SIUE selects Garner as financial aid director

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected Mesha Garner, MA, as director of student financial aid through a national search chaired by Kevin Wathen, SIUE director of military and veteran services. Garner assumes her duties on campus Thursday, Oct. 1. Scott Belobrajdic, EdD, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management said Garner brings critically important experience to…

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Schnuck Markets deploys Tally robot to more than half of stores

Retail technology provides inventory insights and analysis Three years after introducing Simbe Robotics ’ autonomous robot Tally to select stores to enhance inventory management, Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced it is launching the technology in an additional 46 stores, leveraging Tally’s real-time data to improve the shopping experiences in 62 locations. The stores include several…

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Metro East positivity rate climbs despite restrictions

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Metro East area’s positivity rate stands at 7.4 percent, a half point above where it was four days ago despite increased mitigations. Restrictions have been in place since mid-August, and bars and restaurants have been closed to indoor service since the beginning of September. While…

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Anderson Healthcare opens surgery center on Edwardsville medical office campus

Representatives from Anderson Healthcare, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and physician partners recently celebrated the completion of the Anderson Surgery Center with a ribbon cutting. The one-story building located on Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus, houses Anderson Surgery Center, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic, and a Physician Specialty Clinic.  Located in the…

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Southwest Region Illinois teacher of year is from Collinsville

The Illinois State Board of Education has named Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 elementary music teacher Jennifer Bhooshan the 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Region. Bhooshan (boo-shawn) teaches kindergarten through fourth-grade music at Maryville Elementary and Webster Elementary schools in Collinsville CUSD 10. She was nominated by Maryville Elementary Principal Carmen…

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GOP leader says House speaker abused office, public trust

Dem Chairman calls talk of Madigan subpoena ‘premature’ By SARAH MANSUR For Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD –Illinois House Republicans on a special committee investigating House Speaker Michael Madigan’s role in a bribery scheme involving Commonwealth Edison sought to tie the longtime leader directly to the $1.3 million in payments over nearly a decade made…

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Midwest BankCentre opens first Illinois loan office in O’Fallon

Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis’ second-largest locally owned community bank, recently opened its first loan office in Illinois, in O’Fallon, to provide a convenient local presence to clients living and working in the Metro East. “Our strategic direction is rooted in ensuring all people in our region have access to mainstream banking and credit at competitive…

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Ho-ho-ho hiring: Christmas rush begins for U.S. Postal Service

In anticipation of another record holiday mailing season, the Postal Service is hiring more employees to work at processing facilities and Post Offices throughout the Gateway District, which covers most of the southern parts of Illinois and parts of Missouri. No experience required, and training is provided. The open positions include holiday clerk assistant, city…

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Director named for SIUE college readiness office

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected MaKesha Harris Lee, EdD, as its first director of the new SIUE CORE TEAM (College Readiness: Transition, Engage, Achieve and Mentor) office in enrollment management. As assistant director for the SIUE Precollegiate Programs two years, Harris Lee led the implementation of precollegiate partnerships with high schools in East St…

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Granite City company gets $14 million Army contract

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, D-Murphysboro, announced Monday that the Department of the Army has awarded a $14 million contract to Supplied Industrial Solutions in Granite City. The contract provides structural, stability, process, mechanical, and electrical modifications to seven pump stations along the Amourdale Levee Unit in Kansas City, Kan. “At a time when Southern Illinois…

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