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Follett Corp. taps Coe as chief operating officer

Follett Corp. President and CEO Ray Griffith recently introduced George Coe as chief operating officer for the company. 

Illinois Central College to host its annual ‘Deaf Idol’ event

Illinois Central College will host its fifth annual “Deaf Idol 2017” for its S.I.G.N. Club on April 1 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the ICC Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria Campus.

Clue-themed dinner to benefit homeless programs

The South Side Office of Concern will host a Clue-less dinner, a murder mystery based on the board game, on April 28 at WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria.

Illinois Central College Culinary Institute hosting ‘Taste of Africa’ dinner

Illinois Central College Culinary Institute will be hosting a celebration of African cuisine and culture with a dinner program, “Taste of Africa,” at 5:30 p.m. March 2 at the Culinary Institute on ICC’s North Campus in Peoria.

Illinois Central College to offer popular Pharm Tech course this spring

Illinois Central College is offering a second Pharmacy Technician course for the Spring 2017 semester.

Business community concerned over unclaimed property legislation

The business community is raising concerns over a bill introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives that critics claim will make substantial and troubling changes to legislation covering unclaimed property.

Marcus Jadotte hired as vice president of public affairs for AAR

Global aerospace and defense contractor AAR has hired Marcus Jadotte as vice president of public affairs.

Michael O'Grady advances to president of Northern Trust Corporation

Northern Trust Corporation's board of directors has elected Michael O’Grady as president of the corporation.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires Group Insurance Associates of Louisiana

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Group Insurance Associates Inc., based in Metairie, Louisiana.

Tenneco promotes Ben Patel to chief technology officer

Tenneco Inc. is promoting Ben Patel to chief technology officer.

Bridging the Gateway project wins award at engineering banquet

Engineering companies Crawford, Murphy & Tilly and EFK Moen won a Grand Award at the 2017 American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri Engineering Excellence Awards banquet last month. Several other awards were also presented to Illinois-based businesses.

Days Inn in Lincoln Park to be transformed into Hotel Versey

Chicago-based hotel management company Oxford Hotels & Resorts LLC, affiliate of Oxford Capital Group, announced Thursday that it is planning on rebranding the Days Inn Chicago into Hotel Versey. The new hotel will be a lifestyle brand located at the Clark and Diversey Corridor.

Community Workshop, which provides programs for disabled adults, to display members' art

Community Workshop and Training Center Inc. will be hosting the “Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show” exhibit on March 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Hawley Country Club in Peoria.

In Sync Systems, a telecom and security supplier, moves locations in Crystal Lake

In Sync Systems, a telecommunications installer and security system supplier, announced on Monday that it will be moving into the former Crystal Lake Food Pantry location. The company is remodeling the King Street property.

Illinois Central College summer and fall enrollment opens April 3

Illinois Central College will begin its open enrollment for the summer and fall 2017 semesters on April 3 at midnight.

Peppa Pig is headed to Peoria

A Nickelodeon fan-favorite, Peppa Pig, is bringing its live show to Peoria in November. 

City of Peoria creates new website to help residents monitor code violations

The city of Peoria Community Development Department launched its new website earlier this month.

CliftonLarsonAllen hires new manager in Peoria

Professional services firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) recently hired a new manager for its Peoria office.

City of Peoria awarded $150,000 in grant money to demolish vacant houses

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced last month that the city of Peoria has been awarded $150,000 from its Abandoned Property Program. The grant funds are to be used for demolition of houses in the 61605 zip code area.

DuPage County special education website among Website of the Year winners

Web development company Americaneagle.com announce that PackersEverywhere.com and SASED.org have been named 2016 Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year winners in the sports and entertainment category. 

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