Heinz and Kraft Foods to merge

Mar 25, 2015
Peoria Public Radio

Illinois-based Kraft foods announced this morning it's being bought by fellow food giant Heinz. The two companies will have a near-equal partnership, and say they'll keep their separate headquarters, at least for now. 

Two Illinois lawmakers are calling for legislation to be considered during a special session this week that would combine the offices of the state comptroller and treasurer.

State board approves Kewanee Hospital merger with OSF

Dec 17, 2013

Kewanee Hospital is joining the OSF Healthcare System in April under a new name. A state review board approved the merger between the two groups. Kewanee Hospital will be re-named OSF Saint Luke Medical Center during a dedication ceremony in the spring. The Kewanee Hospital CEO says the move allows the hospital to better serve its area patients.

An affiliation agreement between UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor Hospital gets state approval.  The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the deal.  That allows both groups to form one health system.  The merger follows a failed set of contract talks between OSF Health System and Proctor.  More information on the deal is expected later this week. 

Proctor merging with UnityPoint Health-Methodist

Sep 9, 2013

Proctor Hospital is preparing to merge its operations with Unity Point Health-Methodist to form one health system. The two groups Monday signed an affiliation agreement. Under the agreement, the Methodist Health Services Corporation will become the sole corporate member of Proctor Health Care Incorporated.

OfficeMax asks state for tax breaks

Jun 19, 2013

OfficeMax is asking the state of Illinois for tax breaks to keep the company's headquarters in-state after the office supply chain's merger with Office Depot is complete.  State Senator Tom Cullerton made his pitch Tuesday during a hearing on the state's pension crisis. He was joined by OfficeMax CEO Ravi Saligram, who says the combined company could be located here or in Florida, where Office Depot is headquartered.