Stuart to hold discussions with community members at local coffee shops

COLLINSVILLE – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will host a series of discussions with community members at local coffee shops in order to gain insight on issues such as tax relief efforts, the state budget and other pressing issues facing the state of Illinois. “I am proud of the work I’ve done, including a bipartisan…

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Prenzler hopes new state law is answer to county jail crowding

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler believes a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill signed into law earlier this month could relieve overcrowding at the county jail. “The Bail Reform Act is an important step in decreasing the number of inmates in county jails,” Prenzler said. Prenzler praised Gov. Bruce Rauner, who signed SB…

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Restoration of U.S. Navy A7 Corsair at Township Park begins

EDWARDSVILLE – Restoration work on the US Navy A7E Corsair II on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park has begun, Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles says On Saturday, June 10, volunteers from the community and the Flight Deck Veterans Group met to begin the restoration work, which began with scrubbing the aircraft. Volunteers used power…

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Plummer Lading receives Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Designated Trainer title

EDWARDSVILLE — Julie Plummer Lading of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties has been awarded the Company Designated Trainer designation by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Plummer Lading earned the CDT designation by successfully completing this tier of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Instructor Development Program. This program combines virtual training, self-study and individual assignments in a four-week program…

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SIUE East St. Louis Center helps adults plan for a career in cybersecurity

Edmond Brown of Edwardsville hopes to one-day land one of the reportedly 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., with the help of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s new Midwest Cybersecurity Apprenticeship program. “The SIUE East St. Louis Center, in partnership with the Metro East IT Diversity Work Group, is working in…

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Property leased in O’Fallon

Keystone Development LLC leased executive office space located at 784 Wall St., O’Fallon, from 784 Wall Street, LLC. Kunkel Commercial Group represented both parties. *** 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 or lease, type of building/property, size of…

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Dollar General marks new Trenton store with grand opening

TRENTON — A grand opening will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 1, for the new Dollar General store at 532 East Broadway in Trenton. Dollar General will celebrate with free prizes and special deals at the Clinton County location. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar…

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties announces addition to real estate team

EDWARDSVILLE — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties says Kathryn Cramer has joined its local real estate team of professionals. Cramer’s experience includes buying, listing and selling real estate for more than 20 years. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties team serves Madison and St. Clair counties. Cramer said she believes in making the entire real estate…

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