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Savant Capital CEO recognized by Barron's as top financial advisor

Brent Brodeski, CEO of Savant Capital Management, has been named to Barron’s 2016 Top Financial Advisor List.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Joseph Distel

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Joseph Distel & Co. Inc., a general agent and wholesale insurance broker.

GCS Credit Union names new directors, announces awards

GCS Credit Union recently announced several new directors, in addition to awards the organization has won.

Belleville dentist visits school to promote dental health

Dr. Thomas Feder, a dental implant provider in Belleville, recently partnered with Belle Valley Elementary School to promote oral health during National Children's Dental Health Month.

Peoria-based Better Banks has a new president

Peoria-based Better Banks recently promoted Senior Vice President Michael Stratton Jr. to president.

Chicagoland chamber names front-runners for Tyree Award

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has named the top 12 front-runners for its 2016 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award, which honors a business for its philanthropic values. 

Edwardsville-based Scott Credit Union donates laptop sleeves to two schools

The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce recently said Edwardsville-based Scott Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Kreitner Elementary School in Collinsville and St. James Catholic School in Millstadt to offer protective sleeves for students' Chromebooks.

Chicagoland chamber, Illinois Retail Merchants Association oppose employer-funded paid sick leave

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce recently said they oppose Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Working Families Working Group” recommendations regarding employer-funded paid sick leave.

Expert offers potential solutions in wake of Chicago's credit downgrade

With the city of Chicago receiving yet another credit rating downgrade on March 28, Illinois Policy Institute Vice President Ted Dabrowski recently offered his advice on how the Windy City can rebound.

IRS reminds home business owners of simplified home office deduction

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce recently reminded home-based business owners that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says they can use a simplified method for claiming deductions for business use of a home.

Bank of America sponsors 20 Year Up Chicago runners in 8K race

Bank of America donated 20 runner slots at Sunday's Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago to young adults participating in the Year Up Chicago program.

Madison County’s high number of non-local asbestos cases proves 'system is corrupt,' says Illinois legal reform advocate

“I would like to see the end of a corrupt system and I would like to see real civil justice reform in Illinois starting with venue reform down in Madison County,” said John Pastuovic, president of the Illinois Civil Justice League.

Two UnityPoint Health - Proctor employees honored by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The East Peoria Chamber of Commerce said two employees at Peoria's UnityPoint Health - Proctor were recently honored by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the state of Illinois.

Naperville, township plan to share road district costs has chamber's support

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce said its legislative committee voted last week to support a cost-sharing proposal between the city of Naperville and the Naperville Township Road District, which will be on the agenda at the annual Naperville Township town meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Pekin Hospital League sets date for Golf Classic

The Pekin Hospital League’s 25th annual Golf Classic is set for May 2 at the Pekin Country Club.

Peoria-area veterans can use OSF HealthCare for some medical visits in Choice Provider Program

Peoria-based OSF HealthCare is participating in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice Provider Program, which means veterans living in communities served by OSF HealthCare may be eligible visit local health care providers without going to a Veterans Health Administration facility.

Chicagoland chamber exec participates in British Embassy's trans-Atlantic trade partnership gathering

Katie Fitzpatrick, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's executive director of programs, represented the chamber at the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Business Ambassadors’ Programme at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., last month.

Ameren Illinois grid modernization proves successful

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

Peoria Charter Travel offers free shuttle bus to airports with travel agency flight booking

Peoria Charter and its travel agency, Peoria Charter Travel, have joined forces to offer free transportation to the O’Hare and Midway airports for central Illinois.

Pekin's ProHealth Pulmonary Specialists welcomes board-certified pulmonologist to team

ProHealth Medical Group, Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems welcome Dr. Housam Soukieh to the ProHealth Pulmonary Specialists office in Pekin.

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