2013 October Issue

Factoring company helping state’s underwater vendors

   While Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills is more than $6 billion, there is some relief for the state’s vendors. A private, for-profit startup company called Vendor Assistance Program LLC — created at the behest of state officials — is buying receivables through a state-sanctioned process.   The basic idea of paying cash today for a…

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Enclave West, Edwardsville, IMPACT Strategies Inc.

By KATE GENO    Enclave West is a brand-new apartment community specifically designed to provide off-campus housing for the students of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Located on 12 acres of land along New Poag Road in Edwardsville, the nine-building complex opened in August.    IMPACT Strategies broke ground on the $20 million project in October…

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Legacy Place Senior Living Community, Breese, Plocher Construction Co.

By KATE GENO    The third location of the Legacy Place Senior Living Community is under construction in Breese. Plocher Construction Co. is building the 54,000-square-foot facility that will also include a memory care wing.     Project manager Rachelle Lengermann says after constructing the Legacy Place communities in Highland and Waterloo, Plocher Construction is confident…

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Sensible Solutions to Climate Change

Dear Editor:    Thanks for running Ron Trimmer’s article on finding sensible solutions to climate change that protect farmers from more severe climate change, allows them to be part of the solution and consider how coal miners will support their families in the future.    With your readership of almost 75,000, it would be great…

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IBJ Business News

IBJ Business News Ameren offers assistance grants     COLLINSVILLE – Ameren Illinois is providing grants of up to $2,000 to non-profit organizations who are experiencing difficulty paying their utility bills.      The funds are administered through the Energy Assistance Foundation, and are available to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations that have an active Ameren Illinois electric account.…

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News from Around the Nation

  Firms take ‘wait and see’ approach on health law Reprinted by permission of The Associated Press By CRISSA SHOEMAKER DeBREE The Bucks County Courier Times    LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mandate that large employers provide health care coverage to their employees has been put off until 2015, but some businesses have already started…

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