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Thought-leadership content is powerful when properly executed, study says

Thought-leadership content has a big impact in driving business-to-business sales and creating brand preference with buyers, but executives and decision-makers report they often don't find useful insights in such content, a study has revealed.

Chicago skyline goes green for National Safety Month

Iconic buildings in Chicago are lit up green this week as their owners observe National Safety Month.

Fine & Company to auction historic Questend estate in Ottawa

Historic Questend estate includes 7,000 square foot updated residence on 56 wooded acres.

National Association for Business Resources taps Redwood Logistics for Best and Brightest award

The National Association for Business Resources on May 30 named Redwood Logistics one of Chicago's Best And Brightest Companies to Work For.

Chicago-based Exelon will close Three Mile Island in 2019

Exelon Corporation announced on May 30 the closure of the Three Mile Island Generating Station (TMI). The nuclear power plant, located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, will shut down on approximately Sept. 30, 2019.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Williams-Manny Insurance Group

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. of Rolling Meadows recently acquired retail insurance broker and employee benefits consultancy Williams-Manny Insurance Group of Rockford for an undisclosed sum, Gallagher officials announced.

Downs wins 2017 Magel Award from National Association of Realtors

In late May, Ginger Downs of the Chicago Association of Realtors learned that she would receive one of the industry’s highest honors—the 2017 National Association of Realtors William R. Magel Award of Excellence.

CapGrow Partners real estate firm scores Chicago 'Best and Brightest' award

Chicago-based, community-oriented real estate service provider CapGrow Partners LLC recently announced that it has garnered a prestigious 2017 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award with plans to accept the honors at a summer event.

Peoria’s OSF HealthCare leader ranks as top CFO

Peoria-based OSF HealthCare’s CFO Michael Allen has earned a place among the prestigious “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” selected by the monthly Becker’s Hospital Review publication, the Peoria Area Chamber announced recently.

Edelman, Federal Reserve to host June 22 talk on trust between communities, institutions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and communications firm Edelman invite entrepreneurs to their upcoming breakfast event addressing issues of trust among institutions and communities on June 22 at 8 a.m. The event will be held at the bank's location at 230 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago.

UnityPoint Health-Pekin employees, volunteers honored at annual banquet

Eighty-nine employees of UnityPoint Health-Pekin and more than 130 volunteers were recently recognized for dedication to their work and the community at the facility's 58th Annual Employee Awards Banquet and the 2017 Volunteer Luncheon.

Brilliant recognized as Best and Brightest for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year in a row, Brilliant, a company that works specifically in staffing and management for accounting, finance and IT, won the title of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Archer Daniels Midland expands milling operations in Illinois

Agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently revealed plans for a new grain mill in Mendota to support the company’s continued growth in the Midwest and in Illinois, specifically.

IT360 adds three new employees to Peoria office

IT360, a Peoria-based Information Technology company founded in 2006, is expanding its team of employees.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Nebraska-based firm

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. recently announced that it has acquired Strong Financial Resources Inc.

Self-directed IRAs and real estate investment: Easier than you might think

There are countless questions concerning the rules and regulations for investing in real estate, and one common question is whether an individual may use a self-directed IRA to invest.

ICC Children's Center given Gold Circle of Quality for third year

Illinois Central College Children's Center is celebrating its third year of Gold Circle of Quality recognition by ExceleRate Illinois.

UICOMP gastroenterologist recognized for work with charitable clinic

Dr. Wasim Ellahi, a gastroenterologist at Illinois Gastroenterology Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP), was selected as the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Gold Foundation.

Illinois American Water issues a clean report for 2016

Illinois American Water (IAW) has announced its yearly Consumer Confidence Report for 2016, revealing its water quality for the past year surpassed regulatory requirements within its areas of service.

Illinois ranks 13th in revenue generated by college athletics

Illinois ranks 13th across the country for revenue from college athletics, according to data obtained from the U.S. Department of Education.

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