| Jun 25, 2014
The discussions about the fiscal future of Chicago have forgotten the neighborhoods and the people. I believe we need to address one simple fact: Most people who worked hard and played by the rules do not have enough money to live healthy, productive...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges.
With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
| Jun 30, 2014
After retiring from a career in finance, Larry T. Lakin shared his financial and management skills with fledgling entrepreneurs as a volunteer with SCORE, a national not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Most small business owners are so busy running their companies that succession planning gets pushed to the back burner. "Many owners haven't thought about the fact that if something happens to them suddenly, all of the value in their business can be lost,...
| Jun 22, 2014
It's not about the recipes, or vanilla spongecake versus chocolate, or square layers versus round. For Elysia Root, cake is the medium to create memories and happiness. The satisfaction of being a cake designer is hearing love stories, making kids smile...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:56 PM
The people of Lombard spoke and their elected officials heard them, as all but one trustee voted last Thursday to keep in place the village's ban on video gambling.
"To the people of Lombard, you made clear that you didn't want video gambling and the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Ask David Engel how many customers he has for Review Concierge, his service to protect and repair the online reputations of healthcare professionals, and he'll proudly say the number is around 300,000.
However, that's "honorary" customers —...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Small-business franchises are fighting in the Legislature for more protection against giant corporations that dictate how they run their fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and a range of other services.
And backed by a powerful union, franchise...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:50 PM
In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores.
Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A Newport Coast man could face more than a year in prison for selling nonexistent items like Rolex watches online and using the money to fund his lifestyle, according to federal court documents.
Prosecutors last week asked a U.S. District Court judge to...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Who: Betina Jean-Jacques, 33, recently joined the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton as a business consultant, from Career Source Broward, in Fort Lauderdale. It was the opportunity she sought, one that was a...