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Glen Carbon mayor not seeking another term

Glen Carbon Mayor Robert Jackstadt will not be seeking re-election to a fifth term in the upcoming April 6, 2021, municipal election. “I am simply confirming what I said the night I was elected  on April 4, 2017:  that this will be my last term. As of the end of April 2021,  I will have offered my background,…

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Mid-America Business Broker Association forms to help firms exploring sales, acquisitions

Fairview Heights Director of Economic Development Paul Ellis, left, and local resident John Vitale were among those present for a meeting of the Mid-America Business Brokers Association held in early September at The Rec. By RANDY PIERCE Fairview Heights Tribune [email protected] Fairview Heights’ recreation complex served as the location for the signing of an agreement…

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Holland finishes up sports field project at Missouri Baptist University

Swansea-based Holland Construction Services recently completed work on the $6 million expansion of Missouri Baptist University’s Spartan Field to upgrade the facility for intercollegiate athletic competition. The project includes the addition of a new running track, new bleacher system, concession area, three additions to the existing field house, press box finishes, scoreboard, sports field lighting,…

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Regional group offers month of cyber awareness activities in October

CyberUp, a nonprofit organization that focuses on filling the cyber workforce in the Greater St. Louis region, is teaming up with federal and private sector entities to host a full month of cybersecurity awareness activities in October, which is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The NCSAM month was created as a collaborative effort between government and…

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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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