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SIUE selects Monahan as director of Graduate and International Admission

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Jim Monahan as director of graduate and international admission. Monahan assumes his SIUE responsibilities beginning Monday, May 16. Susan Morgan, PhD, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the SIUE Graduate School led the search committee. “Jim has a…

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Beiser measure to reduce rape kit backlog moves to Senate

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ALTON – Following legislative efforts last year to reduce the backlog rape kits that law enforcement had, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, passed legislation last week aimed at ensuring greater communication between law enforcement agencies regarding the results of DNA evidence testing. “According to the Illinois Criminal Justice…

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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to display community photos at new facility

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is planning “healing artwork” at its new, state-of-the-art hospital opening in the fall of 2017. The hospital is asking the public to submit digital photographs to contribute to the new building’s aesthetic quality. Once photos are chosen, they will be transformed into…

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Chamber of Southwestern Madison County to host state officials

  From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE — The Chamber of Commerce Southwestern Madison County is hosting its Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Evening, Thursday, April 28, at the Gateway Convention Center. The Chamber will be celebrating what it calls “a very necessary partnership” between the business community, educational system and government. A related…

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First Clover Leaf to be sold to First Mid-Illinois Bancshares

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — One of the Metro East’s most venerable financial institutions, First Clover Leaf Financial Corp., has entered into an agreement to be acquired by First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc., based in Mattoon. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. has announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which First Mid will…

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U.S. Steel files complaint seeking investigation of Chinese steelmakers

  From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Steel Corporation filed a complaint Tuesday with the U.S. International Trade Commission to initiate a tariff investigation against the largest Chinese steel producers and their distributors. The complaint, filed under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, alleges illegal unfair methods of…

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Illinois American Water, county urge participation in Drug Take Back Day

  From Illinois Business Journal news services Madison County is among those participating this Saturday, April 30, in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted medications at approved collection sites so they can be incinerated, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended approach for…

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PSOP plans annual Senior Celebration

BELLEVILLE — Southwestern Illinois College’s Programs and Services for Older Persons will host its annual Senior Celebration. This year’s theme is “How Ya Going to Keep ‘’em Down on the Farm after They’ve Seen PSOP?” The event will be held Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PSOP, 201 N. Church St.,…

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O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber honors businesses, individuals

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce and the O’Fallon Progress’ 40th annual “Salute to Business” Awards luncheon was held this month at the Regency Conference Center, 400 Regency Park Drive in O’Fallon. The event also served as a celebration of the Chamber’s 70th anniversary. Brenda Fedak, multimedia advertising manager…

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