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  • Virtual reality experience at Woodfield Sept. 20 Sep 19, 2014 4:37 PM
    The Boy Scouts are offering a High Adventure Base Virtual Reality Experience, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Discovery Outpost recruitment and activity center at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

  • Farm accidents increase in Illinois Sep 19, 2014 4:34 PM
    Nine of the state’s 21 farm-related deaths over the past year were due to tractor accidents. Roadway collisions and grain bin accidents are also major causes of death.

  • Naperville’s MB Urban Roadhouse combines Italian, Jewish fare Sep 19, 2014 5:24 PM
    “Mangia” and “Bubala” might be difficult to pronounce, but the words behind the name of the new MB Urban Roadhouse in Naperville mean “eat, baby” and they represent what the owners call a delicious melding of Italian and Jewish specialties. “I’m Italian. She’s Jewish. We both love food,” Owner Mike Cannistra said about his wife, Jody, with whom he started the restaurant Sept. 1. “We started a bagel business because we couldn’t find good bagels anywhere. Back in the day you used to be able to find some places, but it’s so hard to do now.”

  • Get to know the couple whose cafe provides perfect blend of food, love Sep 19, 2014 2:45 PM
    Kathy and Danny Living of Naperville both lost their jobs about seven years ago. Then they opened the Borrowed Earth Cafe in Downers Grove and discovered the perfect menu of business and love.

  • Developers looking to replace Glen Ellyn businesses Sep 19, 2014 5:43 PM
    Developers are seeking to replace two local businesses in Glen Ellyn with additional apartments and new parking spaces.

  • Duckworth, Kaifesh spar over U.S. business environment Sep 18, 2014 8:17 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth last month compared companies that move operations overseas for lower taxes to military “deserters,” sparking a debate with Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh over the U.S. business environment, taxes and the economy.

  • New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records Sep 17, 2014 8:36 AM
    Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown Wheaton to sell new and old vinyl..

  • Giordano’s to open by December 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.

  • Streamwood Chamber of Commerce scraps September business expo Sep 18, 2014 3:21 PM
    Streamwood business leaders have canceled the annual ChamberFest expo after fewer than than 20 vendors signed up to participate. "We weren't doing enough to get the word out," said Donna Lenhardt, the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce's volunteer executive director.

  • Caputo plans upgrades at former Elk Grove Dominick’s Sep 17, 2014 5:08 PM
    Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market officials are planning to make some $350,000 in improvements to build out the vacant Dominick’s location in Elk Grove Village. The grocer is targeting Oct. 15 as the opening date of its 72,000-square-foot store at 980 Elk Grove Town Center.

  • Cook of the Week champs fire up crowd at grilling event Sep 16, 2014 8:59 PM
    Cook of the Week Challenge winners Daniel Rich of Elgin (2013) and Michael Pennisi of Carpentersville (2012) fired up their grills and shared recipes for football-friendly fare with Daily Herald subscribers Tuesday night at Hearth & Home in Mount Prospect. The event attracted more than 70 readers who noshed on barbecue while learning grill cleaning tips, firepit maintenance and outdoor cooking techniques.

  • Rauner tours Elk Grove factory, talks jobs Sep 16, 2014 5:38 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday morning to tour a local manufacturing company and talk about his plans to help Illinois businesses before making a statement on medical marijuana in Chicago.

  • Palatine’s Golf Nation to close Oct. 1 Sep 16, 2014 6:18 PM
    Golf Nation, a year-round golf club in Palatine, announced Tuesday that it will close at the end of the month. The golf and fitness facility, at 399 N. Quentin Road, earned national acclaim upon its debut in 2008. While the club offered a one-of-a-kind experience and attracted over 500 members in its first year, a challenging economy and cutbacks by consumers on discretionary spending resulted in Golf Nation never quite growing to a sustainable level, according to a news release.

  • Product variety doesn’t ‘pigeonhole’ Olson customers Sep 15, 2014 6:13 AM
    An interview with Brian Olson, co-owner of Olson Windows, Doors, Siding and Roofing in Barrington and Warrenville.

  • Addison meat company founder to focus on millenials Sep 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Monika Rose Walas, founder and president of Mistica Foods in Addison, who has some new ideas for the meat processing industry.

  • Capital One banker upbeat on small business Sep 14, 2014 7:45 AM
    Based on what she’s seeing among the bank’s more than three million small business customers, Capital One’s Keri Gohman is upbeat. Business owners are reporting better earnings and reinvesting in their businesses and that’s translating into a rebound in loan demand.

  • Bartlett hires ECC’s Spartan Consulting Group for marketing assignment Sep 11, 2014 6:44 PM
    Bartlett has hired Spartan Consulting to develop marketing strategies for the downtown. It will mark the first time the team of Elgin Community College students has worked with a town outside of Elgin. "We're looking forward to having a fresh set of eyes and minds thinking about these issues that may take a new perspective than we usually do," Economic Development Coordinator Tony Fradin said.

  • Elk Grove endorses plans from 9 medical marijuana companies Sep 10, 2014 11:08 AM
    Nine companies are seeking to become either a seller or grower of medical marijuana in Elk Grove Village, but they’ll have to compete with each other and likely many others to earn one of a limited number of state licenses to do so.

  • Ex-strip club manager denied liquor license in Arlington Heights Sep 10, 2014 1:55 PM
    The Arlington Heights village board denied a liquor license this week to a former strip club manager trying to open a sports bar and grill in town. Petitioner Ilias Haritos sought a liquor license for Bottles and Barrels Sports Bar & Grill, which he is hoping to open at 1609 W. Campbell in the Westgate Shopping Center.

  • Suburban pet stores sue Cook County over puppy mill law Sep 9, 2014 7:23 PM
    Pet stores in Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates are among three shops suing Cook County over a puppy mill law, according to the Chicago Tribune. Happiness is Pets in Arlington Heights, Petland Hoffman Estates and Petland Chicago Ridge filed a lawsuit Monday to stop the law.

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