Bill aims to strengthen life insurance protections for grieving families

SPRINGFIELD – Grieving families who might be unaware their departed loved one left them a life insurance policy would be protected by a stronger Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act under new legislation by state Sen. Jacqueline Collins and Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs that passed the Illinois General Assembly this week. “As our technology and our…

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Clinic director marks new ownership at Chiro-Med Health Care Facility

O’FALLON — The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon this month on Chiro-Med Health Care Facility, 1480 N. Green Mount Road, Suite 300A, O’Fallon. Dr. Chad Weber (shown with scissors) has been the clinic director for Chiro-Med O’Fallon since September of 2013, but recently purchased the clinic in January of 2017. Chiro-Med is a…

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Retail space leased in Granite City

Granite Sand Realty, LLC has leased 6,395 square feet of retail space at 1300 Schaefer Road in Granite City. The lessee is Total Renal Care Inc. BARBERMurphy Group represented the landlord. *** Just close a commercial real estate deal in Southwestern Illinois? Tell us about it. We’ll need to know the buyer/lessee, whether it’s sale…

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Walmart has made more than 4,800 veteran hires in Illinois

Walmart said this week that it has hired more than 4,800 veterans in Illinois since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. With a goal to hire 250,000 veterans nationwide by the end of 2020, Walmart has since hired more…

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State bill aims to limit insurance coverage network disruptions

SPRINGFIELD – A measure designed to protect health insurance plan participants from drastic and disruptive changes to coverage networks has been sent to the governor for a signature. “With what is happening with healthcare at the federal level, we in state government must give people some peace of mind,” said Aurora Democrat state Sen. Linda…

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Green network tabs LCCC director a 2017 Sustainability Champion

GODFREY – It takes a community to achieve Lewis and Clark’s sustainability goals, and a strong leader to guide the way. LCCC Director of Sustainability Nate Keener, 33, of Alton, has been instrumental to the effort since joining the college in 2011. This spring, the Illinois Green Economy Network honored Keener with a 2017 Sustainability…

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Belleville AmeriCorps hiring volunteers of all ages

Belleville AmeriCorps at Southwestern Illinois College is looking to fill numerous paid volunteer positions. The nonprofit organization is looking for school tutors to serve students in Belleville Public School Districts 118 and 175. Applications for fall 2017 are due June 6. College students, paraprofessionals, parents, grandparents and retiring teachers over 17 are encouraged to apply.…

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Madison County taxpayers should get bills soon, treasurer says

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser said property owners should be receiving tax bills during the first week of June. “Although the Treasurer’s Office serves as the county’s tax collector, it’s important to remember that the Treasurer’s Office doesn’t determine the amount that is billed,” Slusser said. Property tax bills are determined by four…

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Night Market at Elijah P’s resumes on Thursdays starting this week

ALTON — The second season of Alton Main Street’s “Night Market” will launch on June 1, taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the warehouse behind Elijah P’s, located at 401 Piasa St. Produce stands will be located under tents in the parking lot, and a large assortment of hand-crafted artisan products…

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