Primo’s Italian Garage offers fresh pasta for delivery and takeout

From the operators of Wang Gang Asian in Edwardsville comes a new concept on classic pasta, Primo’s Italian Garage. Primo’s offers delivery and takeout only of chef driven, fresh pasta and salad. There is no dining room for guests at the site. The service also has a variety of wines for delivery. “Primo’s offers the…

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Average days on market decreasing for Metro East homes

Average days on market is still decreasing in most of the Metro East, proving houses are selling faster than last year, real estate agents say. The number of homes sold in much of the Metro East has increased in comparison to 2017 year-to-date. Home sales in St. Clair and Madison counties increased by 4.62 and…

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Gori Julian and Global Brew hosting fifth annual Oktoberfest

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. and Global Brew are hosting the fifth annual Oktoberfest in Edwardsville City Park from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will include local food vendors, a rock-climbing wall, an escape room and numerous varieties of beer. Poor Dirty Astronauts will take the stage 11 a.m.…

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Greensfelder opens office in St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has launched an office in the Cortex Innovation Community, an innovation hub and technology district integrated into the historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods of St. Louis. More than 20 Greensfelder attorneys from diverse practice groups staff the office on a rotational basis, with at least two…

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Holland Construction begins work on new fire station in Glen Carbon

Holland Construction Services Inc. joined this month with the Glen Carbon Fire Protection District and community leaders at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new fire station in the village. The new 19,531-square-foot building will replace Station 1 built in 1957. It will be constructed on the baseball field directly behind the current station located at…

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Solarize Metro East program plans additional meetings

Solarize Metro East has achieved another milestone, reducing costs for solar power. The group purchasing program for homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profits includes price breaks as the group collectively reaches benchmarks – most recently 250 kW – which earns all participants a 3 percent rebate on their purchase price. “Solar energy pays for itself,” said…

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HSHS St. Joseph’s nurse honored for exceptional efforts

Jeana Olier, RN at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Olier received the award for going above and beyond to help a patient by streamlining two procedures to happen during one…

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Online sales tax to begin Monday for most purchasers in Illinois

This weekend is the last opportunity for Illinoisans to avoid paying sales taxes while shopping online, even though the practice has technically been illegal for years. Tucked away in one of Illinois’ 2019 budget bills was a requirement that out of state businesses selling Illinoisans goods will have to tack a 6.25 percent sales tax…

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Dental plan recognizes SIU school as Center of Excellence

LIBERTY Dental Plan has recognized the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) with its Center of Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. Judy Bowlby, LIBERTY senior manager of government programs, presented the award on the SDM’s Alton campus Tuesday, Sept. 25. During the past three years, LIBERTY has worked closely with…

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