Industry leaders convened to address lack of minority talent in their industry Most industries have made progress in their efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in their ranks. Chicago’s developer industry isn’t one of them. A group of established Chicago real estate professionals recently launched the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative (CEMDI) to...
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By Delta Jones On occasion, I have clients who seek my counsel on how to pick up the financial pieces after divorce. As if separation from a spouse isn’t stressful and emotional enough, divorce can also present a whole new set of financial challenges. In an ideal world, parties divide...
Chicago’s South Side revitalization is getting more momentum as Seaway Bank expands its investment in the community resources, including employment and housing opportunities and other needed services with the renovation of its headquarters. Since its founding in the mid-60s, Seaway Bank, now a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union, has...
NFIB, or the National Federal of Independent Business, Indiana’s leading small business organocation, thanks legislators for passing and the governor for recently signing important small business liability reform. Small business owners in Indiana are still facing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic as they continue to re-open safely while protecting...
Long-term economic outlook shows challenges ahead By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A new report by the credit rating agency Moody’s says Illinois will set a new record this year when it reports a total net pension liability of more than $300 billion, the highest of any state in the...
Decrease in state unemployment rate triggered benefit cutoff By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Benefits for some unemployed state residents provided under an aid program targeting mostly self-employed and gig workers will be capped at 50 weeks instead of 57, the state announced Wednesday. The shortened period for benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment...
Jennifer Roberts, CEO, Chase Business Banking and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Founder, Our Fair Share, entrepreneur and media mogul In just four months last year, more than 5 million U.S. businesses received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. That helped them pay their workers, their mortgage or rent, and their...
First Financial Bank (Nasdaq: FFBC) and its associates responded to a difficult year in 2020 by finding resourceful ways to help communities served by the bank, ultimately giving over $3.5 million in financial contributions and more than 8,900 hours of volunteer service. “We are proud to be making a positive...
CBC members and Vice President Harris meet to discuss living Black history and the American Rescue Plan.  The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which includes a historic 58 Members during the 117th Congress, visited the White House to meet with Vice President Harris, who was also previously a Member of the CBC. This...
NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental stewardship initiatives through April 2, 2021. In its sixth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant continues a tradition of funding restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana. “This program is an integral part of our...