All lanes will be closed on westbound I-55/64 in East St. Louis

The Illinois Department of Transportation says a full closure on westbound Interstate 55/64 at the Interstate 55/70/64 interchange in East St. Louis is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov. 2, weather permitting. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be posted detours for Interstate 55 and Interstate 64. Westbound Interstate 55/64 traffic will not be able…

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Biden in East St. Louis Wednesday on Democratic campaign

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in East St. Louis on Wednesday, in a Halloween Day campaign on behalf of numerous Southern Illinois Democrats. Biden will headline a rally in support of gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzer, incumbent Treasurer Mike Frerichs, congressional candidate Brendan Kelly, and others. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m.…

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New Goodwill Excel Center to help adults gain high school degree

MERS Goodwill says the St. Louis location of the new Goodwill Excel Center has opened in the Samuel Aftergut Rehabilitation Center at 1727 Locust St. The school will help adults earn their high school diploma free of charge. The school will be led by newly named director Jadee Lauer. David Kutchback, president and CEO of…

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HSHS Medical Group Urology clinic opens in Highland

HSHS Medical Group has announce Randall Dooley, MD, urologist, now sees patients in Highland twice a month. Dooley’s office is located at 12860 Troxler Avenue, Suite 135, in Highland. Dooley specializes in disorders of the bladder, kidney and prostate, including: medical and surgical treatment for cancers of the urinary tract; urinary stone disease; BPH; and…

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Heartland Women’s Healthcare is expanding in Shiloh

Heartland Women’s Healthcare has broken ground for a new facility at 1170 Fortune Blvd, Shiloh. The new 16,000-square-foot obstetrics and gynecology medical building will open in the spring of 2019. The new building will provide up to 20 new jobs and accommodate up to 10 providers at once with about 32 exam rooms, four 4D…

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Office space leased in Granite City

2421 Corporate Centre LLC leased a 1,987-square-foot office space at 2421 Corporate Centre Drive, Granite City, to Interventional Pain Management Services, LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties.

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Scholarships to be awarded by Southern Illinois Builders Association

Individuals who have a career goal in the construction management, engineering and architectural fields are invited to apply for scholarships from the Southern Illinois Builders Association. Eligible applicants must be planning to enroll as a full-time student and maintain full-time student status (12 hour minimum). Applicants are required to show evidence that they are related…

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Attorney for iconic civil rights figures to speak at SIUE Arts & Issues

Fred Gray, a nationally recognized civil rights attorney who helped change history and was the first civil rights lawyer for Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The 88-year-old’s speech, “Bus Ride to Justice…

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Touchette Hospital planning annual blood drive

Touchette Regional Hospital is inviting the public to participate in its annual fall blood drive on Nov. 2. The event will be held at the Touchette Elderly Apartments in the Community Room, located at 5880 Bond Ave. in Centreville. “The need for blood transfusions, not just locally but around the world, is so great,” said…

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18th Annual Alton Memorial Diabetes Fair scheduled for Nov. 10

Alton Memorial Hospital’s 18th annual Diabetes Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, in the hospital’s Beeby Wing lobby and cafeteria. Guests can enter through the Duncan Wing lobby. The Diabetes Fair is part of National Diabetes Month. To register for the fair and to make an appointment for an…

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