Line between Science and Art Blurs for ICO Student

Posted May 22nd, 2015 - Illinois College of Optometry, News

Our vision can be a remarkable thing, especially when it plays tricks on us.

Sepideh Omidghaemi, a doctoral student at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), teamed with her twin sister Saeideh Omidghaemi to create a painting in “reverse perspective.” Watch how the sisters merged science and art to create a mind-bending optical illusion. 

Stories about ICO’s newly revealed “reverspective” painting appeared on WGN-TV, ABC 7 Chicago, DNAinfo and Thought Catalog.

Crain’s: Where It’s Hardest to Find a House

Anyone participating in the Chicagoland housing market of late knows inventory is tight almost everywhere. Suburbs such as Cicero only have enough homes to satisfy 1.8 months’ worth of demand – well below the six month inventory of a balanced market.

So where is inventory the lowest, and why? MORe REALTORS tell Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily

MORe: Economy Positively Affecting Housing Market

Posted April 28th, 2015 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News

The Tri-Cities housing market continues to improve overall, according to new data released by the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe). Year-over-year comparisons show an increase in traditional home sales and a decrease in short sales in 2015. “It’s been a really good start to the year,” said Debora McKay, MORe member and broker at Coldwell Baker in St. Charles, Ill. [Read more]

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Relocation Approved

Posted April 22nd, 2015 - News

The Illinois Health Services and Facilities Review Board voted unanimously to approve a Certificate of Need (CON) application for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill., at its April 2015 meeting. The CON approval is the first step in St. Elizabeth’s plan to construct a new medical campus central to the Metro East region. Read more about St. Elizabeth’s approval process in the St. Louis Business Journal.

MORe on Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate operates with a policy of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). That’s why the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) Commercial Alliance says it is vital buyers and lessees take time to assess all aspects of a property before taking ownership. Read more of MORe’s take on due diligence in this REJournals.com article.

MORe Sees Commercial Realty Boom in The ‘Burbs

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) Commercial Alliance says the Chicago suburbs have long appealed to businesses because of the skilled, stable workforce they provide. Many MORe REALTORS are now reporting the highest commercial activity they’ve seen since the recession. Read more about the increase in commercial construction and decrease in vacancies in this Daily Herald Business Ledger article.

MEEA Awards AEP Ohio its 2015 Innovation Award

Posted February 25th, 2015 - Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, News

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) awarded AEP Ohio the 2015 Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award for its Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program. The program, with 34 participating customers throughout Ohio, helps industrial energy users enjoy sustainability, enhanced community perception and employee satisfaction. Read here why the CEI program is an unparalleled tool for completely revamping industrial energy use.

CANA Shares End-of-Life Planning Process

Posted February 24th, 2015 - News, Newsroom

Barbara Kemmis, executive director of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), shares an honest account of her family’s end-of-life planning process in this post for Confessions of a Funeral Director. Read here why preparation and prioritizing high standards are a must.

Inman: 15,000 REALTORS to receive client reviews

Posted February 13th, 2015 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) is providing members access to new tools that will help increase performance and professionalism throughout the region. Inman has more.

Daily Herald: Millennials reshaping the housing market

Posted December 23rd, 2014 - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, News, Newsroom

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) has seen a major increase in the number of Millennials buying starter homes. The influx of first-time buyers — lacking in the current market — will reshape the housing market in the coming decade. [Read more]