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Business briefing: Love’s Travel Stop opens in New Baden

BND business reporter Wil Buss
BND business reporter Wil Buss

The Love’s Travel Stop opened Thursday morning in New Baden. The new 11,000-square-foot convenience store and gas station off Interstate 64 at the intersection of Illinois 161 has created about 40 new jobs in Clinton County.

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-Will Buss, BND business writer

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