SIUE expands 2+2 agreements with Southwestern Illinois College

  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Southwestern Illinois College have added and expanded their 2+2 Partnership Programs, aimed at benefiting students and simplifying the transition from SWIC to SIUE. The expanded programs include speech pathology and audiology, public health, nutrition, early childhood education, English, including licensure for secondary education, and chemistry. The agreements also include…

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Family nurse joins Central Alton Health Center and Bethalto Health Center

  ALTON — Heidi Fields, Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the Family Medicine departments at Central Alton Health Center, 2615 Edwards St., Suite 171 in Alton and Bethalto Health Center, 2 Terminal Drive, Suite 8 in East Alton, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation has announced. Fields (left), who has more than 10 years of professional nursing…

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Metro lays out plans for Veiled Prophet Parade, Fair Saint Louis

  Metro transit is telling commuters to turn its way to get to the Veiled Prophet Parade in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, July 2, and to the Fair Saint Louis celebration in Forest Park on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (July 2-4). MetroLink and MetroBus are trying to make it convenient to enjoy festivities without…

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Retail giant introduces Walmart Pay in Illinois stores

  Walmart has introduced Walmart Pay in Illinois, what the company calls a fast, easy and secure way for customers to pay with their smartphones in Walmart stores. It’s now available in all 163 Illinois stores. With this launch, Walmart becomes the only retailer to offer its own payment solution that works with any iOS…

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Beiser sponsors measure to establish Child Bereavement Leave Act

  ALTON – Illinois would become the second state to offer parents the option of taking a limited unpaid leave following the death of a child, under a measure sponsored by state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, and awaiting the signature of the governor. Beiser sponsored Senate Bill 2613, a measure that received bipartisan support and…

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Governor, mayors urge passage of stopgap budget, education funding

  SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and several mayors from around Illinois today urged the Democrats in the General Assembly to return to Springfield and pass the GOP Leaders’ stopgap budget (HB 6585/SB 3435) and education budget (HB 6583/SB 3434). “We are in a critical time in Illinois with government services at risk of being…

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Beiser says Rauner’s education plan doesn’t do enough for schools

  ALTON – State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is calling on lawmakers and the governor to come together to support a plan that would allow schools to open after the summer break. Beiser also criticized Governor Bruce Rauner’s education proposal because it provides massive funding increases for wealthy suburban Chicago school districts, while some schools…

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Crushed Red planning fall opening in Edwardsville

Hilliker Corp., a St. Louis-owned and managed commercial real estate company, is helping a St. Louis restaurant expand into Illinois. Crushed Red Urban Bake & Chop shop will open its newest location at 222 Park St. in Edwardsville. The 3,000-square-foot property will be located at a new office and retail development in the heart of…

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