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General Assembly Update: May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Both chambers have cancelled previously scheduled Saturday and Sunday sessions this weekend. They will return to Springfield on Monday — leaving just four days for regular session.

The Chamber has been monitoring nearly 100 pieces of legislation in Springfield this session. Below are a few highlights.

Business Regulation (6)

  • HB 4081 establishes egregious regulations on call centers and back office operations. The bill was postponed again in Senate committee at the request of the sponsor who did not have enough votes for passage. The Chamber has submitted an opponent witness slip.

Economic Development (9)

  • HB 4858 passed both houses recently. Sponsored by Rep. Pritchard, the bill allows local school districts and community colleges to apply for and receive grants for the acquisition of land, construction of facilities, and purchase of equipment, dedicated solely to the instruction of occupations in manufacturing.
  • HB 5214 would amend the Illinois Income Tax Act to allow for more Angel Investment opportunities and passed both houses.
  • SB 3285, creating the Illinois Home Grown Business Opportunity Act, remains on third reading in the House.

Education & Workforce Development (4)

  • HB 5247 would allow for high school youth (16 years and older) to participate in registered apprenticeship programs toward a certificate or degree. It has returned to the House after Senate approval with amendment.

Environment (4)

Gaming (4)

  • HB 5186 and SB 3432 create Sports Wagering Act. Both remain in original committee in respective chamber.

Government (6)

  • Both constitutional amendment resolutions failed in their respective houses (HJRCA 0043 and SJRCA 0026).

Healthcare (5)

  • HB 3479 requires fair reimbursement to pharmacies under managed care agreements.
  • HB 4146 prohibits modification of drug coverage during plan year.
  • HB 4900 establishes generic drug price controls.
  • SB 2332, the Tobacco 21 legislation, remains on second reading in the House.

Infrastructure (5)

Labor & Employment (20)

  • HB 2771 will require employers (with the exception of school districts, City of Chicago, unions, and park districts to provide 40 hours of paid sick time annually. It passed in the Senate and returned to the House on order of concurrence.
  • HB 4572 amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to include all employers with one or more employee. It has passed both houses.
  • HB 4595 establishes a state mutual insurance program for workers compensation. It has been postponed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • HB 4743 requires equal pay for African Americans for the same or similar job and has passed both houses.
  • HB 5046 requires employers to post employee schedules 72 hours before the first shift and includes provisions for when schedules are cut or reduced. This has been re-referred to House Rules Committee under Rule 19(a).
  • SB 0193 establishes a workers protection unit in the attorney general’s office. It was vetoed by the governor. Having passed an override vote in the senate, the bill waits in the house.
  • SB 2213 requires that state environment and workplace safety laws remain as strict as current federal laws, even if the federal laws are eased.

Taxes and Fees (22)

  • HB 2717 which would have allowed for the Ill. Department of Revenue to disclose confidential information failed to pass the House.
  • HB 4293 would have established a 20% fee on investment services was re-referred to House Rules under Rule 19(a). A similar bill, SB 3189, remains in Senate Assignments Committee.
  • HB 4415 would establish an exemption of use and service taxes. It is in the Senate on third reading.
  • HR 0955, which remains in the Rules Committee, is in opposition to the Graduated Income Tax.
  • HR 1028 was Speaker Madigan’s response in support of the Graduated Income Tax and has been placed on the calendar for order of resolutions.
  • SB 2577, better known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, passed the Senate on a 039-010-001 vote and is in the House Revenue and Finance Committee.
  • SB 2604 would rescind underpayment penalties and passed the Senate on a 053-000-000 vote. It is now in the House Revenue and Finance Committee.
  • SB 3189 which imposes an investment service tax of 20% remains in Assignments.
  • SB 3229 amends and revises the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act to correct unintended changes of SB 0009 last year. It remains on third reading in the Senate.

Technology (4)

  • HB 4819, a net neutrality bill at the state level, is on its second reading in the House. A similar bill, SB 2975, remains in the Senate Assignments committee.
  • SB 1451 which established 5G wireless capabilities has been signed by the governor.
  • SB 1502 remains on third reading in the House with consideration to postpone. This legislation would create the Data Transparency and Privacy Protection Act adding cumbersome layers to businesses operating services on the internet.
  • SB 3291 provides regulations of unmanned aircraft systems passed the Senate unanimously and waits in the House on second reading.

 

YWCA Aurora to Become the YWCA Aurora Foundation

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Organization to Provide Funding for Aurora-Area Non-Profits  Focused on YWCA Mission

The YWCA Aurora Board of Directors today announced that it will become the YWCA Aurora Foundation later this year. The transition to a foundation will allow the YWCA Aurora to financially support the work and programs of other area non-profits aligned with the mission of the YWCA to enhance women’s economic empowerment and lead racial justice initiatives. The YWCA Aurora Foundation will be incorporated as a not for profit organization and begin its operations with more than $4 million in funds acquired from the sale of its building in 2009.

In December 2017, the YWCA Aurora board embarked on a diligent three-month process, led by YWCA Northwestern Illinois CEO Kris Kieper Machajewski, to help determine the organization’s strategic direction. This effort included internal reviews, conversations with organizational leadership and meetings in the Aurora community with business and municipal leaders.

After considerable research and evaluation, it was determined by the Board of Directors that YWCA Aurora would drive the most positive impact for the Aurora community by transitioning its model from serving as a program provider to that of a foundation to support the exceptional work of other non-profit program experts. As a result, the YWCA Aurora in its current form will be dissolved and the YWCA Aurora Foundation will be formed as a new entity.

“The YWCA Aurora Board of Directors has been an exceptional steward of the funds received from the sale of our building nearly a decade ago. Through our transition to a foundation, we will remain committed to supporting the mission of the YWCA by providing funding to area non-profits that have the ability to positively impact racial justice and women’s economic empowerment,” said Amy Baudouin, YWCA Aurora Board Chair. “We believe that by supporting those organizations best positioned to offer programming that addresses the needs of our community, we can continue to serve as a powerful social driver.”

The YWCA Northwestern Illinois has been contracted by YWCA Aurora Board of Directors to manage and administer the dissolution process and will assist in the creation of the foundation. By the end of 2018, the foundation will share its funding cycle, guidelines for support and the application process for qualified non-profits.

YWCA Aurora provides women and girls with the leadership skills necessary to achieve greater personal power and economic success; and, provides a safe forum for discussing race relations. Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Aurora Chamber News for May 14

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
#AuroraLeadership Academy Recap

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Calendar of Events »

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#AuroraLeadership Academy Recap »
Aurora University Presents Honorary Doctorate to Mayor Irvin »
Aurora Ranks as One of Best Cities to Live the American Dream »
Ill. Chamber Opens EDIE Nominations »
Earthmover Credit Union to Host BBQ for Local Man »
Bringing Leadership Awareness to the Masses »
What Service Leadership Means to Me »
Empowering Women in Leadership »
Collaborative Leadership »
A Call to Leadership – Get Involved »

Elite Members

+Intention 95.9 The River Aaron’s Above Board Indoor Environmental Accurate Personnel Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Aurora Bank & Trust Aurora Limousine Aurora University Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston Beans Greens Proteins Caterpillar, Inc. Chicago Steel Hockey Team City Segment ComEd Company 251 Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Country Financial – West Aurora CyrusOne Do or Dye Designs Dolan & Murphy Downtown Auroran Magazine Eagle Digital Marketing Endiro Coffee First Secure Community Bank ganc.io Gateway Mortgage Group Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava Jiffy Lube Multi-Care Kluber Architects + Engineers Konen Insurance Agency, Inc. Magick Woods, Inc. Magnetrol International, Inc. MedCom Group, LLC •  Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc. Mitutoyo America Corporation Mooney & Thomas P.C. Old Second National Bank New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC OnLight Aurora Painters District Council 30 Palo Creative, PLL Paramount Arts Centre Pilmer Real Estate Plum Landing Retirement Community Presence Mercy Medical Center Pure Skin Solutions, LLC R.C. Wegman Construction Company Rasmussen College Rich Harvest Farms Rush Copley Medical Center S&S Metal Recyclers II Scientel Solutions ServPro of Aurora Sign*A*Rama SmithAmundsen, LLC Staffing Network, LLC & QPA Staffmark Thoughtwave Software & Solutions Two Brothers Roundhouse Valley Fastener Group, LLC VivirMED, LLC The Voice Waubonsee Community College Weldstar Company Woodforest National Bank World Finance Corporation WSPY

New Members

Saffron Clothing Store
Matt Cannon
Sugar Grove
(402) 968-5721
Apparel

Dunkin Donuts
Raj Patel
444 N. Route 59, Aurora
(630) 788-9200
Restaurants & Taverns

Dunkin Donuts
Raj Patel
3999 75th Street, Aurora
(630) 499-7313
Restaurants & Taverns

Calendar of Events

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, May 31, 8 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons, Aurora
Sponsored by Pure Skin Solutions

Dedication Ceremony: Fire Museum
Friday, June 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
53 N. Broadway, Aurora
Apple Tree Dedication @ 12 p.m.

Grand Opening: Aurora Collective
Thursday, June 7, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
675 Station Blvd, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Marketing Lunch & Learn: VIA & ARCC
Thursday, June 14, 12 p.m.
2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110, Geneva

Grand Opening: Telescript Pharmacy
Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3535 E. New York Street, Suite 117, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 11:30 a.m.

35th Anniversary: Banana Split
Wednesday, June 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
820 Church Road, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30 p.m.

Grand Opening: VivirMed
Wednesday, June 27 12:30 – 2 p.m.
630 N. Lake St., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 1 p.m.

Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, June 28, 8 a.m.
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by North Star Credit Union

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting: M14 Hoops
Friday, June 29 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2414 Church Road., Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 1 p.m.

Aurora Chamber Golf Classic
Thursday, July 12
Orchard Valley Golf Course
2411 West Illinois Ave, Aurora
Sponsorships Available

Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m.
Painters District No. 30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora

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43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
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#AuroraLeadership Academy Recap

Friday, May 11th, 2018

We are coming up on the last of ten weeks with the 2018 Leadership Academy and I must say it has definitely been worth the while.

From leadership development, social services, cultural diversity, community sustainability, and local government, we have learned much from passionate professionals in these areas.

My biggest takeaway from these sessions has been to have obtainable goals, to be honest with myself, and to listen to others’ needs and desires. These are clues as to how you can help them be successful in their field.

Do not make any preconceived ideas or concepts about anyone. Treat everyone you meet with open arms and a smile; you will no doubt get one in return.

Genuinely listen to what other people have to say, ask questions and comment on the conversation. Be in the habit of doing good deeds for others without expecting anything in return.

Invite them to events and refer them to others that are seeking their type of business. Eventually these good deeds will come back around to you tenfold and remember: People like to do business with people they know and they trust, it’s as simple as that.

A participant in the Aurora Chamber’s 2018 #AuroraLeadership Academy, Michael Latone is a former electrical engineer from Southern Illinois University who has had a long career as an entrepreneur, field engineer for Northrop Grumman, Second City actor, residential real estate broker, and energy consultant. Due to a recent family health issue in 2011, he recently has settled in on the health and wellness industry offering TeleHealth services from 1.800MD. 

Aurora University Presents Honorary Doctorate to Mayor Irvin

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Aurora University conferred three honorary doctorates at its 125th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 6. Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin is one of the recipients who received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

“I am extremely humbled by this honor,” said Irvin. “Thank you to the Aurora University Board of Trustees and President Dr. Rebecca Sherrick for such a prestigious recognition. Aurora University is a fine institution of higher learning and a stalwart community partner. With the utmost pride, I look forward to being in the presence of the Class of 2018 Spartans and their families.”

Mayor Irvin received his honorary doctorate during the university’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony that morning along with State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. During the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony that afternoon, longtime educational psychologist Pearl H. Rieger received her honorary doctorate.

“I am pleased to recognize three leaders during our Commencement ceremonies who embody Aurora University’s core values of citizenship and continuous learning,” said Rebecca L. Sherrick, president of Aurora University. “These individuals have dedicated their lives to advancing the well-being of our society through efforts that promote the transformative power of learning. They are shining examples for our graduates and students as they begin to build lives of meaning and service.”

Honorary degrees are awarded by the Aurora University board of trustees. Hilary Brennan, AU alumna and chair, board of trustees, presented Rieger with the Doctor of Humane Letters. The Doctor of Humane Letters degree was presented to Irvin by Linnea Windel, AU alumna and member, board of trustees. The honorary degree was presented to Pritchard by Scott Palmer, AU alumnus and member, board of trustees.

 

Earthmover Credit Union to Host BBQ for Local Man

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Earthmover Credit Union is selling 5 B’s BBQ tickets to help raise funds for Chad Hornback, 28 of Sandwich. The drive-thru event will take place on Wednesday, May 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Yorkville branch located at 1008 N Bridge St, Yorkville. Tickets are $14 and include: BBQ pork chops, ½ chicken, or a combo meal. You can purchase tickets at any Earthmover location or at the event. You can visit www.earthmovercu.com or call (630) 844-4950 for more information.

Chad was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Adenocarcinoma in his esophagus after a routine doctor’s appointment. In March, Chad went through five weeks of Chemo and radiation. Chad will undergo surgery April 27 and will not be able to work. All donations will go towards Chad’s medical needs.

EarthMover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for 60 years. Open to the community. There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora. Visit www.earthmovercu.com or search EarthMover Credit Union on Facebook for more information.

What Service Leadership Means to Me

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

When you hear the word leader, who comes to mind?  If someone asked me that question a few weeks ago, I would say a leader is the head of an organization, politician, or other lead decision maker.  Participating in the Aurora Chamber’s Leadership Academy, however, has broadened my horizons of leadership.  I was especially intrigued the week we discussed service leadership.  We heard from organizations like Rush Copley, VNA, and Strong Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten (SPARK) and I thought to myself….THIS IS WHAT I DO!  During my short time in the workforce, I’ve switched between different types of service leadership roles.  After college, I started working in a library as a children’s services assistant.  This job wasn’t what I was expecting to do with my life, having graduated with my bachelors in Telecommunications: Broadcast News. Although my path diverted, I enjoyed working in a library, as I was able to use some of my journalistic research skills to help library customers locate information. Plus, working with children was fun.  I was able to read silly books, sing songs, and make crafts!  Who could ask for a better job?

Six years later, though, my path diverted again. I found myself moving to Iowa after my husband got a job at a local newspaper as a reporter. I knew I would need to find work in Iowa, but there weren’t many library positions available.  Luckily, there was an opening for a news director at the local radio station. Starting my new job was strange.  I was new to a community I didn’t know and who didn’t know me. The radio station I worked for was also in direct competition with my husband’s newspaper for reporting stories, so there was this strange competitiveness between the two of us. Being the newbie in town with no connections was hard.  However, after showing up continuously at town meetings and events, I was able to start forming connections.  As I got to know people in the community, I started receiving invites to help out with special projects around town.  I was asked to help with the local chamber’s holiday parade, I became a board member of the local arts council and library, and I was invited to speak to a radio/ television class at a local middle school.  I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed these roles.  I felt like I was making a difference by serving the community.

After a year, however, I knew that my heart was in librarianship and my husband and I moved to Aurora.  As a children’s librarian I enjoy serving the community through helping customers locate needed materials, presenting diverse programs for people of all ages, attending school and community events as a library representative, and always striving to provide customers with what they need. Whether I am hosting a storytime where a child learns the basic skills necessary to start attending preschool, or visiting school literacy nights to highlight all the programs and services the library offers, I truly enjoy serving my community.  Being a part of Leadership Academy has not only helped me establish more opportunities for partnerships between the library and area organizations, but it has given me a glimpse of the Aurora community. I am happy to call Aurora home and help serve this community.

Angela Van Vuren is the children’s services manager at the Eola Road Branch of the Aurora Public Library. She has worked in libraries for more than 10 years. She mostly reads children’s books with her favorites being anything by Jan Thomas or Neil Gaiman. She lives in Aurora with her husband Zack and their dog Hammy. Angela is a participant in this year’s #AuroraLeadership Academy program.

Happy #SmallBusinessWeek

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Aurora Chamber

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Wednesday: Small Business Expo, Fair »
Premier Investors »
Member News »
Elite Members »
New Members »
Calendar of Events »

Wednesday: Small Business Expo, Fair

Small Business Expo

Premier Investors

Premier Investors

Member News

Aurora Chamber

If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurora-chamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.
Engineering Enterprises Announces APWA Award-Winning Project, Employee »
Old Second Adds Three Residential Lending Professionals to Team »
Empowering Women in Leadership »
Collaborative Leadership »
Engineering Enterprises Announces Meyer Certification »
Proposal Streamlines Use of Biometrics »
Net Neutrality Battle Heads to Illinois House Floor »
Gov. Rauner Signs Bill to Bring 5G Wireless to Illinois »
A Call to Leadership – Get Involved »
EEI’s Talsma To Retire From Engineering Enterprises »
Proposed Bills Would Stall Jobs, Economic Development »
Workplace Equity over Equality »
Registration is on for Barnyard Dash 5K at Blackberry Farm on April 28 »
Early Detection Saves Lives »
A Cohesive Community »
A Life in the Shadow of a Leader »
Board Nominations Sought »
City of Aurora Raises Smoking Age to 21 »
Courageous Conversation »
Old Second Adds Four to Support Commercial Lines »
‘Col•lab•o•ra•tion’ – Food for Thought »
Aspiring to Servant Leadership »
Spring Yard Waste Collection Begins Next Month »
Re-think “The Best Fit” »
Leadership: Play to Your Strengths »

Elite Members

+Intention 95.9 The River Aaron’s Above Board Indoor Environmental Accurate Personnel Advance Auto Parts Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Aurora Bank & Trust Aurora Limousine Aurora University Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston Beans Greens Proteins Caterpillar, Inc. Chicago Steel Hockey Team City Segment ComEd Company 251 Comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Copy King Office Solutions, Inc. Country Financial – West Aurora CyrusOne Do or Dye Designs Dolan & Murphy Downtown Auroran Magazine Eagle Digital Marketing Endiro Coffee First Secure Community Bank ganc.io Gateway Mortgage Group Healthcare Solutions Team – Deepti Srivastava Jiffy Lube Multi-Care Kluber Architects + Engineers Konen Insurance Agency, Inc. Magick Woods, Inc. Magnetrol International, Inc. MedCom Group, LLC Meyer Wealth Advisors Midwest Coach Limousine, Inc. Mitutoyo America Corporation Mooney & Thomas P.C. Old Second National Bank New York Life Insurance Company and Nylife Securities, LLC OnLight Aurora Painters District Council 30 Palo Creative, PLL Paramount Arts Centre Pilmer Real Estate Plum Landing Retirement Community Presence Mercy Medical Center Pure Skin Solutions, LLC R.C. Wegman Construction Company Rasmussen College Rich Harvest Farms Rush Copley Medical Center S&S Metal Recyclers II Scientel Solutions ServPro of Aurora Sign*A*Rama SmithAmundsen, LLC Staffing Network, LLC & QPA Staffmark Stonebridge Country Club Thoughtwave Software & Solutions Two Brothers Roundhouse Valley Fastener Group, LLC VivirMED, LLC The Voice Waubonsee Community College Weldstar Company Woodforest National Bank World Finance Corporation WSPY

New Members

Tredwell Coffee
Chad Dawes
14 W Downer Place, Suite 18, Aurora
(630) 897-3433
Coffee & Tea Products

Calendar of Events

Coffee with Congressman Hultgren
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora

Small Business Expo and Procurement Fair
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora
For more information on participating or attending, contact (630) 256-3180

Ribbon Cutting: Rush Copley Medical Group
Thursday, May 3, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
1901 W. Galena, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Endiro Coffee
Friday, May 4, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
29 W. New York Street, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 2:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting: Aurora Historical Society
Friday, May 4, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
20 E. Downer Place, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

Ground Breaking: Scientel Solutions
Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5S045 N. Eola Rd., Aurora
Ceremony @ 11 a.m.

Conversation with Comptroller Mendoza
Monday, May 7, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Chamber Office, 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora

Grand Opening: Pure Skin Solutions
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
26 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora
Ribbon Cutting @ 4 p.m.

IT Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 10, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
2000 S. Batavia Ave, Ste, 110, Geneva, IL

Coffee & Connections Networking
Tuesday, May 15, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Painters District No.30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora
Sponsored by World Finance Corporation

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Engineering Enterprises Announces APWA Award-Winning Project, Employee

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The City of Elgin accepted the American Public Works Association, Fox Valley Branch Project of the Year Award in the Transportation category for $5-25 million for the South Street Roadway Extension.  The project, built by Copenhaver Construction, was designed and managed by Engineering Enterprises, Inc. The award was accepted by the City of Elgin earlier this year at a luncheon held at Two Brothers Brewing Company in Aurora, Illinois.

The South Street Roadway Extension from Longcommon Parkway to Randall Road was a highly anticipated east/west collector awaited by both the City and its residents. Construction of the 1.1 mile boulevard section roadway started in the fall of 2015 and was completed approximately one year later. Aspects of the project included new water main and storm sewer, installation of a 24-inch interceptor sewer, a bike path, street lights, parkway trees and a new box culvert at Otter Creek.

In addition, Brad Sanderson, P.E., vice president of the firm, received the Donald C. Stone Excellence in Education award from both the APWA Fox Valley Branch and the Chicago Metro Chapter. The award recognizes outstanding and meritorious achievement of the individual’s assisting in the area of continuing professional education for public works professionals. Brad has served the Fox Valley Branch educational needs as a member of the education committee for the past four (4) years and more recently he has become a co-chair of the Education Committee. He is also the head of EEI’s Corporate Learning Committee which ensures that our continuous learning environment stays on track.

Engineering Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1974, is a progressive, award winning consulting engineering firm providing services to public agencies throughout northeastern Illinois.  Experienced firm members including licensed professional civil engineers and land surveyors, LEED Accredited Professionals, and support team members provide a full range of services for planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects, plus grant and funding assistance.  For additional information, visit www.eeiweb.com.

Old Second Adds Three Residential Lending Professionals to Team

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Frederick Nosal of Addison has been named first vice president of residential lending at Old Second National Bank. He will manage regional loan officers in developing Old Second’s markets.

Nosal brings more than 25 years of residential lending managerial experience to the bank. He earned Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Elmhurst College. In the community, he has coached more than 50 youth sports teams. He and his wife are former PTA members of Indian Trail Junior High School, former officers at Fullerton Elementary School in Addison School District 4, and former PTO members at Addison Trail High School. Nosal also served on the board of directors for Alpine Country Club, Addison Recreation Club, Addison Park District Youth Sports, and Addison Girls Sports Program.

Anita Janiszewski of Naperville has been named senior loan officer with Old Second National Bank. Her experience makes her a resource in assisting homebuyers at every stage of the loan process, including educating and offering assistance.

Prior to joining Old Second, Janiszewski served as a loan officer with First Midwest Bank and has more than 15 years of residential lending experience.  She has a degree in education and is also fluent in Polish.

Raul Escanio of Chicago has been named senior loan officer. He will specialize in helping first-time homebuyers identify optimal loan programs and to guide them through the process.

Escanio has more than 15 years of lending experience and more than 40 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Old Second, he served as mortgage loan consultant with Lakeside Bank.

In the community, Escanio is a member of the Southwest Realty Board and a director since 2012. He is also a member of the Hispanic National Association of Realtors.

Old Second National Bank is a diversified bank holding company headquartered in Aurora, IL. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Old Second National Bank, with over 25 banking offices across seven counties in northern Illinois. Old Second Bancorp, Inc.’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the symbol OSBC. More information about the Company is available by visiting the “Investor Relations” section of its website www.oldsecond.com.