| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
California gets an F for friendliness to small businesses, one of the worst grades in the country, according to a survey of 12,632 businesses nationwide.
The survey was conducted by Thumbtack.com – an online marketplace that connects service...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s motivations for backing a $13.25 minimum wage in Los Angeles are manifold – other localities and President Obama are pushing similar measures, intense poverty levels are stressing city services and lack of spending...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Rescuing California's oldest Latino bank, 16 larger community and regional banks have chipped in $6.3 million to help keep 50-year-old Pan American Bank in East Los Angeles open.
The deal is expected to bring change to the board of directors and...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Although the dog days of summer have air conditioners working extra hard, Central Florida homes are gobbling up less electricity than they did a few years ago.
Proof came last week from Orlando's utility, which said the recent heat wave triggered record...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:24 AM
What is it about that traffic signal at Vassar Street?
Anyone who has driven to the intersection of Smith Street and Edgewater Drive, stopped at the signal there, and then turned right onto Edgewater .... is likely to have immediately hit a backup of...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Amended plans for a mixed-use development in the former Ben Franklin store have been approved by the Palos Heights City Council.
The council did not discuss the plans last week before voting, but Michael Coogan, owner of Brigid Capital Investments and...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Anyone who loves learning more about College Park’s history should mark Monday, Sept. 22 on their calendar. That’s when the Oral History Nights start up again.
“It’s just going to be a great time,” said Bill Jennings....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A new restaurant will be opening next month that will bring the "farm to fork" concept right into the heart of downtown Plainfield.
Sovereign, at 24295 W. Lockport St., will serve food and craft beer with an emphasis on local ingredients.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:22 AM
At a Bolingbrook Village Board meeting in May, longtime Mayor Roger Claar lamented the high cost of hockey, not only for those who play it but for those who run ice arenas.
The Village Board, a group that has supported Claar virtually without dissent...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Frankfort officials on Oct. 20 shelled out more than $65,000 to entice three business expansions — including a sprawling sports complex — and named a longtime employee utilities director.
Xpress Solutions, a logistics firm, and Roma Sports...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:26 AM
The grand opening last weekend of a long-awaited Meijer store was cited Monday as an example of Mokena's ongoing plans for economic development.
Trustee John Mazzorana said some people thought the economic downturn of the last few years would prevent...