Local Business Headlines
- St. Louis Freightway, Port of New Orleans sign pact aimed at fostering economic growth
- J.C. Penney says it will close up to 140 stores
- Alton resident presented Living Legends Award
- Economic development course series starts March 1
- World’s Largest Garage Sale makes return April 23
- CNB Bank & Trust announces new financial advisor
- SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with LCCC
- Divine Immanence LLC, Maryville beauty supply business, opens
Regional port authority progressing on proposal to expand its territory
The Tri-City Regional Port Authority is seeking to expand its territory and change its name in the process.
Senate Bill 499, sponsored by Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, would create America’s Central Port District. It passed out of the state Senate April 7 and by month’s end was pending before the House Rules Committee with Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, as the chief sponsor.
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A few good jobs: Quality workers, employers are looking for each other
Dury Estes stood out among others walking the aisles at a recent college job fair. Outfitted in a nice suit coat, tie and slacks, he looked dressed for success — and was hoping to find it.
Ever since he was “let go” at a medical records facility he’s had a rough four and a half months, searching for the next job.
“I’ve got a folder full of rejections,” said the Wood River man. “I’ve probably applied to about 40 places.”
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Simmons case leads to settlement offer for residents near Bridgeton Landfill
Settlement requires landfill owners to pay residents most impacted by putrid odor nearly $7 million
ST. LOUIS – A federal magistrate judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement that will require the owners of the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill to pay residents living near the site nearly $7 million. The class action lawsuit that prompted the settlement alleged lost property value and public nuisance caused by the overwhelming and noxious odors released from an underground fire in the depths of the landfill. Notification will go out immediately to residents of three neighborhoods closest to the landfill who will have a choice to accept or reject their portion of the settlement.