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LCCC gets funds to expand Habitat Strike Team

Lewis and Clark Community College and the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center recently received grants and funding totaling $420,000, which will be used to expand full-time staff and expand the capability of the Habitat Strike Team. The Strike Team, whose major funding partners include the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Illinois Habitat Fund,…

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State ‘strongly’ urges public, private colleges to require students get vaccine

University of Illinois, other schools have already issued mandates By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state’s higher education agencies released updated COVID-19 guidance Monday encouraging all public and private higher education institutions in Illinois to issue mandatory vaccine policies. “Vaccination against COVID-19 is now widely available, and all persons over the…

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Illinois to receive nearly $20 million in opioid settlement

Raoul, other attorneys general settle with McKinsey for $573 million By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois | Report For America [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The state will receive $19.8 million from a settlement reached Thursday between a coalition of attorneys general, including Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and the consulting firm McKinsey. McKInsey has been investigated…

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LCCC’s professor earns outstanding faculty member nomination

Lewis and Clark Community College has named Professor of Philosophy Gerald Mozur as its Spring 2021 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member Award nominee. Mozur has taught every philosophy class at LCCC, including Introduction to Philosophy, Fundamentals of Logical Reasoning, Ethics, Eastern Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics. “I am humbled by this award,”…

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What to know as Illinois receives first COVID-19 vaccines

Amid optimism, Pritzker warns, ‘the road ahead will be long’ By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration arrived in Illinois Monday, but officials said there’s still a need for social distancing, face coverings and other mitigations as a…

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COVID-19 hospitalizations far higher in most Illinois regions than in first wave

‘Additional statewide action is possible,’ governor says By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – With no signs of slowing, key metrics measuring the spread of COVID-19 – including hospitalizations – continue to push numbers not seen since April and May. The 4,742 people hospitalized in Illinois due to COVID-19 as of Monday night…

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Contegra Construction completes medical facility in Edwardsville

HSHS Medical Group is expanding it multispecialty care in a new medical office facility in Edwardsville, Ill. developed by Romano Company.  Contegra Construction Co. completed the 17,000-square-foot building designed for multiple healthcare providers, including physical therapy services. Located at 1188 South State Route 157 near Edwardsville High School, lead tenant HSHS Medical Group is leasing…

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East Alton woman lifts way to senior hall of fame recognition

Shirley Webb shows she has the power to inspire. The Illinois Department on Aging announced East Alton resident  as a 2020 Senior Hall of Fame inductee for her dedication to physical fitness, and the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid as its 2020 Governor’s Engaging Aging awardee for their commitment to providing services for our older…

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