Regulator begins pilot program for non-disciplinary infractions against pharmacies

  From Illinois Business Journal news services CHICAGO – The state is easing disciplinary actions regarding small infractions by pharmacies, saying past efforts have been unfairly burdensome on licensees. To increase regulatory compliance while reducing legal costs and regulatory burdens for licensed pharmacies, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said Monday it has…

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American Legion shifting regional tourney to water-safe field in Edwardsville after rain dampened games in ’15

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Sponsors of the American Legion Great Lakes Regional baseball tourney are moving the six-day event to Edwardsville this year to prevent a recurrence of last year’s near washout. The games are being shifted from Hopkins Field at Gordon Moore Community Park in Alton to Roy E.…

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Two SIUE sports fall victim to Illinois budget woes

  From Illinois Business Journal news services Southern Illinois University Edwardsville today announced that it is reducing its intercollegiate athletic programs from 18 to 16 effective June 30. Men’s tennis and women’s golf will be removed from SIUE’s sport program roster. The decision impacts eight men’s tennis student-athletes and eight women’s golf student-athletes currently on…

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Fischer elected next CEO of Olin Corp.; Rupp to remain as chairman

  From Illinois Business Journal news services CLAYTON, Mo. — Olin Corp. announced Friday that John E. Fischer, Olin’s president and chief operating officer, has been elected by the board to succeed Joseph D. Rupp as Olin’s president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. Olin also announced that the board of directors intends to…

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Rauner requests federal assistance to boost flood recovery

  From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday asked President Barack Obama to approve federal assistance to help people, businesses and local governments in several Illinois counties recover from record and near-record flooding and severe storms in late December and early January. Rauner requested federal assistance for people and…

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New ramp from King Bridge gets underway Monday

  From Illinois Business Journal news services Work will begin in earnest this coming week on a project to construct a new ramp that will connect eastbound traffic from the Martin Luther King Bridge to westbound Interstate 55/64. The Illinois Department of Transportation will close one lane of westbound I-55/64 between Third Street and Tudor…

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Construction numbers mixed in latest area report

NEW YORK — Dodge Data & Analytics today reported on January construction starts in the metropolitan statistical area of St. Louis, consisting of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Jersey, Lincoln, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, Warren and Washington in Illinois and Missouri. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, the latest…

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Boeing announces new head of St. Louis operations

  From Illinois Business Journal news services CHICAGO – The Boeing board of directors has elected Leanne Caret president and chief executive officer of the company’s Defense, Space & Security business, based in St. Louis, effective March 1. She will succeed Chris Chadwick, who has announced his retirement from the company. Caret, 49, a 28-year…

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Ameren Illinois crews out in force to tackle storm

  From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE — Ameren Illinois crews are out in full force today, tackling repairs brought on by the late-winter storm. More than 500 Ameren Illinois employees and contractors are repairing and assessing damages throughout the central and southern Illinois territory in the wake of a massive snow and wind…

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