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Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:03 PM
  • Gallagher's global plan to insure its future
    Itasca-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., which started in 1927 as a family-owned firm and has since grown into a publicly traded company, has faced some tough economic and legal times. Yet it still moved ahead to establish operations in 24 countries and offer services in more than 140 countries through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
  • Entrepreneur takes chance on Lake Zurich waterfront
    LAKE ZURICH -- Bobby Razes saw more than a tired former restaurant on Old Rand Road near Lake Zurich's waterfront when it was put up for sale. He saw opportunity. Razes is renovating the former Eng's Tea House and renaming it Bobbers Bar and Grill.
  • Gallagher could get $30 million for Rolling Meadows move
    ROLLING MEADOWS -- Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. will receive up to $30 million from a tax increment financing district that lasts 15 years rather than the standard 23, but other details of the company's planned move back to Rolling Meadows remain under negotiation.
    
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  • BARRINGTON HILLS - The previous owners of Horizon Farms have sued a local bank and others, disputing the legality of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's purchase of the nearly 400-acre Barrington Hills equestrian estate, and alleging the forest preserve paid almost double the appraisal price. 
  • GLENVIEW - Employees of the nation’s small businesses saw their average paychecks rise for the first time this year, according to the July SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. SurePayroll Inc., which provides online payroll to small businesses nationwide.
     
  • SCHAUMBURG - Assurance, one of the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages, was named for the ninth consecutive year one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources. 
  • The 1980s pop band Duran Duran is suing a Glenview-based fan club management company, saying the company breached its contract by not sending promised revenue to the band. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County circuit court, says Worldwide Fan Clubs Inc. agreed in 2010 to create and manage the band's fan club. 
  • Approvals for a Menards home improvement store at Milwaukee Avenue and Gregg's Parkway in Vernon Hills are official, with one final condition added to the dozens that will have the building look different from most of the chain's outlets. 
  • HANOVER PARK - After using alternatives to ComEd for two years - and cashing in on more than $1.7 million in savings - Hanover Park residents and businesses will once again become customers of the utility heavyweight. Hanover Park is one of 28 towns that have tasked the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative with negotiating bids and ended up dropping alternative power suppliers. 
  • Even when he was growing up in Lake Zurich, Ryan Coon knew he had an entrepreneurial spirit. That entrepreneurial path has led Coon from the suburbs to Chicago and now Silicon Valley, where he is working to grow his online business Rentalutions into what he hopes will become the standard for the rental property industry.
     
  • Cindy Henning aspired to create that small town feel when opening her business, Sugar Mom Treats in downtown Western Springs. 
  • How is your stress-life? It seems like the number one area I am addressing in coaching today is the reduction of high levels of stress. As peak performing salespeople try to accomplish more in their work day, their stress level seems to increase exponentially. 
Chase employees pack meals for hungry families in Elgin
Roughly 250 Chase Bank employees in Elgin packed 30,000 meals for local families in need.
Chase employees pack meals for hungry families in Elgin
Roughly 250 Chase Bank employees in Elgin packed 30,000 meals for local families in need.
Mariano's CEO speaks to Schaumburg Business Association
Bob Mariano, CEO of the Mariano's grocery store chain, speaks at the Schaumburg Business Association's "Good Morning Schaumburg" program.
New Motorola technology
Motorola Solutions unveils new technology for first responders

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