Longtime Madison County probation director dies

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is mourning the loss of one of its own this week with the passing of its Probation and Court Services director.Judy A. (Pieper) Dallas died early Monday at the age of 66-years-old following a battle with cancer. “(Judy) will be greatly missed,” Chief Judge David Hylla said. “Everyone admired her. She…

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Pembrook expands mission trips involving SIUE programs, personnel

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook is bringing Central American Mission Projects to SIUE as an active element of his focus on community service and the university’s mission to shape a changing world. SIUE has finalized a partnership agreement with what’s known as CAMP to provide faculty-led travel study programs for SIUE students. “The…

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King law firm moves to office building in East Alton

EAST ALTON — Husband-and-wife attorneys Patrick and Stephanie King have selected an office building in East Alton as their new home. Located at 205 W. Main St., the King Law Firm, LLC is near the Village of East Alton municipal offices. The King Law Firm concentrates on representing individuals, families and small businesses. While Patrick…

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First Mid-Illinois names two to leadership roles

MATOON — First Mid-Illinois Bancshares Inc. has announced organizational changes within the leadership team. First Mid announced today that Michael L. Taylor has been named chief operating officer. Taylor joined the company in 2000 and had been serving as the chief financial officer since that time. Taylor’s expertise in the financial, operational, risk management, and…

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East St. Louis native expands fitness company to D.C. area

WASHINGTON — Personal training guru Gregory Jones, a native of East St. Louis, is expanding his brand of health and fitness to the Washington, D.C., area. Jones, a certified physical therapist, is expanding his Elite Fitness Pros company to the Washington, Maryland and Virginia areas. He said he wants to stress the importance of health…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital earns national accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

BELLEVILLE– The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of…

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Vandalia location sold to Andy’s Auto Body

Sherry Burnside, trustee, sold a 1.06-acre development site at Veteran’s Parkway in Vandalia to Andy’s Auto Body. BARBERMurphy 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 building/property, the…

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Commerce Bank expands small-business services with CashFlow Complete

ST. LOUIS — Commerce Bank has launched CashFlow Complete, a new online banking service to help business owners improve cash flow and efficiencies by automating the payment and invoicing process. With the service, businesses can send invoices and accept payments electronically through credit card and by ACH (Automated Clearing House, an electronic network for financial…

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