SIUE expands its use of renewable electricity

As of this month, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is purchasing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources through the use of renewable energy credits. Renewable energy previously made up 50 percent of the university’s electrical supply. “The university is committed to being more sustainable. By using only renewable electricity, we have substantially reduced…

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Community-minded businesses to be honored in O’Fallon

  O’FALLON-SHILOH—The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, along with the O’Fallon Progress, will co-host the 41st Annual Salute to Business Awards honoring businesses that have made a particularly positive impact in the community at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon. Registration starts at 11:15 a.m. and the program begins…

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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale welcomes attorney Tali L. Katz

  ST. LOUIS – Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced that Tali L. Katz has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as an associate. “We are pleased welcome Tali to the firm,” said Greensfelder Chief Executive Officer Timothy R. Thornton. “Tali brings great experience in all phases of litigation and is a great addition…

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Viviano Heating & Air Conditioning receives Best of Collinsville Award

COLLINSVILLE – Viviano Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been honored by the 2016 Best of Collinsville Award program in the Heating & Cooling Equipment Sales & Service category. The award sponsored by the city of Collinsville identifies local businesses that have achieved success providing excellent service to the customers and community in which they…

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22 HeplerBroom attorneys Listed as SuperLawyers and Rising Stars

EDWARDSVILLE – Midwest litigation firm HeplerBroom says 2 of its attorneys have been listed as 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and 10 have been named 2017 Illinois Rising Stars by SuperLawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and…

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Midland States enters agreement to acquire Centrue bank group

EFFINGHAM — Midland States Bancorp, Inc., whose banks include many in Central and Southern Illinois, and Centrue Financial Corp. this week entered into a definitive agreement under which Midland will acquire Centrue for $175.1 million, or $26.75 per share of Centrue common stock. Midland expects the transaction to be 8 percent to 9 percent accretive…

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Area Real Estate Academy offers pre-licensing class

EDWARDSVILLE — Those looking for a career in real estate have an opportunity through the Area Real Estate Academy, a program administered by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite, Realtors. Registration is now underway for a 90-hour, pre-licensing class hosted by Illinois Real Estate Educator Lisa Smoot. The course is open to anyone interested in selling real…

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Great River Workforce Development Corp. offering $1,000 scholarships

WOOD RIVER — High school seniors in Madison and Bond counties planning to attend community college can apply for $1,000 scholarships. Students preparing for post-secondary education and reside in either Madison or Bond County can apply for the Great River Workforce Development Corp, Inc. scholarship. The Madison-Bond Workforce Innovation Board announced that the $1,000 scholarships…

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Unity Yoga & Wellness holds ribbon cutting

O’FALLON, Ill. — The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this month for Unity Yoga & Wellness, 129 W. First St. Unity Yoga and Wellness is owned by Timi McMillin, an O’Fallon native who has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2000. She is a 500-hour Registered Certified Teacher and a…

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