| Jul 4, 2014
| 4:29 PM
On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank.
He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:53 AM
It appears Elmhurst's hot dog lady, who hoped to be back soon selling dogs from her vendor cart in the same spot she has held for 10 years in the city's downtown district, will have to wait longer to get her license – and to know where it will be...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Orland Park's Public Safety Committee is seeking residents' input on whether the village should regulate pet shops that sell dogs from large-scale commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills."
In a statement from the village, Trustee Pat Gira...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A new federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes has Patrick Sanchez pondering the future of the fledgling industry.
Sanchez is the owner of Vapegoat, a Highland Park e-cigarette shop that doubles as an art gallery. On a normal night,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Homer Glen revised its liquor ordinance last week with changes that may place restrictions on some small restaurants, such as video gaming cafes.
Village officials have expressed concern about having too many video gaming cafes concentrated in one area....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Large grocery stores in Chicago soon will be able to start selling liquor three hours earlier on Sundays, a move supporters say will help Chicago businesses compete with nearby suburbs.
The City Council today adopted without debate a plan to allow liquor...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:11 PM
In all the hubbub of buying a car for his daughter, it didn't occur to Ken Gibat to remove the license plate from the vehicle he was trading in.
He said no one at the dealership, Vinart Hyundai in Emmaus, mentioned anything about it, either.
| May 7, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down.
One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:56 AM
After an unsuccessful attempt by the village of Glencoe to buy a $1.1 million house officials hoped to tear down to make way for more parking in the village's downtown, officials said this month that the setback provides an opportunity to hear from...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:47 AM
A Florida man is accused of receipt of stolen property after allegedly buying stolen limited-edition Nike shoes and selling them to businesses in five states, The Oregonian reports.
Jason Michael Keating, 35, of Sanibel, Fla., allegedly spent...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:05 PM
It's seldom pleasant to waste a vacation day from work to wait around home for a delivery. It's never pleasant when the day is a complete waste because the delivery never arrives.
Kate Kline of Allen Township said it took her weeks to even get an...