| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
It was supposed to be a workplace exercise to build mutual respect, understanding and empathy between co-workers of an Addison fire safety company.
Instead, according to a DuPage County lawsuit, one employee experienced “pain and suffering in body...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
New and expanding businesses are altering the landscape a bit in Hinsdale's downtown business district.
Deyan Missbrenner and his father, Damir Missbrenner, recently opened Solaris Jewelry, 9 E. First St.
Hinsdale already has several jewelry stores,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Diners who want to sit down for a salad or flat bread at Hinsdale's downtown train station are out of luck for the time being.
Cosi, a restaurant that had been in the station for about 9 years, has closed its doors.
Marc Cella, founder of Hinsdale-...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
A recent vote to expand morning sales of liquor on the weekends in Oak Park prompted one official to suggest a bigger change: allowing bars.
The Oak Park Village Board this week expanded 9 a.m. weekend and holiday sales to include large hotels, brew...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Oak Park has gained its third independent pharmacy, a newcomer joining two long-time businesses that have survived the competition from big chain pharmacies.
Pharmacist Vishali Patel, the daughter of two independent pharmacy owners in California,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Elgin leaders agreed tonight to welcome a medical marijuana dispensary into town.
Rejecting a request to return the matter to the local planning and zoning commission so neighboring businesses would have more time to offer feedback, councilmen...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:18 PM
City officials are in talks with two grocery store businesses in the hope of convincing at least one to locate to the Southeast Community.
"We have in the past year or two contacted every grocery store that would go in the Southeast Community, in...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:12 PM
HAMPTON — Across the street from Fort Monroe's iconic beaches are a row of brick-facade buildings. Some teem with activity while others sit vacant.
A slow drip of business activity is beginning to repopulate Fort Monroe as the decommissioned...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:56 AM
SMITHFIELD — A pair of new businesses are opening in Historic Downtown Smithfield that officials hope will breathe life into a long-ignored corner of the town.
When Peter Stephenson arrived in Smithfield more than 18 years ago to take the job as...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Windsor officials fear their town will be devastated if the state chooses the cheapest, most environmentally friendly option to improve Route 460.
The bulk of Windsor's businesses — as well as numerous homes, churches and municipal buildings...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:25 PM
It's a common plight: Someone wants to open a store online but doesn't have the technical skills.
A Tamarac business is growing by meeting that need.
3dCart is a company that allows anyone to build an online store — without knowing how to code....