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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 104 items )  

2019 Edition of ASSE/International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials/ANSI Series 16000 Now Available
MOKENA, Illinois, July 31 -- The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials issued the following news release: ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000-2019, Professional Qualifications Standard for Inspectors and Plans Examiners , has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase. ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 16000-2019 provides minimum performance criteria, identified by industry consensus, for plumbin  more

2019 Society of American Archivists Council Exemplary Service Award and Resolutions
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: The SAA Council periodically presents special awards to recognize special contributions to the Society and the archives profession. Read on to learn more about each of this year's recipients and follow the hyperlinks to read the full text of each award. Council Exemplary Service Award The SAA Council is pleased to honor Dr. Michael J. Kurtz with a 2019 Council Exemplary Service Award for his ou  more

AAP: Research Shows Racism Impacts Neonatal Intensive Care
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: African American women are 49% more likely to give birth early, which is linked to increased mortality, making preterm birth or low birth weight the leading cause of infant death among black infants. A review article in the August 2019 Pediatrics, "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Neonatal Intensive Care: A Systematic Review," found that unequal quality of neonatal care may be a contributin  more

ACA Connects Presents Chairman's Award To Retiring Chairman Robert Gessner
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: * * * - Leadership, Integrity, Vision Were Hallmarks Of His Tenure As Organization's Leader * * * In recognition for his untiring support for independent video and broadband providers as Chairman of ACA Connects, Robert Gessner was presented with the ACA Connects Chairman's Award here this evening at a banquet celebrating the year's achievements in the industry. The award, presented by ACA Connects President and CE  more

ACA Connects Wraps Up 14th Independent Show On High Note
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: * * * - Chicago Forum Highlights Included Policy Updates On Cybersecurity, Policy Trends In Washington, D.C. * * * Record attendance and a bustling exhibit hall, coupled with a robust agenda that featured national speakers and detailed analysis on current policy trends, were key highlights at this year's Independent Show in Chicago. ACA Connects co-sponsored the three-day event with traditional partner, the Nationa  more

Agenda for Urban and Regional Information Systems Association's 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference Announced
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, July 31 -- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association issued the following news release: * * * - Registration Now Open * * * URISA is pleased to share the comprehensive agenda for the 9th URISA Caribbean GIS Conference, taking place November 18-21, 2019 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Start reviewing the comprehensive workshop and training opportunities, featured speakers, professional development and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout  more

ALPHA-Electronik A/S, First European Company to Renew Qualified Manufacturers Listing for IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded and renewed an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to ALPHA-electronik A/S, an ISO9001 and ISO13485 certified EMS-based company in Denmark. Following an IPC audit, Alpha-electronics became the first European company to successfully renew and complete an intensive audit, based on two of IPC's foremost s  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Addresses Racism and Its Health Impact on Children and Teens
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Racism has a profound impact on children's health. With the goal of helping all children reach their full potential, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is publishing new recommendations on ways to lessen the impact of racism on children and teens. In the policy statement, "Racism and Its Impact on Child and Adolescent Health," the AAP calls on pediatricians to create welcoming, c  more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance to Unify as One Combined Organization
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: The memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full prospectus outlining  more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association Releases New Curtain Wall Manual
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has developed a new manual providing guidelines for the design of curtain walls. Publication of AAMA CWM-19, the Curtain Wall Manual, marks the culmination of efforts by volunteers from AAMA Curtain Wall/Storefront Council member companies to update and enhance the former AAMA MCWM1-89, the Metal Curtain Wall Manual  more

American Association of Diabetes Educators: New Study Reports That Hypoglycemia Risks are Reduced With Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators issued the following news release: A new systematic review of evidence published in the August 2019 issue of The Diabetes Educator shows the impact of diabetes education in reducing hypoglycemia events and/or symptoms. The majority of studies within the systematic review, Diabetes Education Impact on Hypoglycemia Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Evidence and Gaps in the Literature, reported that diabetes self-management  more

American Association of School Librarians Releases Guide to Develop Inclusive Learners and Citizens
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new resource guide to support school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities. "Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide" contains reflection activities and resources based on Include, one of the six Shared Foundations contained within AASL  more

American Bar Association House Agenda Includes Measures on Marijuana, College Free Speech, Immigration
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association House of Delegates, which determines association-wide policy, will consider proposals at the upcoming ABA Annual Meeting that urge free speech on college campuses, leadership in resolving the "current stalemate" between federal and state marijuana laws, and a host of recommendations related to immigration laws. The House -- made up of 594 delegates from state, local and ot  more

American Bar Association to Honor Two Attorneys, Community Law Office at Event Celebrating Government Law Efforts
WASHINGTON, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law will present three awards at next month's ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco to two individuals and a community law office that have demonstrated a commitment to state and local government law. Recipients of the 2019 Jefferson B. Fordham Awards are: . Frank Schnidman, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award . C. Elisi  more

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Illinois Makes Progress on Tobacco Control, Cancer-Fighting Public Policies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: Illinois has made progress when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Illinois measured up to policy recommendations in two of four areas of tobacco control. The American Cancer Society Canc  more

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Illinois Makes Progress on Tobacco Control, Cancer-Fighting Public Policies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: Illinois has made progress when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Illinois measured up to policy recommendations in two of four areas of tobacco control. The American Cancer Society Canc  more

American College of Chest Physicians Welcomes New Chief Learning Officer, James B. Young
GLENVIEW, Illinois, July 30 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release: The American College of Chest Physicians(R) (CHEST) has announced the addition of James B. Young, who is joining the medical society's staff as the Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President of Education, effective immediately. Young will oversee the vision and strategy for CHEST education as well as provide day-to-day guidance and support to the CHEST Education division. "I am exci  more

American College of Chest Physicians: World Lung Cancer Day 2019 - Respiratory Groups Raise Awareness About Lung Cancer Risks, Screening, and Treatments
GLENVIEW, Illinois, July 31 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release: On World Lung Cancer Day, the American College of Chest Physicians(R) (CHEST) alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to support the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational moveme  more

American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation Announces 2019 Innovation Challenge Winners
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: * * * - AHA Center for Health Innovation Announces 2019 Innovation Challenge Winners - Winning Concepts Offer Creative Solutions for Addressing Social Determinants of Health Using Technology * * * The 2019 American Hospital Association (AHA) Innovation Challenge asked hospitals and health systems to develop new sustainable and scalable solutions using technology to combat the social determinan  more

American Hospital Association Issues Statement on Final FY 2020 IPPS Rule
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: "America's hospitals and health systems are pleased that CMS has increased the new technology add-on payment rate, including for CAR-T therapies. Hospitals and health systems have worked to ensure patients have access to these life-saving treatments, and this policy will provide some much needed short-term relief. However, further solutions must be put forth to address the long-term sustainability   more

American Institute of Steel Construction: NSBA Urges Support for Highway Funding Proposal
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Institute of Steel Construction issued the following news release: On Monday, July 29, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) introduced a five-year, $287 billion highway bill representing a 27% increase over the current authorized funding from the Fixing America's Surface Transportation, or FAST, Act. Additional items include more than $6 billion for a new competitive bridge investment grant program and increased transparency requi  more

American Library Association Releases Recommendations for Improved Public Library Services to New Americans
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: As immigration rises to the forefront of public discourse, public libraries continue to be a trusted resource for new Americans seeking to gain familiarity and skills in a new land. To help libraries better serve these populations, the American Library Association (ALA) has released a white paper exploring how U.S. public libraries can provide the services new Americans need to thrive. The report,  more

American Library Association: Bean Yogi Selected as 2019 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Bean (Jennifer) Yogi of Seattle, Washington as the 2019 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who made many contributions to library youth services. The scholarship is awarded to a person pursuing a master's degree in library  more

American Library Association: Julia Stone Selected as 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Julia Stone of Ashtabula, Ohio as the recipient of the 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leis  more

American Library Association: Kelli J. Hayes Selected as 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association and SAGE announced Kelli J. Hayes of Fair Lawn, New Jersey as the recipient of the 2019 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. Hayes hopes to become "an active participant in the curation and organization of both traditional informational formats as well as more contemporary digital formats." She says she wants to "be a contributor to initiatives desig  more

American Osteopathic Association Installs Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, as 123rd President
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, a family medicine physician from Orlando, Florida, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Burns assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (DOs) at the American Osteopathic Association's annual business meeting in Chicago. The organization represents the professional interests of the nation's more th  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Binge Drinking at Lollapalooza Continues to Trend Down
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: After peaking in 2014, the number of drunk teens ending up in Chicago Emergency Rooms (ERs) dropped dramatically during the music festival, Lollapalooza. A study led by pediatric specialists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago shows that the number of ER visits for underage drinkers, ages 13 to 20, peaked in 2014 at 213 ER visits to 100 in 2018, a 53 percent decrea  more

Associated Equipment Distributors: Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Leaders Unveil Five-Year Highway Bill
OAK BROOK, Illinois, July 29 -- The Associated Equipment Distributors issued the following news: On July 29, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee's leadership released a five-year, bipartisan highway reauthorization bill. The America's Transportation Infrastructure Act authorizes $287 billion over five years, including $259 billion to maintain and repair America's roads and bridges. The investment levels represent an increase of over 27 percent from the FAST Act, the current hi  more

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center to Host Veterans Advanced Energy Summit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The Atlantic Council issued the following news release: The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center will host its inaugural Veterans Advanced Energy Summit on Tuesday, August 13 in Chicago, Illinois. The Summit will feature cutting-edge presentations and conversations at the intersection of advanced energy and national security. The Summit will feature business and military leaders, policymakers, and others with insight into where energy markets and energy technologi  more

Battelle: NEON Data Used to Better Understand Dew's Vital Role in Ecosystem Health
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers utilized NEON data to understand how dew formation can help ecosystems survive droughts * * * Now that the National Ecological Observatory Network is operational, the continental-sized network funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle can fulfill its mission: Provide free, high-quality, standardized ecological data for scie  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement on Enforceable Contract
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement by President Jesse Sharkey: CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised today to bring in more CPS case managers, 250 more nurses and 200 more social workers over the next five years. CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates is also available to provide reaction. "Chicagoans voted for a candidate that said she would transform our public education system. As  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement on Tax Increment Financing Surpluses
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement by President Jesse Sharkey in response to the news that the city has amassed hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax increment financing surpluses, funds that should be returned to public school communities: "For years, Chicagoans have been stuck with the consequences of the abuse of TIF funds--including the proliferation of TIF districts for projects that are neither blighted or in need of public hand  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Brookfield Zoo Offers Kids' Free Days August 5-7
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: Brookfield Zoo is offering Kids' Free Days, presented by AMITA Health and Groupon, on August 5, 6, and 7. So before the start of the new school year, bring the family to the zoo for a "staycation" adventure to see some amazing animals and to receive free admission for children ages 11 and under. (Admission for adults and parking fees still apply.) During Kids' Free Days, AMITA Health will be spons  more

Commercial Law League of America Announces Premier Certification Renewal Agreement With the International Association of Commercial Collectors
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, July 29 -- The Commercial Law League of America issued the following news release: The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) is pleased to announce their renewed agreement with the International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC) to jointly continue providing certification for the CLLA Commercial Collection Agency Certification Program. Since 1975, CLLA has been certifying commercial collection agencies while the IACC has been an educational resource to th  more

Commercial Law League: Small Business Reorganization Act Passed by Senate
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The Commercial Law League of America issued the following news release: The Commercial Law League of America ("CLLA") is pleased to announce that yesterday the United States Senate passed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 ("SBRA") (H.R. 3311), HAVEN Act (H.R. 2938), the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2336), and the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act (H.R.3304). All four bills were passed by a voice vote. The bills wil  more

Computing Technology Industry Association ChannelCon Online Returns in 2019
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, July 30 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, announced today that its award-winning ChannelCon Online virtual conference will return this year with two full days of free tech education programming. ChannelCon Online will broadcast live from Las Vegas - site of ChannelCon 2019, the IT industry's premier annual conference for education, networking and  more

Computing Technology Industry Association Enhances Online Testing Platform With Acquisition of Metacog, Inc.
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, July 30 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry and an emerging force in Internet-based testing, today announced the acquisition of Metacog, Inc. Based in Worcester, Mass., Metacog has developed intelligent real-world assessment, certification, evaluation and training products using the combined power of artificial intelligence, big data and Internet of  more

Computing Technology Industry Association: 56 Wounded Warriors Ready to Launch Their IT Careers
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: A group of 56 injured veterans from Wounded Warrior Project(R) (WWP) will be the first class to graduate from IT-Ready Online, the tech career training program from Creating IT Futures, on Friday, Aug. 2. With financial support from Cognizant U.S. Foundation and CompTIA, 56 warriors from 26 states were able to take 12 weeks of intensive online training with IT-Ready and test for   more

Congratulations to Society of American Archivists 2019-2020 Early-Career Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: Congratulations and welcome to the following SAA students and new professionals who have been selected to serve as early-career members on SAA appointed groups for the 2019-2020 term! Committee on Education Jennifer Wachtel, University of Maryland Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct Jessica Rayman, University of Alabama Committee on Public Awareness Lynn Cowles, Nicholls State Univ  more

Egyptian REALTORS Help Raise Money for Veterans at Southern Illinois Made Expo
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, July 30 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Members of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS(R) (EBOR) gathered last weekend to support local businesses and their communities by volunteering at the second annual Southern Illinois Made Expo in Marion. Proceeds from the expo and donations collected during the event will benefit Veterans Honor Flights of Southern Illinois. The expo was started last year by State Sen. Dale Fowler of Harrisburg with the su  more

Engaging Programming Planned by Computing Technology Industry Association Advisory Councils at ChannelCon 2019
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, July 31 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: Wide-ranging discussions on business opportunities with emerging technologies, market growth strategies and more highlight the educational programming planned by the five Industry Advisory Councils of CompTIA, the world's leading technology association, next week at ChannelCon 2019. For the first time, all advisory council sessions at ChannelCon will be open to all conference at  more

Environmental Law and Policy Center: Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois Becomes Law
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, July 30 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act is a critical step in fixing Illinois' coal ash problem * * * Today, bipartisan legislation to protect Illinois' citizens and the environment from the effects of toxic coal ash became law. The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act will result in stronger rules for coal ash cleanup and fund cleanup programs through permit fees -- while also req  more

Evangelical Lutheran Church Issues Statement on Christian Nationalism
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following statement by bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton on Christian nationalism: "Whether we worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple, America has no second-class faiths," their statement reads. "All are equal under the U.S. Constitution." The full statement follows: "As Christians, our faith teaches us everyone is created in God's image and commands us to love one another. As Americans, we value our system   more

Four in 10 Chicago Parents Live in a Community With Limited Grocery Access,
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Four in 10 parents live in a Chicago community area with limited grocery access, and they report more challenges to healthy eating for their children, such as time for sit-down family meals, cost of healthy foods, and convenience of fast food, according to results of a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Hea  more

Gas Technology Institute Announces New Board Member
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Gas Technology Institute issued the following news release: GTI announced today that Kimberly S. Greene, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Gas, was appointed to the GTI Board of Directors at the July 18, 2019 meeting. Kim is an experienced senior executive recognized for her industry leadership. At Southern Company Gas, she ensures the delivery of clean, safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas to more than 4.2 million ut  more

Groups Endorse AAP Guidelines for Deep Sedation, Anesthesia for Children During Dental Procedures
ITASCA, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued guidelines in June for deep sedation and anesthesia of children undergoing dental procedures that now have the endorsement of four additional health organizations. In a joint statement, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, and the Society for Pediatr  more

IIDA Announces Gensler as the 7th Annual Latin America Design Awards Best of Competition Winner
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release, dated July 26: IIDA is pleased to announce Gensler Costa Rica's Surf Simply in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, as the Best of Competition winner for the 2019 Latin America Design Awards. This annual competition was created to recognize, honor, and celebrate outstanding interior design/interior architecture projects that represent the highest level of creativity, originality, and design excelle  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Essential Changes You Need to Know in License Act Rewrite
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, July 29 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) legal team has combed through the Real Estate License Act and has a new report which outlines changes practitioners need to be aware of. The report is part of a page which consolidates all the updates and resources for members on the act. RELA was overwhelmingly passed by the General Assembly during the spring legislative session, and it awaits Gov. J.B. Pritzker's signature. Onc  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: One-Stop Website Location Created to Get Latest License Law Updates
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: The Illinois Real Estate License Act is expected to be signed into law this month. Because there are a number of important changes Illinois REALTORS(R) has set up a webpage with the latest updates and resources. RELA is updated every 10 years, and once it is signed there will be changes in areas ranging from licensing education requirements to advertising. The page, which is for members only and requ  more

Illinois Banker Appointed Chairman of American Bankers Association American Bankers Council
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The American Bankers Association issued the following news release: The American Bankers Association has appointed Michael L. Scudder as chairman of ABA's American Bankers Council for the 2019-2020 membership year. Scudder is the chairman and chief executive officer of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., one of the largest independent Illinois-based banks, where he has spent 33 years in several leadership roles. He began his professional career at KPMG before joining First Midwes  more

Illinois Soybean Association Elects New Leadership
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) during its annual meeting in Champaign today elected new leadership. Doug Schroeder, Mahomet, was elected chairman. Schroeder raises soybeans and seed corn along with his wife, Stacy, son, Bob, and son-in-law, Matt. Schroeder previously served as the organization's vice-chairman for two years. "ISA continues to advance forward-thinking strategies to help th  more

Institute for Justice: Illinois Family Sues to End Law Threatening Them With Compulsory Eviction for a Crime They Did Not Commit
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 1 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - After a house guest was arrested, Granite City, Ill. police are now trying to evict everyone in the home: An innocent family with three teenaged kids * * * On a sunny afternoon last month, Jessica Barron and Kenny Wylie were startled to hear a knock on the door of their home on a quiet street in Granite City, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. The knock quickly turned into pounding and a call: "  more

IPC Releases Printed Circuit Board Industry Results for June 2019
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, July 31 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R) announced today the June 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in June remained positive while bookings slipped and the book-to-bill ratio returned to parity at 1.00. Total North American PCB shipments in June 2019 were up 5.5 percent compared to the same mon  more

IT Channel Companies Strive to Improve Customer Experiences, New Computing Technology Industry Association Study Finds
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, July 31 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: Companies doing business in the information technology (IT) industry channel are making modest progress to improve their customer experience strategies, according to a new research report published by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry. About two-thirds of the 400-plus channel firms surveyed by CompTIA say they've made changes - major and m  more

JAMA Network Open Journal Issues 10 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 3 -- JAMA Network Open, an international peer-reviewed medical journal for clinicians, investigators and policy makers from the American Medical Association, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Association of Primary Care Continuity With Outcomes Following Transition to Adult Care for Adolescents With Severe Mental Illness * Characteristics of the Quality Improvement Content of Cardiac Catheterization Peer Reviews in the   more

Jody Bishop Elected 2020 Appraisal Institute Vice President
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: Pledger M. (Jody) Bishop III, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, was elected 2020 vice president of the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers Thursday by its Board of Directors in Denver. Bishop's one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president. He will serve on A  more

Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert on Managing Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, July 30 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: * * * - Bleeding risks for patients on DOACs can be avoided with appropriate and timely treatment * * * Anticoagulants - medications that keep blood from clotting - have been named the No. 2 top medications involved in error incidents causing death or serious harm. While direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) offer ease of use  more

Journal of Neurosurgery Issues 39 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 3 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 39 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A clinical decision rule to predict intracranial hypertension in severe traumatic brain injury * A modern series of subdiaphragmatic craniopharyngiomas * A rat study of the use of end-to-side peripheral nerve repair as a "babysitting" technique to reduce the deleterious effect of  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics Issues 14 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 3 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics, a journal that says it focuses on diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and spine in children from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Chondroblastoma-like mass of the temporal bone, secondary aneurysmal bone cyst, and intracerebral hemorrhage in a patient with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome: case report *  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine Issues 19 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 3 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Adjacent-segment disease following two-level axial lumbar interbody fusion * Arachnoid web of the spine: a systematic literature review * Biomechanical evaluation of traditional posterior versus anterior spondylolisthesis reduction in a cadaveric grade I slip model * Clini  more

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Issues 5 Research Articles in Aug. 15, 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, July 30 -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a peer-reviewed scientific journal on clinical research of interest to veterinarians, published five research articles on the following topics in its Aug. 15, 2019 edition: * Efficacy of intravenous administration of apomorphine for removal of gastric foreign material in dogs: 495 cases (2010-2015) * Evaluation of the effectiveness of preoperative administration of maropitant citrate and metoclopramide  more

Kevin McGahan Joins the Sierra Club Foundation as Chief Financial Officer
OAKLAND, California, July 29 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Kevin McGahan joined the Sierra Club Foundation earlier this month as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Sierra Club Foundation, McGahan was Senior Director of Finance of Energy Foundation in San Francisco and oversaw all of the Energy Foundation's financial activities. He has been working in nonprofit finance since his move to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1991 and has experience working for both large fo  more

Keynote Speakers to Serve as Guides to Future of Safety, New Products at American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: Two knowledgeable and talented speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the AAMA Fall Conference (September 30 - October 3). Richard Hawk, motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a keynote presentation entitled, "The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants." Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger & Co., specializes  more

Library Leadership and Management Association Webinar Helps Library Leaders Guide Their Staffs Through Changing Roles
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: For decades, front-line circulation and access services staff focused primarily on the transactional nature of circulating materials. But times have changed, and those same staff are seeing their roles evolve to become primarily interactional. Today they are often the main face of the library and serve patrons with all types of queri  more

Memorial Hospital Belleville Among Nation's Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack
BELLEVILLE, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- Memorial Hospital Belleville, a facility of BJC HealthCare, issued the following news release: * * * - American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Silver Award recognizes high standards of patient care * * * Memorial Hospital Belleville has received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Memorial Belleville is one of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The a  more

National Association of Realtors Wins 2019 Sustainability Award From Business Intelligence Group
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The National Association of Realtors(R) was today recognized by the Business Intelligence Group as a global leader in sustainability promotion. The annual Sustainability Awards honor organizations that have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice, commending NAR for the work it's done since implementing an association-wide Sustainability Program in 2017. The program has c  more

National Association of Realtors: Realtors Property Resource Adds Qualified Opportunity Zones
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: Realtors Property Resource(R), a nationwide data resource and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors(R), is pleased to announce the addition of Qualified Opportunity Zones to its platform. This powerful data layer will allow Realtors(R) to use RPR's map interface to analyze and search for properties within the 8,700 Opportunity Zones throughout the U.S. Created in 201  more

National Basketball Retired Players Association: Jayson Williams Gets the Rebound
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The National Basketball Retired Players Association issued the following news: Jayson Williams first found fame as a cheerful basketball player from St. John's University and then eventually in the NBA. He was selected in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft to the Phoenix Suns, and soon after, signed with the New Jersey Nets in 1993. Williams played in an All-Star Game alongside Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in 1998, his eighth season, when he   more

National Insurance Crime Bureau: July and August are Peak Months for ATV Thefts
DES PLAINES, Illinois, July 30 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: A recent report produced by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reveals that the end of the summer is when we see more all-terrain vehicle thefts. In fact, 19 percent of the total thefts happen in July and August based on theft data contained in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, overall the report--which cov  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Issues Statement on Chinese Products
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following statement by Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs: Yesterday, President Trump announced that trade talks between the U.S. and China had broken down and that, beginning September 1, 2019, the U.S. will impose a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion of goods not already subject to previous Section 301 trade actions. NMMA has long cautioned against levying ad  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: 2018 Abstract - Boat & Engine Exports and Imports Section Now Available
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The sixth section of NMMA's 2018 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, Boat and Engine Exports and Imports, 1996 - 2018, is now available in the Statistics section of NMMA.org. The 2018 edition of this report includes 23 years of historical trending data on the dollar value and number of different categories of recreational boats and marine engines imported to and exported fr  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: 2018 Abstract - Total Industry Sales by Category and State Section Now Available
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Total Industry Sales by Category and State, 2006 - 2018 section of NMMA's 2018 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available in the Statistics section of NMMA.org. Total new recreational boat sales (powerboats and sailboats) increased 4 percent in 2018 to an 11-year high of 281,800 units - an increase of 5 percent over 2008 levels. Total retail expenditures for recreat  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: IBEX Announces New Super Sessions and Special Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The International Boat Builders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today a series of Super Sessions and special events, as part of its Education Conference. The Super Sessions are hosted by exhibiting companies and industry associations to offer in-depth training and topic-specific learning. These pre-conference Super Sessions take place Sunday and Monday (September 29-30), pr  more

New American Bar Association Book Offers Planning Steps for Ensuring Lawyers' Financial Stability Into Retirement
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Just published by the American Bar Association,"Hire and Retire: A Plan for a Continuing Income Stream in Retirement from Any Practice" by Gary P. Bauer shares practical advice for everyone, from the new law school graduate to the seasoned lawyer looking to retire. "Hire and Retire" is the second book in Bauer's "Solo Lawyer" series for the ABA's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice (GPSolo) Division  more

New American Bar Association Book Offers Planning Steps for Ensuring Lawyers' Financial Stability Into Retirement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Just published by the American Bar Association,"Hire and Retire: A Plan for a Continuing Income Stream in Retirement from Any Practice" by Gary P. Bauer shares practical advice for everyone, from the new law school graduate to the seasoned lawyer looking to retire. "Hire and Retire" is the second book in Bauer's "Solo Lawyer" series for the ABA's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice (GPSolo) Division.  more

New American Bar Association Book Offers Planning Steps for Ensuring Lawyers' Financial Stability Into Retirement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Just published by the American Bar Association,"Hire and Retire: A Plan for a Continuing Income Stream in Retirement from Any Practice" by Gary P. Bauer shares practical advice for everyone, from the new law school graduate to the seasoned lawyer looking to retire. "Hire and Retire" is the second book in Bauer's "Solo Lawyer" series for the ABA's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice (GPSolo) Division.  more

New American Bar Association Book Shares How Lawyers Can 'Train' Their Experts, Expert Witnesses
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Just published by the American Bar Association, "How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client's Case" is the latest book in author and attorney Janet S. Kole's series of best-selling short and helpful guides on litigation for young lawyers. The book provides a helpful overview of the issues that might come up when you are preparing for trial with experts and expert witnesses. Kole shares how to determ  more

New American Bar Association Book Shares How Lawyers Can 'Train' Their Experts, Expert Witnesses
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Just published by the American Bar Association, "How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client's Case" is the latest book in author and attorney Janet S. Kole's series of best-selling short and helpful guides on litigation for young lawyers. The book provides a helpful overview of the issues that might come up when you are preparing for trial with experts and expert witnesses. Kole shares how to determi  more

New York Technology Industry Executive Angel L. Pineiro Jr. Named Computing Technology Industry Association Member of the Year
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: A New York technologist whose commitment to diversity, inclusion and offering a helping hand to others is respected by peers throughout the information technology (IT) industry has been selected as the Member of the Year by CompTIA, the world's leading technology association. Angel L. Pineiro Jr., senior vice president for technology services at Agilant Solutions, Inc., in Port W  more

OSF HealthCare: A New Approach to Kidney Care
PEORIA, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with advanced kidney disease. According to a recent study, that number is expected to grow to more than one million by 2030 because of the increase in obesity and aging baby boomers. Hundreds of thousands of those with end-stage kidney disease have to spend several days a week attached to a dialysis machine just to survive. Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive or  more

OSF HealthCare: Taking Charge of the Opioid Epidemic
DANVILLE, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death nationwide for people under the age of 50. Not illness, accidents or violence. Drug overdose. In Illinois, opioid overdoses have killed nearly 11,000 people since 2008. In 2016 alone, nearly 1,900 people died of overdoses. That is almost twice the number of fatal car and motor vehicle accidents that year. Ellen and Lowell Mennenga's son Robb struggled with addiction fo  more

Pediatrics Journal Issues 54 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- Pediatrics, a journal in pediatric medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published 54 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * "Housing First" for Optimal Child Health * A Framework for Evaluation of the Higher-Risk Infant After a Brief Resolved Unexplained Event * A Parent Treatment Program for Preschoolers With Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial * Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences: It's Not What Yo  more

PETA Challenges Notion of Human Supremacy in New Ads in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Campaign Questioning the Idea That Humans Are Superior to All Other Animals Hits Illinois State Fair * * * Just in time for the Illinois State Fair, PETA is challenging everyone in the community to think about animals differently with two billboards near the fairgrounds: The ads shows a sheep, a pig, and a cow with the words "We Also Feel Pain, Love, Joy, and Fear. #EndSpec  more

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 40 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, July 30 -- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that it says it features plastic and reconstructive surgery, published 40 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A Growing Epidemic: Plastic Surgeons and Burnout--A Literature Review * A Quantitative Analysis of Animation Deformity in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction * A Smart Sensing Cannula for Fat Grafting * Appr  more

Portland Cement Association Strengthens Executive Team With Key New Hires
SKOKIE, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Portland Cement Association issued the following news: The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America's Cement Manufacturers, is pleased to announce additions to its executive team in Government Affairs, Communications and Finance. "I think these hires will mesh nicely with our current talented and hard-working staff," said Michael Ireland, PCA President and CEO. "They, like the rest of the PCA staff, are here to serve the American cement industry n  more

Professional Convention Management Association Strengthens Executive Leadership Team
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: Bruce MacMillan joins as CMO, Michelle Crowley moves to Chief Growth & Innovation Officer PCMA today announced Bruce MacMillan, an experienced leader in the global business events industry, is joining as Chief Marketing Officer, effective September 2nd. PCMA also announced Michelle Crowley as its first Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, effective immediately. The additions stren  more

Professional Convention Management Association: Medical, Wellness Tourism Event Idea Wins 2019 Singapore MICE Challenge
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: * * * - Singapore Institute of Technology Team to Present at 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders * * * A proposal to develop a medical and wellness tourism event was selected as the winner of the 2019 Singapore MICE Challenge, an annual competition among Singapore students interested in becoming business events professionals. Wong Lik Hung Dalton, Bronte Bernadette Santa Maria, Uzen T  more

Public Library Association Condemns Macmillan Publishers Library Lending Model
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31 -- The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has joined its parent organization in denouncing Macmillan Publishers' new library eBook lending model. Under the new model, scheduled to take effect November 1, a library may purchase only a single copy of each new title in eBook format upon release, after whic  more

Radiological Society: AI Improves Efficiency and Accuracy of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
OAK BROOK, Illinois, July 31 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Study shows increase in sensitivity and specificity, decrease in reading time * * * Artificial intelligence (AI) helps improve the efficiency and accuracy of an advanced imaging technology used to screen for breast cancer, according to a new study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Research has shown that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves cancer detection and   more

REALTORS Continue to Accept Flood Assistance Applications From Victims in Five Counties
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: The Illinois REALTORS(R) Relief Foundation (IRRF) continues to receive aid applications for victims of May flooding in Alexander, Jersey, Calhoun, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2019. Assistance is available to qualified applicants. Please see the online application for more detailed information. Through Aug. 2, IRRF has processed five claims. On July 5, the Grea  more

REALTORS Team Up to Provide Relief for Northern Illinois Flood Victims
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: The Rockford Area REALTORS(R), REALTORS(R) Association of Northwestern Illinois (RANI) and Illinois REALTORS(R) announced that $25,000 in grant assistance is available for May flood victims in Stephenson and Winnebago counties. Those seeking assistance may apply online through the Illinois REALTORS(R) Relief Foundation. Applicants can request up to $500 in grant support that can be used to cover the co  more

Ruth Mahaffy Awarded 2019 Library and Information Technology Association/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31 -- The Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Ruth Mahaffy has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Mahaffy will graduate from Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management in 2020. This Scholarship is for master's  more

Safety 2019 in New Orleans Sets American Society of Safety Professionals Records for Popularity
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, July 31 -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release: The signature event of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) continues to grow in popularity. Final numbers from ASSP's Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition show that 8,938 people took part in the June event, surpassing the organization's previous record gathering from last year. With 5,905 registered attendees and 3,033 exhibitor representativ  more

Series of Meetings Scheduled In August With REALTORS, Federal Lawmakers
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) plans to meet with nine Illinois lawmakers in the next month, part of the association's ongoing effort this year to foster discussion on real estate issues at the federal level. The Let's Talk Real Estate series will feature discussions with U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi on Aug. 8, and Robin Kelly on Aug. 9. Illinois REALTOR(R) members who live in those districts will be getting i  more

Sierra Club: Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois Becomes Law
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, July 30 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act is a critical step in fixing Illinois' coal ash problem * * * Today, bipartisan legislation to protect Illinois' citizens and the environment from the effects of toxic coal ash became law. The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act will result in stronger rules for coal ash cleanup and fund cleanup programs through permit fees -- while also requiring performance bonds  more

Society of American Archivists: American Archivist Brown Bag Lunch Cancelled
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: The Council of the Society of American Archivists, at its August 1 meeting, voted to cancel a scheduled American Archivist brown bag lunch session focused on the article "To Everything There is a Season" by Frank Boles. One of the core values of the Society is to "[foster] an open and inclusive culture of creativity, collaboration, and experimentation across the association." This value is reflect  more

The American College of Chest Physicians Announces Dr. Peter J. Mazzone as the Next Editor in Chief of the Journal CHEST
GLENVIEW, Illinois, July 29 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release, dated July 25: The American College of Chest Physicians(R) (CHEST) announces Dr. Peter J. Mazzone as the eighth Editor in Chief of the journal CHEST(R). This announcement follows the retirement of Dr. Richard S. Irwin and the recent announcement of the journal's record-breaking Impact Factor. Dr. Mazzone officially started his new role July 1. "It is an honor to be appointed the Editor in  more

Tomorrow's Solutions Today - at the Illinois CPA Society SUMMIT19
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 31 -- The Illinois CPA Society issued the following news release: Get a glimpse of what the future holds at the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) premier event for accounting and finance professionals. ICPAS SUMMIT19 will be held on August 27-28 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. More than 40 key thought-leaders will be sharing their insights while offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to 16 hours of CPE credit. Additionally, attende  more

Trade Registration Opens Tomorrow for National Marine Manufacturers Association's 18 Boat & Sportshows
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Trade registration--your exclusive access to NMMA's 18 boat and sportshows opens tomorrow, August 1. Don't miss this valuable offer that provides the same access as exhibitors for any NMMA boat or sportshow, allowing entrance to an NMMA show two hours prior to opening each day. Trade registration is open to all members of the marine industry. If you're a member, an exhibitor or new to  more

U.S. Marine Manufacturers Exploring Australian Market
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The 52nd edition of the Sydney International Boat Show opened today and for the first time features a USA Pavilion. Fifteen NMMA members representing leading U.S. equipment, component and boat manufacturers are exhibiting at the Pavilion as they explore new partners in Australia for distribution or supply to the local boatbuilding and marina market. "There is a lot of potential in Aust  more

U.S. News & World Report Names Memorial Hospital Belleville as High Performer
BELLEVILLE, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- Memorial Hospital Belleville, a facility of BJC HealthCare, issued the following news release: Memorial Hospital Belleville has been recognized as a "high performing" hospitals for treatment of heart failure and knee replacement. "It is an honor to be consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a high performing hospital in these specialty areas," said Mark J. Turner, president. "Our employees and medical staff are dedicated to providing exceptional  more

Update of American Bar Association Book Helps Firms Establish Revenue Mindset, Leave Less Money on Table
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 30 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: "The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue, Third Edition," a new book published by the American Bar Association, provides a straightforward, logical guide to increasing profits without cutting costs. Authors and consultants Arthur G. Greene and Peter D. Roberts reflect on their breadth of experience coaching law firms to give attorneys simple approaches to improving revenue. Rather than raising billab  more

Updated American Bar Association Guidebook to SEC's Executive Compensation Disclosure Requirements
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 2 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association's newly released "Executive Compensation and Disclosure Rules, Third Edition" is a valuable resource for lawyers, practitioners and others who are responsible for compliance with federal securities laws that require full disclosure of compensation for executives of publicly held companies. The guide provides an in-depth analysis of the rules, their interpretation and applic  more

Voting Opens for the 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Program
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 1 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has opened voting for its annual ISSA Innovation Award Program at www.issa.com/vote. The program recognizes the cleaning industry's most revolutionary products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry professionals. The 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Program features dozens of new products and services from leading   more