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Chicago-based Brinks, Gilson & Lione opens office in China

The law firm of Brinks, Gilson & Lione has launched its first oversees office in the Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.

Citizens Equity First Credit Union offers Masterpass digital wallet

Illinois-based Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) is offering its members access to Mastercard's Masterpass digital wallet, which is accepted at millions of locations online, in-stores and in-app.

University of Chicago professor receives Nobel Prize in economics

A professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Dec. 8 received what could be called the highest professional distinction one can earn: a Nobel Prize in economics.

Sugar Grove firm congratulates employee on professional engineer credential

Upon earning his credential as a professional engineer in the closing days of 2017, Michael Schweisthal, a 2010 graduate of Bradley University, became the 21st licensed engineer employed by Engineering Enterprises Inc.

Old Second Bancorp acquires Greater Chicago Financial in $41.1 million deal

Old Second Bancorp recently signed a merger agreement to acquire the Greater Chicago Financial Corp. in a $41.1 million deal.

Inland finalizes purchase of Edward-Elmhurst Health Center

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions recently finalized negotiations for its purchase of the 13,000-square-foot Edward-Elmhurst Health Center.

Pekin Insurance agencies donate $20,000 to Honor Flight Network

Pekin Insurance agencies recently donated $20,000 to the Honor Flight Network, an organization that transports veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

Midland National offers consumers financial resolutions for 2018

From Wealth Management Wire

Midland National wants to make 2018 the year you’re finally able to stick to all your bold, new budget plans.

PEORIA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Sherneka Cagle, IOM of Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce graduates from institute for organization man

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Sherneka Cagle, IOM, Director of Events & Programming, of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM.

LANDMARKS ILLINOIS: Landmarks Illinois Will Honor Berglund Construction, Daniel Levin and Toni Preckwinkle in March at 2018 Legendary Landmarks Celebration

Landmarks Illinois issued the following announcement on Jan. 16.Landmarks Illinois, a membership-based nonprofit organization advocating for the preservation and reuse of historic and architecturally significant properties throughout the state, will host its 13th annual Legendary Landmarks Celebration the evening of Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S.

Vantiv survey a revealing look at credit card reward users

Vantiv and Socratic Technologies recently surveyed 500 consumers about how they're using reward programs offered through credit card providers and retailers.

Exelon Generation says it's ready for winter power demands

Exelon Generation has geared up for the peak of winter by refueling its Illinois nuclear facilities and performing winter readiness activities, according to a company press release.

ComEd awards $1 million grant to Illinois Central College for solar tech training program

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) recently awarded a $1 million grant to Illinois Central College (ICC) to start a solar technician training program, according to a company press release.

Municipalities may not be happy, but 5G could be a boon for the state

Randy Nehrt is convinced the masses stand to emerge as the biggest winners in the state’s ongoing 5G wireless debate.

ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE: ICC “Between the Lines” Program Examines Jackie Chan and the Western Hero Feb. 5

Illinois Central College issued the following announcement on Jan. 22.Join Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program as it explores Jackie Chan and the Western Hero on Mon., Feb. 5 at 2:30 pm in Room 212C/D on the East Peoria Campus.

OPINION: Next Step in Dismantling Obamacare: IPAB

Taxes are lower, ISIS is on the run, and the regulatory agencies are in a ceasefire with the US economy.

CRAWFORD MURPHY & TILLY: CMT Welcomes Urban and Regional Planner, Scott Hanson

Crawford Murphy & Tilly issued the following announcement on Jan. 23.Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) has added to its team a senior level urban and regional planning professional to help expand our Missouri & Illinois market capabilities.

Going for a run? First visit these 15 mighty independent sportswear stores in Chicago

From Mighty Illinois

Specially designed materials are great for exercising.

ILLINOIS OFFICE OF TOURISM: Illinois Tourism Celebrates National Plan for Vacation Day

Pop-up Vacation Station to Inspire Vacation Planning - January 30 The Illinois Office of Tourism is joining forces with U.S.

7 Toys R Us stores set to close in Illinois

Toys R Us will begin going-out-of-business sales in February at seven stores in Illinois slated to close in April.

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