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$260,000 in jewelry stolen:

Arlington Heights police are investigating a residential break-in Wednesday in which burglars reportedly stole nearly $260,000 in watches and jewelry. Police said the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. on the 900 block of South Burton Place when the offender or offenders forced entry through a patio door. According to police reports, among the items stolen were two Rolex watches valued at $44,000; one 4.6-carat diamond ring valued at $60,000; one Patek Phillipe watch valued at $50,000; two oval-shaped diamond cuff links valued at $4,000; various pieces of gold jewelry valued at a yet to be determined amount; and $100 cash.

Ricky B's opens at Woodfield:

A new burger restaurant concept developed by the owners of the award-winning Chicago Chop House has opened its first location at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The first Ricky B's Prime Burger House is serving handcrafted burgers with fresh ingredients, along with grilled entrees and a variety of specialty drafts from around the world. "We are proud to welcome the exclusive location of Ricky B's Prime Burger House at Woodfield Mall," mall General Manager David Gott said in a news release. "Chicago area residents and visitors are in for a delicious treat as part of our already celebrated shopping experience." Located on the upper level near JCPenney, Ricky B's Prime Burger House offers a spacious setting outfitted with modern accents, chic red and black decor and an expansive bar anchored by two large television screens.

Hoffman, ComEd are partners:

Hoffman Estates and ComEd have announced a partnership designed to retain jobs and investments in the community through the ComEd Business Visitation Program. The award-winning program helps ensure existing businesses in Northern Illinois remain economically viable. The program examines issues such as workforce quality, recruiting, expansion plans, competitive challenges and overall satisfaction with the community as a place to do business. With ComEd's help, representatives from the village will conduct face-to-face visits with area businesses to explore these issues.

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