Design work gets underway on new MetroLink station

  A design team has been selected for a new MetroLink station, which will be built near the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. The design group is being managed by the HNTB Corp. and includes KAI, Access Engineering, Glasper Professional Services, TSi Geotechnical and Kivindyo Engineering Services. The design phase for the new station,…

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Midwest Wingfest to return to St. Clair Square parking lot

  FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – Organizers of the annual Midwest Wingfest say the event will return to the St. Clair Square Mall parking lot over Labor Day Weekend 2016 on Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon until 11 p.m. For the first time, a national touring artist will…

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SIUE’s Schultz receives award for achievement in campus housing

  The Association of College and University Housing Officers – International has bestowed its Parthenon Award upon Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Mike Schultz. SIUE’s director of university housing (left) received the award during the association’s annual conference and exposition in Seattle. The Parthenon Award is the association’s most prestigious honor. It recognizes supreme achievement in…

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Highland hospital introduces advanced therapy for those with Parkinson’s disease

  HIGHLAND — HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland is now offering an advanced occupational therapy treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease. The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Big program provides patients with daily activities to help them implement lifelong habits to improve their quality of life. St. Joseph’s Occupational Therapist Kayla Toennies recently received certification…

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Southwest Illinois Trade & Investment Council names first board of directors

The newly established Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council has announced its first board of directors. The regional trade and investment council was formed in September 2015. It elected its first slate of officers this summer: David Kniepkamp, Smart Controls LLC, as president; Herbert Roach, Southwestern Illinois SCORE, as vice president; Paul Toskin, Commerce Bank,…

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Rebuilding Together SouthWest Illinois sets walk-run-ride fund-raiser

  SHILOH – Rebuilding Together SouthWest Illinois is holding its “Run-Ride-Rebuild Together” fund-raiser on Sunday, Aug. 14. The family-friendly event will raise money to provide needed home repair and renovation services to low-income homeowners. Participants of all fitness levels will be able to join a 20- or 40-mile bike ride beginning at 8 a.m. or…

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Oral histories take ‘Digital East St. Louis’ students back in time

  Serenity McKenney interviews a woman at the Clyde C. Jordan Senior Center in East St. Louis. East St. Louis middle school students are spending their summer studying the history of their community, including such topics as desegregation, pollution, industry and family traditions, and who better to learn from than the elders among them. Through…

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Kids can write about St. Louis tourist attractions, win $500

  ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Tourist Contest offers a chance for young people from grades 3 through 12 to win a $500 cash prize for visiting and writing about area tourism experiences this summer. Participants must visit at least three St. Louis area attractions then write about their…

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Illinois Lottery begins search for new management partner

  CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Lottery today announced the release of a Request for Proposal for a new private management partner who will  share the Lottery’s goals of increasing profits to the state, responsibly broadening its player base, introducing new technology and innovation, and ensuring responsiveness to public concerns. “Today, the…

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