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Midland National earns spot on 2017 Ward’s Top 50 list

Midland National Life Insurance Co. has been included on the 2017 Ward’s Top 50 list of top insurance companies based on its strong financial results, according to a press release.

Peoria to host annual Neighborhood Banquet

The city of Peoria next month will host the 2017 Neighborhood Banquet to honor the city's accomplishments over the past year.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage acquires Groebe Real Estate in Palos Heights

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage continues to expand its presence in Chicago’s southwest suburbs with the acquisition of Wm C. Groebe & Co., making it the firm’s second recent takeover of a real estate/brokerage business in the area.

Kroeschell opens new 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Peoria

Chicago-based Kroeschell, a designer and builder contractor for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, has opened a new 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Peoria.

Henry Schein makes donation to Growing Smiles Foundation

Henry Schein Inc. has donated more than $18,000 in dental supplies to the Growing Smiles Foundation, according to a company announcement.

Vantiv’s Smarter Payments Roadshow coming to Chicago

The inaugural Smarter Payments Roadshow, sponsored by Vantiv Integrated Payments, will make its way to Chicago on Nov. 7, and registration for the event is open.

Sammons’ Mechtley named to LIMRA's Rising Stars list

LIMRA recently announced that Kevin Mechtley, a corporate attorney and conflicts counsel at Sammons Financial Group, ranks among the industry’s top-recognized young professionals.

Contemporary building project in downtown Peoria wins Landmarks Illinois award

Cooperage 214, a development project in the Warehouse District in downtown Peoria, has won the Richard Driehaus Preservation Award for Adaptive Use by Landmarks Illinois, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce reported.

Wheaton-based First Trust Advisors launches ETF

First Trust Advisors L.P. has launched a new actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest at least 80 percent of its assets in institutional and debt securities.

Chicago-based financial-services attorney honored as leading innovator

A Chicago-based financial-services attorney has been named as leading innovator

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