Dixon was an asset to Southwestern Illinois

    Alan Dixon was a great asset to Southwestern Illinois throughout his years in local and state office that included two distinguished terms in the United States Senate. Many are also familiar with his subsequent service to the nation as chairman of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1994-95, where he won great praise…

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Fairness for Fairmount Park racetrack

    Fairmount racetrack has been in business since 1925. At one time, the racetrack was one of the largest job creators in the Metro East and sent more tax dollars to Collinsville than most, if not all, businesses in Madison County.     Today, the racetrack is a shell of what it was, what it could…

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To the editor

    I read your article supporting a progressive income tax for Illinois (Alan Ortbals’ February column). With respect, I would like to simply make a response.     As a young high school student in my current events class, we were told about our progressive federal tax code. I remember raising my hand and asking why…

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Climate Crisis and Solutions

Dear Editor:    Thank you for printing Ron Trimmer’s op-ed about the climate crisis and climate solutions.   Mr. Trimmer is correct. We can’t have both coal and food. Mother Nature won’t let us. The time to switch to renewable energy is now. A revenue neutral carbon tax will serve as the best first step in…

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Covenant Aerospace

Dear Editor:    I recently read in the Post Dispatch where some St. Clair County officials are having problems with the start-up of Covenant Aerospace at the empty MidAmerica Airport.   May I suggest the Bethalto-St. Louis Regional Airport. With an East Alton address and located in Bethalto, Madison County, and only a ‘stone’s throw’ off…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. CAHOKIA The Cahokia Park United Methodist Church sold a 17,424-square-foot  worship center at 1400 Camp Jackson Road to Victory Church STL., LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties.…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. COLLINSVILLE Bucks, Inc. sold 0.9 acres of land at 1097 Beltline Road to Forrest Lerch. BARBERMurphy Group represented the buyer. COLUMBIA Linda Murray leased 1,248 square feet…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. BELLEVILLE Gary Raymond leased a 3,768-square-foot restaurant located at 6401 W. Main St. from Anthony Gitcho. Kunkel Commercial Group Inc. represented the tenant and landlord. Atlas Holdings,…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. ALTON Vilpat Properties leased a 1,392-square-foot retail suite at 1112 Milton Road to Curtis Vaughn. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. Innovare Health Advocates leased 2,300 square feet…

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