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Swansea Rotary celebrates successful annual dinner auction

More than $34,000 in proceeds raised to support community programs The Rotary Club of Swansea is grateful to everyone who supported their recent “Rotary Round Up” Annual Dinner Auction. Proceeds of more than $34,000 will be used throughout the year to support nonprofit organizations and community programs that align with the basic principles of Rotary.…

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Senator Harriss to begin Spring traveling office hours

  State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) will launch a series of spring traveling office hours across the 56th District starting Tuesday, March 5 through March 7, 2024. “With my district office located in downtown Edwardsville, we found great success in reaching constituents in neighboring towns through traveling office hours,” said Senator Harriss. “Whether you need…

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AMHS Foundation schedules ‘Ribbon of Strength’ event for April 11

Ribbons available now for purchase through Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation Many of us know how difficult it is to make our dollars stretch with today’s economy. It seems almost impossible to make ends meet. Imagine having unexpected expenses occur while you are undergoing cancer treatment. Some of our first thoughts when we hear the…

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‘This place is horrific’: 10-week-old complaint details ‘filthy’ conditions at Centralia funeral home

  Coroner says ‘this cannot be allowed to go on’ as state declines to confirm investigation By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com The pictures that are said to depict the condition of the embalming room of the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia are shocking. Eight photographs and one video taken late last year…

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Illinois governor announces 10 State-Designated Cultural Districts

Recipients will be eligible to apply for $3M in funding to help preserve unique cultural communities Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and local leaders in Humboldt Park on Monday to celebrate ‘Puerto Rico Town’ as an official State-Designated Cultural District. Through…

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State celebrates state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at Heartland College

$7.5 million State investment supports Illinois’ growing EV industry and workforce Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined Heartland Community College in Normal yesterday to celebrate the ribbon cutting of its new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Training Center. Funded in part by a $7.5 million capital grant as part…

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Madison County ETSB hires new 911 coordinator

The Madison County Emergency Telephone System Board on Wednesday approved the hiring of a new 911 coordinator. The board voted to hire Arron Weber as the new coordinator to replace Dana Burris, who is set to retire April 1. Weber will start work on March 18. Weber currently works for Wood River Police Department as…

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ACEC Illinois honors top achievements at annual Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC Illinois) has recognized the state’s top engineering achievements of 2023 during their annual Engineering Excellence Awards. Projects from across the state were recognized for their innovation, complexity, overall design and economic impact. The top construction projects honored this year were those completed for the Illinois Department of…

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