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R2 Companies recapitalize loft buildings in River West

R2 Companies, a real estate investment firm based in Chicago, has recapitalized 770 N. Halsted St. in Chicago for $23.75 million. .

Illinois rules change impacts manufacturers and out-of-state sellers

The state of Illinois has revised its manufacturing and remote-selling rules, so changes may immediately affect both manufacturers and out-of-state retailers.

First Community Financial Partners named to top performing, small-cap bank list

First Community Financial Partners Inc., the parent company of First Community Financial Bank, has been named one of the Sandler O’Neill Sm-All Stars: Class of 2016.

Fehr Graham adds four team members to its Champaign office

Midwest engineering and environmental firm Fehr Graham has added four team members to its Champaign office.

Illinois Institute of Technology names finalists for Nayar Prize II

Illinois Institute of Technology has named three finalists for its Nayar Prize II, a package worth more than $1 million for breakthrough projects that can produce meaningful, impactful results within three years.

Hatcher named director of John Marshall's Business Enterprise Law Clinic

Renee Hatcher has been hired as the new director for the John Marshall Law School's Business Enterprise Law Clinic.

Exelon pledges $3 million to guidance program for Chicago high school boys

Exelon is committing $3 million over three years to fund an expansion of Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man program and hopes to serve 4,080 male Chicago Public Schools students this year.

Astellas taps new leaders for its oncology department

Astellas has named a new senior vice president for its oncology department and promoted another executive within the department.

College of DuPage veterans join Fermilab internship program

A new internship program for veterans is giving College of DuPage students valuable work experience at Fermilab.

HireLevel wins American Staffing Association Genius Award for rebranding effort

HireLevel powered by Extra Help has won the American Staffing Association's Genius Award for its website and company branding identification.

Tenneco's Kesseler named to board of directors

Tenneco Inc. has appointed Brian Kesseler, the company's chief operating officer, to its board of directors.

Payroc acquires The iTransact Group, maintains iTransact branding

Payroc LLC, a payment processing and merchant services organization, has acquired the assets of The iTransact Group LLC.

DevBright Inc. to celebrate new location with ribbon-cutting

Software development company DevBright Inc. is moving from its co-working space at The Nest to a new space in Peoria.

Packaging Corp. of America enters agreement to acquire Columbus Container

Packaging Corp. of America has entered into an agreement to acquire Columbus Container Inc., an independent corrugated products producer, for $100 million.

Northern Trust wins two awards for mutual funds services

Northern Trust has received the 2016 U.S. Mutual Fund Services awards for Best Administrator, Technology and Reporting and Best Custody Services.

Sears Hometown and Outlet stores relaunch in three Illinois cities

Three Sears Hometown and Outlet stores in Illinois have rebranded as "America's Appliance Experts" to meet changing consumer needs.

Prairie States Enterprises names Wilkinson vice president of regional sales

Prairie States Enterprises, a claims administration and and health management company, has hired Brett Wilkinson as its new vice president of regional sales.

Petersen joins Barchart as head of strategy and corporate development

Barchart, a provider of financial market data and technology, has named Keith Petersen head of strategy and corporate development.

Munson joins CNA as vice president of global services

CNA has appointed Laurie Munson as vice president of global services.

Cigna adds new individual and family medical plans in greater Chicago area

Cigna, a provider of employer-sponsored group health plans in Illinois and around the country, is adding new individual and family medical plans in the Chicago area.

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