Metro East Park and Recreation District introduces Park Directory

  Metro East Park and Recreation District has created a new online Park Directory, which features recreational opportunities throughout Madison and St. Clair counties. The district is encouraging governments and community organizations to add a link to the new park directory on their websites. Corrections and updates can be submitted to MEPRD as needed. Go…

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SIUE Executive Education offers professional development workshops

  The SIUE School of Business Executive Education program announces its upcoming project management courses and workshops. Fall 2016 Foundations of Project ManagementFridays: Sept. 16, 23; Oct. 7, 14 and 218 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., SIUE Main Campus – Founders HallLearn the basics and best practices of project management and prepare for the PMP® certification.…

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MC Hotel Construction hires O’Fallon man as new vice president

ST. LOUIS — MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently hired Jim Heinz, an O’Fallon, Ill., resident, as vice president. In this position, Heinz (left) will lead all departments and be responsible for project quality and the company’s financial performance. He also will be the primary client liaison.…

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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital says new colon surgical procedure reduces recovery time, pain for patients

Dr. Peter Kim, center, along with Dr. Jose Diaz, left, and Dr. Joshua Knolhoff performed the first combined endoscopic and laparoscopic procedure at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital on July 6. HIGHLAND – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital now offers an alternative surgical procedure for patients needing the removal of a colonic tumor. The combined endoscopic and…

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Performance Eyecare acquires Alton optometry practice

  PHOTO: Dr. Kevin Wright, left, and Dr. Dirk Massie. SWANSEA — Performance Eyecare has acquired the optometry office of Dr. Kevin Wright, located at 2865 Homer Adams Parkway in Alton. The acquisition between Wright and Dr. Dirk Massie, owner of Performance Eyecare, took effect July 1. Wright continues to work for the practice three…

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Treasurer ups his investment in school district bonds

  EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler says his office has again invested in school district bonds, bringing the total to $3.9 million. “We invested $740,000 in Alton School District bonds this month, bringing our total in Alton school bonds to $2.3 million,” Prenzler said. Since December 2015, the Treasurer’s Office has invested money…

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TIF redevelopment plan recommended for former auto plant project

  ST. LOUIS — KP Development, a St. Louis-based developer, has gotten a major boost in its plans to transform the former Chrysler Assembly Plant site in Fenton., Mo., into a massive logistics park. Last week, the St. Louis County Tax Increment Financing Commission recommended approval of $34.6 million in TIF funding for the redevelopment…

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Water Quality Reports available for Illinois American Water customers

  BELLEVILLE – Illinois American Water says 2015 Water Quality Reports show that its drinking water meets all state and federal standards.Those reports are now accessible through its website at http://www.amwater.com/ilaw/water-quality-and-stewardship/water-quality-reports.html, as well as via printed copies that can be mailed to customers upon request.The company is working to increase the public’s understanding of the…

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Doctor to retire from OSF St. Anthony’s Physician Group

  ALTON – After more than three decades of service to the community, Dr. Edward Blair, internal medicine physician, is announcing his upcoming retirement from OSF Saint Anthony’s Physician Group. His official retirement date is early September. Blair’s medical career in Alton began in 1980, as he joined Dr. Larry Burch in the Alton Internists…

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