Congressmen visit U.S. Steel, in wake of passage of trade bill

From Illinois Business Journal news services GRANITE CITY  – U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, watched Tuesday as molten iron poured into a vessel as part of the basic oxygen steelmaking process during a tour of Granite City Works of U.S. Steel on Tuesday. The congressmen later held a press conference on…

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Area RE/MAX Alliance office earns national recognition

From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE – RE/MAX Alliance in Collinsville has garnered national distinction as a recipient of the Catalyst Recognition award. Tammy Anderson-Owens and her husband Rick Owens own and operate RE/MAX Alliance. The honor goes to only 100 offices from the United States and Canada and is a recognition of care…

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Illinois modernizes funding of 911 call centers

From Illinois Business Journal news services SPRINGFIELD — An overhaul that modernizes how Illinois funds its 911 call centers was signed into law Monday, the result of a yearlong review of the systems in place in the state. State Sen. John Sullivan, D-Rushville, sponsored the proposal, Senate Bill 96. “There is a patchwork of more…

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More Americans stretching long holiday weekend into legitimate vacations

From Illinois Business Journal news services CHICAGO – This week, millions of American workers will take advantage of the three-day weekend resulting from the Friday observance of Independence Day, which falls on Saturday. Many will stretch that three-day weekend into a four- or five-day weekend by using one or two of their precious vacation days.…

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SIUE’s Furst-Bowe resigning as chancellor

From Illinois Business Journal news services Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has resigned effective Aug. 14. She has accepted the position of vice president of instruction at Chippewa Valley Technical College and will assume her new responsibilities on Aug. 17. “I greatly appreciated the opportunity to lead SIUE during the past three years,”…

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Third Annual All-Star Restaurant Week features 20 local restaurants

From Illinois Business Journal news services ALTON – Indulge your taste buds this summer during the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Third Annual All-Star Restaurant Week, which kicks off Friday, July 10, and runs through Sunday, July 19. A record-breaking 20 restaurants in Alton, Grafton, Jerseyville and Brighton will serve up their signature cuisine.…

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First installment of Madison County property taxes due

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is reminding taxpayers that the first installment of their tax bill is coming due. “With the holiday weekend approaching I want to remind everyone that the first of four installments will be due July 9,” Prenzler said. “I want to make sure…

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Lambert launches three new nonstop destinations

ST. LOUIS – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has a busy week as non-stop service to three new destinations debuts for travelers to Austin, Texas, Portland, Ore, and Jackson, Tenn. Service to Austin on Southwest Airlines begian Sunday, along with service to Jackson on Air Choice One. Alaska Airlines service to Portland, Ore., begins Wednesday, July…

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HeplerBroom names new associate attorney

From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – J. Thomas Mudd has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Edwardsville office as an associate attorney. Mudd focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, including toxic torts and product liability. Mudd earned his J.D. in 2012 from Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated with his B.A.…

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Ameren Illinois crews work through night to restore power in Metro East

From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE – Ameren Illinois field crews and support staff have restored service to more than 37,500 customers following an intense line of thunderstorms and winds that made their way across the Ameren Illinois service territory Thursday night and into early Friday morning. At the peak of the outage, about…

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