Korte Company begins work on warehouse at America’s Central Port

  PHOTO: Artist’s rendering of new warehouse. From Illinois Business Journal news services The Korte Company will begin construction on a 100,000-square-foot design-build warehouse facility within America’s Central Port, located in Madison, just five miles north of downtown St. Louis. The tilt-up structure, located at the region’s only full-service, public intermodal port, will include warehouse…

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Gori Julian & Associates supporting Metro East Farm to Table event in August

From Illinois Business Journal News Services EDWARDSVILLE – The locally-based law firm of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. has signed on to be a Patron Sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Metro East Farm to Table event in 2016. This is the firm’s first year sponsoring the ACS event, which supports research, patient services, early…

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Sandberg Phoenix expands legal services in Kansas City

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — Locally based Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. has relocated its office from Overland Park, Kansas, to a larger space in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo. The new space at 4600 Madison Ave. increases both the number of offices and meeting rooms…

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Northwestern Mutual names managing director in Glen Carbon

  From Illinois Business Journal news services GLEN CARBON – Blake Schuette has been named managing director for Northwestern Mutual and its district office in Glen Carbon. His responsibilities will include recruiting and training financial representatives and selling financial service products. Schuette has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2002. He has served as both a…

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Costs of flood exceed $10 million in Madison County

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County officials today announced the cost to local governments related to the flooding in late December and early January is estimated to exceed $10 million. The initial disaster impact assessment was compiled by the Madison County Emergency Management Agency and was submitted to the Illinois…

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Metro East home sales ended year on a positive note

  From Illinois Business Journal news services BELLEVILLE — Metro East saw increases in home sales in St. Clair, Monroe, Clinton and Randolph counties in 2015, compared to one year earlier. St. Clair, Clinton and Monroe counties all recorded the highest number homes sold annually in more than five years. Compared to 2014, Realtors in…

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Illinois agency joins St. Louis-based insurance alliance

From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS — Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Lighthouse Insurance Agency as its newest alliance member. Founded in 1987 by owner Steve Lacine, Lighthouse Insurance Agency specializes in personal service and features a variety of…

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Anderson Hospital Auxiliary presents annual donation

  PHOTO: Anderson Hospital Auxiliary Board Members recently presented a check for $85,000 to Anderson Hospital President and CEO Keith Page. From Illinois Business Journal news services Anderson Hospital’s Auxiliary presented the hospital with its annual donation during this month’s Auxiliary’s Annual Meeting. The donation, which reflects funds raised in 2015, totaled $85,000. The annual…

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Dodge report shows construction boomed in metropolitan area in past year

  From Illinois Business Journal news services A report released today by Dodge Data & Analytics shows construction values skyrocketing during the past year in the metropolitan area around St. Louis. The report, which has both December and 2014/2015 year-end numbers, covers construction starts in the statistical counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson,…

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Elected leaders react to Rauner’s call for reforms

Elected leaders, organizations and think tanks all had something to say after a lengthy State of the State message from Gov. Bruce Rauner. Here are some excerpts: State Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon: He said he was struck by the lack of response from Democrat colleagues to the governor’s vision for a better Illinois. “The majority…

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