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Aetna Whole Health Chicago formed through collaboration with Rush Health

Insurance providers Aetna and Rush Health have collaborated to form Aetna Whole Health Chicago, a commercial health care product in Illinois that will provide members with care options including the tracking of outcomes, data sharing and the measurement of clinical standards.

Kraemer to speak at DuPage Children's Museum event

DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville, Illinois, will welcome leadership expert and consultant Harry Jansen Kraemer Jr. as keynote speaker for a Thursday evening event.

Viking Partners acquires three shopping centers

Cincinnati-based private equity real estate investment company Viking Partners Fund III LLC has purchased three retail shopping centers -- one in Illinois, one in North Carolina and one in Florida.

Dick's Sporting Goods to open Friday at Joliet Commons

Dick's Sporting Goods will open its 27th store in Illinois and 637th store in the U.S. on Friday at Joliet Commons in Joliet.

Goldberg joins Berlin Packaging as general counsel

Berlin Packaging, North America's only hybrid packaging supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures, has chosen Robert Goldberg as the company's general counsel. The position was recently created to assist the company in its sustained growth. Goldberg brings almost 20 years of experience to Berlin.

AT&T pledges $500,000 to Urban Alliance Foundation

AT&T has pledged $500,000 to the Urban Alliance Foundation Inc. to provide Urban Alliance services to an additional 127 students. 

Illinois Lottery seeks industry feedback, new manager

As it goes forward with its search for a new private management partner, the Illinois Lottery has posted a Request for Information (RFI) to launch a conversation with market participants and glean information from an industry perspective.

DeVry University professor named to Fulbright Commission's Peer Review team

Abhay Ghiara was among 49 people chosen to review Fulbright Grant applications.

Zurich retains SecuityScorecard to assess cyber security risks

Assessment will include work at company's North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Akorn appoints Duane A. Portwood as CFO

Generic pharmaceutical company Akorn Inc. has named Duane A. Portwood as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, an appointment that will take effect Oct. 30.

Blocked funding bill, supported by Kirk, would aid Illinois waterways

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) voted for funds late last week to enhance shipping on Illinois waterways, as well as Illinois research labs, including Argonne National Lab in Lemont and Fermi National Lab in Batavia. However, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act was blocked by 47 U.S. senators despite advancing out of the Appropriations Committee 26-4, the third time a funding bill was filibustered this year.

Chicagoland Chamber's Fitzgerald has op-ed published in Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business published an op-ed piece this week authored by Katie Fitzpatrick, executive director of programs for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Chicago's Q1 acquires Ohio-based marketing and research firm

Chicago's Q1 Productions has purchased Columbus, Ohio-based Think Marketing, Research and Consulting Services, a firm that offers marketing research and strategic consulting services for the food, beverage and consumer-branded company industry.

Panel releases findings about Chicago's railway issues

A blue ribbon panel assembled by Amtrak to address delays in passenger and freight traffic along the Chicago Gateway has brought several new ideas to the fore.

Dynegy executive appointed to board at Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Sheree Petrone, of Collinsville, has joined the board of directors of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

Peoria designer named fan favorite for Evine Live

Fashion designer Lily Scalf of Peoria-based Lily V recently won the Evine Live Fan Favorite challenge.

Dynegy selected for Illinois MISO program

Dynegy officials said they were pleased with their selection as a winning supplier at the Illinois Power Agency’s MISO Zone 4 capacity procurement event, as selected by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Health Care Service Corp. selects new senior vice president

Health Care Service Corp. this week named Andy Napoli senior vice president and chief customer service officer.

Rush-Copley Medical Center to use Merge Healthcare services

A Tuesday agreement was reached between Merge Healthcare Inc. and Rush-Copley Medical Center to provide Merge PAC, iConnect Access and iConnect Enterprise Archive.

Hultgren cheers Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act becoming law

President Obama signed into law on Thursday H.R. 1624, also known as the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (PACE Act), which was co-sponsored by State Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14).The bipartisan fix is designed to offer flexibility for states and mid-market employers by changing the definition of "small group" with regard to employee numbers.

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