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Old Second Bancorp acquires Greater Chicago Financial in $41.1 million deal

Old Second Bancorp recently signed a merger agreement to acquire the Greater Chicago Financial Corp. in a $41.1 million deal.

Sugar Grove firm congratulates employee on professional engineer credential

Upon earning his credential as a professional engineer in the closing days of 2017, Michael Schweisthal, a 2010 graduate of Bradley University, became the 21st licensed engineer employed by Engineering Enterprises Inc.

University of Chicago professor receives Nobel Prize in economics

A professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Dec. 8 received what could be called the highest professional distinction one can earn: a Nobel Prize in economics.

Citizens Equity First Credit Union offers Masterpass digital wallet

Illinois-based Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) is offering its members access to Mastercard's Masterpass digital wallet, which is accepted at millions of locations online, in-stores and in-app.

Chicago-based Brinks, Gilson & Lione opens office in China

The law firm of Brinks, Gilson & Lione has launched its first oversees office in the Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.

Illinois Central College hosts information sessions for highway construction program

Illinois Central College will host informational sessions for students interested in the school's Highway Construction Careers Training Program, a program designed to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working in construction trades.

America's Beauty Show brings world's best cosmetologists to Chicago

America's Beauty Show promises to be the nation’s largest event of its kind when it opens its doors April 28, 2018, offering professional development options through April 30 at McCormick Place North in Chicago.

Northern Trust supports development of Akola tracking app

A unique app that allows users to track the impact of their purchase of from a nonprofit jewelry brand, along with in-store displays at Neiman Marcus stores, was recently funded by Chicago-based Northern Trust.

National Academy of Inventors honors Illinois Institute of Technology professor

Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour, an expert on the planning, operation and control of electric power systems recently was named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

OSF Saint Francis recognized as top nurse employer in Illinois

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has been named as a top nurse employer in the state by Nurse.org out of nearly 170 hospitals throughout the state.

Bella Bridesmaids concentrates on passions, not administrative processes

George Faerber -- who runs Radial Studios -- connects the business' website developers, tech people, payment processors and back office.

Henry Schein supports Holiday Cheer for Children program

Team Schein members from across the globe participated in the 19th Annual Holiday Cheer for Children program helping to celebrate the holidays with more than 1,000 underserved children.

808 Randolph's Leave-In Conditioner works on all types of hair

808 Randolph is offering its Leave-In Conditioner, now available for all hair types, for 50 percent off on its website.

Illinois lauded on national level for grid modernization

The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have ranked Illinois as second in the nation for its grid modernization, marking the third year in a row the state has been recognized as a top state.

Vizient expands membership agreement with Northshore

NorthShore University and Vizient announced Northshore in Evanston has expanded its membership agreement in a deal that includes Vizient’s Clinical Database and Resource Manager.

National campaign urges Congress to act on 'dreamers'

A national campaign urging congressional movement on "dreamers" has begun with an emphasis on highlighting the beneficial financial impact to each state.

Illinois Office of Tourism publishes holiday gift guide

The Illinois Office of Tourism is prepping for the holiday season by releasing a state holiday gift giving guide for the first time.

EP!C raises pay for direct service professionals

EP!C has raised its pay rates for direct support professionals to almost $11 an hour.

MHI makes heavy lifting easy for Illinois manufacturers and warehouse operators

Heavy lifting is no easy task. Whether managing a single machine, or a whole fleet, the team at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Caterpiller Forklift America know that your operations and employees rely on forklifts every day to bear the load.

Combined Insurance promotes military spouse employment efforts

Combined Insurance, a supplemental insurance provider owned by Chubbs Co., will participate in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership.

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