NCAA calls for schools to allow student-athletes to profit from their likeness

Illinois lawmakers says pressure from states helped force national action By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — On the same day a bill allowing college student-athletes to profit from the use of their name or likeness passed an Illinois House committee Tuesday, the governing body that oversees most collegiate athletics took steps toward…

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Cyber Op team at Scott recognized by National Security Agency

Cyber professionals serving with U.S. Transportation Command  at Scott Air Force Base epitomize the overarching message of this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed in October, of Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT. Last month, they received recognition from the National Security Agency for setting the standard in securing, safeguarding, and strengthening the global, warfighting…

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Hundreds of clean energy advocates rally at Capitol

Ethics investigations of ComEd have stalled carbon-cutting reforms By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Hundreds of clean energy advocates gathered Tuesday at the Capitol to show support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a carbon-cutting reform package that has stalled at the state government level amid ongoing federal investigations. Those in attendance…

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Wiegmann completes HVAC work for new Budnick headquarters in Columbia

Wiegmann Associates has completed HVAC work on the new corporate headquarters for Budnick Converting Inc. in Columbia, Ill. The 112,000-square-foot facility features a temperature-controlled warehouse required for stable storage of adhesive products, administrative offices and a cafe. Wiegmann Associates was the mechanical contractor for the design/build project. Kadean Construction was the general contractor and Gray Design Group…

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Illinois Senate passes bill limiting insulin costs

Out-of-pocket costs would be capped at $100 for 30-day supply By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Many Illinoisans who suffer from Type 1 diabetes would see a significant reduction in their out-of-pocket costs for prescription insulin under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. An amendment to Senate Bill 667,…

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Library, university come together to recruit talent for health careers

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior is teaming up with the Edwardsville Public Library to bring Health Careers Day to the residents of Edwardsville on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, located at 112 S Kansas St. The event is open to all ages, and…

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Full closure of I-55/64 set to start Nov. 1

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a full closure of southbound Interstate 55/64 at the I-55/70/64 interchange in East St. Louis is scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 1-3, weather permitting. Starting Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., all lanes of southbound I-55/64 will be closed at the I-55/70/64 interchange in East St. Louis.…

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CPA, board member to bid for Madison County auditor

David Michael, a lifelong resident of Highland, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to become the next Madison County auditor. Michael, 32, is currently an accounting professor and member of the Madison County Board representing District 4.  Prior to joining the academic arena, Michael spent over five years as the top financial…

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Chancellor focuses on change in annual address

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook focused on change in his annual University Address Monday afternoon, Oct. 28, in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. Pembrook provided a brief overview of the many successes of the past year, including the University’s Carnegie reclassification to the doctoral/professional universities category, as SIUE was previously considered a…

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Local group’s environmental concerns led to Edwardsville bag fee

A grassroots organization, Bring Your Own Glen-Ed, is hoping to nudge people in the direction of reducing single-use plastic bags beginning next spring when a recently approved bag fee goes into effect in Edwardsville. Mary Grose, of Edwardsville and member of Bring Your Own Glen-Ed, was the guest speaker on Monday, Oct. 21, at “Coffee…

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