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Gov: No plans to roll back mitigation efforts in Illinois

Despite some slight improvement in key public health metrics over the past week, Gov. JB Pritzker said he has no immediate plans to roll back COVID-19 mitigation efforts as he warned of a possible post-Thanksgiving surge. Speaking during his daily COVID-19 briefing Monday in Chicago, Pritzker quoted Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute…

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Edgewild restaurant permanently closes in two locations

The Edgewild restaurant location in Edwardsville permanently closed over the weekend, a casualty of the ongoing pandemic. The restaurant announced the decision via Facebook, saying that a second location, in Creve Coeur, Mo., is also closing. A location in Chesterfield will remain open, the company said. The Edwardsville location opened in the former Bull &…

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Pasta House flagship location set to move to new spot in Ladue

After 46 years, the Pasta House at 8213 Delmar Blvd., the company’s flagship location, will serve its customers for the final time on Tuesday, Dec. 1.  The company is preparing for its move to a new location at 8831 Ladue Road in Ladue, with plans to open mid-December. The move comes in the wake of…

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New owners plan expansion for Raging Rivers Waterpark

An investment group has purchased Raging Rivers WaterPark and plans an expansion and upgrade for the 2021 season. The 4-acre Grafton waterpark is adding cabanas and water slides, upgrading the kiddie pool and updating menus. The changes are planned for the opening of the 2021 season, June 3, 2021. “2021 will be a year unlike…

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Madison County to swear in newly elected officials — virtually

Tom Haine, left, Tom McRae, center, and David Michael. EDWARDSVILLE — A swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Madison County officials will be held virtually on Tuesday. Madison County had to nix its traditional celebratory inaugural events due to COVID-19, however the ceremonies will be broadcast live on the county’s social media platform, Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/madisoncountyiL.…

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Presentation to address challenges facing Mississippi River

EAST ALTON – Join the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center for a Neighbor Nights virtual presentation on why the Mississippi River is considered one of the world’s great waterways. Field Station and Special Projects Manager Ted Kratschmer will present some amazing facts about the fourth-longest river in the world. “We’ll discuss some of…

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State stresses importance of properly classifying employees

Complaints can be filed online through IDOL’s Employee Misclassification Act Portal SPRINGFIELD – Employer misclassification of workers is a serious matter that puts compliant employers at a disadvantage and can mean a loss of millions of dollars of uncollected Social Security taxes, unemployment taxes and income taxes. The Illinois Department of Labor offers an online…

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