CIO Julie Bonello speaks on EHR optimization

Posted April 15th, 2014 - Access Community Health Network, News, Newsroom

Access Community Health Network continues to integrate and improve the electronic health records system used by its nearly 40 community health centers. CIO Julie Bonello, BSN, MS, CHCIO explains to EHRIntelligence how ACCESS successfully managed EHR optimization efforts to connect the entire health system. [Read more]

MORe creates Conflict Resolution program

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) has created a new Conflict Resolution program that is helping Chicago suburban realtors and homeowners settle issues in a quicker and more efficient way. [Read more]

Crain’s: Illinois Chamber hires new CEO

Posted March 25th, 2014 - General, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, News, Newsroom

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has picked its in-house lobbyist Todd Maisch as the organization’s new chief executive, replacing longtime head Douglas Whitley, who is retiring. [Read more]

Crain’s Letter to the Editor: In-Person Eye Exams

Posted March 11th, 2014 - Illinois College of Optometry, News, Newsroom

Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) President Arol Augsburger responds to Crain’s recent story about a new service that will provide online eye exams. He reminds readers that optometrists do more than simply prescribe glasses and warns of the unintended public health consequences of seeking vision care online. [Read here]

Entrepreneurial Attorneys Lead a “Real Movement”

Posted March 10th, 2014 - Chicago Bar Foundation, News, Newsroom

Chicago attorney Nora Endzel, a participant in the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project, discusses “a real movement in the legal profession” to abandon hourly fees in favor of flat fees, which helps lower- and middle-income clients.           [Watch video]

Chicago Real Estate Daily: January Home Sales

Posted February 24th, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

Home sales were fewer but faster in January in a nine-county Chicago region. Behind both the lower volume and the faster sales “is lack of inventory. It’s classic supply and demand,” said Michael Parent, president of the suburban Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and Chicago region vice-president of operations for Burnet Title. [Read more]

Crain’s: Bob Glaves Raging Moderate

Posted February 17th, 2014 - Chicago Bar Foundation, News, Newsroom

Bob Glaves, 48, has been executive director of the Chicago Bar Foundation since October 1999, working for equal access to justice. He also used to eat a hot dog a day and is a Chicago sports – and beer – fanatic. Read Crain’s Chicago Business’ latest “Take-Away” profile to learn more. [Read more]

Chicago Tonight: Chicago Incubator Reinventing the Legal Field

Posted January 24th, 2014 - Chicago Bar Foundation, News, Newsroom

The Chicago Bar Foundation’s pilot program trains young lawyers dedicated to helping those in need of affordable legal services, and is redefining the traditional legal industry model. WTTW’s Carol Marin interviews CBF Executive Director Bob Glaves and Justice Entrepreneurs Project participant Katrice Hall about the program and this growing trend. [Read more]

Chicago Sun-Times: Why Can’t Women Behave Like the NRA?

Posted January 24th, 2014 - News, Newsroom, Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action hosted its annual Roe v. Wade celebration on January 23. The event honored United States Senator Dick Durbin with the Dr. Marvin Rosner Lifetime Achievement Award for his unrelenting commitment to promoting equality and justice for women and their families in Illinois. Neil Steinberg talked to National Board of Advocates member Jane Curtin in advance of the event. [Read more]

Chicago Grid: Incubator Program Sponsored by the Chicago Bar Foundation

Posted January 20th, 2014 - Chicago Bar Foundation, News, Newsroom

The Justice Entrepreneurs Project, a new incubator sponsored by the Chicago Bar Foundation, encourages members to invent new models to address working and middle-class clients who don’t qualify for legal aid — the threshold hovers around twice the federal poverty line — but can’t afford representation that often bleeds over into the five figures. [Read more]