Illinois Business News

Illinois Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Illinois, U.S.A. (Ill., IL), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


ACLENet and Government of Uganda Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Further ‘Building Lightning Safe Communities’ Effort

CHICAGO, Ill. and KAMPALA, Uganda, May 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An important milestone for promoting lightning safety across Africa occurred with the February 2022 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Uganda-based African Centers for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network (ACLENet) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) of Uganda. This MoU was piloted and promoted by the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness, and Refugees (MoRDP'R) within the Prime Minister’s Office.

Music Theater Works Presents DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

SKOKIE, Ill., May 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works shall present “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID” at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 2, 2022 to June 26, 2022 as the second production of the 2022 Season.

Fernando S. Ereneta, CFP® – CEO of Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor List for the fifth year in a row – in Illinois

WARRENVILLE, Ill., April 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that Fernando S. Ereneta of Legacy Wealth Advisors has once again been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor list for 2022! The recently released list recognizes advisors and practices on a state-by-state basis from national, regional and independent firms.

Chicago-based Swift Homes Achieves 500 5-Star Reviews

CHICAGO, Ill., April 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A professional home buying company that helps homeowners across the United States sell their properties quickly for top cash value, Swift Homes is proud to have surpassed 500 5-star reviews from highly satisfied sellers.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Prepares for 70th Anniversary Celebration April 22

CHICAGO, Ill., April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) will mark its 70th year of service to Illinois colleges and universities, and their students, in a special fundraising event in Chicago April 22. ACI’s 70th Anniversary Celebration, to be held at the University Club of Chicago, will bring together a variety of supporters in business and higher education.

Aaron Ozee Distracts Ukrainian Children from the 2022 Russian Invasion with His International Bestselling Children’s Book ‘Regulus’

CHICAGO, Ill., April 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aaron Ozee, celebrity author of the international bestselling children’s book, “Regulus” (ISBN: 978-1387010790), and ingenious director of the “Regulus” movie, has officiated the execution of a secret philanthropic mission to send physical or digital copies of “Regulus” (known as Operation Red) to Ukraine to distract any children facing the unimaginable horrors of the 2022 Russian Invasion.

NPA Names Davis, Jurado as 2022 Winners of Distinguished Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., April 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — During its historic twentieth annual conference, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) today announced that Geoff Davis, Ph.D., and Kellie Ann Jurado, Ph.D., are the 2022 winners of the organization’s two most prestigious awards in the postdoctoral scholar community.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with WYGM on Marketing Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with WYGM FM 96.9 on a marketing campaign in Central Florida and Orlando to help build awareness of Swift Homes’ benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with WMFS on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., March 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with WMFS 92.9 FM ESPN on a marketing campaign in Memphis, Tennessee to help build awareness of Swift Homes’ benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

GPF Foundation Fellows Providing Critical Perspectives on Peer-to-Peer Outreach While Gaining Real-Time Experience in Harm Reduction Practices

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From educational program development to writing a peer-review article on the diagnosis and treatment of patients in medical emergencies due to the use of adulterated street drugs, GPF Foundation Fellows apply their academic knowledge and compassion to develop and deliver educational presentations for the GPF Foundation (GPFF).

LUI Releases New Album as Belated Valentine’s Gift to Fans

GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Feb. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Lui Salazar, known by his stage name as LUI, released his new art rock album, “Astronomical Ways to Die” under the Dead Internet Records label. The album can be found on most music streaming platforms, and plans for a limited physical release are underway.

Dr. Jerrold B. Leikin Wins Harm Reduction Award Presented by the GPF Foundation

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jan. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For his work in medical toxicology, public health and medical education, Dr. Jerrold B. Leikin is the most recent winner of the Harm Reduction Award presented by the GPF Foundation (GPFF), a not-for-profit based in Lake Forest, Illinois that is dedicated to saving lives through awareness about the dangers and risks of recreational drugs.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with Cox Media Group on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with Cox Media Group on a multiplatform marketing campaign in Atlanta to help build awareness of Swift Homes’ benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Swift Homes Gives Homeowners More Value for their Home

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Headquartered in Chicago, Swift Homes has quickly emerged as one of the country’s most sought after and successful cash home buyers. Their skilled and knowledgeable personnel help property owners from all walks of life sell houses efficiently for unmatched value. Swift Homes allows customers to sell their homes in as-is condition, and utilizes superior procedures to give them peace of mind and a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Music Theater Works Presents BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL

SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works shall present “Billy Elliot: The Musical” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from December 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022 as the final production of the 2021 Season.

TEAM Concept Printing Acquires Guardsman Laminating

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Nov. 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Effective November 1, 2021, TEAM Concept Printing, a Carol Stream, IL based commercial printer, has acquired Guardsman Laminating. The acquisition is the latest move in a long line of investments that TEAM Concept Printing has made to bolster their reputation as a one site full-service commercial printing provider.

Music Theater Works Announces 2022 Season

SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works has announced the 2022 Season, opening with Jerry Herman’s “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” (March 10, 2022 – April 3, 2022) starring Joshua Eads Brown (AKA Ginger Minj) from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” followed by “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID” (June 2, 2022 – June 22, 2022), “ZORRO: THE MUSICAL” (August 11, 2022 – August 21, 2022), “CAMELOT” (October 30, 2022 – November 13, 2022), and “IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS” (December 15, 2022 – January 1, 2023).

Darley Family Foundation Sends 5,000 Gallons of Water to Dixmoor, Ill.

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Village of Dixmoor has been facing a water crisis for nearly ten days, forcing residents to search for safe water alternatives. In effort to help the citizens in their most vulnerable time, the Darley Family Foundation sent a truckload of Safe Water Boxes™ to Dixmoor. One truckload holds twenty-three pallets of Safe Water Boxes, with eighty boxes per pallet, adding up to 5,000 gallons of water in total. Each box is 2.64 gallons of premium drinking water.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with Radio One on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with Radio One on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes’ benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Eat Your Words 2021: A Fundraising Event for Chicago Youth

CHICAGO, Ill., oct. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are proud to announce 826CHI’s biggest fundraising event of the year! Socially conscious Chicagoans, literary enthusiasts, education supporters, and members of the business community will gather in Bridgeport for “Eat Your Words 2021.”

Swift Homes Makes It Easy to Sell Your House Fast for Top Value

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swift Homes, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading home cash buyer throughout the southern United States. Helping homeowners sell their residential properties quickly for top value. Swift Homes purchases homes in as-is condition, making the process straightforward and efficient while giving our customers peace of mind.

Facebook-Recognized Entity Girls Who Travel Rebrands, Changes Name To Her Adventures

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Who Travel, a popular women’s travel group with over 81,000 members from over 100 countries, has undergone a rebranding. The popular group will now operate under the name Her Adventures. This change comes after Facebook recently selected the platform for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.

Music Theater Works Presents RAGTIME

SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Ragtime” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from October 29 through November 7, 2021 being the third production of the 2021 Season.

Logistical Labs Launches Updated User Interface for LoadDex Product

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Logistical Labs, creator of innovative technology that takes the complexity out of shipping, announced today the release of their updated user interface for their LoadDex product. The new version will showcase a simpler design and a more user-friendly approach, with the same features as the previous version but now with more functionality including quick access to search history, batch rating, and a much smoother quoting workflow.

Balodana to compete as a finalist in the 2021 Go Global Awards

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Trade Council announced this week that fashion startup Balodana has been chosen as a finalist for its prestigious 2021 Go Global Awards. This global competition celebrates the companies that are driving the economy forward through their innovations, technologies and strategies.

Print’s Not Over – It’s Just Getting a New Lease on Life

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is print cool or old school? According to the Productivity Network LLC, a Chicago-based print production company, it’s a little of both and that’s a good thing. In business for one year, the team at the Productivity Network is positive that print’s not just sexy, it’s downright hot.

Real Estate Technology Firm Swift Homes Partners with iHeartMedia on Marketing Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Swift Homes announced a partnership with iHeartMedia on a multiplatform marketing campaign across multiple markets in the United States to help build awareness of Swift Homes’ benefits and seller-friendly offerings that are available to consumers who are looking for real estate advice and services.

Chicago West Side Families Celebrate 70 Years of Peace and Unity

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 3161-3163 Monroe Family Fellowship Chicago IL and NewNegro Media announce a Plaque Dedication Ceremony at 3161-3163 Monroe, September 5, 2021, to celebrate the tenants 70-year anniversary. All families are invited, tickets are $30 and children under 12 free.

The Global Leadership Summit 2021 Broadcasts LIVE on August 5-6 to 650+ host sites across the U.S. and Online

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill., July 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Global Leadership Network, host of the annual Global Leadership Summit (globalleadership.org/summit), for people committed to developing their leadership skills to ignite positive transformation wherever they live and work, has announced the Global Leadership Summit on August 5-6, 2021.

New Research Shows Consumers Find Moments of Small Pleasure Beat Big Experiences When It Comes to Well-Being

CHICAGO, Ill., July 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Australian Macadamia industry released research that reveals that almost 50% of consumers globally now value finding peace and quiet in everyday life as the key to a happy mind. Conversely, only 25% globally said occasional big experiences and milestones make them happy.

Associated Colleges of Illinois Awarded Grant to Help Improve Four-Year Degree Completion Rates for Community College Transfer Students

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) were awarded a $25,000 planning grant to conduct research and develop an implementation plan to help more community college transfer students earn bachelor’s degrees at ACI-affiliated colleges and universities.

The EveryLibrary Institute Acquires NationDigital.io

RIVERSIDE, Ill., July 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NationDigital.io is now a Social Enterprise venture of the EveryLibrary Institute, NFP, a non-partisan library-focused 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the future of libraries and literacy across the globe. This acquisition will allow us to expand what we’re able to offer you!

Music Theater Works Presents MAMMA MIA!

SKOKIE, Ill., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works will present “Mamma Mia!” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from August 19, 2021 through August 29, 2021 being the second production of the 2021 Season.

Calgary Author Honored in 2021 Indie Book Awards for Memoir about Social Justice and Overcoming Mental Health Struggles

CHICAGO, Ill. and CALGARY, Alberta, June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sandra LA Boszko is quickly building a name for herself as an author who’s edgy and honest. That’s why her new book, “Welcome to California: From LA County Jail to #1 in Sales” (ISBN: 978-1525546440) was named one of the best indie books of 2021 by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.

Swift Homes Achieves Milestone of 20,000 Home Offers This Year

CHICAGO, Ill., June 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swift Homes, a Chicago-based property purchasing company that buys homes for fair prices to rent out to local families and which is backed by a multi-billion-dollar private equity fund, announced its milestone achievement of 20,000 home offers this year.

Chicago Support Group Part of National Network Taking Aim at Chronic Pain

CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 50 million Americans live with chronic pain. The U.S. Pain Foundation addresses the incredibly isolating and difficult experience that affects all aspects of a person’s life-their ability to work, their self-confidence and identify, personal relationships and social engagement, and more. Studies show that people who experience daily pain are significantly more prone to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal ideation.

Chicago Rock Band Lucky Boys Confusion Celebrates 20th Album Anniversary with Global Streaming Event Memorial Day Weekend

CHICAGO, Ill., May 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been twenty years since Lucky Boys Confusion arrived on the global scene with their 2001 debut, “Throwing the Game.” During the TTG era, the hard-touring Chicago five-piece crisscrossed the U.S. innumerable times over, made their national television debut on the CBS Late Late Show, and even made a pit stop in Japan to play for their enthusiastic overseas fan base.

Music Theater Works Presents LEGENDS OF THE 50s AND 60s: GREATEST HITS

SKOKIE, Ill., May 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Music Theater Works presents “Legends Of The 50s And 60s: Greatest Hits” at North Shore Center For The Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60076) from June 18, 2021 through June 27, 2021 as the first production of the 2021 season.

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Raises the Bar for Patient Safety

CHICAGO, Ill., March 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2021), the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) announces a new way for patients to identify a cosmetic surgeon with a particular focus on safety: Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety® (CSPS) certification.

Associated Colleges of Illinois to Host March 9 Virtual Event Focused on Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges

CHICAGO, Ill., March 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — College presidents, corporate leaders and students will lead an Associated Colleges of Illinois’ virtual event March 9, at 11 a.m., focused on how educators and the business community are working together to offer solutions to economic challenges faced by Illinois’ companies, schools and students.