January 10th, 2019 Client: Laura Ricketts/The Ricketts Family Source: Crain's Chicago Business "There has been some speculation as to why my family’s involved in the upcoming Wrigley neighborhood elections where the incumbent alderman, Tom Tunney, is running for re-election. I can sum it up in one word. Accountability." Read full article via Crain's Chicago Business.
December 19th, 2018 Client: Navistar Source: Springfield News-Sun “It’s the year we’re no longer preoccupied with the past. We are facing forward,” Troy Clarke, Navistar’s President, Chairman and CEO Read full article via the Springfield News-Sun.
December 18th, 2018 Client: Navistar Source: CNBC Lisle-based Navistar reported another profitable year as part of its years-long turnaround plan and company officials are optimistic that 2019 will be a great year for the company. Read full article via CNBC.
December 13th, 2018Client: Rush Street GamingSource: Philly.comRush Street Gaming began offering customers sports wagering at their casinos in Philadelphia and Pittsburg.Read full article via Philly.com
December 5th, 2018 Client: Chicago Cubs Source: Chicago Tribune Dennis Culloton sets the record straight in an interview with John Byrne of the Chicago Tribune. Read full article via the Chicago Tribune.
November 16th, 2018Client: Chicago CubsSource: Chicago Tribune"Reinsdorf and his counterparts — his son, Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf, as well as the Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz, Bears Chairman George McCaskey and Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts — gathered to discuss their partnership to combat the city’s gun violence Friday at a luncheon at the MB Ice Arena.“I
October 13th, 2018. Client: Rivers Casino Source: Daily Herald "Casino revenue was led by Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, which was one of only two casinos to post an increase from 2017 to 2018. The other casino to generate more revenue last year was the Joliet Hollywood Casino. The introduction of video gambling has eroded
November 12, 2018. Client: Gallagher Way Source: USA Today - 10Best "#1 - Winterland at Gallagher Way Chicago Adjacent to Wrigley Field, Gallagher Way offers locals and visitors another reason to visit Wrigleyville when the Cubs hibernate. The open-air destination has an ice rink, holiday tree, Santa's workshop, outdoor chimes exhibit and events at
November 8th, 2018. Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Source: MarketsInsider "PR News will highlight the achievements of the 2018 PR People finalists and Rising PR Stars 30 & Under honorees at the PR People Awards Luncheon on December 4 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Top talent will
November 2nd, 2018. Client: Rivers Casino Source: Chicago Tribune "The owner of Arlington Park racetrack has announced a bid to become majority stakeholder in the nearby gambling mecca, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. Churchill Downs Inc. said it will seek to acquire Illinois’ most lucrative casino for up to $500 million. In addition to the
October 30th, 2018. Client: Chicago Cubs Source: Chicago Business Journal "The Chicago Cubs and their Marquee Sports & Entertainment division are entering the golf business through the creation of a PGA Tour Champions event slated for March 2020 in Arizona. A partnership now in final negotiations between Marquee and the Cubs, the PGA Tour, Western Golf Association
October 30th, 2018. Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Source: Chicago Tribune "Last weekend marked the grand opening of Northbrook Play, an indoor mini-museum and play space set among retail stores in Northbrook Court. Northbrook Play developers say the facility provides a museum-quality children’s experience designed for interactivity and accessibility for
October 22, 2018.Client: Schiller, DuCanto & FleckSource: Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"It’s been years since Evan Whitfield traded in his cleats for a law degree.Still, the 41-year-old Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP partner said he sees a lot of similarities between his family law practice and the game of soccer. Both require Whitfield to constantly evaluate
October 13th, 2018.Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of ChicagoSource: Daily Herald"A standout swimmer during high school at Benet Academy in Lisle, Peter Krzywosz couldn't stomach the idea of running."I grew up hating running," Krzywosz remembers. "I was a swimmer. I couldn't even run a mile in grade school for the physical fitness
October 9th, 2018.Client: Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck.Source: Chicago Tribune. Anita M. Ventrelli of Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck was recently named a 2018 National Women in Law Honoree in the Transformative Leadership category by Corporate Counsel. Read more via the Chicago Tribune.
September 28th, 2018.Source: Politico"Natalie Bauer Luce has been named executive vice president at Culloton Strategies LLC. Most who read this newsletter will remember Bauer Luce for her years as a senior adviser to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. She went on to work in the city's growing start-up community, overseeing communications and influencer relations for
September 28th, 2018Source: NCTV17"Construction is underway on Avenida Naperville, a new apartment complex for those 62 and older.The project includes 146 apartments aimed at seniors who would like to maintain an active lifestyle.“Our goal for this project is to create an environment and a location that seniors who live in Naperville or live near by
September 26th, 2018.Source: Daily Herald."It's not assisted living or independent living, but active living for seniors coming in a new development to Naperville, filling what officials say is a gap in housing options for residents as they age.The idea with Avenida Naperville is to offer apartments for people 62 and older who want like-minded neighbors,
September 15th, 2018.Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago CubsSource: Daily Herald"It's not a one-sided friendship. Rizzo has caught up with Benjamin at Cubs batting practices. Baseballs, jerseys and bats signed by Rizzo adorn Benjamin's bedroom.And for the third year, Benjamin and his family will host a lemonade stand Sunday to
September 6th, 2018Client: Fox Valley DevelopersSource: Crain's Chicago Business"When the century-old Copley Hospital in downtown Aurora was closed in 1995—a replacement state-of-the-art facility was opened that year on the city’s southeast side—developers talked broadly about repurposing the massive 350,000-square-foot campus for retail shops, apartments and even a church. One proposal called for demolishing the whole
August 29th, 2018.Client: Fox Valley Developers LLC.Source: Chicago Tribune"The development agreement with Fox Valley Developers LLC includes the city contributing as much as $3 million toward the estimated overall cost of about $12 million to clean up the site.It also puts the city and the developer on track for a possible renovation of the former
August 24th, 2018Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of ChicagoSource: Daily Herald"Eight-year-old Jocelyn Aho also had a lemonade stand this summer at her family's Lombard home. It wasn't to earn some spending money, however, or even to save up for college.No, this lemonade stand has been all about helping her twin brother, Jacob,
August 24th, 2018Client: Universal Technical InstituteSource: WCIU"It's almost time to go back to school and for some that might mean college, but if you're not sure about a college career, there are other options out there for you! Universal Technical Institute offers an alternative to traditional career paths. The Jam's Diana Gutierrez visited the campus,
August 13th, 2018Client: Universal Technical InstituteSource: Daily Herald"It didn't take long for Giovanni Lopez to realize he fit in perfectly around Universal Technical Institute's Lisle campus.Lopez isn't a student at the vocational school. He hasn't even finished high school yet. But he spent three weeks of his summer waking up at 4 a.m. to make