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New Dow AgroSciences research facility opens at University of Illinois

Dow AgroSciences LLC announced Monday that it has opened a facility in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Art Van Furniture, Ingrassia Interior Elements team up in franchise deal

Art Van Furniture has signed a franchising agreement that will fold Ingrassia Interior Elements in Rockford into its furniture and mattress business next month. Ingrassia, owned by Rose Ingrassia-Belida and Brian Belida, will close this month and reopen on Nov. 7 as Art Van Furniture of Rockford.

ConAgra to move headquarters to Chicago, cut 1,500 jobs

ConAgra Foods said on Thursday that it will move its headquarters from Omaha, Nebraska, to Chicago in the summer of 2016 and plans to cut 1,500 jobs that could translate into $200 million in savings over three years.

Illinois manufacturing company names new executive

Tenneco Inc. recently announced that Josep Fornos, executive vice president for clean air, is its newly established executive vice president for enterprise business initiatives.

Chicago accounting firm adds legal experts to its expanding Midwest presence

David Joropp and Ilan Napchan have joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as the accounting firm continues to expand its Chicago office.

Westell Technologies begins search for a new president

Westell Technologies Inc.'s Scott Goodrich, president of Westell’s In-Building Wireless (IBW), resigned effective Friday but plans to remain with the company as a consultant until year-end.

Commerce Bank selects Hall to lead Bloomington market

Officials with Commerce Bank announced that Jared Hall will become its Bloomington market president this month.

Nelson Hardiman opens Chicago office

Nelson Hardiman LLP in Los Angeles has opened a Chicago office and added Alex Thiersch, the founder and director of the American Med Spa Association, as its new general counsel.

Pinpoint secures $11 million from investors, customers

Bundled payment and care coordination technology firm PinpointCare has secured $11 million from private investors and existing customers to be used for the company's enterprise solutions.

Hilco Industrial to liquidate assets at private sale

Assets previously owned by Ford Werke GmbH, which is closing, have been purchased recently by Hilco Industrial Acquisitions.

TCF Bank adding more ATMs to Chicago area

81 new bank-branded automatic teller machines being installed.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. buys Burkwald & Associates

Burkwald & Associates Inc. of Pewaukee, Wisconsin was acquired last week by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for an undisclosed amount.

SAVO Group hires new executive vice president

SAVO Group hired Doug Marquis as its new executive vice president of product development, company officials announced Monday.

Anixter International closes Power Solutions deal

An $825 million deal between Power Solutions and Anixter International Inc. was recently completed, company officials announced.

Star Energy Partners expands into Illinois

The newly expanded Illinois service area includes ComEd customers.

Town and Country, Premier banks to merge

Two Downstate Illinois banks, Town and Country Bank (TCB) and Premier Bank of Jacksonville, announced plans to merge on Oct. 1.

Chicagoland Chamber exec offers tips on how small businesses can succeed

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director of Programs Katie Fitzpatrick recently wrote an op-ed published in Crain's Chicago Business this week on how small-business owners can attract and retain top talent in Chicago.

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.

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.

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.

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