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Human-Powered Vehicles Can Drive Meaningful Change

   Each year, at locations around the globe, teams of mechanical engineering students gather to demonstrate and race vehicles they have designed. The vehicles negotiate tight turns, slaloms, rough pavement and grocery stops. Peak speeds are often around 45 mph. The men and women designing and competing bring new ideas and innovations each year. And…

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Q&A with Les Sterman

Chief Supervisor Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council IBJ: How has the levee restoration project been progressing? Sterman: We’ve been making progress – not as fast as I would like or had hoped – but we are making progress. We’re gradually getting the design through the Corps of Engineers review process. The nature of the…

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Q&A with Jay Rowell, Director, Illinois Dept. of Employment Security

IBJ: Since you became the ninth director of the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security in June 2011, you’ve been working hard to position IDES as an employment agency rather than an unemployment services office. How is that going? Rowell: We’re really remaking ourselves. It’s a challenge, but we’re making solid progress and we’re uniquely positioned…

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Husch Blackwell levee and flood control specialists help guide Council through process

   Shortly after officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency made their pronouncement in August 2007 that the levees protecting the American Bottom would lose their accreditation, the East West Gateway Council of Governments reached out to the law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP.   That’s because Husch Blackwell attorneys have specialized in levee and flood…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactionsrecently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. Edwardsville Marilyn J. Traw Trust sold a 2,960-sq. ft. office building at Three 157 Center to  Brauer Properties LLC. CB Commercial Brown Realtors represented both parties. Landlord Tenant Services leased 520 sq. ft. of office…

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FGM Architects, West Washington County School District K-12 School, Okawville

   FGM Architects, with offices in O’Fallon, Ill., recently completed work on a new K-12 school for West Washington County Community Unit School District 10 in Okawville, Ill. With construction now complete, all students and faculty will start the fall semester in the new facility.   The district, faced with the challenges of aging facilities and…

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Louer Facility Planning, Global Brass & Copper, East Alton

   Louer Facility Planning just completed work on three renovated offices for Global Brass & Copper – dba Olin Brass – in East Alton. Olin Brass, which traces its roots in East Alton back to 1892, embarked on the office renovation in order to reorganize office space to make it more modern and efficient.   Louer…

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