Beiser, Haine to host free concealed carry seminar

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GODFREY – On Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, and state Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, will be partnering with the Illinois Rifle Association to host a Concealed Carry Seminar at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen’s Club, located at 3109 Godfrey Road in Godfrey. “I…

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Fraud prevention seminar set for seniors

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GRANITE CITY – State Reps. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, and Dan Beiser, D-Alton, are partnering with the Illinois attorney general’s office to help senior citizens protect themselves from scams and deceptive business practices at a seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 1. “There are simple steps that everyone can take to…

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Leadership Council’s Krohne: Art of compromise needed now in Illinois

  By ELLEN KROHNE Illinois is proud of our connection to Abraham Lincoln. His leadership brought our country through its darkest days of the Civil War and preserved the nation. I wonder what Lincoln would think of the current state of Illinois and what guidance his leadership would provide? As our beloved state of Illinois…

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Spray & Play groundbreaking now set for Tuesday, Dec. 1

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDVILLLE – A groundbreaking ceremony delayed by rain has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1. The event in honor of the planned Spray & Play Park will take place at 3:45 p.m. near the corner of South Main Street and Linden Street, a block from downtown Edwardsville…

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Green Gift Bazaar planned Saturday in Alton

ALTON – People can celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 by gathering with friends and family in Downtown Alton at the Green Gift Bazaar. Alton Main Street is teaming up with the Sierra Club and the YWCA to continue the tradition of “going green.” The 13th annual Green Gift Bazaar, featuring dozens of eco-artisans…

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Free session in Glen Carbon offered on launching a new business

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GLEN CARBON — “Essential Tips for Launching a Business,” another in the 2015 Small Business Success Series sponsored by the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Glen Carbon Centennial Library, 198 S. Main St. The series is presented…

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King Bridge should reopen in December, IDOT says

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Illinois Department of Transportation says the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge over the Mississippi River in East St Louis should reopen the week of Dec. 21, weather permitting. After the bridge is reopened to traffic there may be periodic temporary closures of the bridge over the next…

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Collinsville Township to consider property tax increase Tuesday night

  From Illinois Business Journal news services COLLINSVILLE – The Collinsville Township Board of Trustees will consider an increase of its property tax levy as high as 4 percent Tuesday night, and one trustee says he’ll be voting against it. “Collinsville Township is very sound financially,” said Trustee Chris Guy. “Just because the board has…

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U.S. Steel to temporarily idle Granite City Works

  From Illinois Business Journal news services United States Steel Corp. announced today it is temporarily idling its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations. The idling has been anticipated for several weeks in the wake of market conditions. In early October the company said it was exploring the options and that idling was among…

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