St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville will be getting a new leader. Current president and chief executive officer Maryann Reese announced Monday she is resigning to take a new position at a Catholic health system in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Reese’s last day will be July 30.
In a couple weeks, cleanup crews will begin excavating hazardous coal ash left behind by the Belleville Gas Light & Coke Company. Ameren Illinois is responsible for the cleanup that is expected to last until 2018. After it’s done, the city will have to decide what to do with the ground.