Amazon distribution centers coming to Downers Grove -- and likely Palatine
Amazon is preparing to open new distribution centers in Downers Grove and reportedly in Palatine. Downers Grove Mayor Robert Barnett confirmed Monday evening that Amazon plans to move into roughly 500,000 square feet of space in two new warehouses in the Bridge Point Downers Grove industrial park along Finley Road north of I-355.
Mondelez acquires bakery company Give & GoGlobal snack maker Mondelez International said Tuesday it plans to acquire in-store bakery company Give & Go for an undisclosed amount.
Are homes on the horizon for Mundelein's Oak Creek Plaza?Mundelein officials are talking with a national homebuilder about redeveloping the languishing Oak Creek Plaza shopping center, Mayor Steve Lentz revealed Monday during his annual State of the Village address.
Despite opposition, DuPage County approves 84 houses on Planter's Palette siteA developer has received permission from DuPage County to build dozens of age-restricted houses on the site of a former garden nursery near West Chicago, despite opposition from neighbors who say the project would worsen area traffic problems.
U.S. stocks plunge, bonds surge after CDC warningU.S. stocks tumbled to an almost 12-week low and bond yields plunged to records on rising concern the coronavirus will upend global supply chains critical to economic growth.
Acquired Sales closes on Lifted Made acquisitionPrivate equity firm Acquired Sales Corp. said it has closed on the acquisition of Zion-based CBD-infused products maker Warrender Enterprise, operating under the name Lifted Made. in a deal worth approximately $7.5 million.
Furniture showroom called 'future of retail' could join downtown NapervilleA furniture showroom called the "future of retail" could be coming to downtown Naperville, despite a rule against general service uses on the first floor.
Longtime barbershop moves, new cafe opens, in downtown Arlington HeightsTwo small business -- one old and one new -- are the latest shops to open in the bustling downtown Arlington Heights business district.
Should land near Nokia in Naperville be zoned for housing?Is the land north of the Nokia building in Naperville best left as wetlands or turned into housing? The city council is set to decide.
Oak Brook office building sells for $4.5 millionCawley Chicago recently brokered the sale of a 70,497 square foot office building at 915 Harger Road in Oak Brook for $4.58 million.
Trump defends Modi, refuses to weigh in on citizenship lawDefending the host who has showered him with pageantry, President Donald Trump refused Tuesday to speak out publicly against an Indian citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has sparked deadly protests over discrimination against Muslims during the president's visit.
Junior Achievement of Chicago-DuPage prepares kids for solid financial futuresHave you ever made a budget or invested in the stock market and wished someone had explained to you how it all worked when you were younger? Enter Junior Achievement of Chicago-DuPage (JA), a nonprofit that helps prepare youth to thrive as adults by teaching them financial literacy, workforce readiness, how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace and how to build businesses that support their communities. "Students don't get this education when normally going through school. We are here to fill that gap," said Bill Werner, associate director of Junior Achievement of Chicago-DuPage.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto: Is AI the future of HR?Even if you didn't grow up in the 1980s, you probably know at least some of the lyrics to the Styx classic "Mr. Roboto." For example, you may be familiar with this line: "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for doing the jobs that nobody wants to." Dennis DeYoung, the prescient Styx songwriter, was interviewed by Billboard magazine last July about the fact that the band had recently added Mr. Roboto back into its concert play list for the first time in 35 years. DeYoung said the band had begun playing the song again because fans as young as 12 years old have been requesting it during virtually every recent concert. The same summer that Styx was adding "Mr. Roboto" back to its set list, Fast Company business magazine ran a story entitled, "How to Nail an Interview with a Chatbot." The HR lawyer in me believes these stories are related, and they are saying something important about the direction of our culture and about HR. AI may be the future of HR, but it may not be as easy as we think to get there. If that is the case, lawyers and politicians will be to blame.
Are employers responsible for protecting their employees from workplace violence?An employer cannot predict workplace violence but they can have procedures in place to help keep their employees safe.
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from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- Downers GroveAmazon distribution centers coming to Downers Grove -- and likely Palatine
- BusinessMondelez acquires bakery company Give & Go
- MundeleinAre homes on the horizon for Mundelein's Oak Creek Plaza?
- West ChicagoDespite opposition, DuPage County approves 84 houses on Planter's Palette site
- Oakbrook TerraceSara Lee Frozen Bakery acquires Cyrus O'Leary's Pies
- Lake ForestAcquired Sales closes on Lifted Made acquisition
- NapervilleFurniture showroom called 'future of retail' could join downtown Naperville
- BusinessLongtime barbershop moves, new cafe opens, in downtown Arlington Heights
- NapervilleShould land near Nokia in Naperville be zoned for housing?
- Oak BrookOak Brook office building sells for $4.5 million
- Des PlainesMissner Group completes renovation project
- St. Charles4 new places to eat, drink coming to St. Charles
- Prospect HeightsProspect Heights delays vote on new Chicago Executive Airport layout
- Glen EllynGlen Ellyn finds buyer for land at Five Corners intersection
- East DundeeAliano's owners in East Dundee to open new Italian deli next door
Through the Film Magnifer: William H Macy, Illinois Bell Strike, Montgomery Wards sking, 1979 blizard and more
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