2015 April Issue

Simmons Hanly Conroy expands New York and California mesothelioma practices with addition of three senior attorneys

Growth boosts Northeast and West Coast presence for one of nation’s leading asbestos litigation firms     Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national complex litigation firm headquartered in Alton, Ill., and one of the country’s leading mesothelioma law firms, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its mesothelioma practices in the Northeast and California with the…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. BELLEVILLE Irish Properties, Inc. leased a 1,200-square-foot retail suite at 1900 Lebanon Ave. to Vape City Belleville LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. Fairview Partnership leased a…

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Snow, rain, heat or gloom of night, don’t overlook your email

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    Imagine the horror of going on a fantastic vacation only to return to so many emails that it takes another week to plod through them.    I did just that in March — and many of you do it every time you leave town.    The miracle of modern technology allows us to be…

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No Violence Alliance may be cure for our homicide plague

By ALAN ORTBALS    Last year, the city of St. Louis posted a near-record number of murders at 159, and the violence didn’t stop when the crystal ball dropped in Times Square.     There were six murders in one night in January, including a hotel manager behind the desk. A month ago a 6-year-old boy was…

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Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex, Effingham, Poettker Construction Co., Inc.

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Construction Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex, Effingham, Poettker Construction Co., Inc. By KERRY SMITH    Re-evaluating the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system planned for a new fitness center in Effingham, enabled Breese-based Poettker Construction Co. to save the client nearly $500,000 and move forward with the project.    After competitive…

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FedEx Ground Distribution Center, Sauget, Contegra Construction Co. LLC

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Construction FedEx Ground Distribution Center, Sauget, Contegra Construction Co. LLC By KERRY SMITH    Some 11,500 inbound and 10,000 outbound packages per hour are moving through FedEx Ground’s distribution center in Sauget, completed in January 2014 by Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Co. LLC.      The 190,000-square-foot, $23.5 million facility, located on 35…

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Professional/Retail Building, O’Fallon, Plocher Construction

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Construction Professional/Retail Building, O’Fallon, Plocher Construction By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE    A new five-story, approximately 60,000-square-foot professional office/light retail building is planned for O’Fallon. Plocher Construction will be providing the design/build services for the project, located just one block north of the intersection of Interstate 64 and Green Mount Road.    This…

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New Mount Vernon Township High School, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Construction New Mount Vernon Township High School, McCarthy  Building Companies, Inc. By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE    After four years of planning, construction of the new Mount Vernon Township High School is underway. The facility is located at the intersection of Wells Bypass and Ambassador Road, just a few miles from the…

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