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2014-10-27 12:24:30

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Halloween just around the corner, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) has released its list of the worst customer service horror stories, along with tips on how to avoid such nightmares. "Halloween is a spooky time of year, but CUB hears frightening stories all year round," CUB Executive Director Dave Kolata said. "As Illinois' leading utility watchdog group, we want to give consumers the information they need to navigate these dicey...

2014-10-27 12:21:52

Powersports industry's largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition will celebrate dealer excellence at Dec. 4 awards dinner and gala during Dealer Expo in Chicago SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces the winners of the 23rd Annual Top 100 Dealer Awards, the motorcycle and powersports industry's largest, longest running and most...

2014-10-26 23:00:34

On Oct. 20, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals on a BCBSM’s $6.1 million fraud judgment for a self-insured plan. ERISAclaim.com demystifies this high court decision, as it may have just awarded billions of dollars to all self-insured plans from all hidden fees and overpayment disputes. Hanover Park, Illinois (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 On Oct. 20, 2014, the U.S. Supreme announced: “Petition DENIED”, and ultimately declined all appeals on a BCBSM’s $6.1 million fraud...

2014-10-24 23:07:49

The founding attorneys at Ronaldson & Kuchler weigh in on the results of an AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study determining that hands-free and voice-activated systems increase mental distraction and increase accident risk for drivers in Chicago and across Illinois. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Commenting on a recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study that finds hands-free and voice-activated systems do little to reduce distracted driving accident risks, attorney...

2014-10-24 23:00:14

Heritage Woods of Manteno, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will host an "American as Apple Pie Veteran Salute" on Nov. 11. The community in Manteno, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Heritage Woods of Manteno, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting an “American as Apple Pie Veteran Salute” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. The community, which is located at 355 Diversatech Dr. in...

2014-10-24 16:27:35

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers across the nation are liking, sharing and commenting on Horace Mann's faux reality series, "An Extreme Calling." Horace Mann (NYSE: HMN), a multiline insurance company providing insurance and financial services to the education community, released the series on Facebook, YouTube and its website, and teachers have been reacting to this humorous spin on challenges they face every day. The latest episode in Horace Mann's video...

2014-10-24 12:21:33

J.H. Barkau & Sons offers bad credit car loans for quality used vehicles STOCKTON, Ill., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Individuals struggling with bad credit can often feel as if the odds are stacked against them when it comes to getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle. J.H. Barkau & Sons used car dealership offers excellent financial opportunities for potential car owners in the Rockford, Illinois area that will help them get into a high-quality, pre-owned vehicle....

2014-10-24 08:21:47

Dealership also continues to host football ticket giveaway NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toyota of Naperville is on an all-out quest to ensure people in the area of the dealership are prepared for the coming winter. Everyone who brings their vehicle to the Toyota of Naperville Service Department for an oil change or other service, will have the opportunity to have it inspected for its readiness for winter. This would include having the battery tested for...

2014-10-23 23:10:56

IT managed service provider Stratosphere Networks participates in local Halloween 6k. Evanston, IL (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 On Sunday, October 26, a team from Stratosphere Networks will participate in the Evanston Trick or Treat Trot. The Halloween-themed 6k is presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem and will benefit Foundation 65. Foundation 65 is an organization that raises funds and grants for District 65 schools located in Evanston and Skokie. F65 works to enrich school...

2014-10-23 23:00:55

AlignLife is making it easy and beneficial to donate coats and winter-gear this year, in return for donations, AlignLife will offer complimentary exam, consultation and X-ray if needed. Peoria, Il (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The need for coats during the cooler months is fast approaching. Align Life of North Peoria is making it easy and beneficial to donate coats and allow the opportunity to make a difference and help keep those in need warm this fall and winter. AlignLife of North Peoria is...


Latest Illinois Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 08:19:21

Symbol: TRAUI Group: Dicot Family: Caprifoliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   TRIL Triosteum illinoense (Wiegand) Rydb.   TRPEI Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. illinoense Wiegand Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, NE, OK, PA, WI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-15 02:54:34

Symbol: OXIL Group: Dicot Family: Oxalidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IL, IN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 05:47:03

Symbol: LERA Group: Dicot Family: Cistaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, LA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

2012-06-18 04:10:53

Symbol: CYGR11 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IL, LA, MO, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

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