2018 September Issue

Rail developers join push to complete U.S. 67

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Developers of a half-billion-dollar railroad complex in Jerseyville are squarely behind a regional push to find the last funding to complete a four-lane U.S. 67 from Godfrey to the Quad Cities.    Both the highway and the rail hub are moving ahead independently, but officials leave no doubt about the mutual benefits of…

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Developers share hopes, ideas for commercial trade in Illinois

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Economic developers from throughout the region have some new ideas — and a more positive attitude about doing business in Illinois — after a daylong conference in Fairview Heights.    More than 80 people attended the Downstate Illinois P3 Luncheon held in August under the auspices of The International Council of Shopping Centers…

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Great Rivers tour bureau plans Small Business Revolution party

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Alton will step into the spotlight on Oct. 4 when streaming service Hulu kicks off the third season of its Small Business Revolution – Main Street series.     The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau will be holding a launch party at the WOW Furnishings and Event Center at 515 E.…

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Weber Commercial Truck Center opens in Granite City

By KERRY SMITH    The largest commercial truck sales and service operation this side of the Mississippi River opened June 1 in Granite City.    Weber Commercial Truck Center, the newest addition to the Weber Ford and Weber Chevrolet family, is keeping fleets of commercial trucks running smoothly across the St. Louis metro area. The dealership’s General…

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POINT: Should Madison County become a gun sanctuary county?

No. Violence, injury underscore need for good gun-control regulations     EDITOR’S NOTE: Voters in Madison County will see a nonbinding question on the fall ballot: “Shall Madison County become a sanctuary county for law-abiding gun owners to protect them from unconstitutional gun laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly?” We asked two residents for opposing…

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COUNTERPOINT: Should Madison County become a gun sanctuary county?

Yes. The vote may be symbolic, but 2nd Amendment rights mean everything By MARK MAGGOS    Why sanctuary counties?    The movement amongst Illinois citizens to declare their county as a 2nd Amendment sanctuary is a reaction to the ever-increasing infringements on our rights as law abiding firearms owners. Many of these infringements are nothing more than…

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Business community invited to annual SIUE Day breakfast

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Each year, the SIUE Foundation hosts a special SIUE Day to draw awareness to the needs of the university, hoping to strike a chord with just the right people regarding its ongoing fundraising mission.     Last year’s SIUE Day Community Networking Breakfast turned out to be a banner one, chaired by Jonathan…

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Anderson Medical Group physicians work toward holistic health care

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Health care in America is becoming more complicated, more managed and more collaborative and that makes it increasingly important to have a primary care physician, according to Katie Parks, COO of the Anderson Medical Group.     AMG is a division of Anderson Healthcare, headquartered in Maryville, which also operates Anderson Hospital,…

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Gateway Medical Group: Much to consider in choosing primary care

    You wouldn’t make a big purchase like a car without doing your research first. You may visit different dealerships, test drive various models, plan for financing options and read reviews before you make any decisions.     It important to place the same time and energy into selecting the right primary care provider.    Gateway Medical…

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Touchette Behavioral Health Center focuses on patient mental well-being

By ROBERTA CODEMO    In January 2016, the expanded Behavioral Health and Wellness Center at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville opened its doors. Located at 5900 Bond Ave., the 30-bed center provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services in a warm, welcoming and open environment for improved patient outcomes. Touchette is the only center of its…

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