County chairman talks steel in D.C. visits

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler is in Washington, D.C., this week discussing illegal dumping of foreign steel on the U.S. market. Prenzler met with U.S. Congressman Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, and John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, as well as officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, American Iron and Steel Institute and U.S. Steel. Prenzler said he…

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Freeman receives Physician Excellence Award

BELLEVILLE — Randy Freeman, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist on Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff received the Matthew B. Eisele, M.D. Physician Excellence Award on Feb. 24, at the Medical Staff’s Annual Dinner. This award was established in 2007 to recognize a physician on Memorial’s Medical Staff who exemplifies dedication to medicine, delivery of quality care and…

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Heyl Royster firm announces two new partners

Heyl Royster has elected two attorneys to the firm’s partnership, Keith Hill, in Edwardsville, and Tyler Robinson, in Springfield. Hill (left) has defended clients in cases involving toxic torts, product liability, premises liability, professional liability, automobile accidents, employment and labor law, and civil rights. He has tried numerous cases in state and federal court, and…

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Stuart to host public safety town hall

State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will hold a public safety town hall on Monday, March 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Safety Building located at 333 S. Main St. in Edwardsville. “I want to encourage members of the community to attend my public safety town hall to share their concerns about…

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Bristow to host coffee stop at Maeva’s Coffee

ALTON, Ill. – State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Godfrey, is asking residents to join her at Maeva’s Coffee inside Milton Schoolhouse on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a Coffee Stop Shop. “Coffee stop shops are great ways for residents to sit down and talk about what’s on their mind over a cup…

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Fewer delinquent parcels, lower penalty rate at this year’s county tax sale

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser says the county’s annual tax sale resulted in the lowest penalty rate in county history and had 300 fewer delinquent parcels than last year. Slusser (shown) attributes the low penalty rates and fewer delinquencies on the improving economy. “It’s always good to see fewer people struggling to make their…

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Alton wins $500,000 makeover as part of Hulu series

Alton will be the recipient of a $500,000 downtown makeover after winning the Small Business Revolution’s Main Street series. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon on Facebook, while a large party was held at Old Bakery Beer, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton. Alton Mayor Brant Walker gave a rousing speech to the crowd.prior to the official announcement…

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Newly added PET/CT technology at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s aims to improve cancer diagnosis

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital this week began offering patients a hybrid diagnostic imaging system. Known as PET/CT, the system combines the strengths of two well-established imaging modalities in one imaging session to more accurately diagnose and locate cancers while increasing patient comfort. The service is being started in conjunction with Shared Medical Services of Cottage…

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Beard oil shop to hold grand opening in Collinsville

Barrel Brands, also known as Barrel, Beard & Tattoo, has cut the ribbon on its location at 301 W. Main St. in Uptown Collinsville. The ceremony is anticipation of a large public celebration on Saturday, March 3. Barrel Beard & Tattoo & Evolution Cycles will host a grand opening celebration from 4 to 10 p.m.…

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