Governor gets look at Simmons’ plan for Alton transformation

Gov. J.B. Pritzker helped cut a ribbon Tuesday afternoon as part of the revitalization of Downtown Alton that is being advanced by residents John and Jayne Simmons. The event took place at 601 East Broadway in the Wedge area of Alton. The location is where Simmons, the chairman of Simmons Hanly and Conroy law firm,…

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Law firm to provide peek at new Alton location

The law firm of MillerKing LLC has selected what it says is a historic and prominent building for its new home in North Alton. The law firm moved recently to 2410 State St., the former home of Roosevelt Bank. The law firm was established by William R. Miller, Patrick G. King and Stephanie A. King.…

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IDOT to discuss planned improvements at I-64/Illinois 111

The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a public informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, to discuss proposed bridge and interchange improvements for Interstate 64 under Illinois Route 111 within Washington Park. The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Washington Park Village Office, 5218 North Park Drive, East St. Louis. The…

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Brownfield redevelopment workshop being offered in St. Clair County

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Madison County Community Development and St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, is encouraging interested individuals and groups to attend a workshop on redeveloping brownfields. The free brownfields redevelopment workshop is being presented by the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University, in partnership…

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Governor visits SIUE to sign student board-membership bill

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law expanding voting rights to both student members of the SIU board of trustees, during a stop at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. “Student voices matter. That, at its core, is why we’re amplifying the student voice on the Board of Trustees, offering each major campus equal say in board…

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Sivia Law adds new attorney

Shannon Bradford has joined the staff of attorneys at Edwardsville-based Sivia Law. Bradford will support the litigation sector of the practice and will focus on research, drafting, negotiating and advising for the firm. Bradford is an Illinois-licensed attorney, born and raised in Glen Carbon. She received her B.S. from Florida State University and her J.D.…

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Here’s how Illinoisans can file restitution claims in Equifax breach

By JERRY NOWICKI, Capitol News Illinois Consumers affected by a 2017 data breach of the credit reporting agency Equifax can now file claims for restitution. The Federal Trade Commission is operating a website, www.EquifaxBreachSettlement.com, where consumers can file claims and find out if their data was affected by the 2017 breach which affected 147 million…

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Madison County survey will help determine funding priorities

Madison County needs help from the community to identify needs for low-income families, households and neighborhoods.  Madison County Community Development is asking residents, business owners and customers to help identify the needs and priorities for the expenditure of federal funds. Per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations, Community Development is required to…

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Advantage Self Storage adds U-Haul affiliation

Advantage Self Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Belleville community, U-Haul Company of Illinois Inc. has announced. Advantage Self Storage at 1101 Centreville Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday…

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Grant will boost SWIC’s adult literacy program

Southwestern Illinois College will receive a $36,094 state grant for its Project READ Adult Volunteer Literacy Program. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White awarded the grants through the Adult Literacy Grant Program, which helps learners develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills. “I want to thank Jesse White for his commitment to…

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