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The reviews are in: Customers are thrilled with Ferd Johnson Painting & Decorating

Local customers keep coming back for more work done by the team at Ferd Johnson Painting and Decorating because, they say, it’s just that good.

CANTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is Hosting Joe Valentin to be held Jan. 22

Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is hosting Joe Valentin, author of The Figure, for a presentation and book signing on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 6:30 –7:30 p.m. in the Library Program Room.

CARBONDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale is hosting Trivia Night at the Oscars on Fri., Feb 22, 2019

The BGCC is hosting “Trivia Night at the Oscars” on Friday, February 22, at the Copper Dragon in Carbondale.

State institution: These 2-year Illinois schools attract the fewest in-state students

Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College, PCCTI IT and Healthcare and Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute enrolled the fewest in-state students of all two-year Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

Illinois posted 4th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Illinois ranked No. 4 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Illinois Business Daily names Sonin Construction its Western Suburbs Contractor of the Year

The Illinois Business Daily named Sonin Construction the Western Suburbs Contractor of the Year; the company quadrupled its business expansion in 2018.

Analysis: Illinois posted 9th lowest individual income tax rate in 2018

Illinois ranked No. 36 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

THE VILLAGE OF NILES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Niles Morning Network - January 15

This is a great way to connect with your Chamber Network before the day even begins!

THE GREATER CENTRALIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Monthly Chamber Luncheon at Orphan Smokehouse Restaurant to be held Jan. 16

You are invited to join us for our January Monthly Membership Meeting Wednesday, January 16, at 12:00pm at Orphan Smokehouse Restaurant, 1829 S. Pine St., Centralia.

SUGAR GROVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY: Public Hearing: Property Rezoning for Mixed Uses

On January 16, 2019, the Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the rezoning of approximately 760 acres of property at IL 47 and I-88 from E-1 Estate Residential to PDD (Planned Development District) at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, at 7:00 p.m.

Illinois building permits: October 2018

Illinois issued 2,117 building permits for privately owned housing during October, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in Illinois

Northern Illinois University, Chicago State University and Illinois State University top the list of highest grossing women's college golf programs in Illinois in 2016

Illinois gets ‘F’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Illinois ranked No. 48 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Illinois ranked No. 28 in average charitable giving

Illinois residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,792 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

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