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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Quilters lose haven in Downers Grove

     Quilters lose haven in Downers Grove
    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. Owner...
  • Homer Glen commission divided on 'feather' banners

    Homer Glen commission divided on 'feather' banners
    A Plan Commission vote on whether to recommend that "feather banners" be made legal for businesses in Homer Glen resulted in a tie vote. "I think it's distracting (to drivers)," said Plan Commission member Joseph Maska at the panel's April 7 meeting....
  • South Berwyn schools seek tax hike for improvements

    South Berwyn schools seek tax hike for improvements
    Voters living south of Cermak Road in Berwyn will decide March 18 whether to increase their taxes to renovate and expand District 100 schools. Two questions are asking for a $1.40 tax rate increase, up to $4.30 from $2.90, which would raise almost $6....
  • Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts

    Even Scott Randolph wades into the politics of tax cuts
    TALLAHASSEE -- Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed a $395 million tax cut package for motorists, and lit into Democratic opponent Charlie Crist for signing the fee increase when he was governor. But House Democrats have also bee trying to score political...
  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive

     
    New cars are expensive these days, there's just no getting around it. If you have a family to feed and a budget to keep, affording a new people mover to cart around your brood can be increasingly difficult. Ford thinks......
  • Mailbag: Building a new senior center is the will of the voters

    Re: "How can a new senior center be justified," (May 15): The justification is that the people voted in favor of the new senior center and its location in Huntington Beach Central Park. Eight years ago, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to put...
  • On the gulf oil spill, BP moves to prolong the courtroom agony

    Running true to form, BP announced today that it will continue its effort to undermine a legal settlement the company itself helped craft by taking its campaign to the Supreme Court. To be precise, BP will appeal rulings from the Fifth Circuit Court...
  • California Assembly passes bill to require condom use in adult films

    A bill that would require condoms to be used in all adult films produced in California narrowly cleared the Assembly on Tuesday. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), the measure's author, said he sought to bring workplace safety standards,...
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  • 'Cold in July' turns up the pulp fiction heat with Texas tale

     'Cold in July' turns up the pulp fiction heat with Texas tale
    Only in Texas could the neo-noir of "Cold in July" be so believable. I say that as a fan of both the state and the style. This striking new entry in pulp fiction stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson in a tangled tale of crime and...
  • Average American foots the bill when firms sidestep taxes, report says

    The average American would have to fork over an extra $1,259 in state and federal income taxes this year to make up for the revenue lost because of offshore tax havens used by corporations and wealthy individuals, according to a new report. U.S....