Three Metro East communities join tourism bureau membership

Tourism Bureau adds East St. Louis, Pontoon Beach, Granite City Two Madison County cities along with East St. Louis, located in St. Clair County, have joined the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau, expanding the bureau’s member communities to almost 39. Pontoon Beach and Granite City will be part of the Great Rivers & Routes…

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Memorial Care Center earns national quality care award

Memorial Care Center in Belleville has been recognized as a 2021 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. Memorial Care Center has offered skilled nursing and rehabilitative services to…

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HSHS Medical Group welcomes two practitioners in O’Fallon

Dr. Kevin Pritchett, right, and Vanessa Stults, PA-C HSHS Medical Group has welcomed Kevin Pritchett, MD, PC, and Vanessa Stults, PA-C, to its medical team. Specializing in family medicine, they are now scheduling patients at the new office, HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine O’Fallon – Springfield Court, located at 100 Springfield Court in O’Fallon, Ill.…

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Sponsors sought for 7th Annual Edwardsville Arts Fair

Sponsors are being sought for the 7th Annual Edwardsville Art Fair to be held Sept. 24-26 in City Park. Each year the Edwardsville Arts Center presents the cultural event, voted “Best Festival” by Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau and “Best Art Fair”’ by Hearst Media two years in a row. The artists are the…

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Davis again seeks gun safety legislation, firearm education kits

The Responsible Ownership of Firearms Act aims to fund programs that partner with local organizations and law enforcement to promote gun safety without infringing on 2nd Amendment rights U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis. R-Illinois, and Jared Golden, D-Maine, have reintroduced H.R. 4136, bipartisan legislation that would provide millions of Americans with gun safety kits, such as…

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County chair to get businessmen’s input on $51 million in funding

EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler on Monday named a “blue ribbon” panel that will oversee $51 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding. Madison County is also requesting proposals to hire a financial firm to manage the grant monies, he said. “The blue ribbon panel is five individuals who are community and business leaders,” Prenzler…

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Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center releases book, ‘Made In Illinois’ 

Experts share insights to help companies be successful global competitors  The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center has produced a book described as a resource to help manufacturing companies become successful competitors on the global stage. IMEC, which is also celebrating its 25th anniversary serving manufacturers, introduces “Made In Illinois: A Modern Playbook for Manufacturers to Compete and…

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