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Quinn, Rauner talk jobs, early voting Friday2014-10-31 15:50:00 BND.com
The candidates for Illinois governor are spending the final days before the Nov. 4 election at events in the Chicago area portraying themselves as the best choice for job creation.Read Full Story ...
Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case2014-10-31 15:46:00 BND.com
A federal judge in Chicago has denied a prosecution request to partially close a detention hearing for a man accused of seeking to provide material support to Islamic State militants…Read Full Story ...
Illinois contributes $10M more to I-74 bridge2014-10-31 15:45:00 BND.com
Illinois officials have announced the state will contribute an additional $10 million for road improvements on an interstate bridge project.Read Full Story ...
Cook County Jail guard faces theft charge2014-10-31 15:40:00 BND.com
A Cook County Jail correctional officer who allegedly conspired with an inmate to buy what he thought was stolen merchandise has been charged with felony theft.Read Full Story ...
Althoff-Columbia football playoff sequel could prove to be better than 20132014-10-31 15:37:00 BND.com
One year later, the Columbia Eagles and Althoff Crusaders are right back where they started ?staring at each other in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.Read Full Story ...
SIUE?s ERTC Wins Governor?s Sustainability Award2014-10-31 15:30:25 SIUE.edu
The Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the Governor?s Sustainability Award for significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the state?s economy.
The Center was among the 24 Illinois institutions, organizations and companies honored at a ceremony in Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 23. The award is presented annually by the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center (ISTC), a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.
?Investing in sustainability creates jobs, boosts our economy and is an investment in our future,? said Gov. Pat Quinn. ?These awards foster innovation and encourage universities and businesses to help us build a stronger, greener Illinois.?
ERTC received the award for its 40-year commitment to the sustainability and protection of the waters of Illinois. The center was designed and built for the sole purpose of training drinking water supply and wastewater reclamation plant operators.
?The treatment plant operator is an integral part of the water use cycle in the U.S.,? said Paul Shetley, ERTC director, who was joined by Operations Director Kim Bateman to receive the award. ?The water operator supplies clean reliable water to households throughout the nation.
?The wastewater plant operator discharges clean, sanitary waters back into the nation?s waterways. By virtually eliminating water borne pathogens, these operators save more lives than medical doctors.?
ERTC is one of the most unique training centers in the nation. The instructors use its 30,000-gallon per day training-scale drinking water and wastewater treatment plant to teach students the skills needed to properly operate a plant. An example of the training impact that ERTC has on the water profession can be measured in the statistics from Fiscal Year 2013, when it trained more than 975 students and awarded more than 25,000 continuing education and contact hours.
In 2011, ERTC expanded its commitment to sustainability by completing its Alternative Energy Project. During the project, the Center installed 144 solar panels and a 120-foot tall wind turbine. Since their installation, the alternative energy project has generated more than 175,000 kilowatts of electricity and has saved the University more than $12,000 in energy costs.
To meet the important need for trained operators, ERTC annually provides up to 30 graduates from its Water Quality Control Operations Program. These graduates are skilled operators and most possess their state certifications.
In 1977, the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) was designated by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) as the Illinois center for the continuing education of personnel involved in the operation, maintenance and management of drinking water and wastewater treatment systems.
ERTC courses are designed to assist entry level personnel who are preparing for a career in drinking water and wastewater treatment systems and persons already employed in such systems who desire education to upgrade job skills, obtain advanced certification levels and prepare for more responsible positions.
ERTC plays a role in the education of minority and female students who typically makeup 20 percent of the students in the Water Quality Control Operations Program. Numerous displaced workers have gone through the program and been able to re-enter the workforce as a productive individual. Several displaced workers who graduated from ERTC have returned to visit instructors to thank them for ?turning their life around.? ERTC also has a commitment to train the returning military veterans and assist them in re-entering the workforce.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River?s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of nearly 14,000.
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Boyd leads Maroons’ to 7A playoff game with Bradley-Bourbonnais2014-10-31 15:29:00 BND.com
For Belleville West quarterback Sherand Boyd, the salt in the wound of last season's first-round playoff loss was that he and his injured left knee were left on the sideline…Read Full Story ...
Loves Park woman critically injured by dump truck2014-10-31 15:20:00 BND.com
A 47-year-old Loves Park woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a dump truck while trying to cross the street.Read Full Story ...
2 pm news
3 sentenced for selling bad computer parts to Army2014-10-31 14:50:00 BND.com
A 71-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced for her role in a conspiracy to sell counterfeit and modified computer equipment to the U.S. Army.Read Full Story ...
Suit filed in officer-involved shooting death of Kajieme Powell2014-10-31 14:49:41 kmov.com
Wallenda ready for Chicago tightrope walks2014-10-31 14:40:00 BND.com
Nik Wallenda says he's ready for his Chicago skyscraper tightrope walks and he hopes he hears a lot of cheering from spectators.Read Full Story ...
2 charged in holdup at northeast Kansas bank2014-10-31 14:40:00 BND.com
Two Missouri men with long criminal histories are charged with robbing a northeast Kansas bank where authorities say one employee was dragged by the hair and others suffered minor head…Read Full Story ...
Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally2014-10-31 14:39:00 STLToday.com
U.S. stock indexes zoom back to record highs2014-10-31 14:39:00 STLToday.com
Staunton schools report 24 cases of whooping cough2014-10-31 14:30:00 BND.com
The Macoupin County Health Department says two dozen students in the Staunton School District have caught whooping cough since September.Read Full Story ...
Disaster declaration issued for northern Missouri2014-10-31 14:25:00 BND.com
A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 20 northern Missouri counties raked by violent weather in early September.Read Full Story ...
SIU SDM Student Caleb Kings Earns National Dental Scholarship2014-10-31 14:11:38 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Year 4 student Caleb King has received the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Dental Student Scholarship. Only eight other scholarships were awarded nationally in 2014.
The purpose of the $5,000 scholarship is to recognize dental students who have an established commitment to community service, demonstrated academic excellence in dentistry and shown financial need.
?This award is so meaningful to me, because it shows that people recognize and appreciate community service,? said King, an Urbana native. ?Additionally, dental school can be expensive and the financial support from the scholarship allows me to worry less on the cost and focus more on my education.?
King?s commitment to community service led to participation in several events including Big Brothers Big Sisters. ?During my third year of dental school, I was informed that there is a shortage of male mentors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in our area,? King said. ?There have been a number of men who have acted as mentors to me throughout life, and I decided this would be an opportunity for me to mentor someone else.?
He is also involved in SIU SDM’s Jamaica dental mission trip, the Christian Medical Dental Association chapter at SIUE, and currently performs with his family band for benefit concerts and charity events in the area.
King thanked Dr. Poonam Jain and the school administration for encouraging him to get involved in community service and apply for the DTA Dental Student Scholarship.
?Service is an important part of our curriculum at the SIU School of Dental Medicine,? said King. ?Dr. Jain has been instrumental in supporting me in various community events.?Read Full Story ...
Changes come to Prison Performing Arts2014-10-31 14:08:00 STLToday.com
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Prosecutors soon to get report on police shooting2014-10-31 14:04:00 BND.com
A new unit that investigates police shootings will soon send its report on an 18-year-old's death to prosecutors, according to the St. Louis police chief.Read Full Story ...
Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo2014-10-31 14:02:00 BND.com
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled…Read Full Story ...
Man pleads not guilty in death of Missouri couple2014-10-31 14:02:00 BND.com
A former high school superintendent pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a Springfield couple.Read Full Story ...
Final leg of Page extension to open this weekend2014-10-31 14:01:00 STLToday.com
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Mother, three children killed in Vandalia, Ill., train crash near Halloween parade route2014-10-31 14:00:00 STLToday.com
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Sign damage not new to campaigns2014-10-31 13:05:00 theintelligencer.com
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12 pm news
Ex-director admits embezzling more than $300,0002014-10-31 12:50:00 BND.com
The former director of a home for the disabled in northwest Missouri was sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison without parole for embezzling more than $300,000…Read Full Story ...
All Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby2014-10-31 12:50:00 BND.com
America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.Read Full Story ...
One critical, five transported following two vehicle accident2014-10-31 12:41:34 kmov.com
Sharpton: Movement needs to focus on justice for Mike Brown2014-10-31 12:37:00 STLToday.com
Sharpton: Ferguson movement needs to focus on justice for Michael Brown2014-10-31 12:37:00 STLToday.com
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Maine nurse2014-10-31 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Music a pathway to cultural understanding2014-10-31 12:15:00 theintelligencer.com
Chicagoan sentenced for robbing, beating 78-yr-old2014-10-31 12:10:00 BND.com
A judge has sentenced a Chicago man to nearly three decades behind bars for robbing and assaulting a 78-year-old who later died.Read Full Story ...
Jacoby to host event with Ron Abraham2014-10-31 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson2014-10-31 12:02:55 kmov.com
St. Louis election board demands candidate strike 'independent Democrat' label2014-10-31 12:00:00 STLToday.com
11 am news
Bernie: A look at the Cards' 5 free agents2014-10-31 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club board appoints interim president2014-10-31 11:37:00 STLToday.com
Summit addressing racial inequality in schools tomorrow2014-10-31 11:35:00 STLToday.com
Summit on racial inequality in St. Louis area schools set for Saturday2014-10-31 11:35:00 STLToday.com
$2M deal reached in man's death in hot NYC jail cell2014-10-31 11:31:00 STLToday.com
Your one-stop shopping guide to Halloween around St. Louis2014-10-31 11:30:00 STLToday.com
NC man, Illinois child killed in Forsyth wreck2014-10-31 11:20:00 BND.com
The Highway Patrol has released the names of a North Carolina man and a boy from Illinois who died in a multi-vehicle wreck in Forsyth County.Read Full Story ...
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Son to Usher: 'Dad, you're not a great singer'2014-10-31 10:42:00 STLToday.com
Judge temporarily restricts Maine nurse's movement2014-10-31 10:38:00 STLToday.com
Breakfast with Bernie: Too soon to speculate on Fisher's future2014-10-31 10:30:00 STLToday.com
St. Louisan will make pitch on 'Shark Tank'2014-10-31 10:00:00 STLToday.com
9 am news
A slide show over the Mississippi you won't want to miss2014-10-31 09:45:00 STLToday.com
Former Northwestern researcher settles fraud suit2014-10-31 09:40:00 BND.com
A former Northwestern University cancer research physician will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle claims of federal research grant fraud.Read Full Story ...
St. Louis County woman admits running brothel from Ferguson home2014-10-31 09:40:00 STLToday.com
School: Female band members were secretly filmed2014-10-31 09:30:00 BND.com
A southwest Missouri police chief is asking that charges be filed against three teenage boys who allegedly secretly filmed female high school band members while they were dressing.Read Full Story ...
Off-duty Chicago police officer beaten, robbed2014-10-31 09:01:00 BND.com
A Chicago police officer has been hospitalized with serious injuries after he was beaten and robbed while off duty.Read Full Story ...
8 am news
J.K. Rowling unveils a new Harry Potter tale2014-10-31 08:45:00 STLToday.com
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KCP&L seeks 15.8 percent rate increase2014-10-31 08:06:00 BND.com
Kansas City Power & Light Co. is seeking a 15.8 percent increase for about half of its Missouri customers.Read Full Story ...
Three siblings killed in Vandalia, Ill., train crash near Halloween parade route2014-10-31 08:00:00 STLToday.com
7 am news
Mount Vernon rehab center closes, 300 lose jobs2014-10-31 07:37:00 BND.com
Mount Vernon city officials are negotiating to acquire a 165-acre campus that housed a rehabilitation hospital since 1907.Read Full Story ...
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Ald. French introduces bill requiring city cops to wear body cameras2014-10-31 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Body cameras would be required for St. Louis police under proposal2014-10-31 07:30:00 STLToday.com
The dove or the egg Swedish Middle East politicsRiberHansson@cagleblog.com (Riber Hansson)
Champaign veteran gets 10 years for 2012 shooting2014-10-31 07:01:00 BND.com
A Champaign military veteran who experts say suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his wife has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.Read Full Story ...
University plans Urbana medical school finances2014-10-31 07:01:00 BND.com
University of Illinois officials say a proposed medical school in Urban would require a commitment of $135 million from donors and more than $100 million from the Carle health care…Read Full Story ...
Sheriff: US postal worker dies in Illinois crash2014-10-31 07:01:00 BND.com
Will County authorities say a U.S. Postal Service driver has been killed in a crash southwest of Chicago.Read Full Story ...
Man pleads guilty in Missouri box cutter attack2014-10-31 07:00:00 STLToday.com
6 am news
2 more plead guilty NW Missouri bank robbery2014-10-31 06:56:00 BND.com
Two more Iowa men pleaded guilty to robbing a small northwest Missouri bank after which the money was left in a tree.Read Full Story ...
Three siblings killed in Vandalia train crash near Halloween parade route2014-10-31 06:40:00 STLToday.com
Suspects missing after overnight police chase through Madison County2014-10-31 06:06:20 kmov.com
5 am news
Pekin man indicted for drunken driving in lot2014-10-31 05:41:00 BND.com
A Tazewell County grand jury has indicted a Pekin man accused of drunken driving through a parking lot while it was filled with adults and children.Read Full Story ...
Bear in fatal NJ attack was acting 'predatory'2014-10-31 05:38:00 STLToday.com
Pekin man gets 4 years in drugged child case2014-10-31 05:21:00 BND.com
A Pekin man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he dropped drug-laced candy on the floor that a 2-year-old boy then ate.Read Full Story ...
Springfield man sentenced for bankruptcy fraud2014-10-31 05:16:00 BND.com
A Springfield man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud.Read Full Story ...
Firefighter: St. Louis man dies in home fire2014-10-31 05:11:00 BND.com
St. Louis firefighters say a man has died after a fire broke out in a home without a working smoke detector.Read Full Story ...
Missouri parachutist rescued from television tower2014-10-31 05:06:00 BND.com
Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.Read Full Story ...
4 am news
Scholarship named for Truman State student2014-10-31 04:06:00 BND.com
A new scholarship at Truman State University will honor the life of a student who died Oct. 7 while studying abroad.Read Full Story ...
Nixon announces 2,000 summer jobs for youths2014-10-31 04:06:00 BND.com
A new program will match 2,000 St. Louis-area youths from low-income families with summer jobs next year.Read Full Story ...
Sharpton returns to St. Louis shooting protests2014-10-31 04:06:00 BND.com
The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to return to St. Louis Friday for a new round of protests and rallies connected to Michael Brown's police shooting death.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: EIU students mentor elementary students2014-10-31 04:06:00 BND.com
For Jazmin Smiley and Alberto Garcia, every interaction at Mark Twain Elementary is a learning opportunity.Read Full Story ...
3 am news
Algonquin police chief retiring after 30 years2014-10-31 03:36:00 BND.com
The northern Illinois village of Algonquin will soon have its first new police chief in nearly 30 years.Read Full Story ...
New book group focuses on military veterans2014-10-31 03:21:00 BND.com
Military veterans will have a new place to gather and talk about their service.Read Full Story ...
Cook County clerk: early voting participation high2014-10-31 03:06:00 BND.com
More than 115,000 voters in suburban Cook County have voted ahead of Tuesday's election, either in person or by mail.Read Full Story ...
Will County authorities urge vote-fraud reporting2014-10-31 03:06:00 BND.com
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow is encouraging people to report suspicious voting practices to his election fraud hotline during Tuesday's balloting.Read Full Story ...
Construction starts on national guard facility2014-10-31 03:06:00 BND.com
Construction has begun on a new, $53 million Illinois National Guard facility south of Chicago.Read Full Story ...
2 am news
San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade2014-10-31 02:56:00 BND.com
Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and…Read Full Story ...
A look at Ebola guidelines in some states2014-10-31 02:31:00 BND.com
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease…Read Full Story ...
Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same2014-10-31 02:18:00 BND.com
A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the…Read Full Story ...
12 am news
Report on police shooting of VonDerrit Myers to reach St. Louis prosecutors next week2014-10-31 00:20:00 STLToday.com
Investors flee Arch debt, driving down its bond prices2014-10-31 00:15:00 STLToday.com
McClellan: Waiting for "Ebola, the Movie"2014-10-31 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Brooklyn voters to consider closing their only high school2014-10-31 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Illinois schools continue to struggle with harder tests2014-10-31 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Can Rams count on Bradford, Long in 2015?2014-10-31 00:10:00 STLToday.com
Illinois schools report has host of new features2014-10-31 00:01:00 BND.com
The yearly report card on Illinois schools released Friday contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing more than 70 percent of recent graduates enrolled in college…Read Full Story ...
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