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The Hauser Group names senior account executive

St. Louis-based public relations firm, The Hauser Group Inc., announced Abigail Rolland of Millstadt, Ill., has been promoted to senior account executive. For the past two and a half years, she has worked alongside the agency’s president and other staff members to provide services for a range of clients, including U.S. Cellular, Walmart, Raging Rivers…

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Edwardsville resident sentenced for bank robberies in Lebanon and O’Fallon

Marcus J. Thornton, 38, of Edwardsville, was sentenced in federal court Friday to 19 years in prison for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft said the sentence includes a five-year term of supervised release immediately following Thornton’s imprisonment. Thornton…

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Metro East housing sales increase in latest figures

Homes are selling for higher prices at a faster pace, according to the latest housing data released for June 2018 by the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois. The number of homes sold in much of the Metro East has increased again this month. Home sales in St. Clair increased by 7.43 percent in June, while…

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Commerce Bank launches medical refinance loan for doctors

Commerce Bank this month introduced a medical refinance loan allowing doctors to consolidate federal and private education loans into one with a single monthly payment. The bank called it a smart solution that allows doctors to repay their medical school loans. Two term options and variable or fixed interest rates are available. The interest rate…

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Huffstutler named SIUE associate vice chancellor for information technology

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Steve Huffstutler as associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer. Huffstutler has served in that role in an interim capacity since 2015. His appointment is subject to SIU board of trustees approval. As interim, Huffstutler has led a dedicated staff of more than 100 professionals in…

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Chouteau Greenway official dedication and grand opening on July 31

Project partners will host a celebration to mark the grand opening of the Cortex MetroLink Station and Chouteau Greenway during a special dedication ceremony on Tuesday, July 31, in St. Louis. Construction of the Bi-State region’s newest greenway, and the first MetroLink station to be built in more than a decade, began last summer —…

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American steelworkers pouring it on, Trump tells Granite City crowd

President Donald Trump celebrated the return of the U.S. steel industry during a speech Thursday inside the reopened steel plant in Granite City. “Our steel workers are going back to work in record numbers, you notice?” Trump said. “We are once again pouring new American steel.” Thursday’s event was held at U.S. Steel’s Granite City…

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Alton hotel honored with TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Alton KG Management LLC says its Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel has received the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all…

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