| May 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Although Lombard trustees won't take a final vote on video gaming until mid-June, a slim four-to-three majority expressed support for allowing liquor license holders to have up to five video gaming terminals.
President Keith Giagnorio was the tie-...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H.
How are you...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:12 PM
With nearly 1,500 members in the city and surrounding communities, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce recently singled out Design & Promote as its overall small business of the year for 2014.
The seven-year-old local company was feted at the 17th...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Arlington Heights' interest-free loan program that previously was limited to small companies and manufacturers is now open to any business.
What was previously billed as a revolving loan program for small businesses to drive economic growth was...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Energy costs are rising for Arlington Heights residents and businesses with changes coming to the local electrical aggregation programs.
The village approved this month a new three-year deal starting in May with Constellation Energy Resources that...
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva.
I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.
I view this as a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:03 AM
As Tinley Park approaches the end of its two-year electricity contract with an alternative electricity supplier, Trustee Tom Staunton is cautioning residents and small business owners to lower their expectations for savings in the coming year....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park.
The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:00 AM
Bruce Rauner dispatched three veteran Republicans to win the party's nomination for governor, but as he looked ahead to the general election campaign, the first-time office seeker was quickly confronted by a formidable Democratic opponent — and it...
| Apr 24, 2014
As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...