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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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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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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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Ed/Glen Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for annual business awards

On March 12, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Awards Gala will will recognize business leaders with the Albert Cassens Award for Outstanding Community Achievement, the Tallerico Leadership Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The chamber is seeking nominations for these prestigious awards, and the deadline is fast approaching. Nominations for all three…

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State releases $10.5 million to plan new SIUE Health Science Building

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced the release of $10,537,000 in planning funds to create preliminary designs for a Health Science Building on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. Pritzker made the announcement in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The complex will include approximately 221,000 square feet. The project’s total cost is approximately…

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Illinois State Police warn public of spoofing call scam

Scammers using local police district telephone numbers Illinois State Police officials have received multiple calls from the public concerning suspected scam calls. Various ISP districts throughout the state have received reports from citizens stating they have received calls from individuals with a foreign accent claiming to be members of the Illinois State Police seeking their…

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