Madigan announces settlement with Roxana refinery over river pollution

  Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced a settlement with Phillips 66 Co., ConocoPhillips Co. and WRB Refining LP over pollution that the office said contaminated the Mississippi River. Madigan filed a complaint and consent order on Oct. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court over violations at the Wood River Refinery in Roxana. The refinery…

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Madison County clerk sees no signs of ‘rigged’ election

  EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Clerk Debbie Ming Mendoza says voters can count on the integrity of the Nov. 8 general election, as far as she’s concerned. “Any allegations of a ‘rigged’ election as they pertain to Madison County, or for that matter the entire state of Illinois, are completely unfounded,” Mendoza said. Numerous residents…

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U.S. Attorney’s Office to keep watch on polls during Election Day

  The U.S. attorney for the Southern District has appointed a representative to conduct Election Day anti-fraud efforts in Southwestern Illinois. United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce says Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith, will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 8…

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CNB exec gets additional term on Federal Home Loan Bank board

  The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago has announced that two of its incumbent directors have been declared directors-elect to serve as member directors for additional four-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2020. James T. Ashworth (left), president of CNB Bank & Trust based in Carlinville, has served on the…

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The Garage Door Shop holds ribbon cutting in O’Fallon

  The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce recently helped cut the ribbon for The Garage Door Shop, 615 South Lincoln, Suite D, O’Fallon. The owners, Lance and Jessica Schmitz, are the parents of four children and have been business owners for 13 years. The showroom displays a variety of working garage doors and openers from residential…

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New medical office building under construction in Collinsville

COLLINSVILLE — Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies has been hired by JCH Collinsville, LLC, to build a 12,000-square-foot medical office building at 1215 Vandalia St. in Collinsville. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in September at the site officially kicked-off construction of the Central Collinsville Health Center for Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation. SIHF is expected to occupy…

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LCCC students can now earn credits between semesters

  GODFREY – Students can now take classes and earn credits between fall and spring semesters with Lewis and Clark Community College’s new intercession class offerings. Kent Scheffel, L&C vice president of enrollment, said the classes offer students more options. “Students can use the abbreviated session to stay on schedule with their degree plan or…

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Memorial Hospital achieves Healthgrades’ 2017 General Surgery Excellence Award

  BELLEVILLE – General surgery at Memorial Hospital is among the top 10 percent in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, an online resource helping consumers make informed medical decisions. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common…

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Lisa’s Antiques & Collectibles signs on as U-Haul outlet in Litchfield

  LITCHFIELD — U-Haul Company of Illinois Inc. has announced that Lisa’s Antiques & Collectibles and owner Lisa Wren have signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Litchfield community. Lisa’s Antiques & Collectibles at 18395 West Frontage Road will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for…

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