Madison County chairman touts funding for Chain of Rocks Bridge project

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler is praising the governor’s decision to approve $230 million for the replacement of the I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Tuesday the Illinois Department of Transportation’s multi-year plan for road projects across the state, which included the funding to replace the Chain of Rocks…

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Switch of lanes anticipated as I-55 bridge project continues

Motorists can expect another switch of lanes on Interstate 55 outside Edwardsville as work continues on bridges over the MCT Bike Trail. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a change in the lane closures on Interstate 55 from mile marker 24 to mile marker 26 north of Ilinois Route 143 starting Thursday, May 31. Interstate…

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SIUE’s Couch and West appointed to Edwardsville YMCA Board

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Couch and Kevin West Jr. have been appointed to the Edwardsville YMCA board of directors for three-year terms. Couch has served as a fitness coordinator in SIUE Campus Recreation since 2013. In her current role, the Rochester native has many opportunities to be involved in fitness programming, student development, fitness…

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MetroLink security topic of upcoming public gathering

ST. LOUIS — Security of the MetroLink system will be discussed with the public in an upcoming session. Citizens for Modern Transit  and the St. Louis Regional Chamber are inviting area residents to take part in a special “Talking Transit” event highlighting the MetroLink Security Assessment currently underway in the St. Louis region. The presentation…

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Davis meets with Building Futures YouthBuild, discusses grant opportunities

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., met this month in his Washington, D.C., office with Building Futures YouthBuild leaders to hear their experience with the local YouthBuild programs and to discuss upcoming grant funding opportunities through the Department of Labor. The program is located at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. “Programs, like YouthBuild, help…

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Governor announces $11.05 billion infrastructure plan

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a plan today to invest $11.05 billion in the state’s roads and bridges over the next six years, including $2.2 billion of state and federal funding in the upcoming fiscal year. The Illinois Department of Transportation Multi-Year Proposed Highway Improvement Program will focus on projects that provide the greatest economic benefit…

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Schnucks helping families of fallen and disabled veterans

Between now and Independence Day, Schnuck Markets Inc., its customers, and more than 25 vendors will be supporting the families of fallen and disabled service members. Customers at all 100 of the company’s Midwest stores will be able to “round up at the register” to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. The nonprofit honors the…

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LCCC to offer four days of hybrid and electric vehicle training

GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s Workforce Education, Solutions and Safety Training division will be offering a four-day hands-on automotive training course focusing on advanced technologies, such as hybrid and electric vehicles. The Vehicle Electrification System training course is a four-day event that is tailored for automotive instructors and technicians. Participants will explore vehicle…

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