Hoffman pledges to help workers laid off at Granite City steel mill

From Illinois Business Journal news sevices BELLEVILLE – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, said he and other legislators are working to lessen the devastation of the planned layoff for up to 2,080 impacted workers at the U.S. Steel Granite City Steel Works. Hoffman said Tuesday he is working to make sure the resources are available,…

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Ace Hardware launches free store pickup nationwide

From Illinois Business Journal news services OAK BROOK – Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, will roll out a free store pickup program beginning Wednesday at participating Ace stores across the country. The program will allow customers to check their neighborhood Ace store’s available inventory on www.acehardware.com and either go in-store…

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Argosy parent withdraws from Pennsylvania casino project

From Illinois Business Journal news services  WYOMISSING, Pa. – Penn National Gaming, Inc., the parent company of Alton-based Argosy Casino, said today it is withdrawing from a long-planned casino project in Pennsylvania. The company informed the partners of Endeka Entertainment LP of its intent to withdraw from the proposed Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort…

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Doctor returns to pediatrics team at Bethalto Health Center

From Illinois Business Journal news services EAST ALTON – Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation has announced that Christopher Suhre, M.D. has joined the pediatric department of Bethalto Health Center, 2 Terminal Drive, Suite 8 in East Alton. Suhre (left) has served as a pediatrician for the past 12 years and focuses on children with developmental issues,…

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Hoffman wants federal officials to reconsider FutureGen funding

From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE – A bill drafted by State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, calls on federal officials to renew efforts to encourage economic development by restoring funding for FutureGen, a clean coal project that could create more than 1,000 Illinois jobs. Hoffman is sponsoring House Resolution 189, which urges Congress to…

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Law firm opens new headquarters in Edwardsville, adds another office

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – The injury law firm Schoen Walton Telken & Foster, LLC. recently opened two new office locations. In addition to offices in East St. Louis and St. Louis (by appointment), the firm now serves its clients from new offices in Edwardsville and Belleville. Schoen Walton Telken & Foster,…

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Grafton flea market returns for season

From Illinois Business Journal news services GRAFTON – The Riverside Flea Market in Grafton has reopened for the season. The event boasts more than 75 vendors with a wide selection of antiques, crafts and flea market fare. The market is located at the Historic Boatworks, nestled alongside The Loading Dock, located at 400 Front St.…

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Lambert’s first job fair to help fill dozens of vacancies

From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is holding its first  job fair to help fill dozens of vacancies for a wide range of airport jobs for the City of St. Louis. The job fair is free to the public. It will be held Thursday, April 9, from 8:30…

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Leadership Council to salute Metro East educators

From Illinois Business Journal news services The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois will honor five higher educational institutions at its 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Awards Dinner. Set for Thursday, April 2, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, the celebration will pay tribute to the universities and colleges for their collective impact on…

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