TCS Group rebrands as Schwartz Capital Group

Monday, Aug 8, 2016 @ 11:21pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

The rebranding reflects SCG's focus on its asset management, private capital and strand equity partners businesses. Chicago-based TCS Group LLC, a family investment firm, has changed its name to Schwartz Capital Group. read more »


Union Partners acquires Michigan-based Berg Steel

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 @ 2:46pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

Union Partners acquires Michigan-based Berg Steel Union Partners I LLC (UP), based in Oak Brook, has acquired Berg Steel Corporation. read more »


Attorney: PTSD workers' comp case may open claim floodgates

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 @ 4:20pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

In a stunning workers’ compensation opinion that could set an expensive precedent, the Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that a senior fire official who claimed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the line-of-duty death of a fellow firefighter should receive benefits. read more »


National legal reform group highlights Chicago Starbucks lawsuit

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 @ 11:15am
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) “Faces of Lawsuit” abuse campaign has chosen to highlight a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago against national coffee chain Starbucks. read more »


Report says SNAP unequally benefits Illinois families of illegal immigrants

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 @ 9:45pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

Families including an employed ineligible alien may secure food stamps when an all-citizen family of the same size and with the same income would be denied the benefits. In the overwhelming majority of states, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to families with an illegal immigrant wage earner in it while denying benefits to an identical family of American citizens having the same income, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). read more »


Red Caffeine Marketing shines in the spotlight

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 @ 9:35pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

Red Caffeine was recognized as among the 30 best in the “Small Companies” category for employee engagement and company culture. Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology has received a lot of attention lately. read more »


Porte Brown ranks as nation's 151st largest accounting firm

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 @ 9:01pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

Porte Brown came in at 151 on the list  with a net revenue of more than $20 million, up from 167th place last year. Porte Brown LLC, a Chicago-area accounting firm, has been listed among the top 200 largest accounting firms in the U.S. in a report by The Platt Group/Inside Public Accounting. read more »


Three attorneys join Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 @ 8:51pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

Scott Peebles, Brittany Boswell and Jared Hausmann are the company's new hires. Three attorneys have joined Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national litigation firm, expanding the company's asbestos and complex litigation practices. read more »


Naperville chamber's Speakers Bureau celebrates 10 years

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 @ 4:35pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

A different presenter is featured at each Naperville Area Chamber’s Business Power Hour, hosted on the second Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10 years of continuous, positive growth within the Speakers Bureau, a strong resource for business owners and managers within the community. read more »


Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams selects two new directors

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 @ 4:30pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

Adam Levine has worked with ORBA since 2005 and manages audits, while James Pellino has worked for ORBA since 2008. Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd., one of Chicago's largest public accounting firms, has elected Adam Levine and James Pellino as directors. read more »


Ameren Illinois customers earn credits for reducing use in peak times

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 @ 4:48pm
By Illinois Business Daily Reports

On hot days, energy use spikes as customers cool their homes and use appliances. More than 7,000 Ameren Illinois customers lowered energy use last week and earned a collective $45,456 in energy-bill credits for doing so. read more »