Barach, Rumph, Schrimpf join LCCC Foundation Board

GODFREY – The Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation Board installed three new directors April 21 – Marlene Barach, Jerry Rumph and Matt Schrimpf. Barach (shown right) served as a tenured faculty member and program coordinator at Lewis and Clark Community College for 22 years.  Upon retirement, she served on the LCCC Board of Trustees from…

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Hampered golfers get back in swing with hospital science in Metro East

Local program now offered by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Outpatient Therapy Getting back to golf this spring can be an easier transition with the help of a new golf-focused program available in the Metro East area. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Outpatient Therapy has launched a program to help golfers improve their flexibility, power and strength. The program…

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Kwame completes work at Cardinal Ritter High School

Construction is complete on the expansion and renovation of the new weight room at Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School in St. Louis. Kwame Building Group served as the construction manager at risk. The project included updating the building’s footprint in order to expand the current weight room by approximately 1,200 square feet. The upgraded…

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SIU board formalizes key diversity appointments

The Southern Illinois University board of trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, approved three equity, diversity and inclusion positions as the SIU System emphasizes its focus on battling systemic racism. Two positions are on the Edwardsville campus: Jessica Harris, PhD, was officially appointed as the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion for SIUE.…

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VW’s loss may be partly Metro East school bus gain, as part of spending plan

Pritzker releases new plan for spending multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement Funds will go towards electric transportation, infrastructure projects By GRACE BARBIC Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration released a revised plan for how to spend the state’s share of a multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement, which found the vehicle manufacturer in violation…

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MCT announces fare restructure, May service changes

Route and fare structure changes take effect Sunday, May 9 In an effort to make riding the bus easier and more affordable for its passengers, Madison County Transit is making a series of positive changes beginning this spring. Effective May 9, MCT is reducing fixed-route and paratransit fares and eliminating confusing fare zone boundaries in…

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Holland Construction hires director of HR and talent strategy

Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services, announced that Stacey Martin has joined the Holland team as the new director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy. Martin has 14 years of human resources experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in providing strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs…

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Public invited to see new Litchfield greetings mural

With the new Litchfield Greetings Tour Mural almost complete, the Litchfield Tourism Office is inviting  the public to see the mural during the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s Art in the Park this Saturday, May 1. The Litchfield Greetings Tour Mural is located at the corner of Illinois Route 16/Union Avenue and State Street (423 N.…

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GOP calls out Pritzker for backtracking on independent maps

McConchie: ‘Gerrymandering train is on the tracks’ By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Republicans on Wednesday harshly criticized Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker, accusing him of breaking a campaign pledge to support an independent commission to redraw congressional and legislative district maps. “What I want to say is, the gerrymandering train…

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