Illinois home sales, prices make a late-summer surge

SPRINGFIELD. — The Illinois housing market got a healthy bounce in August, with gains in both home sales and median prices, according to Illinois Realtors. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in August 2016 totaled 16,455 homes sold, up 6.7 percent from 15,415 in August 2015. The statewide median price in August was…

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Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence holds CyberPatriot recruitment event

  Scott AFB – In preparation for the upcoming National CyberPatriot IX Competition, Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence hosted a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Sept. 10 at Maryville University in St. Louis and Sept 17 at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. During this event, more than 70 high school…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital rehabilitation services gain three-year accreditation

  BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital says the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International recently accredited St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for a period of three years. The latest accreditation is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to the hospital. “St. Elizabeth’s Rehabilitation Department is privileged to receive…

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Midwest Block & Brick expands across several states through acquisitions

  ST. LOUIS – Midwest Block & Brick, a division of Midwest Products Group, announces the expansion of the company across several states. The expansion has taken place over several months and year, and included in this expansion activity is the acquisition of several regional block and brick competitors – Basic Block Group LLC; Boral…

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Eunice Smith Home to celebrate 50th anniversary on Oct. 15

ALTON – Eunice Smith Home, 1251 College Ave. on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The general public is encouraged to tour the facility, and refreshments will be served. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions…

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National Park Service manager in St. Louis to helm Pullman National Monument

  Kathleen Schneider, a 13-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been selected as the first superintendent of the newly established Pullman National Monument in Chicago. Schneider is currently the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial project manager for the National Park Service on the $200-million CityArchRiver partnership construction project at the Arch in St. Louis.…

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Story behind Riverlands nature area topic of presentation Oct. 7 in Alton

  ALTON — On Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., Patrick McGinnis, certified wildlife biologist and systems ecologist, senior advisor for Water Resources Policy and Practice, The Horinko Group, and a retiree of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, will present the little-known story and visionary process of reclaiming Riverlands, 3,700 acres of public…

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Two Alton businesses being honored as part of Illinois Made initiative

  The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Tourism is visiting Alton Tuesday, Sept. 27, to honor two businesses as part of its Illinois Made initiative. Old Bakery Beer Company and Mississippi Mud Pottery join nine other makers being honored by Illinois Tourism the week of Sept. 26. Officials will be at…

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Anderson Hospital unveils new private patient unit

  Left to right are donors of gifts $25,000 and higher: Dr. Thomas Hill (representing Radiology Group), Keith and Kelly Page, Dr. Charles Lane (representing Anderson Medical Staff), Marcia Billhartz, Dr. Chris Richter (regional director for ECI Healthcare Partners), Ralph Korte, Linda Cassens, Addie Hall (representing Anderson Hospital Auxiliary) and Mark Shashek. MARYVILLE – Anderson…

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