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HSHS Holy Family Hospital names EMS resource coordinator

HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville has announced that Jeremy Brown, RN, EMT, has been named the EMS resource coordinator. He began his new position in June 2020. With HSHS Holy Family Hospital serving as an EMS Resource Hospital with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the coordinator position is required by IDPH.  The position…

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First Mid Bank & Trust commits $20,000 to food pantries

First Mid Bank & Trust, which has locations in Metro East,was recently awarded $20,000 in grant funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits affected by the pandemic. The bank has announced that the awarded grant funds will be distributed across the bank’s footprint…

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Belleville native to lead Illinois Department of Employment Security

A veteran of state government and a native of Belleville was named Thursday by Gov. JB Pritzker to lead the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The governor announced his decision to appoint Kristin Richards, current chief of staff to the Senate president, to serve as the director of the employment department. “I’m proud to appoint…

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Cybersecurity nonprofit leader chosen to co-lead national group

CyberUp Executive Director Tony Bryan, serves as co-chair for apprenticeship group Tony Bryan, executive director of CyberUp, has been selected to serve as the co-chair for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Apprenticeship Sub Working Group. CyberUp is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission is to cultivate the cybersecurity talent pipeline. Its interests include…

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SIUE selects dean of Library and Information Services

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved Lis Pankl as dean of SIUE Library and Information Services following completion of a national search. Pankl will assume the role effective Monday, Aug. 3. “The library is the academic ‘heart’ of a campus, supporting scholarship, faculty and staff development, and community engagement,” said SIUE Chancellor…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital names Franciscan Spirit Awardee

On June 26, 2020, an online graduation ceremony was held for 13 physicians in the Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Graduates were thanked for their dedication and commitment to providing high-quality care to patients at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital during the three-year training program and in the recent months of…

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Sivia Law adds estate planning attorney

Edwardsville-based Sivia Law has welcomed a new attorney to the team, Hannah Shores. Shores brings experience, in areas of estate planning, to the Sivia Law team. She received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was also a member of the Salukis women’s basketball team during her undergraduate career. Later,…

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English professor to research African American writers as Harvard Fellow

Dr. Martha Patterson writing book on Harlem Renaissance newspapers A McKendree University English professor will continue her study of Harlem Renaissance literature as a Fellow of The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University during the fall semester. Dr. Martha Patterson will be completing her book project, entitled “The Harlem Renaissance…

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Stawar leaving tourism bureau for Texas post after 16-year tenure

Great Rivers & Tourism Bureau CEO accepts Texas job Brett Stawar, president and CEO of the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau, will become president/CEO of the Port Aransas & Mustang Island Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce effective Aug. 19, bureau Board Chairman John Hopkins announced Wednesday. “It is truly my sad duty to…

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APRN now seeing patients at new HSHS office in Troy

Deanna Weinacht, APRN, is now seeing patients at the new HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine office at 7342 State Route 162, Troy. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing for Family Nurse Practitioner at Maryville University in St. Louis. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing in St.…

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