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Millstadt man renominated for Illinois Capital Development Board

Gov. JB Pritzker has renominated a St. Clair County resident for a state post. Glyn Ramage will continue to serve on the Illinois Capital Development Board, pending Senate confirmation. Ramage has served on the board since 2002 and was appointed acting chairman of the CDB between February and April of 2004. The Millstadt resident has…

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HSHS Southern Illinois Division honors RN residents at transition ceremony

HSHS Southern Illinois Division hospitals recently held an RN Residency Transition Ceremony and reception for six registered nurses who completed the RN Residency Program. During the ceremony, residents and mentors were thanked for their dedication, support and guidance during the 18-week program. “The SID RN Residency program truly prepares new graduate nurses for quality practice,…

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State police work to improve evidence collection processing

Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly says evidence collection and tracking is being improved. In December 2018, the ISP implemented the Laboratory Information Management System, a way to more effectively tracking DNA and other evidence and analysis. In conjunction with the Porter Lee Corp., the LIMS was developed over a two-year period of…

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Man sentenced to 10 years for Casino Queen theft of $10,000

Illinois State Police officials say a man who swiped $10,000 from a cash cage at the Casino Queen is going to prison. Christopher M. Coleman has been sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On Aug. 31, 2018, Illinois State Police and Illinois Gaming Board Agents investigated a theft of $10,000 at…

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Pritzker says ‘no concerns’ over federal probe into tax breaks

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he won’t let news of a federal criminal probe into $331,000 in property tax breaks he got on a Gold Coast mansion interfere with his push for a progressive income tax. From the outset of his gubernatorial campaign, Pritzker has been pushing to change the state constitution’s flat income tax…

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Attorney Mitchell joins Clayborne & Wagner LLP

Clayborne and Wagner LLP says attorney Corinne Mitchell has joined the firm in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation and Animal Law. Prior to joining Clayborne & Wagner, Mitchell spent two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge David R. Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois, with a particular emphasis on…

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On-line treadmill program, Workout with Ludgina, goes live

Workout with Ludgina LLC is now live, helped along with a little expert advice. Workout with Ludgina provides High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) online treadmill workouts at an affordable price. Her classes are designed for runners, joggers, walkers, or anyone who is interested in including exercise in their daily life. These classes can help build endurance,…

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Bank, Justine Petersen share in grant for community initiatives

Longtime Justine Petersen partner TheBANK of Edwardsville recently shared a $10,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago with Justine PETERSEN and three local non-profits. In March, TheBANK was announced as the first recipient of the 2019 FHLB Community First Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements of FHLB Chicago’s member institutions and their local…

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State highway to be closed for work in Metro East

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced plans this week to close Illinois Route 157 at Silver Creek near Hamel starting Wednesday, May 1. That day, weather permitting, both lanes of Illinois Route 157 will be closed to reconstruct a box culvert. Detours will be posted. Thru-traffic on Illinois Route 157 will be directed to use…

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Bank of Belleville names new president, management team

Ronald R. Stephens has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Bank of Belleville as well as its holding company, Belleville Bancorp Inc. Stephens was part of the team that organized Bank of Belleville when it was established in 2005. He had previously held the position of executive vice president/chief credit officer and…

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