Alton to build $250K splash pad overlooking the Mississippi River after scoring grant
(The Telegraph, 09/18/2019)
The National Recreation and Park Association has announced that Alton Parks and Recreation will receive a $250,000 grant for “water play experience” in the city. According to an NRPA release, Alton plans to create a “recirculation” splash pad overlooking the Mississippi River that will allow residents to enjoy water in a natural setting.
SIUE nursing grant to bolster care in rural, underserved communities
(St. Louis Business Journal, 08/13/2019)
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville’s School of Nursing has received a four-year, $2.75 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for the school’s Advanced Nursing Education Workforce program.
Mike McCarthy: New state funding boosts Illinois as a leader in freight movement
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08/20/2019)
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent announcement of state funding for several significant infrastructure projects in the Metro East is exciting news for our entire region. The nearly $450 million in funding will advance a variety of projects that will enhance our region’s freight network and support the extension of the MetroLink light rail system in St. Clair County.
Cahokia Mounds’ national park efforts pick up in Congress
(Illinois Business Journal, September 2019 Issue, Page 8)
Years-long efforts to get Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site declared a part of the national park system seem closer to the goal than ever for supporters.
Illinois gambling expansion poised to revive Fairmount Track
(Belleville News Democrat, 08/20/2019)
A recent gambling-expansion law in Illinois could change the track’s fortunes. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill in June, which was long-sought by the horse racing industry. Racetracks can now apply for licenses to host table games like blackjack and roulette, slots, video gaming and sports betting.
Employees say workplaces are the best in Southwestern Illinois
(Illinois Business Journal, September 2019 Issue, Page 2)
Ask employees what makes up a “best workplace,” and they will tell you: happy workers.What makes them happy varies from place to place. For three winners of the Illinois Business Journal ‘s first Best Workplaces in Southwestern Illinois, a common them is respect.
Courses offered at the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting to address various defense logistics topics and trends
Approximately 80 classes, discussing a broad range of defense logistics subjects, will be held at Transportation Academy during the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Oct. 7 to 10, 2019, Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri.
Illinois, Missouri DOTs win regional transportation award
(Illinois Business Journal, 09/12/2019)
A bi-state partnership aimed at improving access and mobility throughout the Metro East has garnered top honors for the departments of transportation in Illinois and Missouri.
Panel OKs enterprise zone growth
(The Alton Telegraph, 08/14/2019)
A resolution to expand one of Madison County’s four enterprise zones, Riverbend, was approved this week by the county board’s Grants Committee. It now goes to the full county board for approval on Wednesday.
Illinois awarded $37 million for opioid epidemic
(Advantage News, 09/04/2019)
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Illinois a total of $37,906,897 through the State Opioid Response Grant Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Overdose Data to Action Funding Program.
Historical Society eyes 2021 reopening as $3M project nears end
(The Telegraph, 09/08/2019)
The $3 million project on the Weir family home is on track, according to representatives of the Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) on North Main Street..
Madison County roads part of $4M grant
(The Intelligencer, 09/05/2019)
Madison County roads will share in $4 million of Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program grant funding announced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro. The grant will be used to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding in Madison, St. Clair, Alexander, Jackson, Madison, Randolph and Union counties.
SIUE Greenhouse getting $2.5M renovation project
(The Telegraph, 09/13/2019)
A $2.5 million renovation is planned for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Greenhouse. Trustees on Thursday approved a $2,550,856 budget for the renovation and expansion project, which will include adding a 1,500-square-foot wing plus a new 600-square-foot head house that serves as a workspace and control center.
Bigger is better: Large spaces propel St. Louis industrial market
(RE Journals, 8/23/2019)
.A new report from the St. Louis Regional Freightway, a bi-state development enterprise, says that since 2014 more than 18 million square feet of industrial space has been built or is under construction in the St. Louis region. More than 50 percent of this space is made up of bulk distribution buildings of 250,000 square feet or more.
Strubhart Elaborates on $200,000 Bike Trails Grant to Godfrey
Village of Godfrey Parks and Recreation Director Todd Strubhart today elaborated more on Gov. J.B. Pritzker's announcement that Godfrey will receive $200,000 of $2.6 million in IDNR Bike Path Grants.
Alton cruising with five-year agreement for Mississippi ships
(Illinois Business Journal, 08/19/2019)
The city of Alton has approved a five-year agreement with American Cruise Lines to allow its Mississippi River passenger cruise ships to have priority docking for turnarounds on the Alton riverfront starting in 2020.
Contegra Construction Co. Building EXO Lounge and Nail Bar in Edwardsville, Ill.
(Saint Louis Construction News & Review, 09/05/2019)
The EXO Lounge and Nail Bar is coming to Edwardsville, Ill. Billed as a sexy, vibrant and inspiring place to relax, the first-of-its kind venue unites an elegant cocktail lounge with manicure, pedicure and other restorative services in space that is carefully designed for the senses.
From QVC to the Oscars, cellphone purse rings success for Metro East businesswoman
(Illinois Business Journal, 08/16/2019)
It’s been quite a two-year stretch for Tami Lange. The Belleville businesswoman enjoyed a trip to Hollywood, a product promotion on QVC, and more than a million dollars in sales of a specialty purse that was borne of inspiration.
SIUE earns sixth consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award
(Advantage News, 9/18/2019)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. SIUE joins a select group of 35 institutions that have earned the distinction for six consecutive years.
United Way sets $76.25 million goal for 2019 campaign
(Advantage News, 09/05/2019)
United Way of Greater St. Louis on Thursday announced a 2019 annual campaign goal of $76.25 million. Campaign co-chairs Tim Wentworth, president of Express Scripts and Cigna Health Services; and Greg Smith, chairman of Husch Blackwell, made the announcement.
SIUE secures $100,000 EPA award to improve water quality
(Advantage News, 09/18/2019)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a $100,000 environmental education grant. The funding will support SIUE in its efforts to increase public knowledge regarding three critical clean water issues: regulated pollutants, emerging pollutants and biological contamination.
SIUE School of Nursing DNP program No. 6 nationally
(The Intelligencer, 09/24/2019)
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has been ranked sixth nationally by registeredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization. For the complete list, visit registerednursing.org/degree/dnp/.