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Ameren Illinois grid modernization proves successful

Ameren Illinois' customers have stated that the company’s grid modernization has proven successful.

Senators tout bill to help small businesses owned by veterans

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and David Vitter (R-LA), chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, cheered the committee's approval last week of a bill that would help small businesses owned by veterans.

Penn National Gaming set to acquire Illinois video game operator

Penn National Gaming Inc. announced last week that it plans to acquire Illinois-based Prairie State Gaming in an all-cash transaction.

Atlantic Street Capital acquires major Jimmy John's franchisee

The Sandwich Shop Holdings Company owns 23 sub restaurants in greater Chicago area.

Commerce Bank exec joins Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board

Commerce Bank Central Illinois Regional President Brent Eichelberger recently joined the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

HCSC and MATTER to collaborate on health technology research

The Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) announced a collaboration with MATTER, a Chicago health technology incubator, on July 30.

HCSC president, CEO Hemmingway to retire

Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) said President and CEO Pat Hemmingway will be retiring at the end of the year. HCSC's Board of Directors selected Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Paula Steiner to take on the role of president.

Congressman Hultgren tours Crest Hill chemical facility

TLC Ingredients Inc. officials said today it gave Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) a tour of its facility to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

Cheesecake Factory honored with IMA Circle of Excellence Award

The Cheesecake Factory was among five companies that received a Circle of Excellence Award this year from the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) for creatively using incentive campaigns to achieve successful results.

Vitality Group grows staff as market improves

The Vitality Group has expanded its executive team following the successful launch of its partnership with John Hancock Insurance.

Oakbrook Terrace's VASCO Data hires Sumitomo Mitsui for banking app

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. recently announced that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation will provide their online retail banking security protection to its customers.

Technology companies create new social initiative

Twitter and Sprout Social are working together to further technology solutions for social customer service after first forming a partnership in 2012.

Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation ends manufacturing

Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation recently announced it will cease the manufacturing of steel fence framework and sprinkler pipe products, effective Oct. 5 and exit the market shortly thereafter.

Illinois Health and Science acquires IBA Molecular

Illinois Health and Science, a nonprofit health care system based in Decatur, acquired IBA Molecular last week.

Trading Partners of 2015 announced

H. D. Smith recently announced the eight winners of its annual Trading Partners of the Year award, which honors a select group of pharmaceutical and health products manufacturers.

Illinois Network of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies names new executive director

The Illinois Network of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) announced Friday that Dan Harris has been appointed to serve as its executive director. Harris has served in both the private and public sectors and most recently was assistant director for the Division of Family and Community Services within the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Ex-Grainger exec appointed to Ryerson's board

Ryerson Holding Corp. announced on Friday that Court Carruthers has been appointed to its board of directors.Prior to joining Ryerson, Carruthers was group president of W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s Americas region.

Clark Power Services relocates Illinois facility

Clarke Power Services Inc. last week moved its facility to 17 Liberty Place, a new 20,000-square-foot center in Pontoon Beach, Illinois.

Chicago marketing company expands print division

Retail First launches Graphics First to provide graphics to specialty organizations.

Hub Group president steps down

Mark Yeager resigned Monday as president and chief operating officer of Hub Group, Inc., but will remain a board member, the Oak Brook based company said. 

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