Back to their old traditions: Shoppers fill suburban malls on Black FridayIt felt like old times at suburban malls Friday, as shoppers packed store aisles searching for deals and renewed Black Friday traditions largely forgotten or scaled down the past two holiday seasons.
St. Charles council approves second recreational pot shopA second recreational marijuana dispensary has been given approval to open in St. Charles. A majority of city alderman this week recommended approval of a special use application for Consume Cannabis of St. Charles to operate in a 4,146-square-foot former sports bar location at 584 S. Randall Road.
Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spiritsWhile Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty still remains.
Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black FridayCautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation.
Small grocery stores struggle, but food deserts are rare in McHenry CountySmall grocery stores are struggling in McHenry County but food deserts are rare in county.
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Images: Shoppers hunt for Black Friday dealsShoppers hit brick and mortar stores looking for Black Friday deals across the country, Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and Fox Valley Mall in Aurora.
Sip and shop your way through downtown Elgin during Small Business SaturdayThe holiday season in Elgin will kick off in earnest Saturday with the Holiday Cheers beverage crawl and annual tree lighting. Both events are part of the monthlong Holly Days celebration and coincide with Small Business Saturday.
College of DuPage hosts area health care leadersCollege of DuPage President Brian Caputo recently greeted local health care industry leaders at his inaugural presidential community luncheon.
Lake Zurich bakery fire on Friday contained to ovenThe Lake Zurich Fire Department, assisted by six other departments, extinguished a fire at the Kavkaz Bakery on Nov. 25 along South Rand Road