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  • State announces results of liquor sales checks: Feb 27, 2015 4:51 PM
    State officials announced Friday that two Lake Zurich businesses and one in Deer Park failed underage liquor sales compliance checks. On Feb. 25, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, in conjunction with Illinois State Police District 2, conducted 16 underage compliance checks. Authorities said those that failed were: Tobacco Outlet, 20446 Rand Road, Deer Park; Bucky’s Express, 630 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich; and Bobber’s Bar and Grill, 710 N. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Officials said the undercover underage participants who worked with police and the state liquor control commission were recruited from area high schools and colleges.

     
  • Camping World wants cash from village: Feb 27, 2015 4:52 PM
    Representatives of the Camping World store in Island Lake want to expand the business at 4450 Darrell Road, but on Thursday night they asked the village board for money to help them accomplish the task.

     
  • Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011 Feb 27, 2015 4:34 PM
    Stock indexes slip after a weaker estimate of US economic growth, end best month since 2011

     
  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug Feb 27, 2015 3:34 PM
    US, Liberia start 1st formal patient study of ZMapp, Ebola virus drug used on emergency basis

     
  • Stocks slip, but end best month since 2011 Feb 27, 2015 5:29 PM
    The current bull market, now in its sixth year, has been powered by strong corporate earnings growth and low interest rates, which make stocks more attractive relative to bonds. Strong job growth and improving consumer confidence have also encouraged traders, despite signs of sluggishness in Europe and elsewhere.

     
  • J.C. Penney and Gap are big market movers Feb 27, 2015 4:03 PM
    J.C. Penney, Weight Watchers, Infoblox, Monster Beverage and Gap are big market movers

     
  • High visibility and use put kitchens in the spotlight Feb 27, 2015 3:49 PM
    Beautiful and efficient kitchens take center stage in today’s open-style home designs. No longer walled away out of sight, today’s kitchens welcome family and friends into an entire living area where everything is open and on display.

     
  • Register for free screening of ‘Maker’ movie in Schaumburg Feb 27, 2015 4:12 PM
    Are you interested in doing more away from a television screen, giving back to your neighborhood, or dreaming of being “the next big thing?” The “maker movement” is an outlet for people like you happening all across the United States.

     
  • S. Indiana HIV cases linked to needle-sharing up to 27 Feb 27, 2015 5:34 PM
    S. Indiana HIV cases linked to needle-sharing rises to 27 confirmed, 10 preliminary positive

     
  • ‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand Feb 27, 2015 2:50 PM
    Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix’s expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that might have toppled the Internet video service had “House of Cards” flopped. Instead, the show was an immediate hit with viewers and critics, giving Netflix the financial clout and creative firepower to further transform how we watch and define “television.”

     
  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules Feb 27, 2015 9:34 AM
    Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.

     
  • What does FCC ‘net neutrality’ vote mean? Feb 27, 2015 9:23 AM
    Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. But what does “net neutrality” mean and what is likely to happen next?

     
  • Sears signals long-neglected stores may finally get updated Feb 27, 2015 9:24 AM
    Sears Holdings Corp. Chief Executive Officer Edward Lampert, who has spent years putting money into online efforts rather than physical stores, said Thursday that the chain’s aging fleet may finally be getting some upgrades. After reporting the Hoffman Estates-based company’s 11th straight quarterly loss, Lampert said Sears will make “material changes” to how it sells products in lagging categories like consumer electronics. That could include featuring brands in store-within-a-store concepts.

     
  • Bridal web site features suburban vendors Feb 27, 2015 8:30 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features GetWedForLess.com, which recently started to expand and offers about 80 companies and vendors in the Chicago and suburban market. The subscription site offers brides a chance to learn about vendors as they plan their weddings.

     
  • Airport responds to mayors' oppostion to runway extension Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Chicago Executive Airport managers say they hear “loud and clear” from CEA's municipal owners who came out swinging this week against a runway extension. But the third busiest airport in Illinois also released a statement Thursday saying a controversial master plan continues.

     
  • Suburban O'Hare Commission hires consultants to help battle airport noise Feb 27, 2015 8:35 AM
    A group of towns near O'Hare International Airport has hired two consulting firms to assist them in their battle against airport noise. The Suburban O'Hare Commission, a group of 11 governmental entities in Northwest suburban Cook County and northern DuPage County, announced Thursday the hiring of aviation experts who will provide the group technical data and help lobbying federal, state and Chicago officials in hopes of reducing airport noise, officials said.

     
  • Commission recommends Grayslake extend contract with chamber Feb 27, 2015 9:37 AM
    Grayslake trustees are being asked to extend a contract with the local chamber of commerce to handle special events, marketing and other duties — a move projected to be cheaper than having a full-time village employee in charge. Members of the village's advisory economic development commission are recommending the Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce should be paid $85,552 in the first leg of a three-year contract extension that would begin May 1.

     
  • Water pipeline move begins; costs $73 million Feb 27, 2015 3:30 PM
    Massive pipes carrying water to northwest Cook residents are being moved starting this week to make way for I-90 expansion. Will the $73 million cost mean a rate hike? Not necessarily, the water agency director says.

     
  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises Feb 27, 2015 6:34 PM
    Unlike Pepsi cola — which has suffered sales declines since 1998, according to Beverage Digest — PepsiCo’s Caleb’s Kola comes in a glass bottle and is sweetened with cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.There are no signs the drink is from the maker of Mountain Dew and Gatorade, and the bottles bear the words “Honor In Craft.”McDonald’s also decided not to use its name recognition when it opened The Corner late last year.

     
  • New businesses coming to Yorktown Center Feb 27, 2015 6:22 PM
    Several new businesses are scheduled to open this spring at Yorktown Center in Lombard, according to officials. Yorktown General Manager Todd Hiepler said one of the biggest developments is the opening of BZ’s Twisted American Cuisine, which will be filling a spot that has been vacant since the closing of Ed Debevic’s. “We expect them to be open very late spring or early summer,” Hiepler said, adding that the company is new to the Chicago market.

     
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