Local construction starts continue upward climb for the year

  From Illinois Business Journal news services NEW YORK — Dodge Data & Analytics today reported on February 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…

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Second Moro man sentenced for role in staged bank robbery

  From Illinois Business Journal news services Eugene Babcock, 58, of Moro, was sentenced this week in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 28 months in federal prison on charges stemming from a staged bank robbery at Liberty Bank in Bethalto on Dec. 13, 2014. Evidence showed that Matthew Liebheit,…

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Beloman acquires customer lists of longtime HVAC businesses

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – Local heating and cooling business Beloman has announced the acquisition of the customer list and phone numbers of Elk Heating and Cooling of Wood River and Barry’s Heating and Cooling of Caseyville. Both sets of owners have decided to retire from the HVAC industry after many…

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Bost announces million-dollar science grant for SIUC

  From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the “Southern Illinois Energy Scholarships” program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. “This program provides scholarships to community college students who enroll in one of SIUC’s nine…

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More lane work anticipated on Martin Luther King bridge

  EAST ST. LOUIS – The Illinois Department of Transportation says the right lane of the two eastbound lanes of the Martin Luther King Bridge over the Mississippi River in East St Louis will be closed to traffic between the hours of 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April…

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Illinois Chamber of Commerce plans Employer Action Day

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual Employer Action Day Tuesday, April 12. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield, and offers the chance for chamber members and supporters to meet with key…

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Free shredding event to take place Saturday in Edwardsville

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — A free paper shred event will take place Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Allen Insurance Group LLC office, 20 Edwardsville Professional Park, Suite B in Edwardsville. Items accepted include: all personal files, bank statements, tax records and any paper with personal…

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United Way’s Power of the Purse to offer designer handbags, help locals

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division is planning its second annual Power of the Purse event on Thursday, April 28, to help local people. The event, designed to be a fabulous ladies’ night out, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Community College’s N.O. Nelson…

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Henry named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award winner

From Illinois Business Journal news services The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost has presented Dayna Henry, PhD, with the Teaching Excellence Award, the most prestigious teaching award that a tenure-line faculty member can receive at the university. Three additional faculty members were commended for their exceptional teaching skills and accomplishments. Henry (left)…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital honors extraordinary nurses with National DAISY Awards

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has awarded Emily Connell, a registered nurse from the Intensive Care Unit, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s nationwide program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. St. Elizabeth’s introduced participation in…

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