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St. Louis area students learn about high-paying career opportunities in transportation, logistics

  The St. Louis Regional Freightway welcomed 16 high school students,  their school chaperones, and others on May 23 for a special FreightWeekSTL riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River that highlighted the Ag Coast of America. Several industry professionals talked to the students about the many career opportunities in construction, transportation and logistics, and gave…

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IDOI announces ‘online only’ applications, payments for all Insurance Producer, Agent Licensing

Beginning July 1, 2023, paper applications and checks will no longer be accepted The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) is expanding its online-only application and payment process for insurance producer and agent licensing across all license types. Beginning July 1, 2023, initial license applications, renewal applications, and payments must be submitted through the National Insurance…

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State board of education looking for new providers in preschool ‘deserts’

Agency looks to open 5,000 new slots in underserved communities By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Even though Gov. JB Pritzker has yet to sign the budget bill lawmakers just passed, the Illinois State Board of Education is seeking applicants for some of the new money contained in that bill. ISBE is…

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L&C Adult Education high school graduation set for June 8

  Illinois State Representative Amy Elik will be the keynote speaker at Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education high school graduation, formerly GED® graduation, on June 8. Elik sponsored the bill that recognizes a general education degree (GED®) as a State of Illinois High School Diploma. It went into law Jan. 1 of this…

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Schnucks hosting company-wide career fair on June 8 at all 115 stores

From 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, St. Louis-based and family-owned Schnuck Markets, Inc. is hosting a company-wide career fair at all 115 stores across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Schnucks plans to hire for a variety of positions offering flexible schedules and locations, career advancement, the option to be paid after each…

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Belleville: IDOT announces IL-159 closure beginning June 5

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that, weather permitting, Illinois 159 from Washington Street to A Street in Belleville will be closed beginning June 5, for Illinois American Water Co. to install new water mains under the Square. It is expected that this work will be completed no later than Sept. 1. A marked…

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