MORe REALTOR answers: Expand or relocate your business?

Chicago-area businesses charting their future growth face an important issue: expand or relocate? Firms must decide whether they are best served by expanding their current footprint or relocating to new, larger facilities. Rather than putting off the decision, consider these factors provided by MORe REALTOR Paul Martis. [Read more]

MORe says market “starting to correct itself”

Many area real estate markets saw increases in the number of houses sold and the median sale price in May compared with the same month a year before, according to recently released data on suburban markets by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. [Read more]

Small changes, big savings for Illinois homeowners

More than 2,500 Illinois homeowners were able to stay warmer this winter for less thanks to their participation in the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) program, coordinated by Chicago-based Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). The IHP program helps participants lower their utility bills while increasing the value of their home with efficiency upgrades. [Read more]

Daily Herald: Multigenerational homes on the rise

Multigenerational homes – with several generations of one family living under the same roof – are growing in popularity. The resurgence of co-living began as a solution to tough economic times around 2008, but the arrangement holds enduring appeal to many area homebuyers. Families today choose to live together for any number of reasons, including shared home maintenance costs, health issues, difficulty finding a job after college, or a need for reliable child care. [Read more]

ACCESS brings EHR to the community health level

Posted April 23rd, 2014 - Access Community Health Network, News, Newsroom

Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) met its goal to implement a network-wide electronic health record (EHR) in just four years. Julie Bonello, CIO of ACCESS, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the implementation process and how EHR has helped ACCESS to better engage with patients in underserved areas of Chicago. [Read more]

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]