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Sammons Financial employees are making a difference in their communities

Chicago-based Sammons Financial Group recently highlighted its 2017 community involvement activities, which included more than 7,000 volunteer hours by its employees.

Analysis: Bureau, Winnebago and Coles counties have highest property tax rates in Illinois

With an effective property tax rate of 3.64 percent, Bureau County has the highest tax rate among Illinois counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From Texas Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania county pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania has the highest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Sammons Financial Group reflects on past volunteer events

Sammons Financial Group has posted a video on its company YouTube page looking back at volunteer events that employees participated in last year.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Unique Chicago ad agency attracts best talent in the country

Chicago-based AbelsonTaylor offers a business model and employee culture like none other.

Q&A with Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching, we are in the final stretch of the 2017 tax season. We spoke to Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel about how to maximize available tax benefits for your 2017 filing and how to prepare for filing in 2018 with the new tax law in effect.

Lurie Children's Hospital strives to level health equity across Chicago

Striving to “move the needle,” Chicago’s pre-eminent children’s hospital recently joined forces with an innovative community consortium aimed at improving health and longevity for underserved neighborhoods.

CNA hires Omidfar, promotes Trimuel

Chicago-based commercial insurer CNA recently welcomed Bahr Omidfar as its senior vice president and chief technology officer and announced the promotion of chief diversity officer Joyce Trimuel to also handle operations oversight.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association appoints new director of digital communications

Mark SooHoo, the newly appointed director of digital communications for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, believes his job is to build on the work already done in what is a crucial component of the health business.

Q&A with Illinois Technology Association CEO

ITA's Julia Kanouse told Illinois Business Daily that the Midwest is poised to lead the growth of the Internet of Things, which will bring benefits to the manufacturing industry.

Athens' AK Boutique is not your average teenage dream

Aaliyah Kissick is ready to take her community by storm, introducing her used clothing business, AK Boutique, while also finishing her high school degree.

Stylish career turn lands beauty businessman's product on Amazon

Veteran hair stylist and product developer Nelson Ameer sealed the deal in just the last two weeks. His conditioner is now available on Amazon.

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.

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