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Community college offering free GED classes

­­GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education division is offering community members who do not have a high school diploma the opportunity to change their lives this summer by completing free classes that will help students earn their GED or High School Equivalency. Participants can get a better job and/or be ready for college…

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Southwest Airlines announces new non-stop between St. Louis, Indianapolis

Will operate twice daily departures beginning Nov. 1 Southwest Airlines announced it will expand at St. Louis Lambert International Airport with new daily flights to Indianapolis International Airport beginning Nov. 1. The airline will operate twice daily departures at approximately 8:35 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. Return flights from Indianapolis will land at Lambert at approximately…

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St. Clair County providing financial support to qualified small businesses

St. Clair County is providing financial support to qualified small businesses (businesses with 25 full time equivalent or fewer employees) that are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to orders to close or limit operations. The program provides a maximum amount of $15,000 (amounts will vary depending on number of employees), 0 percent, forgivable…

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Madison County Health Department receives national award

Award for Outstanding Sponsoring Organization for the Medical Reserve Corps WOOD RIVER – Madison County Health Department on Tuesday received the National Award for Outstanding Sponsoring Organization for the Medical Reserve Corps.  The awards are given annually by the Medical Reserve Corps Program from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response with…

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Illinois restaurants, bars can now serve cocktails to go

Pritzker signed law providing relief to “some of the hardest hit” establishments Tuesday By REBECCA ANZEL, Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Illinois restaurants and bars can serve cocktails to go Tuesday after Gov. JB Pritzker signed an initiative designed by lawmakers to provide establishments with financial relief in the wake of COVID-19 challenges. Those…

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County moves e-waste recycling collection on Saturday to new location

Editor’s note: This updates a story that ran earlier this week. EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Planning and Development is moving its electronic waste collection event set for Saturday in Granite City to a new location in Edwardsville. The event will be held at CJD E-Cycling at 5257 State Route 157, Edwardsville to avoid interfering with…

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Small-business owners says they are concerned about COVID-19 lawsuits

Illinois small-business owners surveyed by the National Federation of Independent Business say they’re concerned about the possibility of lawsuits related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sixty-two percent of owners who responded to the online survey say they’re very or moderately concerned about increased liability. Eighteen percent say they’re not too concerned; 10 percent aren’t concerned at…

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