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2016 July 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. BELLEVILE Rowden Enterprises, LLC leased a 3,400-square-foot retail space at 813 South Belt West to Jeff and Kimberly DeBoe. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. Ronald and…

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Government Affairs Report/Illinois State Chamber of Commerce

Chamber testifies against financial tax         The Senate Revenue and House Revenue and Finance Committees held a joint subject matter hearing on June 7 in Chicago over a proposed financial transaction tax on stocks, futures and other monetary transactions in Illinois.     HB 106 (Flowers) would implement a tax on engaging in financial transactions…

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Exempt from OT? Maybe not… get to know the new rules

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is taken from Diel & Forguson’s monthly newsletter.         Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which originally introduced the concepts of a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, and “time-and-a-half” overtime pay, the Department of Labor is changing the rules for overtime exemptions.     The new standards are outlined in…

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Fraudsters lining up to take advantage of your summer vacation

EDITOR’S NOTE: These tips are courtesy Adam K. Levin, a nationally recognized author and consumer advocate.        Summer is the perfect time to take that family or romantic vacation, but you need to watch out for fraudsters who want to kick sand in your face with these scams.     Look out for the red flags…

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Three-story building planned in O’Fallon business park

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Darrell Shelton, developer of Central Park Plaza and much of Regency Park in O’Fallon, has a new project in the works on 13 acres in Regency Park.     The land is the future site of a three-story, Class A office building that will front on Interstate 64 and Regency Park in…

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Feds act to bolster Obamacare exchanges as UHC drops Illinois

By ALAN J. ORTBALS     United Healthcare will be leaving the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace in Illinois at the end of the year, leaving seven providers participating in the Get Covered Illinois insurance exchange. The company’s Harken Health subsidiary will continue to sell health plans on the Illinois marketplace for 2017.    The announcement on…

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How to block Internet advertising, a step-by-step guide

The Internet is stuffed full of advertisements. From pop-ups to banners to redirects, there are ads everywhere you turn. Thankfully, most browsers let you install ad-blocker extensions. These will hide ads on web pages, giving you just the content. There are several different options available, depending on the web browser you use.    Steps        1.…

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