I-255 rehabilitation work wraps up this weekend in Metro East

Rehabilitation completed ahead of schedule, reopens to traffic Saturday The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to reopen an improved Interstate 255 between Illinois 15 and Interstate 64 Saturday afternoon, weather permitting. The work addressed what IDOT called one of the worst roads in the state. The end result was quicker, safer and cheaper because work…

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Illinois hospital capacity now growing concern

East-central Illinois makes 10 of 11 regions mitigated as restaurants push back Ezike warns two regions could see hospital bed shortages ‘in as short as 2-4 weeks’ By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is down to one region that is not facing increased COVID-19 mitigations after east-central Illinois’ Region 6 reached…

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Five organizations to merge into Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Metro East representation will be a part of new economic development institution The leaders of five St. Louis-based organizations officially announced Thursday they will come together to form one, regional flagship economic development institution. The St. Louis Regional Chamber, AllianceSTL, Civic Progress, Downtown STL, Inc. and Arch to Park will combine their strengths into one…

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Centerstone receives three more years of accreditation

CARF International announced that Centerstone has been accredited for a period of three years for its programs. Centerstone and its legacy organizations have received accreditation for over 25 years. “Being CARF accredited assures that Centerstone meets the highest quality standards for our programs and our facilities,” says Janette Heath, vice president of clinical excellence at…

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Unemployment insurance fraud cases emerge in Madison County

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons is warning the public of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims appearing within the county and nationwide. U.S Department of Labor officials reported the fraudulent unemployment activity is spreading across the country fueled by the increase in claims offered to those unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This identity theft is…

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Valley Insurance Agency Alliance members win Travelers STAR Awards

Travelers — the second-largest writer of U.S. commercial property insurance and the sixth-largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents — recently named Illinois STAR (Superior Travelers Agency Award) winners.  They were selected based upon what are called their outstanding production results, customer retention and engagement with Travelers’ digital initiatives and IntelliDrive telematics program.…

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The Gori Law Firm welcomes two new attorneys to Edwardsville office

The Gori Law Firm says Alyssa Alexander and Jocelyn Fiske have joined the firm as attorneys in the Edwardsville office. Alexander’s practice will focus on asbestos litigation and lien resolution while Fiske will work in asbestos litigation, plaintiff personal injury and product liability. Alexander (left) graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a…

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Illinois American spending millions on ultraviolet disinfection at Alton water treatment plant

Illinois American Water is investing approximately $4.5 million to install ultraviolet disinfection at the Alton water treatment plant. The new treatment technology, which supports safe drinking water to residents and businesses, is expected to be implemented by the end of the year. According to Brent O’Neill, director of engineering for Illinois American Water, UV technology…

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