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Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) Offers Scholarships
O'FALLON, IL (SWI-News.com), October 22, 2017 - Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) has scholarship opportunities available for individuals who have a career goal in the Construction Management Related Engineering/Architectural fields. The deadline to submit an application is November 10, 2017.
Individuals who have a career goal in the Construction Management / Construction Related Engineering / Architectural fields and are planning to enroll as a full-time student and maintain full-time student status (12 hour minimum). Applicants were required to show evidence that they were related to an individual employed full-time by an SIBA Member firm for a minimum of 2 years.
Southern Illinois Builders Association Office, 1468 Green Mount Road, O’Fallon, Illinois. For more information, contact Donna Richter or Kristin McCaw at SIBA to receive requirements and guidelines to apply for this scholarship (618) 624-9055.
MISCOUTAH, IL (SWI-News.com), October 15, 2017 - MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is now participating in the TSA Pre√® program, which allows travelers in the program to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 complaint liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select checkpoint screening lanes. The TSA Pre√® lane will be available during select times based on projected airline passenger volume.
In a release, John Hursey, TSA's Federal Security Director for Downstate Illinois said, "TSA Pre√® provides enhanced security while also improving the passenger screening experience. We are pleased to offer this program to passengers at MidAmerica Airport."
"Passengers flying in and out of MidAmerica Airport have always appreciated convenient parking right outside the terminal and short lines inside," noted St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern. "Now this new TSA Pre√® service lets flyers speed through select security screening lanes, further enhacing the hassle-free experience here at MidAmerica."
To be eligible for this expedited screening program, individuals need to apply. The TSA Pre√® application program requires a background check, fingerprints, and an application fee of $85 for a five-year membership. Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) and will have the opportunity to utilize TSA Pre√® lanes at security checkpoints at approximately 200 participating airports and on 37 airlines including Allegiant.
The quick application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in the TSA Pre√® expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select airport screening lanes.
Travelers are able to go through a five-minute pre-enrollment process online and complete their seven-minute background interview at an application center.
An application center for the TSA Pre√® program is conveniently located at 621 S Belt W, Belleville, IL.
New, Improved 'Getting Around Illinois' Website
SPRINGFIELD, IL (SWI-News.com) - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has introduced a redesigned GettingAroundIllinois.com that provides continually updated information in a mobile-friendly format that's more convenient for the motoring public in Illinois.
"We are very excited to provide this new-and-improved resource for travelers," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. "GettingAroundIllinois.com is a great place to get important information - from winter road conditions to construction site locations to road or bridge closures - for any trip, any time of the year. The new mobile-friendly format will get travelers the information they need quickly and conveniently."
In keeping with the demands of today's users, the new website includes the ability to identify and zoom in to your location, travel route or destination, whereas the former site offered a static map that provided a broad view of a user's overall location. Additionally, the new website is operated by a cloud-based system, creating a better opportunity to provide real-time information and reducing potential system downtime.
As construction season gets underway, work zone information throughout the state is accessible by selecting the map's "road construction zone" layer to see where a work zone is located, how long it will be in place and what type of work is being done.
One of the more popular features of GettingAroundIllinois.com is the winter road conditions map, which averages more than 2 million visitors during snow-and-ice season and is regularly used by news media and shared widely on social media. The new map features an enhanced color scheme that better aligns with current map technology used by surrounding states, creating a more seamless travel experience for truckers and tourists, and is easier for color-blind individuals to discern.
Drury Inn & Suites Completes Renovation of Hotel in O'Fallon, Illinois
O'FALLON, IL (SWI-News.com) - The Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis O'Fallon, Illinois, has completed a full renovation to the property's 180 guest rooms and suites, public areas and more than 2,800 square feet of meeting and event space.
Renovations to the hotel's guest rooms include new mattresses and headboards, carpet, paint, window treatments, lighting and artwork. All of the guest bathrooms also received new showerheads, hair dryers and soft goods. The public and meeting areas of the hotel received upgraded lighting, new furniture complete with USB plug and play charging ports and artwork inspired and reflective of the St. Louis landscape.
"This is a great, fresh look for our property," said Ashley Timmons, general manager, Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis O'Fallon, Illinois. "Our upgrades were influenced by guest feedback and were made with their satisfaction in mind. We're excited for our guests to experience our new look and feel."
The hotel is 20 minutes east of downtown St. Louis off I-64. Conveniently located near Scott Air Force Base, the hotel is also near a wide variety of local attractions. Because of its central location and numerous amenities, Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis O'Fallon, Illinois, is an ideal location for business and leisure travelers. Call 1-800-325-0481 for more information or reservations.
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