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OSF Healthcare hospitals in Galesburg, Pontiac make top 100 list

OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg and OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, both operated bt OSF Healthcare in Peoria, were recently named among the  Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage.

Edwardsville's Scott Credit Union in sponsorship deal with St. Louis Cardinals

Scott Credit Union (SCU), based in Edwardsville, will sponsor the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise for the next three years.

Restatement of insurance liability law raises concerns

Legal experts and others gathered this month to put the finishing touches on a restatement of insurance liability law, but the process of restatement, carried out by the American Legal Institute (ALI), has provoked some criticism and concern, with claims the private body’s work leads to a de facto rewriting of laws rather than simply clarifying existing court-developed common law.

Greater Springfield chamber releases report on business perceptions of area schools

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce recently delivered a report to the Springfield School District 186 board detailing the business community’s perceptions of Springfield schools.

Bosch ConnectedWorld conference coming to Chicago

Bosch Software Innovations will hold its annual conference for the Internet of Things (IoT) on Sept. 27 and 28 in Chicago featuring industry-specific themes and real-world IoT implementations that will help attendees streamline and automate business operations for new revenue streams.Registration for Bosch ConnectedWorld at a discounted early-bird price is underway.

SIU professor to discuss ‘detrimental’ cycle of regulatory plea bargains

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are co-sponsoring a symposium on Thursday in Washington D.C. focused on “The Enforcement Maze: Over-Criminalizing American Enterprise," featuring Southern Illinois University School of Law Professor Lucian Dervan.

Illinois chamber president comments on union rally, budget concerns

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch released a statement regarding a recent union rally in Springfield.

Illinois CPA Society reappoints Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams CPA to employee benefits committee

The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) has appointed Ken Kobiernicki, CPA for Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd. (ORBA) in Chicago, to serve a second term on its employee benefits committee.

Cary Travel Express welcomes newest travel agent

Cary Travel Express, a full-service travel agency in Cary, has welcomed Kay Light as its newest travel agent. 

Cook County tax on ammo criticized as a ‘modern day poll tax’

A per-bullet tax on ammunition set to take effect in June in Cook County is expected to provide over $300,000 in new revenue a year, but the tax faces serious opposition at the state level.

Three partners from Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP named as top women in IP law

Three partners with Chicago intellectual property (IP) law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, Pamela  Cox and Heather Kissling, have been named among the top 250 women in IP, as listed by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars.

Illinois American Water announces environmental grant winners

Illinois American Water has announced recipients of funding for five watershed initiatives across Illinois through the company’s 2016 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients are Alton Community School District 11, the city of South Beloit, the Urbana Park District, the Peoria Park District and the Pekin Park District.

Three chambers hosting expo in Northbrook to aid businesses

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Expo and After Hours offers members an opportunity to showcase their businesses and meet with potential new customers.

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