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SIUE Chancellor Pembrook to retire in 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook today announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Pembrook became the ninth chancellor in SIUE’s history on Aug. 1, 2016. “After the last 15 months, nearly losing my father to COVID, seeing our two daughters spend some time in Edwardsville and then…

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Veterans Plaza being built at middle school in Swansea

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently at the Wolf Branch Middle School construction site for the new Veterans Plaza. Located on the east side of the school in Swansea, the Plaza is designed to honor those who have served in the six branches of the armed forces. Jim Wilson, retired veteran and President of the…

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SIUE confers degrees upon 2,325 in Spring 2021 Commencement

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Education, Health and Human Behavior, and Engineering concluded the SIUE commencement season Sunday, May 9, at First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center as Chancellor Randy Pembrook conferred degrees upon the Class of 2021. To return to in-person commencement exercises during the COVID-19 era, Pembrook oversaw a series…

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SIUE, McHenry County College combine for accelerated nursing degree

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and McHenry County College have agreed to offer an accelerated path to a bachelor’s in nursing that would allow students to complete their general education courses at MCC, earning an associate’s in nursing, then complete their baccalaureate nursing coursework online through SIUE. Students can take classes at…

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Landmark Metro East hotel on most endangered places list in Illinois

Landmarks Illinois is listing the Broadview Hotel in East St. Louis among its 2021 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. The annual list focuses on the top threatened architecturally and culturally significant sites throughout the state. A redevelopment plan to convert the 1926 Broadview building (shown) into 110 affordable senior housing units will fail without…

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Anderson breaks ground on $20 million addition to Edwardsville campus

Ground was broken Friday on a new addition to Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus. Gathered were representatives from Anderson Healthcare, Triple Net Management, The Korte Company, and city of Edwardsville. “We are excited to add a 50,000-square-foot medical building to our Goshen Campus in Edwardsville,” said Anderson Healthcare President and CEO, Keith Page. “This unique two-story…

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Illinois Senate advances Medicare, tax zone legislation

Creates tax credits for green energy, new enrollment period for Medicare By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Capping off a slow legislative week as the General Assembly grapples with drawing redistricting maps, the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year and massive energy overhaul legislation, the Senate passed 14 bills Thursday, most…

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County to consider filling administrative vacancies

Chairman Kurt Prenzler appointing new Madison County administrator and IT director next week EDWARDSVILLE — Chairman Kurt Prenzler plans to appoint an administrator and information technology director on Tuesday during a special Madison County board meeting. Prenzler will appoint, with approval of the county board, Community and Economic Development Administrator Dave Tanzyus to serve as…

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Drive-up lab services now offered in O’Fallon

HSHS Drive-Thru Care is now being offered by HSHS Medical Group at 406 Hartman Lane in O’Fallon. The lab services are offered for patients ages 3 and older from the comfort of your car. The team performs routine lab services, blood pressure checks, testing services and vaccinations. “HSHS Medical Group is excited to bring drive-thru…

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Walmart and Sam’s Club now administering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines

Walmart and Sam’s Club this week begin administering walk-up, COVID-19 vaccines to customers and associates in all of their more than 5,100 pharmacy locations nationwide, across 49 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. This includes the 175 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in Illinois. Vaccines are being administered via both walk-up and scheduled appointments. The…

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