Alton Memorial welcomes new surgeon

Alton Memorial Hospital has added Dr. Matthew Musielak, MD, to its medical staff with Alton Surgery. He is also a member of BJC Medical Group. Alton Surgery is located at 4 Memorial Drive (Medical Office Building B), Suite 230B, on the AMH campus. Musielak received his medical degree from Ross University and graduated with high…

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New flood disaster proclamation issued as downstate struggles

Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday issued a new state disaster proclamation for all 36 counties currently undergoing flood response or recovery activities in Illinois. While some portions of the state have begun recovery operations, there are still several river communities in an active flood fight with river levels in major flood stage. “For more than…

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Ribbon-cutting commemorates HSHS St. Elizabeth’s new therapy facility

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in partnership with McKendree Metro Rec Plex and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new and expanded therapy facility on June 27. The facility, located on the first floor at 209 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, is adjacent to the McKendree Metro Rec Plex. The center…

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State’s gas tax doubles on Monday, July 1

Fill up your gas tank before Monday, when the state’s gas tax will double and vehicle registration fees will increase. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign legislation Friday that would double the state’s gas tax to pay for a $45 billion infrastructure plan along with another bill to hike the tax on a pack…

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IMPACT Strategies’ senior project manager completes certification program

Mike Michael, senior project manager of Fairview Heights-based IMPACT Strategies, has completed the American Hospital Association Certified Healthcare Constructor program. Construction of a health-care facility often takes place in close proximity to active medical offices and patient care activities. The CHC certification program provides education in carefully evaluating and managing the numerous risks inherent in…

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I-Cash event planned for Roxana Village Hall

In an effort to help connect residents with unclaimed property owed to them, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, will be teaming up with Illinois Office of the Treasurer to host an I-Cash event on Tuesday, July 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Roxana Village Hall located at 400 S. Central Ave. in Roxana. “Many…

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Illinois American buys Alton’s wastewater treatment system

Illinois American Water on Thursday completed the $54 million acquisition of the Alton Regional Wastewater System. The purchase adds approximately 23,000 new wastewater customers to the company’s customer base in Southern Illinois. The system serves customers in Alton and nearby communities of Bethalto and Godfrey. The City of Alton voted in favor of the sale…

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WSIE account exec to attend public media and marketing conference

On the journey to making WSIE 88.7 FM The Sound at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville self-sustaining, its account executive applied for a scholarship to learn how to better position the station. Stephanie Lewis will attend the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference, July 9 to 12 in Dallas. The conference scholarship is given by the…

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State attorney general sues over truck spill in Hamel

Attorney General Kwame Raoul this week filed a lawsuit and a motion for preliminary injunction in Madison County Circuit Court against PDC Services, Inc., after a semitrailer spilled electric arc furnace dust, a hazardous waste, on a public road in the village of Hamel. The lawsuit and motion seek to require PDC Services to complete…

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