OB/GYN joins medical staff at Alton Memorial

Dr. Megan Sauer, OB/GYN, has joined the Alton Multispecialists and Alton Memorial Hospital medical staff. Sauer joins Dr. Rachel Durham at Alton Multispecialists, 1 Professional Drive in Alton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 618.463.1181. Sauer provides care for all aspects of pregnancy, from pre-pregnancy counseling to post-partum care. She will…

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Profile hosts ribbon cutting to mark its first year in business

Profile, a physician-developed, nutrition and lifestyle program serving the Glen Carbon area, formally got the chance to mark its opening after one year. The business focuses on weight-loss and health coaching individualized for personal needs. The ribbon cutting was done Thursday with the Ed/Glen Chamber of Commerce . Due to the pandemic, Profile was not…

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The Hett announces its 2021-2022 season at McKendree University

Performing arts, speakers and films to take place at McKendree University The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (the Hett) at McKendree University in Lebanon has  announced its 2021-2022 season, featuring acclaimed performers and returning favorites. Reserved seats for all programs may be purchased by the general public starting on Monday, August 23 at noon. Buy…

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RBGA director of membership to leave for banking post

Trish Holmes, director of member services at the RiverBend Growth Association, will be leaving the organization on Aug. 6 to join the Residential Loan Department at Busey Bank. The move was announced Friday in a note to RBGA members by RBGA President John Keller “All of us are immensely grateful for the contributions Trish has…

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First Mid Bancshares to acquire Jefferson Bank and Trust parent

Matoon, Ill.-based First Mid Bancshares Inc. has entered into two separate agreements under which the company will acquire Delta Bancshares Co. as well as a loan and deposit portfolio, along with the relationship team, in the St. Louis market. Delta is the parent company of Jefferson Bank and Trust and is headquartered in St. Louis,…

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MCT Muny Express returns for visits to Forest Park venue

Madison County Transit is resuming the Muny Express for the 2021 season. Serving every Friday night performance, the Muny Express drops passengers off right in front of the Muny in Forest Park. The 2021 Muny season kicks off tomorrow (Friday, July 30) with “Smokey Joe’s Café,” and continues with classic musicals such as: “The Sound…

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Siteman Cancer Center plans for nine-story facility on medical campus

An artist’s rendering shows a potential exterior design of a planned nine-story, 659,000-square-foot facility for Siteman Cancer Center patients on the Washington University Medical Campus. Most outpatient cancer care on the campus will be moved to the new building, which is slated to open in summer 2024. The project will not affect care provided at…

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State expanding apprenticeship program with competitive funding opportunity

The state this month announced an $8 million expansion of the Apprenticeship Illinois program. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will expand innovative and high-quality apprenticeship programs to prepare Illinoisans for jobs in high-demand industries. The state aims to serve an additional 750 apprentices across key industries, with plans to reach underserved populations…

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Ameren Illinois moves ahead with electric vehicle charging plan

Will drive electric vehicle growth in Illinois and support the state’s ‘green’ energy goals Ameren Illinois has stepped up its plan to jump-start electric vehicle adoption. The Illinois Commerce Commission this month approved the company’s electric vehicle charging tariff, which will help electric vehicle adoption and charging station installation in Central and Southern Illinois and…

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