Solar energy program to be outlined in Glen Carbon

Residents, businesses, farms and nonprofits in Madison County and St. Clair County have an opportunity to learn more about solar energy and participate in affordable solar through a new program called Solarize Metro East. The program builds on the success of last year’s Solarize Madison County, where nearly 500 individuals attended free solar education sessions…

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Storage Express buys 12 storage facilities in Illinois from Plummer family

Indiana-based Storage Express has purchased a dozen storage facilities located across central Illinois from the Plummer family, of the RP Lumber Co. The sellers own and operate over 50 building materials stores in Illinois. They developed storage facilities over the past decade adjacent to their retail stores. The Plummers decided to exit the self-storage industry,…

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Students in Dupo learn about career opportunities

Local businesses came together for multiple presentations to students in Dupo on career opportunities. Dupo schools and Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois partnered to bring businesses and students together for a career conference on Friday, April 27. At the career conference, Junior/Senior High School students, grades 7-12, learned about careers in a broad variety of fields.…

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Professor honored for Shakespeare-related digital archive

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has presented Johanna Schmitz, PhD, with the 2018-2020 Hoppe Research Professor Award. Schmitz, a professor of theater history in the College of Arts and Sciences, is being recognized for her contributions to her field of study. The Hoppe Research Professor Award recognizes and supports faculty members whose research…

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S.M. Wilson hires project team personnel

S.M. Wilson & Co, has hired Chris Kopp as project manager and Michael Mounce as project engineer. Kopp will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information. Kopp (top) has a B.S. from the University of…

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Fontebella Maternity Home to merge with Caritas Family Solutions

The Board of Directors at Fontebella Maternity Home, a nonprofit organization providing shelter and support for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, has agreed to merge with Caritas Family Solutions. The plan was approved by the Caritas Board of Directors at its meeting Monday, April 23, and will become effective July 1, pending the filing of…

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Touchette Regional Hospital hosts crisis training for local churches

CENTREVILLE — Touchette Regional Hospital on Friday wrapped up a series of three training sessions to help local churches understand issues surrounding mental health and gun violence. The effort is part of a continuing campaign to prepare and identify safety threats to congregations before they happen. The hospital has hosted a series of training classes…

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Stuart to host town hall in Glen Carbon on women’s issues

State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is hosting a town hall meeting with women leaders in the Metro East from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library located at 198 S. Main St. “I introduced legislation to expand access to private rooms for nursing mothers who visit our state…

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