Allow sales or 'incur pain'? Suburbs weighing legal pot shop regulations
Recreational use of marijuana is legal come Jan. 1, but suburban community leaders are weighing whether to allow pot sales in their towns.
Why crowded meetings and conference rooms make you so, so sleepyThat stuffy, sweltering, smothering feeling? It's not just in your head, a fact underscored this week when an astronomer took a carbon dioxide monitor to an academic conference where 100 people were crammed into a stuffy lecture hall.
What to know before buying that dream vacation home in another countryBuying abroad also comes with risks -- and almost definitely will complicate your finances. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the Tuscan cottage or Caribbean condo you've been dreaming of. But it does mean you should be clear-eyed going into the purchase.
Retirees worldwide may run out of money 10 years before they die, report showsFrom the U.S. to Europe, Australia and Japan, retirement account balances aren't increasing fast enough to cover rising life expectancy.
How one economist is minimizing risk in his own retirementMoney is everything in retirement. It's medical care. It's insurance. It's travel, philanthropy, housing, food. It's life. I'm not saying you have to have a ton of money, but you do have to pay close attention to what you have. Jim Kane, 75, pays attention.
What the Fed heard when it listened to Americans about inflationFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell calls slumping inflation "one of the major challenges our time." Shawn Smith, who trains some of the nation's most vulnerable low-income workers, sees it differently.
Sex, drugs, and self-harm: Where 20 years of child online protection law went wrongShort of round-the-clock vigilance -- in play rooms, on school buses, wherever children gather with their ever-present mobile devices -- there are few effective ways to shield them from corporate data collection or from encountering content traditionally kept from young eyes.
Analysis: The future will be recorded on your smart speaker (and maybe that's OK)Amazon's patent application for an always-on feature for Alexa, its popular voice-activated personal assistant, has raised a lot of concern. But the anxiety is much ado about nothing.
Hackers could glean your password by listening to how you type on your phoneMalicious actors can decode what a person is typing by using a spying app that can access the smartphone's microphone, according to a new study.
Can China choke off U.S. access to 'rare earths' needed for high-tech products?Mountain Pass -- the only U.S. mine that harvests rare-earth elements, the raw ingredients used to produce high-tech products such as smartphones, wind turbines and electric vehicles -- represents the United States' best hope of weathering any Chinese materials blockade.
Uber plans to start delivering McDonald's hamburgers by drone this summerHow will Uber's drone delivery service work? After a restaurant loads a meal into a drone and the robot takes to the air, the company's technology will notify a nearby Uber Eats driver at a designated drop-off location. The driver will pick up and deliver the meal to the customer.
AMITA Health offers state-of-the-art joint replacementAMITA Health's state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Joint Replacement in Hoffman Estates offers extraordinary technology including the Stryker MAKO robotic arm for joint replacement surgery.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- ElginAllow sales or 'incur pain'? Suburbs weighing legal pot shop regulations
- St. Charles'This is a mess': Hundreds of complaints against St. Charles-area car dealerships
- ElginChambers of commerce largely staying silent on marijuana sales
- LisleOpening of Marq on Main development celebrated in Lisle
- Downers GroveHow Good Samaritan Hospital's new operating room opens possibilities
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates ambivalent about Hertz Sales dealership
- Rolling MeadowsClosed Rolling Meadows hotel fined thousands for code violations after workers were staying there
- BusinessMitsuwa Marketplace ready to show off renovations
- WaucondaMassive flag raised to honor armed forces
- WaucondaWauconda police warn people about financial scams after local residents, employee lose thousands
- ItascaBrown & Joseph signs lease in Itasca
- Lake VillaLake Villa pursuing agreement with Lake County for inspection services
- Rolling MeadowsRolling Meadows tries to get online travel companies to pay hotel tax
- BusinessDarwin Realty brokers two sales, two leases
- West ChicagoLee & Associates brokers W. Chicago lease
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