| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
This week's "Ask the Mompreneur" features an interview with Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, president and co-founder of The Mother Co., which specializes in safety and social skills media for kids.
QUESTION: A lot of companies would love to tap into the mom...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Some La Grange residents are confused by letters from an energy supplier describing power-buying options for the coming year, according to Assistant Village Manager Andrianna Peterson.
FirstEnergy Solutions, the village's existing power supplier, has...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Pawnshops in Naperville will have to photograph jewelry and log it in an online database with the seller's ID under new regulations approved Tuesday.
The rules, which will affect five businesses, are aimed at helping police recover stolen items.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Name: Dean Zelinsky
Hometown: Highland Park, IL
Name of business: Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars
Describe what you do/sell/serve: Manufacture and market high quality guitars
What sets you apart from similar businesses? We sell...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
A Downers Grove quilting and sewing shop has shut its doors, becoming at least the third store in the downtown area to close in the past year.
The Quilt Basket at 1012 Curtiss Street closed in late May after a going-out-of-business sale.
| May 13, 2014
Development in our urban centers has pushed out many essential businesses such as dry cleaners, locksmiths, upholsterers etc. needed by urban dwellers. These businesses add texture and a much-needed human scale to shiny, anonymous high-rises. ("Downtown...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:15 AM
I always have to laugh when I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column in your paper. He's always pitching his fantasy of the Republican party as the champion of "small business," when in fact we all know the Republican party is the champion of big,...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Le Judas," by Canada's Ziad Touma, Dane Julie Frik Walenciak's "Muleum" and Australian Jonny Peter's "Dream Channel" will feature at the Pitching Sessions of Next, a roundtable and workshop program that marks one of the biggest innovations at 2014's...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:36 AM
An unlikely duo of Democratic Assembly members -- one a business-friendly moderate, the other a stalwart of the far left -- will unveil a proposal Tuesday to close one of most notorious, and legal, tax loopholes associated with Proposition 13.
| May 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged, becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing.
Some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under €1 million ($1.39 million) and snatched...
| May 18, 2014
Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina.
Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list.
After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...