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Lawmakers hold job-growth forum with employers, workers in Belleville

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Dist. 12) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), chairman of the Small Business Committee met with Southern Illinois business owners, manufacturers and employees this week in Belleville to discuss job growth in District 12.

Bank of America marathon is big business for Chicago

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to provide year-over-year growth for Chicago’s economy, with the 2014 race delivering an estimated $254 million in total business.

Midwest Real Estate Data projects director to head Real Estate Standards Organization group

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the distributor providing the Chicago area multiple listing service (MLS), announced that its Special Projects/R &D Director Chris Lambrou has been named the first chair of the newly formed Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Internet Tracking Work Group.

Chicago Skyway toll workers ratify new contract

Chicago Skyway toll collectors ratified a new three-year contract on Wednesday that includes wage increases and critical new job protections.

Illinois companies handling sale of heavy haul rigs

Hilco International and Gordon Brothers Group helping Butch's Trucking unload more than 100 vehicles will remain in Illinois despite relocation has signed a long-term lease to occupy a 361,000-square-foot building at 850 Veterans Parkway in Bolingbrook, Illinois, according to company officials.

Illinois beer distributors recognize economic benefit of alcohol

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and Illinois' independent beer distributors recognized employees within the beer distribution industry this week whose work has had a positive impact on the economy.

Cybersecurity firm partners with IlliniCloud to serve schools

Mosaic451 announced Tuesday it will partner with IlliniCloud to form IlliniSecure.

Nexus hires director to oversee Illinois programs

Nexus has recently hired Kimberly Ann Luckey to be director of development for Illinois.

Inland Mortgage closes $6.3 million loan on Chicago-area development

Inland Mortgage Capital LLC recently announced closings on three non-recourse bridge loans for a total of $16.3 million.

Nordic Energy Services adopts Alpine Energy Systems software

Software will be used to manage broker networks, calculate commissions and run complex reports.

Chicago technology firm buys startup Internet company

Digerati Group officials said it acquired Lumia Agency so it could expand their digital scope of work.

JP Morgan Chase sells to MB Financial Bank

MB Financial Bank recently acquired the Illinois court-appointed guardianship and special needs trust business of JPMorgan Chase.

Investors encouraged to stay calm

After a week of ups and downs with the New York Stock Exchange and the Dow Jones, one Chicago expert is telling investors not to panic because the market will rebound eventually.

Illinois contract provider set to expand Gurnee facility

Sterigenics International recently announced a $10 million expansion at their Gurnee facility.

Wine & Spirits of America promotes internal executive

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. executives recently announced the promotion of Michael Housey to vice president, general sales manager-Wine, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois.

Effingham to host Southern Illinois Women's Economic Summit

One-day summit scheduled for Sept. 30 at Thelma Keller Convention Center.

Downers Grove bakery on track to expand internationally

Hearthside Food Solutions, based in Downers Grove, announced on Monday it reached two separate agreements to enable the company to expand rapidly in the fastest-growing bar categories in the Americas and Europe.

Apollo Bank named preferred lender for Midtown Doral buyers

Apollo Bank is now the preferred lender for homebuyers in Midtown Doral, according to an announcement by Nancy Pastor, the development’s director of sales and marketing.

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