Metro East Park and Recreation awards $2 million in local grants

The Metro East Park and Recreation District has awarded nearly $2 million in grant funding to 13 agencies throughout Madison and St. Clair counties, for projects that develop or improve local parks and trails within the district. In July, MEPRD published its FY21 Park and Trail Grant Program, a revamped version of a funding opportunity…

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SIU commits to cover tuition for lesser-income families

The Southern Illinois University board of trustees on Thursday announced creation of the SIU System Commitment, a system-wide initiative beginning Fall 2021 that will cover tuition and mandatory fees for new four-year undergraduate students who have a family income of less than $63,575 and meet basic requirements. SIU System President Dan Mahony said the program…

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SIU trustees approve alternate tuition program for DoD civilian personnel

The Southern Illinois University board on Thursday approved an alternate tuition program for Department of Defense civilian personnel, who are SIUE undergraduate or graduate students and are eligible for the DoD Tuition Assistance program. During spring 2019, the board approved an alternate tuition program for SIUE active duty military students. This applied to undergraduate and…

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Best Lawyers 2021 Edition includes 54 Greensfelder attorneys

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., whose offices include Illinois and Missouri, says 54 of the firm’s attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a top legal industry leading peer-review publications. Among the firm’s recognized attorneys, five were named as “Lawyers of the Year” in their individual practice areas.…

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Litchfield Tourism Office receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding the Litchfield Tourism Office a $10,000 grant to support 2021 Public Concerts. The concerts are to be held in conjunction with tourism-sponsored events. “The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to the arts, whether they are in a small or…

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Annual Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Halloween Parade canceled this year

The annual Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade, a tradition of close to a century, has been canceled for the year due to COVID-19. The event attracts up to 20,000 attendees each year, including those on the floats, bands walkers and parade watchers.  That popularity makes it a health concern this year for the…

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Archview Medical Center adds liver diagnostic tool

Touchette Regional Hospital’s medical specialists group at Archview Medical Center in Sauget recently added has added a tool to assist in the diagnosis and management of liver disease. FibroScan is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive, painless test to measure fat and liver stiffness. Archview is the only clinic or hospital in the metro-east to have the FibroScan.…

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Four judges, two from Metro East, are confirmed for federal judicial posts

Two judges from Metro East are among four who have been confirmed for posts on the United States District Court, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, announced Thursday. Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a statement after the Senate confirmed the nominations of David Dugan and Stephen McGlynn in the Southern District of Illinois…

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Lambert projects will impact traffic for approximately two weeks

People dropping off passengers at St. Louis Lambert International Airport should take note: Starting Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 p.m., construction on Arrivals Drive will begin, temporarily changing access to Terminal Two ground transportation. The project will require all essential pick-up operations for T2 to occur on the arrivals level. This includes: passenger pick-up, ride…

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