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L&C Community Education offers private pilot ground school class

Lewis and Clark Community College’s Community Education division is offering a weekly Private Pilot Ground Class from 6 to 9 p.m. every Monday from March 4 through June 3 (no class on May 27, Memorial Day). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required class is now being formed for the spring semester. Students must have previous…

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Alton Memorial Hospital schedules next Red Cross Blood Drive on Feb. 20

The next American Red Cross blood drive at Alton Memorial Hospital will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, in the Alton Memorial Hospital Café meeting rooms. To register, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=AltonMemorial or contact Dave Whaley in Communications at AMH, (618) 433-7947 or david.whaley@bjc.org. Everyone who registers for this blood drive…

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Illinois State Police unveils final design of new regional campus

State of the art facilities will house patrol, criminal investigation, forensic services, and crime scene command The Illinois State Police (ISP) has unveiled the design for the new Illinois State Police Regional Campus comprised of the Illinois State Police Forensic Laboratory and Illinois State Police Troop 3 and Zone 1 Headquarters to be located in…

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Board of Elections allows Trump’s name to stay on ballot

  Hearing officer says constitutional challenges should be decided by courts By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Former President Donald Trump’s name will appear on the March 19 Republican primary election ballot in Illinois, barring any extraordinary action by state or federal courts to remove him. The Illinois State Board of Elections…

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Sharp named as new West Star Aviation (ALN) Citation program manager

West Star Aviation recently announced Raymond Sharp as the new program manager for Citation at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) facility. Sharp’s responsibilities will include upholding regulatory, safety and quality standards. Sharp has over 25 years of aviation experience, previously with Standard Aero. Twenty-three of those years were in customer service, making him well equipped…

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O’Fallon recognizes 2023 Public Safety Employees of the Year

The O’Fallon, Ill., Department of Public Safety recently recognized and congratulated its 2023 employees of the year. In an official statement, officials noted, “These individuals have set themselves apart from their peers by consistently performing at a high level this past year.  Their dedication to public safety and the community of O’Fallon is commendable.” Noted…

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SIUE welcomes back Shavonda Mitchom as assistant vice chancellor for Administration

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s previous director of business affairs for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Shavonda Mitchom, began her new role as assistant vice chancellor for Administration on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. Prior to joining SIUE as assistant vice chancellor for Administration, Mitchom served for three years as the chief financial and administrative…

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