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Vets4Energy wants state’s workers to benefit from fracking jobs

An Illinois veterans group is challenging the federal government’s attempts to curtail hydraulic fracturing, a process also known as "fracking." 

Chicagoland Chamber applauds temporary budget solution

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has applauded the temporary, six-month budget solution that has been agreed upon by the governor and Illinois legislative leaders.

F&M Bank completes acquisition of Brimfield Bank

F&M Bank, based in Galesburg, has completed its merger with Brimfield Bank.

Naperville Chamber of Commerce urges action on state budget impasse

The General Assembly has not met in the past month to discuss the budget impasse, much to the dismay of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

OSF Saint Francis recognized for heart attack care

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has been honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Gold Plus Recognition Award.

Center for Prevention of Abuse director calls stopgap budget a sign of progress

Center for Prevention of Abuse Executive Director Carol Merna recently said the Illinois General Assembly's passage of a stopgap budget to fund services in the state for the next six months is a sign of progress.

Peoria airport road construction begins today

Construction beginning today at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport will reduce the airport entrance road to one lane in some areas, possibly through late November.

Storytelling, dance event benefits Children’s Hospital of Illinois Congenital Heart Center

Children’s Hospital of Illinois and T.O.U.C.H -- The Organization for Understanding Congenital Hearts -- invite residents in central Illinois to attend the Dancers With Heart benefit event, “In the Shadow of the Swan, An Epic Fairytale.”

Red Caffeine Marketing shines in the spotlight

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology has received a lot of attention lately.

Report says SNAP unequally benefits Illinois families of illegal immigrants

In the overwhelming majority of states, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to families with an illegal immigrant wage earner in it while denying benefits to an identical family of American citizens having the same income, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Northbrook area businesses discuss hiring challenges

Northbrook's Industrial and Commercial Development Commission, whose role is to help foster a healthy business climate in Northbrook, has asked area businesses about challenges hiring and retaining employees.

Illinois Department of Employee Security reminds trucking companies of audit procedures

The Illinois Department of Employment Security warns that its audits of trucking companies can happen suddenly, so it is best to be prepared.

Packaging Corp. of America to acquire TimBar Corp.

Packaging Corp. of America (PCA) has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of TimBar Corp., a large independent corrugated products producer, for $386 million.

Northbrook officials ponder new zoning guidelines for downtown

The Northbrook Village Board and Plan Commission recently discussed the need for new zoning guidelines and design standards for the downtown area.

Capri EGM acquires distribution facility for Philips subsidiary

Capri EGM, an investment company specializing in corporate sale leaseback and build-to-suit financing, has entered into an agreement to provide build-to-suit financing and acquire a build-to-suit distribution facility for the North American subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips N.V., a global technology company with primary divisions focused on electronics, health care and lighting.

Cary-area SERVPRO franchisees win national awards

Four Cary-area SERVPRO entrepreneurs were recognized for outstanding earnings during the company's 47th annual convention.

AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb team up to test smal-cell lung cancer treatment

AbbVie and Bristol-Myers Squibb are collaborating to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of AbbVie's investigational biomarker-specific antibody drug conjugate Rova-T paired with Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo and Opdivo + Yervoy as a treatment for relapsed extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Illinois Chamber of Commerce supports governor's veto of prevailing wage bill

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has released a statement supporting Gov. Bruce Rauner in his veto of SB 2964.

National legal reform group highlights Chicago Starbucks lawsuit

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) “Faces of Lawsuit” abuse campaign has chosen to highlight a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago against national coffee chain Starbucks.

Amazon now hiring for Romeoville fulfillment center

Amazon.com plans to build a new fulfillment center in Romeoville to handle shipments of large items.

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