Alton cruising with five-year agreement for Mississippi ships

The city of Alton has approved a five-year agreement with American Cruise Lines to allow its Mississippi River passenger cruise ships to have priority docking for turnarounds on the Alton riverfront starting in 2020. The agreement gives American Cruise Lines the right to dock its ships on the Alton riverfront for five years with options…

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Podiatrist joins lineup at OSF Medical Group

OSF Medical Group-Podiatric Surgery has welcomed Dr. Kyle Wilmes, doctor of podiatric medicine, to its staff. Wilmes specializes in general podiatric services including bunions, foot and ankle surgery, fracture care, hammer toes, diabetic foot care, sports medicine and sports related injuries, plantar fasciitis and wound care. Additionally, he has specialized training in forefoot and mid-foot…

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MCT improves bus service on SIUE, Edwardsville routes

Madison County Transit  has made changes to its bus routes in the Edwardsville area to provide better service to residents living at the May Apartments as well as SIUE students living on and off campus. Highlights of the recent changes include: No. 16 Edwardsville – Glen Carbon Shuttle Number of weekday trips at the May…

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HSHS Medical Group adds doctor to Greenville office

HSHS Medical Group announced that Bavithira Deva, MD, has joined its medical team. Specializing in family medicine, Deva is now accepting patients at HSHS Holy Family Health Center – managed by HSHS Medical Group. The office is located at 101 Healthcare Drive in Greenville. As a primary care provider, Deva tends to patients of all…

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World Wide Technology Raceway puts on the dog with new addition, Lord Stanley

World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, has a new addition to its family: Stanley. Official name: Lord Stanley Mario Josef Pagenaud. Lord Stanley, because he was born during the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup championship run. Mario, because everyone was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Andretti’s 1969 Indianapolis 500 win the week WWTR was…

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POINT: Should Illinois do more to regulate vaping businesses?

Be careful; new prohibitions could hurt an industry that is helping adult smokers quit  By GREGORY CONLEY  Despite ever-increasing taxes and countless public education campaigns, approximately 1.5 million Illinois adults — more than 15 percent of the state’s adult population — still smoke cigarettes. At the current pace, half of these adult smokers will have…

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COUNTERPOINT: Should Illinois do more to regulate vaping businesses?

Yes, e-cigarettes should be regulated equally as other tobacco products By KATHY DREA E-cigarette use, also known as “vaping” or “Juuling,” is everywhere these days – in schools, on YouTube, on the streets and dominating the headlines. What most people don’t know is that these are unregulated tobacco products that are not safe, have not…

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McKendree launches new app to manage volunteer service

McKendree University has implemented VOMO, a free mobile app in which students, faculty and staff member users can find volunteer opportunities, as well as log and track their service hours. “McKendree University has a wide variety of charitable individuals who are passionate about improving the lives of others,” said Joshua Hughlett, program coordinator of the…

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Edwardsville foundation accepting nonprofit grant applications

The Edwardsville Community Foundation is inviting all local nonprofit organizations to apply for its 2019 grant cycle. Grants are given to nonprofit organizations and groups that provide community services within District 7 boundaries. Over the last eight years, the Edwardsville Community Foundation has awarded more than $60,000 to area nonprofits. Last year, Main Street Community…

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