Fairview Heights marks end of first phase of cityscape project

State and local leaders gathered this past week to mark the completion of the first phase of Fairview Heights’ new cityscape project. State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, Fairview Heights Mayor Mark Kupsky, and other local elected officials were on board to open the project. The completed road project is located…

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Mathis, Marifian & Richter shareholder published in business bankruptcy edition

Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. shareholder Mary E. Lopinot was published in the 2018 Edition of Business Bankruptcy by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. The edition is published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Lopinot volunteered her time and expertise to contribute to the publication that helps provide informative handbooks to…

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RiverBend Growth Association announces new members

The RiverBend Growth Association based in Godfrey has added many new members in the past few months. They include: • Cash Store, which offers loan solutions. Joan Hodges, analyst. 629 Wesley Drive, Wood River, (618) 258-0282 • CJP Sealing: Chris Peiper, owner. 5317 Shannon Drive, Godfrey, (618) 830-3910 • Homestead Financial Mortgage, Ryan Wohlert, branch…

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Growth Association’s Ambassador Committee ringing bells for Salvation Army

The RiverBend Growth Association’s Ambassador Committee will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign on Dec. 8, at the Walmart in Godfrey, one of dozens of groups making an appearance for the Alton-based charitable organization this holiday season. The Ambassador Committee is a group of professionals who represent the RBGA as a…

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Maryville office space leased

Retail Place, LLC leased a 1,475-square-foot office space at 58 Executive Plaza Court in Maryville to CMS Labor Relations. BARBERMURPHY represented the lessor.

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I-270 Mississippi River Bridge down to one lane for weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a lane restriction will be encountered on the I-270 Mississippi River Bridge. Weather permitting, the eastbound right lane will be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and should be reopened by 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. This lane restriction is needed to complete geotechnical work for…

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Hauser Group adds account executive

The Hauser Group announced that Merisa Ashbaugh of Lebanon, Ill., recently joined the firm as an account executive. Ashbaugh spent five months working as an intern at The Hauser Group, assisting with an array of projects and gaining hands-on experience at the public relations firm. She’ll now take on a more active role implementing strategic…

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Grants available to close rural schools’ broadband gap in Illinois

More than $16 million in state funds are available for rural and downstate schools to expand Internet access and close the broadband gap, state Sen. Andy Manar announced Thursday. The Illinois State Board of Education is accepting proposals from school districts that need to expand high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi access in classrooms. Manar, D-Bunker Hill,…

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New law aims to help students develop people skills

The Senate voted Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of legislation that will help students develop the people skills that will better prepare them for the workforce. State Sen. Elgie R. Sims Jr., D-Chicago, sponsored House Bill 4657, which allows students to learn about emotional intelligence in schools and creates the Emotional Intelligence Task Force…

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