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SWIC men’s basketball coach Harrington to join St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame

After 44 years of coaching, Jay Harrington’s hard work has paid off once again. The Southwestern Illinois College men’s basketball coach has been invited to join the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Harrington has an 869-507 record at the college. His overall collegiate coaching record stands at 952-549. On top of being inducted into the NJCAA Hall…

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The Gori Law Firm gives thanks to first responders, teachers in the community

This holiday season, The Gori Law Firm launched its second Giving Thanks Promotion to recognize the outstanding efforts and dedication of first responders and teachers throughout the country. Throughout November and December, the nationwide, women-led asbestos litigation firm invites participants to nominate deserving police officers, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, education staff, administrators and more, for a…

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Home Builders Association of Illinois announces management, executive officer

The Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) recently announced that Pivot Management Professionals has assumed management duties of the association. Pivot’s Sara E. Decatoire, CAE, IOM, has been named HBAI’s executive officer. Decatoire is an experienced association management professional with extensive experience in all aspects of association management and excels at relationship-building and strategic thinking…

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SIU Law students get real-life experience at Metro East Criminal Justice Clinic

By PETE ROSENBERY SIU Carbondale Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Law students David Voss and Jordan Blazek-Guinan are gaining an intimate look into the state’s legal system and taking an active role in criminal legal proceedings. During the inaugural semester of the law school’s Metro East Criminal Justice Clinic, Voss and Blazek-Guinan are working in…

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U.S. Senate passes gay marriage bill

By CASEY HARPER The Center Square The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday [Nov. 29, 2022] to pass a bill that would federally codify same-sex and interracial marriages. A handful of Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which passed 61-36, and will now head to the House of Representatives. “This Senate has…

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Kaskaskia College Trustees approve Vandalia Art Gallery design, new AFA Theatre degree

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, for its regular monthly meeting. Board members included Bill Hawley (Odin), Laura Wedekemper (Shattuc), Bryan Holthaus (Carlyle), Louis Kalert (Centralia), Jeff Brown (Greenville), and Jim Beasley (Centralia). Linda Stover (Centralia) and Alyssa Lurkins (Student Trustee) were absent. Trustees reviewed and approved the proposal from…

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Baker Sterchi, Foland Wickens law firms announce merger

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC and Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, P.C. have announced that the two law firms will merge effective Jan. 1, 2023. The combined firm name will be Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC. Baker Sterchi managing member, Scott Kreamer, will continue to serve as the managing member of the…

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400 groups urge U.S. lawmakers to take ‘immediate steps’ to block potential rail strike

By DAVID SHEPARDSON      (REUTERS) – More than 400 groups on Monday called on Congress to intervene in an ongoing railroad labor standoff that threatens to idle shipments of food and fuel and strand rail travelers while inflicting billions of dollars of economic damage. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation,…

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