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  • U.S. Steel to restart second furnace in Granite City, hire 300 employees

    06/07/2018 1:28:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    STLToday ^ | 6-6-2018 | Staff
    U.S. Steel Corp. says it will restart the second of two shuttered blast furnaces at its Granite City mill and hire 300 employees. The decision by the Pittsburgh-based company follows a March announcement that it would restart the other blast furnace at the Granite City Works in the Metro East and recall 500 workers. U.S. Steel laid off hundreds of workers when it idled the furnaces in late 2015, with employment at the nearly 2,000 worker plant dipping as low as 100 in the ensuing two years. The company says the restart of the first furnace is in progress and...
  • U.S. Steel to Restart Illinois Plant Operations Amid Trumpís Tariff Plans

    03/07/2018 10:53:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Updated March 7, 2018 11:35 a.m. ET | By Allison Prang and Bob Tita
    The company plans to call back about 500 employees United States Steel Corp. X +4.25% said it would restart a blast furnace in Illinois to handle the higher demand it expects from President Donald Trumpís proposed tariffs on foreign steel. The steelmaker said it also plans to call 500 employees back to work at the Granite City mill. U.S. Steel idled its blast furnaces there two years ago as a flood of cheap imports pushed down domestic steel prices. Steel producers have been hurt in recent years by increasing competition from foreign competitors, particularly China, that have ramped up production...
  • Illinois man charged with threatening to assassinate Trump

    06/23/2017 12:22:28 PM PDT · by johnk · 34 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Jun 22, 2017, 3:34 PM ET | EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.
    <p>Joseph Lynn Pickett of Edwardsville was charged June 15 with threatening the president of the United States, the Belleville News-Democrat ( http://bit.ly/2ssw5WM ) reported.</p> <p>U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Vincent Pescitelli said in a criminal complaint that Pickett "did knowingly and willfully make a threat to take the life of, to kidnap, and to inflict bodily harm" against Trump on Facebook.</p>
  • Two-state chase ends in fatal accident

    12/02/2003 2:42:13 PM PST · by Missouri · 13 replies · 165+ views
    Two-state chase ends in fatal accident By Jeremy Kohler Post-Dispatch 12/02/2003 A driver was killed this morning after police in Florissant chased a stolen van into Granite City, where it crashed into another car. The chase started about 5:00 a.m. at Lindbergh Boulevard and Trotter Way. A Florissant Police Officer tried to stop a suspicious GMC van and pursued it into Illinois. It crashed into a Chevrolet Camaro, killing the driver, John Smith, 32, of Granite City at Nameoki Road and Pontoon Road near Route 203. He had a green light and was going west through the intersection when he...