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Illinois' Baxalta to partner with Denmark-based corporation on immuno-oncology initiative

Two pharmaceutical companies, Illinois-based Baxalta Inc. and Denmark's Symphogen, said Monday they are partnering on a cutting-edge immuno-oncology initiative that could potentially be worth as much as $1.6 billion.

Auto industry veteran joins Tenneco board

Roger Wood has been named to the board of directors of Tenneco Inc., the Lake Forest-based global manufacturing company said Monday.

Alliance Benefit Group of Illinois, Retirement Clearinghouse partnership to benefit retirement plan participants

A partnership between the Alliance Benefit Group of Illinois (ABGI) and Retirement Clearinghouse LLC will provide better portability for retirement plan participants the two companies serve.

Elmhurst chamber president delivers his president's message

November's presidential election will impact the economy of Illinois and the country as a whole, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO John Quigley said in his president's message for 2016 released last week.

OSF HealthCare CEO takes post with Illinois Catholic Heath Association

Peoria-based OSF HealthCare System CEO Kevin Schoeplein will represent the organization as a newly appointed CEO representative on the Illinois Catholic Health Association (ICHA) board of directors.

Naperville's General Employment Enterprises acquires Paladin Consulting of Texas

General Employment Enterprises Inc. of Naperville recently purchased information technology and professional staffing company Paladin Consulting Inc. of Dallas.

OSF HealthCare takes over, renames St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator

OSF HealthCare System, based in Peoria, said Wednesday it took over St. Mary's Hospital site in Streator and renamed the facility OSF Center for Health - Streator.

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce to host free entrepreneur's boot camp

The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce will host an informative meeting Feb. 3 about its free eight-week "boot camp" for residents interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

New officers, board members chosen for Goodwill of Central Illinois

Goodwill of Central Illinois, based in Peoria, recently named Joe Sharpe III as board chairman and Kirk Anderson as vice chairman for 2016. 

UnityPoint Health - Peoria adds specialist to staff

Peoria's UnityPoint Health said Wednesday that patients will have the option of seeing a new physician with the addition of Dr. Lionel Malebranche to its staff.

Massey named senior vice president of acquisitions for Brennan Investment Group

Bringing with him more than two decades of management experience gained through positions with companies in the U.S. and Canada, Chris Massey is the new senior vice president of acquisitions for Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group.

Levi, Ray & Shoup donation to fund expansion of LLCC's aviation maintenance program

Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc., a technology solutions company based in Springfield, Illinois, recently made an $850,000 donation to the Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), allowing the college to expand its aviation maintenance program.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens restaurant in Rockford

The new year saw the opening of a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit restaurant in Rockford, Illinois.

Licensed clinical social worker Lopez joins VNA Health Care staff in Carol Stream

Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) Diana Lopez is now available to see patients at VNA Health Care in Carol Stream, Illinois.

Chicago to be included among U.S. cities in AT&T's new Smart Cities Framework

Chicago is one of three U.S. cities that communications leader AT&T is including as part of its new Smart Cities Framework -- an initiative that will use Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to help develop partnerships between cities, technology leaders and tech industry organizations.

Chicago-based IIDA announces Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards winners

The Chicago-based International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recently honored the HIGO project in Sapporo, Japan, with top honors in two categories in its 2015 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards. 

Poll: Many IT professionals in favor of U.S. cybersecurity law

Information technology (IT) professionals around the world are in favor of the U.S. Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, but in a recent survey conducted by ISACA, an international professional association based in Rolling Meadows that focuses on IT governance, the majority of IT professionals polled were not in favor of giving government officials backdoor access to encrypted information systems.

International Interior Design Association names 2015 Global Excellence Award winners

Interior designers and architects from around the world were recently named 2015 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) 2015 Global Excellence Award winners.

BMO Harris Bank survey shows Americans optimistic about 2016 economy

A healthy majority of respondents to a nationwide survey anticipate improvement in the U.S. economy in 2016 —especially compared to last year — according to Chicago, Illinois-based BMO Harris Bank.

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