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  • Florida firm acquires majority of Golf Mill property for $60 million
    NILES -- The majority of the Golf Mill Shopping Center property in Niles has been sold to Palm Beach, Florida-based Sterling Organization for $60 million, the company announced Wednesday.
  • Roosevelt University leaving most of Schaumburg campus
    SCHAUMBURG -- Roosevelt University will eliminate many of the programs at its Schaumburg campus, relocate numerous faculty members and try to rent out its facilities there as part of a wider effort to focus resources on the school’s main Chicago campus, according to university President Chuck Middleton.
  • Company campuses evolving, updating to accommodate technology
    Many suburban corporate campuses are transforming their massive hubs into multi-tenant projects or selling off parcels of land. Campuses included in this trend are United Airlines in Elk Grove Township, Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, Lucent Technologies in Lisle and Coriant in Naperville.
    
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  • DEERFIELD — Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. said that it has agreed to sell its Simonton Windows business to building products maker Ply Gem Holdings Inc. for about $130 million.

     
  • TORONTO -- The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company -- in which a Rosemont-based company had a controlling interest -- and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report. 
  • OAK BROOK--  McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. 
  • This fall, the word “zebra” won’t only refer to the referees overseeing National Football League games. Lincolnshire-based Zebra Technologies is partnering with the NFL to gather information  for what they call “next gen stats’ for football fans. 
  • Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz has pushed through many tough obstacles along her path in creating an award-winning public relations and marketing agency in Naperville. 
  • I recently polled a group of salespeople on the part of their job that caused them the most anxiety. They loved making sales calls, however, having to use the phone to initiate them was a monumental issue to them. Making cold calls was the unanimous choice as the behavior they dreaded the most. This has been a consistent message throughout the 20 years I have been training and coaching salespeople. 
  • Mundelein-based agriTech company Z Trim Holdings has promoted Controller John Elo to chief financial officer. 
  • HR Green   has appointed Steven Schwarz. PE, SE as a technical advisor. 
  • Grid Connect, a Naperville-based manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, has appointed John Marchiando as vice president of business development. 
Newsmakers' Forum: Managing a Family Business
Lisa Tomscheck, president of Arthur Clesen in Lincolnshire, speaks at the Daily Herald Business Ledger Newsmakers' Forum: Managing a Family Business
Newsmakers' Forum: Managing a Family Business
Lisa Tomscheck, president of Arthur Clesen in Lincolnshire, speaks at the Daily Herald Business Ledger Newsmakers' Forum: Managing a Family Business
Mt. Prospect business owner wins $6.5 million settlement
The owner of Ye Olde Town Inn in downtown Mount Prospect received a $6.5 million settlement from the village after filing a lawsuit in 2008.
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.
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