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  The logjam in lending to small businesses is showing signs of clearing. Nearly five years after the recession ended, bankers are lending more and businesses say it’s easier to get loans. Banks are courting company owners and giving them...

Bank loans to small business on the rise

Updated: 3/7/2014 12:54 PM

  Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., the two biggest payment networks, created a working group with banks and merchants to accelerate the adoption of EMV chip technology to thwart fraud.

MasterCard, Visa team up with merchants on security

Updated: 3/7/2014 02:17 PM

  Coming off record profits and four years of revenue growth, L.L. Bean is ready to make the biggest single-year capital investment in the retailer’s 102-year history, the company’s CEO said.

LL Bean has record year, plans $100M in spending

Updated: 3/7/2014 12:24 PM

  Outlet mall status reports from Aurora, Gurnee and Huntley; DuPage courthouse ministries, perils of lead paint in Aurora and Elgin; saving downtown theaters in Wheaton and elsewhere -- all of these are stellar examples of how our beat reporters...

Daily Miracle: Outlet malls and aging theaters

Updated: 3/9/2014 08:32 AM

  An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: According to columnist Gene Lyons (March 2), the false claims about the Affordable Care Act that Americans for Prosperity and the Koch brothers are spreading is really about rallying the Republican base...

GOP tycoons lacking a winning strategy

Updated: 3/7/2014 03:30 PM

  Columnist Ruben Navarrette: When people are brave enough to stand up for freedom against repressive governments intent on maintaining their grip on power, the process is usually messy — and often bloody. In Venezuela, for the last few weeks,...

Pay attention to Venezuela

Updated: 3/6/2014 10:10 AM

  The Northern Illinois Lego Train Club displays a variety of model buildings and a running Lego train set at the Lego Show at the Geneva History Center. If you love comedian Charlie Murphy from TV's “Chappelle's Show,” then don't miss his...

Sunday picks: All aboard for the Lego Train Club show

Updated: 3/7/2014 05:23 PM

  Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise — the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported by...

Americans riding public transit in record numbers

Updated: 3/9/2014 10:03 PM

  A life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln is among the historical figures and tableau scenes from a Gettysburg wax museum set to hit the auction block just months after the town celebrated the 150th anniversary of his “Gettysburg Address.”

Gettysburg wax museum selling historical figures

Updated: 3/9/2014 08:51 PM

  The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, 281 Peterson Road, Libertyville, hosts a free self-defense class on Saturday, March 15.

Self-defense program:

Updated: 3/9/2014 04:04 PM

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