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.

Council of Residential Specialists and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Help Feed Families In Need Nationwide

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced today a partnership with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with real estate agents and moving companies to combat the growing hunger problem across the country.

Cogensia, LLC Named to CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers 2016

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogensia, LLC, the premier provider of breakthrough data-driven marketing strategies and solutions, has earned a spot in the 2016 edition of CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Cogensia is a privately owned Marketing and Advertising company founded in 2002.

Aidan RoosEvans Rookie of the Year POWRi Speedway

O’FALLON, Ill., Oct. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 12-year-old Aidan RoosEvans was awarded “Rookie of the Year” at the 12th annual Meents Memorial Victory Race at POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro series on October 1, 2016, sponsor FRA Financial Group announced today. He is eighth in the country.

Are The PondHawks Chicago’s Best Kept Music Secret?

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riverpool Records and The PondHawks announce the release of the new focus track, “Wire Me” from the album “Blue Light.” The up-and-coming indie band is making waves not only on the radio, but also in social media. They have a quarter of a million likes on Facebook and thousands of followers on Twitter, MySpace and Reverbnation.

Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance Easy — Plans Affordable

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More people than ever are looking at ways to safeguard their future retirement income from the financial costs and burdens of Long Term Health Care, says Matt McCann, a nationally known expert on Long Term Care Planning. These costs can have a dramatic impact on a person’s 401(k), 403(b), IRA and other assets.

The Blue Danes Release Sensational Debut Album ‘Invisible and Untouchable’ on Chicago Label, Loki Valhalla

CHICAGO, Ill., June 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Midwest-based alt-rock band, The Blue Danes have released their debut album “Invisible and Untouchable” on Chicago label Loki Valhalla Productions. This haunting lyrical masterpiece includes the highly anticipated release of the popular single “Beautiful and Sad,” which has earned over 26,000 YouTube views.

What Does an Award-winning Website Look Like?

CHICAGO, Ill., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Independent Publisher Book Awards presented the 20th annual IPPY awards in a special ceremony at the Willis Tower Skydeck. In the Best Publisher/Author/Book Website category, Snowflake Stories, LLC, created by San Fran developer James Stone, was honored with a bronze medal.

Native Rituals Tattoo of Oak Forest, IL is now a Tatt2Away Studio Center

OAK FOREST, Ill., May 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical Inc., officially announces the Tatt2Away(R) non-laser tattoo removal system is now available for the first time in the greater Chicago area with Native Rituals Tattoo’s Jimmy V Regalado and Randy Willard. Their Oak Forest location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the state.

4 Aces Tattoo and Body Piercing of Franklin Park, IL is now a Tatt2Away Studio Center

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., Feb. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical, Inc. officially announces that the Tatt2Away(R) non-laser tattoo removal system is in the Franklin Park location of the greater metropolitan area of Chicago with 4 Aces Tattoo and Body Piercing’s founder Jeff Jucha. His second location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the city.

First of Its Kind National Study Examines Economic, Social, and Fiscal Impacts of State Prevailing Wage Laws

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As policy debates rage in states from Michigan and New Hampshire to New Mexico and West Virginia, researchers from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Smart Cities Prevail have just completed the first ever national study on the economic, social, and project cost impacts of state prevailing wage laws.

Speakeasy Tattoo of Chicago is now a Tatt2Away Studio Center

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical Inc. officially launches the first Tatt2Away non-laser tattoo removal system in Chicago with Speakeasy Tattoo’s co-founders Kelly and Patrick Cornolo. Their location has come on board to offer to all its clientele certified tattoo removal as the first Tatt2Away Center in the city. Bringing into their high quality of service and products, the all-natural system.

Midwest Fuel Injection Announces Paul Thoms Promoted to President

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As of January 1, 2016, Midwest Fuel Injection Service Corporation (MWFI), which operates under the Seidel Diesel Group, has a new president – Paul Thoms. In 1992, Thoms was hired as the shop manager for MWFI’s Orland Park facility. Three years later, he helped open the Palatine Branch and became branch manager. Over the next 15 years, he was instrumental in its successful start-up and growth.

Illinois Dentist Says Smaller is Better for Oral Health Patients

WINNETKA, Ill., Nov. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the old adage goes, ‘Good things come in small packages.’ And, such is the case for Winnetka Dental Care, a small orthodontics and general dentistry practice that provides patients with personalized services in a close-knit and comfortable environment.

New Dining Segmentation Provides Targeted Solutions for Local Restaurant Marketing

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogensia, a data-driven marketing firm, recently launched a breakthrough restaurant marketing solution – Dining Segments. The segments categorize U.S. households based on eight of the most popular dining categories. The segmentation places every consumer into different profiles based on hundreds of demographic, survey, lifestyle and interest data elements. The segments are applied to all 120 million households in Cogensia’s Consumer IntelliBase and are available for email and direct mail targeting.

Local RE/MAX Agent Recognized as Among Top 1 percent in National Report

CHICAGO, Ill., July 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mike Kravitz with RE/MAX Premier Properties is among 2,090 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2015 REAL Trends ‘America’s Best Real Estate Agents’ report. The agents included in the survey represent less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States. Kravitz has more than 20 years of experience in the Chicago market.

Celebrate the Arts at Jeff Fest – July 24-26, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill., July 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Imagine dancers hanging high above your head. Or an interactive drum experience for the whole family. Or seeing Hawaiian dancers in your own Chicago neighborhood. All this and more will be at Jeff Fest July 24-26, 2015.

Flame Guard USA introduces the world’s only non-pressurized fire extinguisher, X-Tinguish

LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill., July 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Flame Guard USA, a leader in Fire Suppression Innovation, officially released its new Fire Extinguisher product line, X-Tinguish(R). The X-Tinguish fire extinguisher is the World’s only non-pressurized fire extinguisher. The units are patented and are a powerful tool that can be used for all walks of life including home, car, boat, motorcycle, industry and for commercial use.

Audience IntelliList Benefits Local Market Targeting

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 15, Cogensia launched Audience IntelliList – the marketer’s new, go-to solution for selecting the best targeted direct mail and email marketing lists. Loaded with key information to target and acquire new customers, IntelliList’s database contains more than 113 million households.

Tatt2Away Announces First New Non-Laser Tattoo Removal System in Illinois

ALTON, Ill., May 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical, Inc., Sandy, Utah, is pleased to announce that Piasa Body Art of Alton, Illinois, specializing in all aspects of tattooing – as well as body piercing – is bringing together the old-school ways of tattoos with the latest innovations in the industry.

Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Three-Day Musical Lineup Featuring Jonathan Jackson + Enation, July 24-26, 2015

CHICAGO, Ill., May 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — How do you celebrate summer in Chicago? With Jeff Fest, the premier neighborhood event on Chicago’s Northwest side. This year’s headlining music act is Jonathan Jackson + Enation, an anthemic Alt/Rock/Pop three piece from Nashville, Tenn. The band recently released their fourth studio album, Radio Cinematic, through Loud and Proud Records.

SuperSikh and The Atma Defenders – A Multiracial Team of Superheroes Fighting for Justice!

CHICAGO, Ill., May 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super Sikh Comics LLC commenced production of issue #1 of their comic book series after successfully launching Issue #0 at C2E2, Chicago. With over 1,200 copies of Issue #0 sold in a single weekend, the immediate success of ‘SuperSikh’ exceeded all expectations.

Healthcare Insights to Exhibit Costing Solutions at Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., April 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When more than 1,200 hospital business and strategy leaders gather in Chicago next month for Becker’s Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI) will be exhibiting its solutions for reducing healthcare costs and improving patient care.

Congressman Lamar Smith Receives ACG Growth Award

CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, today awarded the ACG Growth Awards to Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas. Inaugurated in 2014, the Growth Award is ACG’s highest recognition for service to middle-market businesses.

Rays Roofing Supply to partner with M & M Home Remodeling to roof the Children’s Hunger Fund building

HOMEWOOD, Ill., March 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There are times when the compassion for humanity should and often does triumph over the quest for retail profits to serve the greater good of society, says Rays Roofing Supply. The Children’s Hunger Fund has delivered food and, ultimately, hope to children and families in need in the U.S. and around the world.

Consumer-Friendly Website Launched by Recognized Expert on Long Term Care Insurance Planning

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann, one of the nation’s leading experts on Long Term Insurance, has launched a new educational website which will allow consumers to learn more about this important retirement planning topic.

Healthcare Insights Showcases #1 Software and New Range of Services at HFMA Dixie Institute

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following its fourth consecutive ranking as #1 Category Leader for budgeting software and services in the annual Best in KLAS report, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI) will exhibit at the 2015 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Dixie Institute in Charleston, S.C. The annual conference brings together hospital finance executives to discuss critical issues facing health care providers in the southern states and beyond.

Healthcare Insights Introduces New Value Proposition at HFMA Region 11 Symposium

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Jan. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hundreds of hospital finance executives from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington are convening in San Diego next week to discuss critical issues facing hospitals in the Western states and beyond. Among the exhibitors at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Region 11 Symposium and Trade Faire will be Healthcare Insights, LLC, (HCI) in its first trade show appearance since merging with NOMISe, Inc. in October.

Mentalist and Futurist Sidney Friedman Predicts 2015 including ‘Molar Vortex’

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As seen for 16 years on numerous media including the ‘Today Show’ and ‘The View’ with a 72 percent overall accuracy to date, for the 17th straight year mentalist/futurist/author SIDNEY FRIEDMAN releases his annual predictions covering the Oscars, the economy, weather, celebrities and more.

Level Funded Health Offers Affordable Care Act Alternative to U.S. Small Business Owners

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is Level Funded Health the new escape hatch from Obama Care for small businesses with healthy employees? It could be. Level Funded Health may just be the answer to many small businesses’ concerns over rising health insurance premiums because it can potentially provide them a 30 to 40 percent annual refund on their health benefit costs.

Earth Mama Top Secret – ‘A Marijuana Inspired Vodka’

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Earth Mama Vodka LLC today announced that Earth Mama(TM) Top Secret Vodka is coming to stores near everybody. Earth Mama Top Secret Vodka, which is ‘A Marijuana Inspired Vodka’ is the most radical, incredible, life altering super spirit brand to ever appear. Earth Mama Top Secret is a true super-premium vodka that has the real taste and smell of – you guessed it – pot! (Product contains no marijuana.)

Graziano’s is Celebrating 20 Years and Raising Funds in October for the Adult Down Syndrome Center

NILES, Ill., Oct. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if you could have a great meal, and do good at the same time? You can, because Graziano’s Brick Oven Pizza continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary year by raising funds for Advocate Medical Group’s Adult Down Syndrome Center in October. When guests mention the Adult Down Syndrome Center to their Graziano’s server, 20 percent of their total food and beverage spend will be donated to the Center.

eValuation ZONE Introduces eVal Hybrid 1.0

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National valuation services provider, eValuation ZONE, Inc., announced today the launch of their new USPAP compliant product eVal 1.0, a hybrid valuation report utilized for a variety of programs such as HELOCs, REOs, as well as purchases and refinances for non-agency and portfolio programs.

Avoiding the Dodgeballs…At Work, A Young Woman’s Guide to Succeeding at a First Job

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writing under the pen name E. Marie, first time author Emerald Betts announces the October 15, 2014 release of her book, ‘Avoiding the Dodgeballs…At Work, A Young Woman’s Guide to Succeeding at a First Job’ (ISBN: 9781484033951).

Cogensia Continues to Expand with Announcement of 8 New Hires for Customer-Centric Marketing

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In order to continue to deliver on the promise of customer-centric marketing, Cogensia welcomes 8 new hires to its staff. Cogensia is a customer marketing solutions firm empowering clients with data and insights.

Firetainment to Unveil New Fire Tables at International Furniture Expo

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Firetainment, a leading manufacturer of fire pit tables, will debut three new fire table designs at the 2014 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago, Sept. 16 – 19. These new additions to the Firetainment product line will be on display at trade show booth 7-2019.

Cogensia announces expansion with hire of Barbara Olson as Senior Vice President, Loyalty Solutions, along with 3 new hires

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogensia continues to grow its management team through addition of several new employees at Cogensia; including Barbara Olson as Senior Vice President, Loyalty Solutions, Mary Kay Simpson as Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Albert Pardilla as Manager, Client Solutions, and Andie Kulach as Account Manager.

Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Musical Lineup: Headliners include The Bad Examples, Shape Shifter and Brushville

CHICAGO, Ill., July 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago’s Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The festival takes place on the grounds of Chicago’s Jefferson Memorial Park. Jeff Fest is presented by 45th Ward Alderman Arena, Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Jefferson Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District.

Visions Business Solutions Named Greentree International Partner of the Year

CHICAGO, Ill., June 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Visions Business Solutions, a Chicago-based ERP software solution company, has been named Partner of the Year in the Greentree Awards 2014. Visions Business Solutions is part of the Greentree worldwide partner organization.

The Compliance Group Expands in Illinois – Federal, State and Local Oversight Creates Complex Regulatory Environment for Mortgage Lenders and Servicers

CHICAGO, Ill., March 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), is pleased to announce its expanded presence in Illinois in response to significant Federal, state and local regulatory oversight affecting mortgage lenders and mortgage servicers in the state.

Chicago Native Jazz Vocalist Educator Lenora Zenzalai Helm Invited to Perform in Concert with the Durham Symphony Orchestra

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stunningly gifted vocalist, educator and founder of the progressive programs Vocal Musicianship Academy and Vocal Jazz Online, Lenora Zenzalai Helm has received the coup honor of an invitation to be a featured singer in the program ‘Durham Symphony Orchestra and All That Jazz.’

Healthcare INSIGHTS(R) Named KLAS #1 Budgeting Software Three Years in a Row

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI), a leading provider of financial management and decision-support solutions for the healthcare industry, has earned a #1 spot in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services, Market Segment Category, Budgeting.

Cogensia Company Growth Results in Hire of Craig Bettmann and Promotion of Joel Schiltz

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogensia announced today that Craig Bettmann has joined Cogensia as Vice President, Client Solutions and Joel Schiltz has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Client Solutions.

CAC Group Growth Sets Stage for New Company Name

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CAC Group, Inc. announced this week that it is now Cogensia. The name change is the result of a 12-year process that has now come to be realized. Since its founding, CAC Group has provided premium analytical consulting for some of the country’s largest marketers.

Peel to Exhibit Flexible Packaging in the States

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. is the largest national market for flexible packaging and the value it brings to brand owners through versatility and potential for innovation. Peel Plastic Products Ltd. is bringing this value to the brand owners attending two U.S. September trade shows – HH Backer Total Pet Expo and Pack Expo. Peel is exhibiting in booth 1733 at the Total Pet Expo and booth S6075 at Pack Expo.

New Loyalty Practice Offers Proof Positive of Success

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CAC Group, Inc., a customer marketing solutions firm, announced this week the launching of a new division to focus on loyalty program performance – Truth in Loyalty(TM).

Chicago’s Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Craft Beer Offerings, Food Truck Lineup, Local Landmark Restaurants and Neighborhood After-Party Destinations

CHICAGO, Ill., July 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival three-day event kicks off Friday, July 26th (6 p.m. – 11 p.m.), Saturday, July 27th (noon to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, July 28th (noon – 10 p.m.) on the grounds of Jefferson Memorial Park located at 4822 N. Long Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest side. Admission is $7 per person, or $5 before 5 o’clock. Children under 12 are free.

Chicago’s Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Creates Three Fun-Filled Days for Fest-Goers July 26-28, 2013

CHICAGO, Ill., July 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival features something for everyone from dancers to musicians, actors and artists, and a hands-on community paint project. The three-day festival kicks off Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Located on the grounds of Jefferson Memorial Park on Chicago’s Northwest side, Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival has become one of Chicago’s most highly anticipated neighborhood music festivals of the summer.

American Poet Aaron Ozee Nearly Shocks The Nation

ADDISON, Ill., June 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starting in February 2012, renowned author and entrepreneur Aaron Ozee compiled his poetic works into a beautifully constructed collection of boundary-breaking masterpieces that would stun literary minds across the United States. At first, Ozee believed that if even a single person were to enjoy what he had written for the world to witness, it would mean more to him than anything he has or would ever experience in his lifetime.

Introducing Golf Pipeline, the new way to manage your game

CHICAGO, Ill., June 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Golf enthusiasts will smile at this: Introducing Golf Pipeline – a place where you can now track every aspect of your golf game in one convenient and comprehensive website! Golf Pipeline provides a place to search and book tee times, invite your friends to join in the game, track your scores as you go, and much more. Golf Pipeline is your one stop website for all of your golfing needs.

New to Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival is a Juried Fine Art Photography Show presented by Chicago Creative Coalition

CHICAGO, Ill., May 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New to fest-goers at the Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 26-28, 2013, is a much-anticipated Juried Fine Art Photography Show presented by the Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) entitled ‘C3 PhotoArt Fest.’ The show will be limited to no more than 50 selected images and is open to original works. C3 invites you to submit images online by June 7, 2013. The entry fee is $35, and covers up to four images.

Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Announces Three-day Musical Lineup with Dot Dot Dot, Magic Box, and Michael McDermott Band

CHICAGO, Ill., May 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival is pleased to announce its three-day musical lineup and headliners including Dot Dot Dot, Magic Box and the Michael McDermott Band. Jefferson Memorial Park’s lush green lawn and ball fields transform into a giant backyard for all to enjoy over the course of the three-day festival from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Teenage Author Aaron Ozee Already Within Reach of Poetic Fame

ADDISON, Ill., May 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Published at sixteen, Aaron Ozee has written and self-published four poetry books through leading online self-publishing company, Lulu. ‘Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm,’ initially released in hardcover, now will be available as an eBook through major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Books, and more. The transition into the virtual world will hopefully prove to be successful upon the book’s re-release into the eMarket and will truly mold Ozee’s future for the better.

I.C.A.S.A. and 21 Sexual Assault Organizations Stand by Rape Survivor who was Charged

CARBONDALE, Ill., March 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sexual Assault Myths Organization of Carbondale, says The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault 32 member board of lawmakers and professionals and 21 sexual assault organizations have hand delivered a letter to Jackson County, Ill. (home of S.I.U. University) District Attorney Mike Carr asking him to drop all charges made by his office against Melisa Vistain, who was arrested after reporting her sexual assault in March of 2012.

The Women’s Center Supports Sexual Assault Survivor Charged for False Reporting

CARBONDALE, Ill., March 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jury selection for the criminal trial of Melisa Vistain, of Jackson County, Illinois, is set to begin March 12, 2013. Vistain faces felony charges for falsely reporting sexual assault. She insists on her innocence of these charges. Rape Crisis Services of The Women’s Center stands in support of Vistain.

Relocation Industry Titan Joins Nationwide Fight Against Hunger

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger is proud to announce that Brookfield Global Relocation Services has officially become a Champion Level partner for 2013. Continuing their socially conscious leadership within the relocation industry, Brookfield Global Relocation Services is demonstrating a commitment to fighting hunger.

VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of Tarun Chandran

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its real estate practice with the addition of Tarun Chandran, who joins as a partner based in Chicago. Mr. Chandran brings considerable experience in commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions to VLP.

Twyford BBQ and Catering Reports No Pork Shortage in Illinois

JACKSONVILLE, Ill., Oct. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rumors of a worldwide bacon shortage have been making headlines and nothing spells panic like the idea of a ‘bacon less’ world. Well, Twyford BBQ and Catering is happy to report that it sees no signs of a pork shortage in its home state of Illinois and its celebrating National Pork month – whole hog.

Free iPhone and iPad App Reinvents How We Use the Dictionary!

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BiBa Soft, a small app development company, has reinvented how we use the dictionary by turning it into a fun interactive word game. Play Dictionary shows a definition of a word from the dictionary then asks you to figure that word out using the least amount of definitions.

Sikh Community Shooting in Milwaukee Not Racially Motivated

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Statement regarding shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin: Several people have been injured in a shooting incident. The Sikh community in the United States has been active citizens since the late 1800’s in the USA. Sikhism is a monotheistic faith that requires them to wear a turban and one of the youngest religions in the world. ‘The incident in Milwaukee has been a shock, we are concerned about the victims and their families. We understand that this was a ‘random’ act and not one motivate by race. So, we are asking for the support from the greater community for their prayers for the victims and their families,’ said Amarjit Singh from the Illinois Sikh Community Center.

Incident Triggers Investigation as to Whether Patient Information May Have Been Improperly Accessed

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Surgeons of Lake County, LLC (‘Surgeons’) announced today that an unauthorized user had gained access to – and encrypted – their server in an attempt to force payment from Surgeons in exchange for the password needed to regain access to the server.