 30. The biggest single travel day of the…

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Dunstan says he will run again for County Board chairman

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Alan Dunstan on Thursday officially announced his candidacy for re-election as chairman of the Madison County Board. Dunstan cited his desire to continue what he called effective management of the county and to continue leading on critical regional issues. “It has been a privilege to serve…

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IMPACT Strategies upgrades Swansea Schnucks store

From Illinois Business Journal news services SWANSEA — Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies is completing a renovation of the Schnuck store at 2665 N. Illinois St.. Construction began in early September and is set to conclude this month. The project includes complete renovation of the public restrooms, new lighting throughout the store, and updates to the…

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HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois adds southern counties to service area

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois is now accepting patients into its hospice program in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Randolph and Washington counties. HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois’ has an office located at 340 West Lincoln, Suite 580, on the campus of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. HSHS Hospice Southern…

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O’Fallon-based Brookside Agra expands U.S. sales force

  From Illinois Business Journal news services O’FALLON — O’Fallon, Ill.-based Brookside Agra recently expanded its sales team with the addition of Tim Nelson, director of Ag Sales – North Region. In this new position, Nelson will be responsible for developing and managing new and existing customers throughout the northern United States (north of Interstate…

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