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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital honors graduates of SLU Family Medicine Residency program

Franciscan Spirit Award presented to third-year resident A graduation ceremony was recently held for 14 physicians in the Saint Louis University (SLU) Family Medicine Residency Program practicing at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Graduates were noted and thanked for their dedication and commitment to providing high-quality care to patients at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital during the three-year…

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Scott Credit Union completes acquisition of Tempo Bank

Scott Credit Union announced Friday that Sugar Creek Financial Corp., the holding company for Tempo Bank, and Scott Credit Union have executed the transaction whereby SCU has purchased all of the assets, and assumed all of the liabilities (including all of the deposit account liabilities), of Tempo Bank in an all-cash transaction. The transaction has…

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‘Fairness’ at heart of food truck fee debate in Madison County

Madison County officials postponed a decision on Wednesday to amend its food sanitation ordinance to lower food truck fees. The County Board voted against making a decision to lower inspections fees by $200 from $375 for food trucks until its 5 p.m., July 20 meeting. County Board member Mike Babcock said Alton Alderman Ray Strebel…

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MCT hosting bike and pedestrian trail summit event

In celebration of May as National Bike Month, and to illustrate the many benefits of trails and a vibrant bicycle/pedestrian culture to communities and individuals, Madison County Transit is hosting the MCT 2022 Trail Summit on Friday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leclaire Room, on the N.O. Nelson campus of…

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Moody’s gives Illinois second credit upgrade within one year

Move means lower interest costs, but rating remains lowest of all states By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois on Thursday received its second credit rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service within one year, moving up one notch but remaining in the worst shape of the 50 states. It’s the third upgrade…

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Appellate court ruling backs governor’s vaccine, testing mandate

Ruling says enforcement of mandates doesn’t equate to quarantine By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A state appellate court ruled this week that it will not block enforcement of the Pritzker administration’s mandate that certain categories of public employees either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. The 2-1 ruling by…

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County appeals ruling on judicial subcircuit legislation

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine says the county has filed a Notice of Appeal on Illinois’ Seventh Judicial Circuit’s ruling on the recently-passed judicial subcircuit legislation. “This subcircuit law is unjust, unconstitutional, and riddled with problems,” Haine said. “We can discern no legitimate reason why it needs to be implemented on such a rushed…

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State police add FOID kiosks to help speed application processing

The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau has added an option for customers without access to online devices to apply for and update FOID cards. Customers can now utilize FOID kiosks at three ISP facilities across the state. Current locations and hours of service include: Northern Illinois: Illinois State Police District 5, 16648 Broadway St,…

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Next phase of construction to begin on City Foundry STL

New + Found, the developer of City Foundry STL in St. Louis, recently completed financing for City Foundry STL Phase 2, and is moving forward with construction. The $125 million development will include a 14-story, 272-unit residential tower, an 83,000-square-foot office building, 25,000 square feet of retail space and a 481-car parking garage. City Foundry…

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