More men are changing careers to be nurses
Suburban colleges and residents are capitalizing on a growing trend of men entering the nursing profession. As demand for nurses rises with an aging population, area paramedics and guys unsatisfied with their first career are changing professions. And nursing colleges are marketing to them.
Dell aims to make women half of workforce in diversity pushDell is among a number of technology companies that have mapped out grand pledges for a more diverse workforce.
Naperville seeking 'Dementia Friendly' statusA new group in Naperville is seeking ways to support people with dementia and working to have the city designated as a Dementia Friendly community.
How Amazon's quest for more, cheaper products has resulted in a flea market of fakesAmazon executives have publicly lamented the scourge of counterfeits, saying they have spent hundreds of millions and hired thousands of workers to police its massive market of third-party firms which use the e-commerce site to sell their goods. But Amazon's system is failing to staunch the flow of dubious goods even with obvious examples of knockoffs.
Hundreds of journalists anonymously reveal their salaries on viral spreadsheet, challenging workplace tabooThe "Real Media Salaries" spreadsheet, which anyone could self-report to, grew quickly. It asked people to report their title, company, experience in years, race, gender, job location, duties and previous employment data, in addition to compensation details.
Ignoring women costs finance firms $700 billion a yearMany products that appear gender-neutral actually default to men's needs, with wealth products in particular not consistently designed for women's financial lives, according to a new report.
Feder: Banner year ahead with Dahl brothers teaming upThey're not exactly following in their famous father's footsteps, but two of radio legend Steve Dahl's sons are now working together in the content creation business, Robert Feder writes.
These employers chip in on your student loansHere's how different companies help employees deal with student debt.
When you quit a job, don't burn any bridgesCareer paths have a way of converging unexpectedly; you never know when the junior colleague you help boost professionally will someday be in a position to return the favor.
Apple plans new iPad pro in 2020, standalone AR and VR gaming headset by 2022Apple is working on a range of augmented- and virtual-reality devices underpinned by a new 3-D sensor system, according to people familiar with the plans. A new iPad Pro for release as early as the first half of 2020 will feature a new module with two camera sensors, up from one on the current model, and a small hole for the 3-D system, letting people create three-dimensional reconstructions of rooms, objects and people.
Are video games art? We asked three developers. Here's how they answered.Film critic Roger Ebert famously stated that "games cannot be art," though he later softened his stance. For developers, the question of whether video games are technically an art form has a more complicated answer.
As smartphones begin using scanned IDs, skeptics cite glitches, misuse and a growing surveillance cultureA small but passionate group of smartphone owners are resisting the recent wave of biometric security features, such as Apple's facial recognition technology and Samsung's iris and facial scans. Instead, they're sticking with passcodes or unlock patterns.
Making the most of wellness programs: Five ways to help people take advantage of well-being programsAs people seek to improve their health habits, here are some tips to help consumers become healthier and make the most of their well-being programs.
Communities embrace potential of opportunity zonesFollowing the release of the second tranche of federal Opportunity Zone regulations by the Treasury Department in April 2019, investors and community stakeholders were emboldened by the clarity provided by those regulations to further explore ways in which the tax incentive can spur economic development in the communities that truly need it.
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from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- AddisonMore men are changing careers to be nurses
- NapervilleNaperville seeking 'Dementia Friendly' status
- AlgonquinWhy Algonquin trustees want some revisions to 'Colosseum' plan
- LibertyvilleDry cleaning was Robert Zengeler's life
- Buffalo GroveFormer manager breathes new life into Pastabilities in Buffalo Grove
- BusinessSeminar in Arlington Heights to provide help with career planning
- Vernon HillsBevy of new restaurants opening soon in Vernon Hills
- West ChicagoNeighbors oppose proposed subdivision near West Chicago
- MundeleinGas station memorabilia from Mundelein repair shop going up for auction
- St. CharlesBig changes at Pheasant Run? Resort to lay off 75% of its staff amid plans to restructure
- West DundeeHow West Dundee is addressing downtown traffic concerns
- NapervilleNaperville store to 'sew locally,' 'help out globally'
- BusinessRemembering family man, lumber business founder Bob Heller
- SchaumburgTopgolf in Schaumburg opens to serious golfers and those just looking to have fun
- Mount ProspectMount Prospect closer to setting regulations for recreational marijuana sales