Football Focus 2014

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  • More than 1,000 attendees at Elk Grove Village manufacturing expo Oct 24, 2014 5:23 PM
    Elk Grove Village officials reported Friday that more than 1,000 people attended this year's Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo, a networking event for business owners. The expo on Tuesday featured 93 exhibitors promoting their products.

  • Microbrewery trying to open in Arlington Heights Oct 24, 2014 5:28 AM
    Plans for Arlington Beer Co., a new microbrewery in Arlington Heights, are moving forward, but part of the original proposal - to include a tap room with tours and tastings - has been put on hold.

  • Two historic downtown Des Plaines buildings up for auction Oct 22, 2014 5:28 AM
    Two historic buildings in downtown Des Plaines are on the auction block: the 93-year-old former Des Plaines Masonic Temple building — perhaps the oldest downtown building - and the former Oliveti's Italian Restaurant. Sealed bids are due Nov. 20, and the property owners will have five business days to review bids and decide whether to accept offers.

  • Upscale Italian restaurant opening in Palatine Oct 21, 2014 10:37 AM
    Luigi's Italian Bistro, a new upscale restaurant, will open soon where Vittorio De Roma was at 154 W. Northwest Highway in Palatine. Vince Pedone, the owner, said the new restaurant will be have a menu simliar to its predecessor's. The new restaurant will also offer a delivery service for pizza and other menu items. “If it's a food we serve there, we will deliver it too,” Pedone said.

  • Can Forsythe family bring Long Grove back to glory days? Oct 21, 2014 5:37 AM
    A family of developers has bought about a third of the famous Long Grove historic business district and is attempting to revive the area with new businesses and restaurants to bring in a younger crowd. But not everybody in Long Grove thinks all the changes - like video gambling - is such a good thing.

  • named best website by Inland Press Oct 22, 2014 12:57 PM
    The Daily Herald won a first-place award Tuesday for Digital Journalism General Excellence from the Inland Press Association, as well as other awards for community leadership and staff photography.

  • Carpentersville’s Trendy Tots resale shop to close in November Oct 21, 2014 3:25 PM
    After three years of buying and selling fashionable children’s clothing along the Randall Road corridor, Trendy Tots in Carpentersville is closing its doors for good. Its last day will be Nov. 22.

  • Savory Salads coming to Arlington Hts. Oct 21, 2014 10:09 PM
    Arlington Heights diners will soon have a new place to find healthy salads, soups and sandwiches. Savory Salads, a family-owned restaurant with another location in Barrington, will soon open at 2932 W. Euclid Ave. in the Esplanade shopping center.

  • From Australia to Schaumburg, RTA exec still on track Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Leanne Redden and her trek from Syndey, Australia, where she was born and raised, to Illinois, where she got married, raised a family and is now the RTA executive director.

  • Snow, ice and maybe profit for small businesses Oct 19, 2014 6:21 AM
    What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you’re like some small business owners you try to profit from it. After last year’s rough winter and with forecasts of another snowy season, small business owners want to ensure they can operate through whatever’s ahead and, in some cases, capitalize from it.

  • Doughnut and ice cream shop coming to Elk Grove Oct 19, 2014 4:30 PM
    A combination Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins is proposed to open next spring inside a shuttered Pizza Hut location in Elk Grove Village.

  • Arlington Hts. furniture store closing after 34 years Oct 18, 2014 7:33 AM
    Classic Oak and Leather, a furniture and upholstery store that at one time had six locations around the suburbs, is closing its last store in Arlington Heights after 34 years in business. “The store is closing due to the sale of the building and untimely death of its longtime owner,” according to a news release.

  • E. Dundee BBQ restaurant opens Oct 17, 2014 4:40 PM
    A new East Dundee barbecue restaurant, Blues BBQ and Grill, is having its grand opening on Monday. The eatery, at 102 N. River St., will mark the occasion with an appearance at 7 p.m. by Chicago blues guitarist Chainsaw DuPont.

  • Paddock’s Town Square Publications acquires rival Village Profile Oct 17, 2014 5:10 PM
    Town Square Publications LCC acquired chief rival Village Profile Friday in a deal confirmed by Paddock Publications, which owns Town Square and the Daily Herald. The move is expected to accelerate the expansion of the suburban Town Square's business of publishing community guides and other print and digital publications in joint agreements with chambers of commerce nationwide.

  • Forklift company relocating to Elk Grove first to get new TIF funds Oct 17, 2014 5:55 PM
    A forklift and lift truck dealer planning to move to Elk Grove Village could benefit from at least $1.6 million in tax increment financing proceeds, under a deal inked with village officials. Company officials say it will cost more than $17 million to acquire and redevelop the property and relocate their operations there, and without public funding, the project wouldn’t be economically feasible.

  • New Bartlett restaurant blends French, Indian Oct 15, 2014 4:32 PM
    To get a sense of his vision, watch Bartlett restaurateur Rakesh Chopra make rumali roti. He folds the delicate bread like a burrito instead of the usual handkerchief. The concept? Indian food on the go. "There's nothing like this," Chopra said Wednesday.

  • Sutton not slowing down, adds more suburban distribution centers Oct 13, 2014 7:59 AM
    KukecPeople features Seattle Sutton, now 82 and has no plans to slow down. She talks about the expansion of the company with distribution centers around the suburbs and how it all started.

  • Oakbrook Terrace bridal boutique is a family business Oct 13, 2014 8:00 AM
    Two sisters run Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, a bridal boutique with locations in Oakbrook Terrace and Chicago’s Gold Coast.

  • How to smooth family business relationships Oct 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    Families can build great businesses - productive, profitable and long-lasting. But family businesses can end badly, too - flaming out in generational issues or squabbles.

  • Constable: Who’s the best suburban grocery bagger? Oct 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    The vast parking lots of suburbia eroded our ability to parallel park. The proliferation of plastic bags has made bagging groceries a dwindling skill. But the Lombard-based Illinois Food Retailers Association honors the talent Thursday with its bagger championship.

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