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Spring Donut dream comes true in Barrington

Sisters Katarzyna Mierzeyewska and Emilia Augustyn moved to America from their native Poland a few weeks ago with a dream and the ambition to back it. The dream moved quickly, and the sisters opened their new business, Spring Donut, in Barrington last week.

Sweeping change proposed for Illinois' unemployment insurance system

Gov. Bruce Rauner said recently an agreement was reached between business and labor groups in Illinois aimed at revitalizing and enhancing the state's unemployment insurance system.

Southwestern Illinois College makes Best for Vets list

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), with campuses in Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud, said it recently was honored as a top educational facility for veterans.

Shakou opens third Illinois eatery in Barrington

Shakou, which means "social life" in Japanese, is the essence of what the owners of the new Shakou Barrington restaurant are hoping to capture in Barrington.

Peoria tech firm IT360 adds two to executive ranks

Peoria-based information technology systems company IT360 recently named Tim Gazza as vice president of operations and Todd Thousand as vice president of development.

Naperville chamber hosts annual Economic Forecast

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce said recently its annual Economic Forecast, which featured a panel discussion moderated by financial expert and syndicated financial columnist Terry Savage, drew 225 attendees.

Zengeler Cleaners hosts Management Concepts meeting

Zengeler Cleaners has been a Chicagoland staple for almost 160 years -- and one secret to its success is being a part of Management Concepts, a group whose members include 12 of the country's premier dry cleaners.

Chicagoland's chamber welcomes Contreras-Sweet

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

Aurora Chamber of Commerce announces new board members

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce recently elected several new officers.

Peoria's Advanced Correctional Healthcare hires staff, promotes three

Advanced Correctional Healthcare, based in Peoria, recently hired a new team member, promoted three staff members and sent company officials and staff to a major health care conference.

Robbins Schwartz opens law office in Bolingbrook

Illinois law firm Robbins Schwartz recently opened a new office in Bolingbrook to serve clients in the northeast Illinois region.

James Larson joins Modern Methods' creative team

Modern Methods, a Peoria, Illinois-based graphic design firm, recently welcomed James Larson to its creative team.

Chicagoland Chamber opposes proposed Cook County minimum wage hike

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce said it opposes a measure that would mandate any Cook County, Illinois, employer with 750 or more employees to offer a starting minimum wage of $13.75 per hour beginning in 2018.

Advocate Dreyer in Aurora welcomes two staff members

Advocate Dreyer adds Arkadiy Konyukhov to the neurology department and Jean Walsh in family medicine.

Chamber backs unemployment insurance changes

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce backs a business-labor agreement on unemployment insurance changes.

Weblinx wins Academy of Interactive and Visual Art's award

Weblinx of Oswego, Illinois, has won an award for redesigning the Chicago Meat Authority's website.

Illinois-based group finds public is more confident about IoT security than IT pros

Recent surveys conducted by ISACA, a global cyber-security group headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, showed a significant confidence gap between average consumers and cybersecurity and information technology (IT) professionals concerning the security of interconnected devices, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT).

RAMP offers independent living services to disabled residents in Illinois

RAMP is an Illinois-based nonprofit, non-residential center for independent living (CIL) with locations in Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago counties.

New Lenox Chamber of Commerce sets date for holiday party

Jingle & Mingle, the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce's holiday party, is set for Dec. 8.

Algonquin mall is revamping Black Friday activities

Algonquin Commons mall in Algonquin, Illinois, is doing Black Friday 2015, on Nov. 27, differently than it has in years past.

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