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    Giordano’s to open in Des Plaines’ Metropolitan Square

    A Giordano’s restaurant is expected to open by December in a storefront between Potbelly and Panera Bread in Des Plaines’ Metropolitan Square.

    Sep 17, 2014 11:58 AM

    A Giordano’s restaurant is coming to Metropolitan Square in downtown Des Plaines, the franchisee announced Wednesday. The pizzeria will be located in a 1,500-square-foot storefront between existing Potbelly and Panera Bread restaurants near River Road and Pearson Street.

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    Did Oak Brook Beanie Babie creator get off too easy?

    H. Ty Warner, the billionaire who created Beanie Babies, arrives at federal court for sentencing in Chicago last February.

    Sep 17, 2014 5:06 PM

    Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker’s sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system’s ability to deter other tax evaders.

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    Hoffman Estates tech firm could move to Gurnee

    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik introduces Adam Khan, founder and CEO of AKHAN Semiconductor Inc., during a meeting at village hall Tuesday night. AKHAN is being lured with financial incentives to move from Hoffman Estates to Gurnee.

    Sep 17, 2014 12:04 PM

    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is seeking support from other local taxing agencies for a combined $2.3 million package of proposed financial incentives to a Hoffman Estates semiconductor company that supporters say could lead to a version of Silicon Valley in the village. “Similar to Silicon Valley, we think this will become the Diamond Prairie,” Kovarik said.

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    Bartlett OKs medical pot production in business park

    With the state's backing, a medical marijuana grower could start planting in Bartlett's Brewster Creek Business Park, village trustees decided Tuesday night.

    Sep 17, 2014 5:30 AM

    Bartlett trustees on Tuesday night agreed to let a medical marijuana grower start planting in an industrial park -- with some strings attached. Chief among the conditions is winning a state license to grow the drug. Illinois allows only one cultivation center in each state police district. In the district including Bartlett, the grower may have to beat out up to 50 other applicants.

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    Nike suspends deal with Adrian Peterson

    Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations.

    Sep 17, 2014 2:51 PM

    Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations.

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