MidAmerica Plastic Surgery last week completed its move into a new building at 4955 Illinois 159.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Diederich operates the facility, which formerly was located at Anderson Hospital in Maryville and also includes a medical spa for cosmetic patients.
“With our new facility, we have doubled our patient capacity,” Diederich said in a statement.
The Aeropostale store inside St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights is not on an initial list of locations the teen clothing chain will close as it wrangles with bankruptcy.
Aeropostale filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday.
A host of Illinois locations will close, the nearest being in Springfield and Carbondale. Three Missouri locations will close — Columbia, Kansas City and Branson — but locations at the South County Mall and West County Mall in St. Louis County did not appear on the list.
Two things happened in the last couple of days that sent oil prices surging upward.
First, crude oil production in the United States reached its lowest level since September 2014, according to a release Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Output in the United States has decreased each of the last 11 weeks.
Secondly, and more alarmingly, production in the Canadian province of Alberta has been disrupted because a wildfire is raging out of control there. The fire has effectively cut off the town of Ft. McMurray, which is near a massive oil sands production facility. Emergency authorities made everyone —80,000 people— leave the area overnight. Around 1,600 structures so far had been destroyed by the fire as of Thursday morning.
In a bid to discourage poachers from killing elephants and rhinos for their ivory tusks and horns, the Kenya Wildlife Service set fire to a cache of tusks that once belonged to 7,000 elephants.
The piles of ivory were valued at $105 million.
Opponents of the burn say destroying such a large stock of ivory, which is popular namely in China but illegal to trade, will make it even more scarce, encouraging poachers to redouble their efforts to get their hands on tusks and horns instead of abandoning them.