49 of them coming on the market

    A free-for-all is developing among Illinois communities vying to beat a year-end deadline for enterprise zone designations.
    Some 49 zones will be expiring within two years and every one will be up for grabs. Competition is likely to be fierce because the original zones were so successful.


p01 fishplantDavid Thompson, a full-time worker at American Heartland Fish Products LLC, works at the hopper end of the production line.    GRAFTON — Their swim has often been against the current the last three years, but a group of local partners this month hopes to finally flip the switch on a $4 million Asian carp processing plant.
    Success is in the wind  — almost literally.


    GRANITE CITY — The nation’s second-largest SBA microlender and one of its strongest advocates for first-time homebuyers is looking to expand its footprint in Metro East to assist more people in building their dreams.


Simmons Law Firm Merges with Hanly Conroy, Adds New York Office

    ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2014) – Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC and Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP, national leaders in mass tort and complex litigation, announced today the two law firms will merge effective July 1 of this year. The firm will be called Simmons Hanly Conroy and have offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis and Alton, Ill. The new firm will continue to represent victims of corporate wrongdoing.