Illinois American Water to acquire Granite City wastewater collection system

Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, has entered into an agreement with Granite City to acquire the City’s wastewater collection assets. The agreement for the sale of the wastewater collection system, which serves 12,500 customer connections, is for $18 million. “Since 1885, Illinois American Water has delivered safe, reliable drinking water to Granite…

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Rademacher joins Hassakis law firm in Mount Vernon

Paul E.H. Rademacher has joined the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis P.C. in Mount Vernon. His practice concentrates in representing injured plaintiffs/petitioners in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, and worker’s compensation. He practices before Illinois and Missouri in state and federal courts and before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Rademacher graduated from…

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Southern Illinois Builders Association awards scholarships

The Southern Illinois Builders Association has awarded 18 scholarships. Awardees are: Richard Boyer, III, Swansea; Blake Branz, O’Fallon, Ill.; Andrew Dant, Highland; Noah Feldott, Belleville; Victoria Gravot, Smithton, Dylan Hites, O’Fallon; Josie Hogue, Maryville; Arianna Kampwerth, Highland; Evan Wade Kieffer, Mount Carmel; Jason Koerkenmeier, St. Rose; Caden Lansford, Farmington, Ill.; Jackson Moore, Centralia; Damian Pohlman,…

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With threat of spring flooding, residents urged to consider insurance

SPRINGFIELD – Each year, millions of people around the world welcome the start of a new year by making personal resolutions.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Insurance, Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2020. The…

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Illinois sees new growth in population loss — more than 51,000 in 2019

By GREG BISHOP, The Center Square Illinois lost nearly 105,000 people in net domestic migration between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, according to new numbers released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. In total, the Land of Lincoln lost on net 51,250 people, the largest annual population decline this decade. It’s the sixth…

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Lane restrictions throughout January on stretch of I-255

The Illinois Department of Transportation says Interstate 255 from Illinois 15 to Interstate 64 will experience lane restrictions beginning on Thursday, Jan. 2, weather permitting. A minimum of two open lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., but on weeknights and weekends traffic may be reduced…

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Senior fraud seminars set for two locations on Jan. 6

State Reps. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, and Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, are teaming up with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to host separate senior fraud prevention seminars on Monday, Jan. 6. Bristow will play host at 1 p.m. at the Bethalto Senior Center, 100 E. Central St. in Bethalto. Stuart’s will be held from 10 to 11…

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State to receive $40.2 million in early childhood development grants

By PETER HANCOCK, Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office says the state will receive $40.2 million in federal grants over the next three years to improve early childhood programs. The competitive grants are administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and they require a 30-percent cost-sharing commitment…

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Centerstone receives grant to expand crisis services

With new funding, the behavioral health organization will collaborate with Alton Police Department to provide further crisis services. Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health care, was awarded a $50,000 grant via Telligen Community Initiative to help increase behavioral health crisis services to the Alton area community. Centerstone currently offers walk-in crisis services including intervention…

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Family Eye Care of O’Fallon moves to new location

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce joined chamber member Family Eye Care of O’Fallon as it celebrated the opening of a new location at 735 Insight Ave. in O’Fallon. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 3. Family Eye Care has provided eye health and vision care to O’Fallon and the surrounding communities for more than…

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