St. Clair County to increase transit services in coming months

The St. Clair County Transit District Board has approved adopting the SCCTD Transit Vision 2020 Network Plan, featuring increased frequency on certain routes, expansion of service on weekends and improved service to area hospitals. The plan was presented at SCCTD’s board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, based on findings and analysis from Transit Vision 2020,…

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Former state senator charged with bribery, tax evasion in red-light camera scandal

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval was formally charged in federal court Monday with bribery and tax fraud. The indictment comes one day before lawmakers are set to return to Springfield for the 2020 legislative session. Sandoval, a Chicago Democrat whose Statehouse offices were raided by federal…

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New Spectrum store opens on Green Mount Road in Shiloh

Charter Communications Inc. announced Friday the opening of a new Spectrum store in Shiloh. The store, located at 3950 Green Mount Road, allows customers to learn more about and try Spectrum services, which include video, internet and voice services and its latest offering, Spectrum Mobile. Officials said Spectrum Mobile combines the nation’s largest LTE network…

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Alton Memorial implements new ordering system for inpatient meals

Morrison Food & Nutrition at Alton Memorial Hospital has begun using advanced technology to obtain patient meal orders at bedside. A software program called My Dining allows the café staff to transition away from the manual process of taking orders. The staff instead uses iPads with the My Dining software to ensure the inpatients are…

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Governor signs bill to cap insulin copayments

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed legislation that would cap out-of-pocket cost for prescription insulin copayments at $100 per month, regardless of the supply a patient needs. Faced with life-threatening increases in the cost of prescription insulin, State Senator Steve Stadelman, D-Rockford, a co-sponsor of the legislation and father to a diabetic son,…

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Scheffel Boyle adds four accountants, 12 interns

PHOTO: Top, Evan Tyson and new interns. Bottom, from left, Jessica Lake, Jett Durr and Zach Williams. Scheffel Boyle CPAs announced the recent addition of four staff accountants and 12 senior interns to its team. The public accounting firm welcomed accountants to its Alton, Edwardsville, and Belleville offices, with plans for more growth later this…

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State rep drops in on Granite City shoe shop

As part of efforts to learn more about obstacles for local business owners, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, recently visited Holt Shoe Shop in Granite City. “Visiting Holt Shoe Shop was a great opportunity to better understand their work and impact on the local community in Granite City,” said Stuart. “Small business like Holt help…

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What’s Up Downtown information exchange to be held Tuesday

Alton Main Street’s quarterly information exchange, called “What’s Up Downtown,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Jacoby Arts Center, located at 627 E. Broadway in Alton. The public is invited to learn the latest news regarding developments in Alton’s historic downtown district, including updates from new and existing businesses, news…

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