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2015 October Issue

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 Carriage House Association sold a 30-unit, 30,000-square-foot apartment building at 115 E. B St. to Kirby Holdings Group, LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. COLUMBIA…

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Don’t add more for overburdened teachers

To the editor:     I totally agree that there are problems with the Common Core, the main one being that teachers are being held so accountable from the get-go for a learning style with which the children, unless they started it in kindergarten, have no experience.  A teacher of the Common Core related to me…

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When it comes to the NFL, we have our sights set on the wrong goal

By ALAN J. ORTBALS     If the NFL owners had a walk-up song, it would be, “I’ve Got the World on a String.” They truly control their universe and everyone else just pays homage.    Because of salary caps, gargantuan TV contracts and revenue sharing, even the biggest fool can be a successful business tycoon in…

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Profits above everything: Big Business has lost moral way

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH     Corporate America has lost its moral compass.    I’m not sure when it happened exactly. I really noticed it in 2008 when America’s biggest banks began to answer for their years-long, greedy quest for profits. They were loaning money to people they knew to be credit risks, and at the same time…

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Holland Construction Services, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Contractors   Holland Construction Services, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon By KATE GENO     St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in agreement with the Hospital Sisters Health System and the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, is building a new replacement hospital and ambulatory care center in O’Fallon.    Construction is now underway…

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Plocher Construction, Altitude Trampoline Park, Glen Carbon

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Contractors   Plocher Construction, Altitude Trampoline Park, Glen Carbon By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE     Construction began in mid-September on a new 27,000-square-foot, one-story recreational indoor trampoline facility in Glen Carbon.     The new development is located east of Illinois 157 at the corner of Fountains Drive and Illinois Route 157.…

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Poettker Construction, State Farm Center, Champaign

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Contractors   Poettker Construction, State Farm Center, Champaign By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE     Construction continues on a six-phase 74,000-square-foot renovation and addition to the State Farm Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The $169.5 million project that began in December 2013 is anticipated to be complete by the end…

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