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181 W. Madison Receives $186,750 Rebate Check From ComEd

CHICAGO, Ill. – MB Real Estate is pleased to announce that 181 W. Madison has recently received a $186,750 rebate check from ComEd for its participation in the Smart Ideas® Building Performance with ENERGY STAR® Commercial Real Estate program. The program provided by ComEd is designed to help multi-tenant office buildings become more energy efficient, [...]

Dreisilker Electric Motors Announces New Generator Sales And Service Program

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc., announces the launch of its GeneratorSafe generator sales, service and maintenance initiative. As a natural complement to Dreisilker’s core Electric Motor services, GeneratorSafe will allow both current and future customers the ability to have a unified program and partnership with Dreisilker that works to protect their business [...]

10 Years Of Wrench: A Moment With Jim McGreal

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wrench, a comic strip The Chief Engineer includes every month. Jim McGreal, a long-time resident of Beverly, is the artist behind the characters. Jim’s father inspired the character of Wrench, Jim said. His father was a city inspector and cigar smoker. Over time, he said, the strip has [...]

Farmer Powers Irrigation System With Solar Energy

By Dave Dreeszen WHITING, Iowa (AP) – Dolf Ivener turned to sunshine to water his corn field this growing season. Ivener became the first Siouxland farmer to power a center pivot irrigation system with solar energy. It’s also one of the first of its kind nationally. He designed a photovoltaic system based on the average [...]

Bridges Key Piece To Toting Big Soybean Harvest

By David Mercer STOCKLAND, Ill. (AP) – A no-frills concrete bridge on the edge of Stockland, Illinois, represents just the kind of headache the nation’s soybean farmers hope a multimillion-dollar campaign and a little creative thinking will cure. The 50-feet concrete span and hundreds like it in soybean-growing states can’t handle the weight of fully [...]