Rivers expects sportsbook tipoff in time for March Madness
The Rivers Casino in Des Plaines recently launched 24/7 operations and hopes to be taking bets on sports as soon as the NCAA March Madness tournament, its CEO told investors in an earnings call Thursday.
Survey: Manufacturers expect 5-week delays caused by coronavirusElectronics manufacturers anticipate at least a five-week product shipment delay from suppliers due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a survey conducted by Bannockburn-based global electronics manufacturing association IPC.
Hoffman Estates update: Spring Awakening won't be back; coronavirus didn't mar hospitalProgress on the first phase of the Bell Works "metroburb" replacing the former AT&T campus in Hoffman Estates, and the unlikeliness of a second Spring Awakening Music Festival being held in the village, were among the items on Mayor Bill McLeod's annual community update Thursday.
Stocks fall most since August 2011 on virus angstGlobal stocks plunged to four-month lows, government debt yields sunk to unprecedented levels and crude oil extended declines as anxiety over the spread of the coronavirus deepened.
Corn and soybean production declines across stateCentral Illinois counties led Illinois in corn and soybean production last year as every region and nearly all counties saw decreases in both crops, according to estimates released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Feder: Lee Phillip Bell, 'First Lady of Chicago TV,' recalled as 'gracious and kind'Lee Phillip Bell, the Chicago talk show pioneer who co-created two long-running CBS soap operas, is being remembered as the "First Lady of Chicago Television."
Amazon plans grocery store in NapervilleA new grocery option from online retail giant Amazon could be coming to Naperville, city documents show.
Feder: Bruce Dold out as Chicago Tribune publisher, editor-in-chiefIn a top-level shake-up at Tribune Publishing, Bruce Dold is out as publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune, and Peter Kendall is out as managing editor.
LaSalle Solutions partners with racing teamLaSalle Solutions, a division of Fifth Third Bank, is once again partnering withThe Racers Group for the 2020 season.
Akhan receives first European patentAkhan Semiconductor has been issued a patent by the European Patent Office for its next-generation N-type diamond semiconductor system and diamond-based multilayer antireflective coating systems.
Wynnchurch acquires Pennsylvania manufacturerPrivate equity firm Wynnchurch Capital said it has acquired Pennsylvania Machine Works LLC for an undisclosed sum.
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.
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from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- Des PlainesRivers expects sportsbook tipoff in time for March Madness
- BannockburnSurvey: Manufacturers expect 5-week delays caused by coronavirus
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates update: Spring Awakening won't be back; coronavirus didn't mar hospital
- NapervilleAmazon plans grocery store in Naperville
- RosemontLaSalle Solutions partners with racing team
- GurneeAkhan receives first European patent
- RosemontWynnchurch acquires Pennsylvania manufacturer
- WarrenvilleEN Engineering partners with Kestrel Power Engineering
- BusinessUpgrades planned for McHenry's last suburban drive-in
- HuntleyDeveloper of former Dean Foods plant in Huntley seeking permit to keep trucks at site
- Lake ForestIDEX COO adds duties of president
- Carol StreamWhy marijuana testing labs may be making their way to the suburbs
- Elk Grove VillageElk Grove asks Cook County to ban taller fences at unincorporated truck lot
- West ChicagoDespite opposition, DuPage County approves 84 houses on Planter's Palette site
- Oakbrook TerraceSara Lee Frozen Bakery acquires Cyrus O'Leary's Pies
Through the Film Magnifer: William H Macy, Illinois Bell Strike, Montgomery Wards sking, 1979 blizard and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Dallas Green, Tony LaRussa, The Lone Ranger, electric cars, a war protest and more