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Members of 2 Chicagoland associations OK merger

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The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) will become the largest Realtor association in Illinois and fourth largest in the nation when it merges with the Realtor Association of NorthWest Chicagoland (RANWC) on Oct. 1.Members of both organizations voted last week to sign off on a merger plan adopted by the associations' boards in May. The merged associations will operate as MORe, serving nearly 16,000 Realtors in close to 200 municipalities in DuPage, Lake and suburban Cook County.MORe CEO Pam Krieter will oversee the merged association, and RANWC CEO Peggy Kayser will assume the role of chief programs director.MORe -- which with 11,500 members is more than twice as big as RANWC -- is based in Downers Grove, and operates satellite offices in Naperville and Tinley Park.  RANWC is based in Arlington Heights and operates satellite offices in Libertyville and northwest Chicago.All six offices will remain open after the merger, with some RANWC staff moving from Arlington Heights to Do...