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Lift station improvements are part of a plan to make room for more businesses
Economic development may be a long game, but Du Quoin leaders are hoping to pump some new urgency into the effort.
BY GEOFFREY RITTER
May 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Bost attends economic summit in Benton
Congressman Mike Bost joined about two dozen Franklin County leaders at Benton's Franklin Hospital yesterday to get updates on local economic development and answer questions about federal funding.
By Holly Kee
Apr 12, 2017 5:00 AM
Man-Tra-Con funding customer service training
Man-Tra-Con Corporation has funding available to register those who qualify for an Accelerated Call Center/Customer Service Training program.
Oct 16, 2014 12:19 PM
Classic strip mining battle looms
In 1971 country/folk singer John Prine, created a public-relations nightmare for Peabody Energy.
Jan 8, 2014 8:49 AM
Man-Tra-Con workers tidying up Eldorado
The work is hard and sweaty, but these guys are up to it. Man-Tra-Con workers are clearing brush next to the bike path north of Eldorado.
By Tom Kane | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 25, 2013 3:33 PM
Perry County coal miners to St. Louis to protest Peabody
Ten people were arrested last week at a protest outside of Peabody Energy headquarters in St. Louis, the second time in two weeks that the United Mine Workers of America organized a huge protest to draw attention to the possible loss of pension and health care benefits for about 20,000 retired miners and dependents.Over 100 miners and family members from the Perry County area attended.About 1,000 people from several states participated in the latest protest over bankrupt Patriot Coal, the company Peabody spun off in November 2007. Many at the protest believe Patriot was set up to fail so that benefits of workers could be stripped away."We will not be silent," UMWA Secretary Treasurer Dan Kane said. "We are going to tell the public exactly what they're doing. We want the entire country to know."After an hour-long rally, Kane and nine other protesters sat in the street in front of Peabody as about 100 police officers stood by. The protest was peaceful, and so were the arrests. Officers placed nylon restraints on the wrists of those in the street, who were led to a van while the other protesters watched, at times singing and chanting.
Feb 18, 2013 1:18 PM
10 UMWA members arrested during St. Louis protest
The president of the United Mine Workers of America and nine other union members were arrested Tuesday while protesting outside the St. Louis headquarters of Peabody Energy, one of the companies the union accuses of orchestrating business deals that bankrupted Patriot Coal.
By VICKI SMITH,Associated Press
Jan 29, 2013 3:44 PM
Businesses to benefit from Wednesday workshop
The City of Harrisburg is reaching out to interested area businesses with an employer informational workshop Wednesday.
Dec 3, 2012 4:13 PM
Union to negotiate for displaced Willow Lake miner benefits
About 100 to 150 Willow Lake Mine workers attended a meeting of their United Mine Workers local union at the SIC Foundation Center Thursday to hear from union and civic leaders on the next steps since Peabody Energy announced the mine's closure Tuesday.
By Brian DeNeal | email@example.com
Nov 30, 2012 10:46 AM
Job-finding workshops offered to Willow Lake miners
Laid off Willow Lake Mine workers are invited to a series of job-finding workshops at Southeastern Illinois College organized by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.
Nov 30, 2012 10:56 AM
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