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Clients in the News

Illinois bill could reform process for redeveloping abandoned homes

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: We Are Central Illinois (WAND) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — You likely see vacant and abandoned property in your community, and Illinois state lawmakers know those buildings lead to higher property taxes for neighbors. A House Democrat from Chicago is working with community developers, affordable housing advocates, and tax policy

April 6, 2023|

Hold-Up With State Rules Prevents Free Dental Clinic From Expanding

Client: TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence Source: NBC Chicago A state law passed in 2021 allows dentists to offer pro bono services, but a state agency has yet to finalize the rules for a Chicago clinic to implement the law. TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence wants to expand its free dental clinic in

December 19, 2022|

Advocate Aurora Health investing in South Suburban mental health services

Client: Advocate Aurora Health Source: Weekly Citizen Advocate Aurora Health investing in South Suburban mental health services Recognizing the growing need for mental health care in South Chicagoland, Advocate Aurora Health recently announced a $20-million investment in a new state-of the-art inpatient behavioral health facility at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. The investments

November 2, 2022|

Dentists seek ways to take a bite out of dental disparity

Client: Aspen Dental Source: Chicago Crusader For many low-income, Medicaid-supported, or uninsured residents in Chicago, finding a dentist is akin to finding a Black leprechaun, with a golden lottery ticket in its pocket. Data from the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Health Policy Institute shows there are 8,674 dentists registered in Illinois, more than 2,000 of

September 22, 2022|

This project can help Illinois meet clean energy goals

Client: SOO Green Source: Crain's Chicago The SOO Green HVDC Link, already under development, can help put Illinois first in the nation in building a clean, reliable energy grid, writes an executive with the project.

August 16, 2022|

Title IX played a big part in Laura Ricketts’ life. ‘The impact is immeasurable,’ the Chicago Cubs co-owner and MLB groundbreaker says.

Client: Chicago Cubs Source: Chicago Tribune thought of as the other. I have this incredible access and incredible privilege. On a scorching June afternoon, historic Wrigley Field served as a fitting backdrop. Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts holds a rare position within men’s professional sports leagues. She is one of a few women currently

June 23, 2022|

New Chicago clinic will offer free dental care to 2,500 Illinois residents a year

Client: Aspen Dental Source: Medical Xpress Low-income Illinois residents will soon be able to receive free dental care at a new 25,000-square-foot clinic being opened in Chicago's Fulton Market district this summer by The Aspen Group, which operates dental and medical clinics across the country and recently moved its headquarters to Chicago. While a number

March 2, 2022|

Northwestern technology spinout lands $10 million

Client: Epicore Source: DigitalHealth Epicore Biosystems, a wearable-technology company spun out of Northwestern University, has raised $10 million in venture funding. Epicore is commercializing technology developed by a team led by John Rogers, one of Northwestern’s most prolific inventors. The technology captures sweat, which can be analyzed to monitor the health of athletes or workers by

February 9, 2022|

People’s Music School gets settled

Client: The People's Music School Source: Axios Chicago A school that has given free music lessons to thousands of Chicago kids has a new leader. Francis "Frank" Graffeo arrived this week to lead the People's Music School at 901 W. Eastwood, where it's been since 1995, with satellite spots in Albany Park, Back of the Yards and

February 4, 2022|

At long last, LeClaire Courts replacement looks real

Client: Cabrera Capital Source: Chicago Sun-Times The timeline of major events in the history of the LeClaire Courts public housing site on the Southwest Side doesn’t inspire confidence that good things can happen there. And yet, that appears to be the case after years of inattention and indecision by the site’s owner, the Chicago Housing

October 18, 2021|

Major Development With 700 Units, Grocery Store And More Could Spark Change On Southwest Side, Alderman Says

Client: Cabrera Capital Source: Block Club Chicago LECLAIRE COURTS — A developer’s proposal to revitalize the LeClaire Courts site on the Southwest Side include plans for nearly 700 apartments, the bulk of which will go to people in need of affordable housing. Developers shared their latest plans for the site during a Tuesday night community

October 18, 2021|

Editorial: Agency’s creative proposal to buy hotel to help the homeless deserves consideration

Client: DuPagePads Source: Daily Herald Homelessness in the suburbs is a complex problem that demands creative solutions. One group in DuPage County has an innovative idea that is worth serious study. DuPagePads wants to buy a Red Roof Inn in Downers Grove and transform the building into an interim housing center for people experiencing homelessness.

September 2, 2021|

Rivers Casino reaches milestone in $87 million expansion project

Client: Rivers Casino Source: Daily Herald The expansion of Rivers Casino Des Plaines reached a milestone Monday when local officials, members of the building trades and casino executives celebrated the placement of the final structural steel beam during a topping off ceremony. The $87 million, 78,000-square-foot expansion will include a poker room, additional slots, an events

September 2, 2021|

Traton Group closes Navistar acquisition

Client: Navistar Source: Today's Trucking The Traton Group has completed its acquisition of Navistar. “Today is a sensational day for the Traton Group and for our new colleagues at Navistar joining the global Traton family,” said Traton CEO Matthias Gründler. “From this day on, we will be working side by side to bring sustainable transportation

July 7, 2021|

Rivers Casino hiring 400 for expansion that will nearly double gaming positions

Client: Rivers Casino Source: Chicago Tribune  Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is looking for a few hundred good card dealers. The state’s busiest casino has begun an expansion that will nearly double the number of gaming positions, and needs to hire 400 employees — including 250 dealers — by next spring. Like many post-pandemic business,

June 25, 2021|

‘Down payment on modernised grid’: $5bn US loan scheme to unlock 60GW wind and solar

Client: SOO Green Source: Recharge News Department of Energy cites 22 'shovel-ready' projects that represent a $33.3bn investment that could create as many as 600,000 new jobs The US government has unveiled ambitious measures to oil the wheels of financing and siting of long-distance powerlines necessary to unlock and deliver more low-cost renewable energy

May 10, 2021|

Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan meets power system needs but leaves room for political dealing

Client: SOO GreenSource: Utility Dive The Biden infrastructure spend would rapidly transition the U.S. power sector in ways utilities like, but Congress is expected to seek changes. The Biden administration's $2.3 trillion plan to broadly rebuild U.S. infrastructure and move the power sector to 100% emissions-free electricity by 2035 and the economy to net zero

May 10, 2021|

Waiting for state approval, Rivers Casino tees up planned sportsbook

December 13th, 2019. Client: Rivers Casino Source: Daily Herald "Casino owners Rush Street Gaming and Churchill Downs Inc. are awaiting new Illinois Gaming Board rules and regulations on sports betting, and the release of applications for a $10 million sports betting license. That could come by the board's next meeting on Thursday. But casino officials

December 13, 2019|

Winter Wonderland Springs Up Next to Wrigley Field

November 21st, 2019 Client: Gallagher Way / Chicago Cubs Source: NBC5 Chicago. "It will be a winter wonderland at Chicago’s Wrigley Field over the next few months, and all of the action kicks off on Friday as two of Gallagher Way’s biggest attractions open to the public. Friday marks the first day that the Christkindlmarket

November 21, 2019|

Aurora approves $128.5 million Copley Hospital redevelopment plan; mayor calls it biggest investment on city’s East Side ‘in generations’

Client: Fox Valley Developers The Beacon-News The Aurora City Council this week unanimously approved a development agreement with Fox Valley Developers LLC to turn the former Copley Hospital campus on the near East Side into a mix of senior living, independent apartments, education, neighborhood health care and parks. The $128.5 million development will include $9

November 13, 2019|
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