• Strubhart Elaborates on $200,000 Bike Trails Grant to Godfrey

    From RiverBender:  Village of Godfrey Parks and Recreation Director Todd Strubhart today elaborated more on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement that Godfrey will receive $200,000 of $2.6 million in IDNR Bike Path Grants. “We feel the benefits of...

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  • Six questions with Illinois’ new economic development chief

    From The Southern: CARBONDALE — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s economic development chief met with Southern Illinois officials on Monday (July 22) to gather input on how the state can help them grow. Erin Guthrie was named acting director...

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  • Illinois Gov. Rauner Announces Significant Investments in Regional Freight

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced this week the allocation of new funding that will make critical improvements to the bi-state region’s freight network. “Illinois is at the heart of freight activity for the entire country,” Rauner said....

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  • IL Study Slamming Prevailing Wage Countered by Earlier University Study

    From the Belleville News-Democrat: If Illinois didn’t have a prevailing wage, there could have been an additional 14,000 construction jobs during the last 10 years in the state, according to a recent study released by the right-leaning Illinois...

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  • Want St. Louis to Grow? Then Look East to Illinois.

    From Belleville News-Democrat:  St. Louis city voters decided they were not interested in putting $60 million into a soccer stadium, which despite the hopeful start of a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money, is essentially the death...

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  • Vote “Yes” on Safe Roads Amendment

    by Donna Richter Chief Executive Officer, Southern Illinois Builders Association When Illinois voters head to the polls this November, the first question on the ballot will ask them whether transportation taxes and fees should be spent solely...

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  • Illinois Highways Tie for 1st Place in U.S. Study

    From Illinois News Network:  Never mind the potholes. A new report said Illinois actually has one of the best highway systems in the country. The Reason Foundation report gives Illinois high marks for the condition of its...

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  • IMPACT Strategies to Build Warehouse, Office Building for Weir Parts Distribution in Red Bud

    Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies today announced it has been awarded a contract to build a new 114,000 square-foot warehouse and office building for Weir Parts Distribution in Red Bud, Ill. The project, scheduled to begin in early...

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  • Ramp Work on MLK Bridge to Stop if Illinois Can’t Reach Budget by Friday

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  If there’s no budget agreement in Illinois by Friday, local road projects that will be shut down include construction of a new ramp off the Martin Luther King bridge and replacing the Illinois...

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  • The Truth About Job Growth in Illinois

    From Crain’s Chicago Business:  Three things happened over the past several days here that may seem unrelated but, in fact, are very much intertwined. First, Donald Trump swept through rural Illinois like Gen. William Sherman through Confederate...

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