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Two named partners at Korein Tillery law firm

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS — Korein Tillery, a well-known plaintiff’s firm practicing in Madison County and the region, has named Robert E. Litan and Maximilian C. Gibbons as partners at the firm. Litan is a nationally renowned attorney and economist with nearly four decades of experience litigating cases, conducting economic…

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St. Louis Fed survey: lack of soft skills training in region

  From Illinois Business Journal news services ST. LOUIS ― A lack of soft skills training opportunities ranks as the biggest concern in the workforce development field in the St. Louis area, according to a new survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Nearly 60 percent of respondents to the 2015 Workforce Development…

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SIUE campus to get $3.5 million in improvements

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Southern Illinois University board of trustees has approved contracts totaling more than $3.5 million for four projects on the Edwardsville campus. The projects include: • Development of an Edwardsville Campus Dental Clinic for the SIU School of Dental Medicine• Replace damaged brick pavers in the Stratton Quadrangle•…

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SIU board approves tuition increase in Edwardsville for 2016-17

  From Illinois Business Journal news services The Southern Illinois University board of trustees today approved a tuition increase for the 2016-17 academic year that will result in a $690 increase over last year for newly entering, in-state undergraduates on the Edwardsville campus. The board met on the Edwardsville campus. With the increase, the annual…

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Fee increases for Edwardsville campus approved by SIU board

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE – The Southern Illinois University board of trustees today approved fee-related increases for the Edwardsville campus for the fall and spring terms of the 2016-17 academic year. The changes made during the board’s meeting on the Edwardsville campus included housing occupancy rates and the student fees for…

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Edwardsville receives $133,155 county grant toward new Spray & Play Park

  From Illinois Business Journal news services EDWARDSVILLE — The city of Edwardsville today announced that it received a Park Enhancement Grant from Madison County Community Development for $133,155 to help fund splash features to be installed at the new Spray & Play Park. The park, located at the corner of South Main Street and…

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CUB to make utility bill presentation in Troy, Alton and Granite City

  From Illinois Business Journal news services A Citizens Utility Board representative will be in Troy, Alton and Granite City in coming days to talk about programs designed to help consumers save energy and money. CUB will be handing out free compact-fluorescent light bulbs during the events. The first workshop will be held from 11…

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Bost pushes bipartisan effort on enforcement of trade remedy laws

  From Illinois Business Journal news services WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Mike Bost, R-Illinois, and Rick Nolan, D-Minn., authored a bipartisan letter this week urging Congressional leadership to prioritize the enforcement of United States trade remedy laws in upcoming appropriations legislation. Bost, R-Murphysboro, is working to ensure that a law he introduced and helped pass…

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MetroLink elevator closure at Lambert Terminal 2 Station could extend commute

From Illinois Business Journal news services Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will be closing the elevator at the Terminal 2 MetroLink Station for repairs from Monday, March 28, through Friday, April 1. MetroLink passengers who need to use the elevator will be directed to travel to the Terminal 1 Station instead, and then use elevator service…

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SWIC Belleville Campus to host discussion today on addiction

  From Illinois Business Journal news services College Activities at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus will host a community discussion on addiction Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Main Complex Theatre, 2500 Carlyle Ave. The event will feature a panel of experts including medical professionals, recovering addicts…

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