Football Focus 2014

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  • 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.

  • Batavia seeks OK to extend TIF district Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia wants to extend the expiration date on its ability to offer financial incentives for development in the downtown, to 2039. The council voted Monday to ask the General Assembly for permission to extend tax-increment financing district 3.

  • Halloween Hoopla coming to downtown Des Plaines Oct 21, 2014 4:18 PM
    The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library and the Des Plaines Park District will host the annual Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, Oct. 25.

  • Chinese investor offers $100K for former Elgin school Oct 21, 2014 1:06 PM
    A private boarding school and a treatment center described as the biggest of its type in the Midwest are among the proposals for the shuttered Fox River Country Day School in Elgin. The proposal is backed by Chinese investor Hongwei “Wayne” Zhao, owner and president of Telansun Information System Technology in Beijing.

  • McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide Oct 21, 2014 4:55 PM
    After posting yet another disappointing quarter at McDonald’s, CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants. Thompson said that starting in January that Oak Brook-based McDonald’s will “simplify” its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best-suited for their regions.

  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa Oct 21, 2014 9:42 AM
    A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

  • Sales of existing homes in u.S. Increase to a one-year high Oct 21, 2014 11:08 AM
    Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in September to the highest level in a year, adding to signs that residential real estate will be a plus for the economy. Closings, which usually take place a month or two after a contract is signed, advanced 2.4 percent to a 5.17 million annual rate,

  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips Oct 21, 2014 7:38 AM
    America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.

  • Illinois 2nd in U.S. in September jobs added Oct 21, 2014 11:14 AM
    Payrolls rose in 39 states in September and the unemployment rate fell in 31, a sign the improvement in the U.S. labor market is broad-based. Texas led the nation with a 36,400 increase in employment, followed by Illinois with 19,300 more jobs, figures from the labor Department showed today in Washington.

  • Toyota says stay out of front seats as air-bag probe widens Oct 21, 2014 8:04 AM
    Toyota Motor Corp. is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out of the front seats of several models until dealers can repair defective air bags, four months after taking similar actions in Japan.

  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean harvests slog along Oct 21, 2014 1:07 PM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along. The USDA says in its weekly crop progress update Monday that three weeks of wet conditions across much of Illinois have left the ground saturated. The agency says that has limited efforts to bring in the crops from the fields.

  • Wheaton moves ahead with 7-Eleven liquor license Oct 21, 2014 9:58 AM
    Wheaton City Council members did not change their opinions regarding the issuance of a liquor license to a downtown 7-Eleven Monday, despite outcry from about a dozen residents.

  • New Ebola screening at O’Hare, 4 other airports Oct 21, 2014 12:06 PM
    Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, including O’Hare, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.

  • Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin Oct 21, 2014 2:28 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care. “I’m here to support Dick Durbin and Pat Quinn because I think they’re about the future,” Clinton told workers at Chicago-based manufacturing company.

  • 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.

  • An Aesop’s fable became a symbol of Japan’s activism Oct 20, 2014 8:23 AM
    Seeking to explain changing attitudes in the world’s second-biggest stock market, asset managers in Tokyo have been evoking Ancient Greece. In Aesop’s fable of the North Wind and the Sun, the two elements have a contest to see which is stronger, the challenge being to make a man remove his coat.

  • As 2014 begins to wane, consider 2015 budget Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Unless yours is a holiday-dependent business, you probably know how your 2014 results will look, and you’ve either had or are about to have a talk with your accountant about final 2014 taxes. But what’s the outlook for 2015?

  • 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.

  • Sears to lease retail space to U.K.’S Primark Oct 20, 2014 10:16 AM
    Sears Holding Corp. will lease seven standalone stores in the U.S. to the U.K.’s Primark budget- clothing chain as the department-store owner seeks to better leverage its selling space.

  • Andreessen exits EBay board after sparring with Icahn on spinoff Oct 20, 2014 10:37 AM
    Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay Inc. ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist investor Carl Icahn over the company’s PayPal unit.

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