Ameren sending crews to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida restoration

More than 300 personnel from Ameren Illinois, Ameren Missouri and Ameren Transmission will be departing this week to assist Entergy Ameren workers across Illinois and Missouri will be are heading to Louisiana later this week to assist in repairing damage and restoring power to communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The company’s personnel and…

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Gibson elected board chair of 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

BETHALTO – The board of directors at 1st MidAmerica Credit Union has elected Rose Gibson as its new board chair. Gibson, who joined the board in 2006, previously served as vice chair and is a Certified Credit Union Board Member by the Credit Union National Association. “I became a member of the credit union in…

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Energy bill could see a vote as state lawmakers return for redistricting session

Bill filed Monday as negotiations on coal plant decarbonization continue By JERRY NOWICKI and PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers will return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for what is scheduled as a one-day special session to reconsider the legislative redistricting plan they passed during the spring session. But the General Assembly…

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Doctor returns to town, joins Alton OB/GYN Associates

Christine Taylor, MD, a board-certified Obstetrics & Gynecology physician, is joining Alton OB/GYN Associates, located in Suite 125 of Medical Office Building B on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus. Taylor begins Sept. 1 and accepts patients 13 years and older. She provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care, including well-woman exams, prenatal care and delivery, menopausal…

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Semifinalists named in Metro East Start-Up Challenge

Fifteen Southwestern Illinois-based entrepreneurs and their innovative business concepts have been selected to move into the second round of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 8th annual Metro East Startup Challenge. The Metro East Startup Challenge welcomes entrepreneurs and new businesses from a nine-county area of Southwestern Illinois, and this year expanded to include Fayette and Montgomery…

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Raceway, Ranken College to partner on drift alliance initiative

Officials from World Wide Technology Raceway and Ranken Technical College have entered a partnership that will involve the school’s construction of vehicles for a grassroots drift initiative at the speedway. The partnership, known as the Gateway Drift Alliance presented by Ranken Technical College, was unveiled during this weekend’s annual Formula Drift event at WWTR. The…

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AltonWorks plans update on historic district efforts

AltonWorks, the organization formed more than two years ago with the idea of transforming Downtown Alton, plans an update on its efforts. The public is invited to a session at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8. Specific to the discussion will be the efforts to create a historic district, which have involved research, writing, and collaboration…

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National car consignment business opens hub in Fairview Heights

CarLotz, the nation’s largest consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace, has opened a hub to serve the St. Louis metro area at 1807 West Highway 50 in Fairview Heights. The hub is the company’s third location in the Midwest, with two additional locations in the greater Chicago market. CarLotz continues a rapid expansion, providing its offerings to…

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LCCC closes parts of Main Complex over building mold issues

Lewis and Clark Community College has closed areas of its historic Main Complex on the Godfrey Campus to address safety concerns after discovery of mold. The issues are the result of the building’s natural aging process and limited use throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said in a release Friday night. “As our campus re-opened following…

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Haine won’t prosecute cases under governor’s new Covid mandates

The county’s top prosecutor won’t be prosecuting cases involving the governor’s upcoming masking orders. On Friday, Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine released the following statement regarding Gov. JB Pritzker’s new executive order: “This new executive order relies on the same legal foundation as the Governor’s previous executive orders relating to COVID-19,” Haine said. “It…

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