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Ameren Illinois recognized for social media, customer service

  COLLINSVILLE – Ameren Illinois was recently recognized in two categories of service. The company received “Best Social Presence” and earned an Honorable Mention in the “Best Customer Communication & Service via Social Media” category of the Midwest Energy Association’s Member Social Media Awards. The awards panel singled out Ameren Illinois for its effective use…

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CNB employees select charities to help for the holidays

CARLINVILLE — CNB Bank & Trust is helping make the holidays a little brighter for many charitable organizations in its communities. In celebration of the bank’s success for 2016, CNB is empowering its employees to assist with the year-end giving campaign. Employees are playing an active role in selecting charities of their choice. CNB was…

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Southern Illinois Builders Association awards $25,000 in scholarships

  The Southern Illinois Builders Association Education Committee has selected the following nine candidates to receive an SIBA scholarship: Bradley Verdun from Edwardsville; Patrick Nelson from St. Louis; Alexandra Plocher from Highland; Andrew Westerhold from Edwardsville; Blake Branz from O’Fallon, Ill; Levi James from Mount Carmel, Ill; Ryan Cannady, Belleville; Connor Followell, Marion; and Lucas…

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Signs of All Kinds adds to business with U-Haul affiliation

  SPRINGFIELD — U-Haul Company of Illinois Inc. has announced that Signs of All Kinds has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Springfield community. Signs of All Kinds at 3009 Foxbridge Road will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Hours of operation for…

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Work to begin on RecPlex Drive intersection in O’Fallon

  O’FALLON, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Transportation says lane restrictions will be encountered in the westbound lanes of East U.S. Highway 50 west of Illinois 158 in O’Fallon beginning Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, through Jan. 30, 2017. The lane closure is needed to construct intersection improvements for RecPlex Drive, serving the new McKendree…

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Steve Ashe elected SIBA president for coming year

  O’FALLON, Ill. – Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Steve Ashe, E.T. Simonds Construction Co., of Carbondale, will take over as the newly elected president of the Southern Illinois Builders Association. Other officers for 2017 are: First Vice President – Harvey Wolf, L. Wolf Construction, Granite City; Second Vice President – Kent Kampwerth, River City Construction,…

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Agencies across Illinois receive funding to address homelessness

  U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, says 28 local homeless housing and service programs in Illinois will receive a total of $6,537,616 in new federal grant funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Program. The Continuum of Care Program provides funding to communities and organizations that are dedicated to achieving…

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Lunch and Learn Workshop to present resources for veterans

  EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville Township and the Glen/Ed Ministerial Alliance invite local agencies to attend a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The event, which will be held at Bella Milano at 1063 Illinois 157 in Edwardsville, is a follow up from the Second Social Services Safety Net…

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Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s new board begins Jan. 1

  NAPERVILLE — A new board comprised of members from area hospitals takes over Jan. 1 for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association. Board officers serve a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Elected were: – Chair: Edgar Curtis, president and CEO, Memorial Health System – Chair-Elect: William Santulli, executive vice president and chief operating…

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