Urologist joins Washington University practice at Alton Memorial

Washington University has added a urologic nurse practitioner on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus. Krista Ludwig, MSN, ANP, FNP-BC, has joined urologic surgeon Arjun Sivaraman, MD, at the Washington University Urologic Surgery office located in Suite 205 of Medical Office Building A. Clinical services in Illinois are provided by Washington University Physicians in Illinois Inc.…

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Douglas named associate dean for School of Dental Medicine faculty

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Dean Bruce Rotter, DMD, has named Dr. Duane Douglas as associate dean for faculty. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its regularly scheduled meeting in February. The associate dean for faculty serves as the administrative officer responsible for overall management and leadership of the school’s…

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Three lawyers honored at Walton Telken LLC

Founding Members Troy Walton (left) and Steve Telken (center), along with firm attorney Micah Summers (right) of Walton Telken, LLC were selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2021. Firm attorney, Adam Bragee, was also recognized as a “Rising Star” for the third year in a row. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection…

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Mandatory 10-digit local dialing set for 618, 309 and 708 area codes 

FCC orders change to clear way for a 3-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Starting Oct. 24, 2021, phone customers in the 309, 618 and 708 area codes will be required to use 10-digit dialing (or 1+10-digit) when making local calls to ensure users can dial 988 to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting…

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Retired SWIC director to chair board of Illinois Division of United Way

David Paeth, former Southwestern Illinois College director of college activities and veteran services, has been named 2021 auxiliary board chair for the Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis. He succeeds Phil Hickman, who has held the chair position since 2020. “United Way addresses a great breadth and depth of needs in our…

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Former Illinois lawmakers face federal charges

Reports: U.S. attorney in northern Illinois will remain in post for now By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — One former member of the Illinois General Assembly was indicted, along with his two sons, on charges of tax evasion this week, while a second former lawmaker pleaded not guilty in a separate case…

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New pediatrician joins Childcare Physicians 

Serving the Metro East area since 1965, Childcare Physicians, formerly known as the Association of Childcare Physicians, will be welcoming a new pediatrician to their staff. Dr. Kathryn Wade joins Dr. Robert Kellow and counselor Rebecca Salah at their Swansea practice. Providing pediatric care for children from birth through young adult, Wade is a board-certified…

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BeDell center celebrates longtime, retiring teacher

The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center in Wood River  celebrated the retirement of Cynthia Lefferson on Friday, Feb. 26. Lefferson began working for the agency in 1976 as a teacher in the School Program, which serves children with developmental disabilities throughout Madison County, ages 3 through 21.  In 1982, Lefferson was offered the…

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Broadview Hotel project in East St. Louis in line for $1.5 million grant

The state’s Rebuild Illinois program is in full swing, state Sen. Christopher Belt said Thursday, in announcing a $1.5 million grant for a shovel-ready construction project in downtown East St. Louis. “I’m pleased that the state is prioritizing the revitalization of historic landmarks in our community, like the Broadview Hotel,” Belt, D-Centreville, said. “This project…

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