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2017 December Issue

Long-awaited business park moving again

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    EDWARDSVILLE – A mixed-use development along Illinois Route 143 and Interstate 55 is about to move to the front burner with significant progress anticipated in the coming year.    A planned, four-way signalized intersection will mark the entrance to Pin Oak Plaza, a 95-acre project planned just west of the interstate. The location…

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Lawyers help others through Bar Foundation

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Eight years ago, attorney Perry Browder with the Alton-based law firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy was approached by Belleville attorneys Ann Hatch and Russell Scott. They wanted Browder to join the board of directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation.     Browder told them, “I don’t even know what the Bar Foundation…

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Troy’s new water system to address growth

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    A mammoth ground storage tank and improvements to a water system spread across several miles will accommodate the growth of Troy for many years, officials say.    The planned project will cost $9 million to $9.5 million and was 11 years in the making, but city officials said the wait will be worth…

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POINT: How much should attitude and appearance weigh on the job?

An HR view: Potential employers do judge a book by its cover By BARBI HENRY    Here is the joke: Two people apply for the same position in a (insert your company product here) environment. They both start their interviewing process on the same day. One is an applicant who looks like he just walked off…

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Q&A with Tammy Duckworth, United States senator, D-Illinois

    IBJ: You’ve been at this for almost a year since the election — a year that has been historic in so many ways. What kind of grade would you give yourself during this first year?         Duckworth: Well, I think I would have to say an incomplete. I have not been able to…

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HeplerBroom partner Beth Bauer honed skills on some big cases

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Beth Bauer has spent most of her career at HeplerBroom, LLC. She spent her first year after law school as a law clerk for a judge at the Missouri Court of Appeals, then joined the firm in 2001. Today, she is a partner.    In her time at HeplerBroom, she has been involved…

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Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC finds success in real estate projects

By RITA DUCKWORTH    The Edwardsville law firm of Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC continues to utilize its expertise in real estate law for the benefit of its clients in their real estate development opportunities. While the firm represents businesses in a wide variety of areas such as business formation, employment issues, and commercial litigation,…

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Attorney follows father’s path at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

By RITA DUCKWORTH    After receiving his law degree in Florida, Garrett C. Reuter Jr. surrendered to what he calls the “Boomerang Effect.” He had moved away but came back home in 2006 to start his career.    Reuter received an accounting degree from University of Notre Dame before attending University of Miami School of Law. There…

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