This is the hottest job market since the 1990s. Why aren't wages growing faster?
Jobs are plentiful. Unemployment is at a half-century low. One of the lingering black marks on this strong jobs picture is why wages aren't growing like they in the late 1990s when yearly wage growth routinely topped 4%.
It's time to let go of shame over your debtThree-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes.
Holiday money-saving strategies that can backfireHoliday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend. You try to rein it in. But two favorite strategies can lead to spending more.
How to give back without busting your budgetHere's how to prioritize causes you care about and be strategic about giving, regardless of your income.
A friendly reminder from the FBI: Your smart TV could give hackers a way inSmart TVs top many holiday wish lists. But like any internet-connected device, they can be a convenient portal for hackers.
Twitter wanted to be the town square. Now it's also grappling with being a cemeteryAfter outrage over a policy to delete inactive accounts, Twitter struggles with how to handle deceased users.
Lazy Dog restaurant bringing 'opportunity to connect' to NapervilleA popular American restaurant with a dog-friendly patio is coming to Naperville as Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar plans to open there in February.
Palatine studying Northwest Highway corridor for possible redevelopmentPalatine's preliminary study on potential redevelopment of Northwest Highway properties from Hicks Road to just before Route 53 offers ideas such as the addition of multifamily housing.
Plan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayedA plan to allow -- but regulate -- marijuana sales at licensed dispensaries in unincorporated areas of Lake County was delayed this week.
Buffalo Grove board OKs new Woodman's gas stationDespite concerns from neighbors in the nearby Pekara subdivision, the Buffalo Grove village board this week approved a new unattended gas station for Woodman's Food Market at 1525 Deerfield Parkway.
Risks for future medical issues and the ADAEmployers sometimes express concerns about the health issues an employee or applicant may develop in the future due to his or her current physical condition, particularly weight. Whether the employer is focused on future safety concerns, the individual's longevity or potential worker's compensation claims, these conversations can get a bit dicey.
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.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- NapervilleLazy Dog restaurant bringing 'opportunity to connect' to Naperville
- PalatinePalatine studying Northwest Highway corridor for possible redevelopment
- Lake CountyPlan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayed
- Buffalo GroveBuffalo Grove board OKs new Woodman's gas station
- West DundeeNew West Dundee boutique 'a support group for plant parenthood'
- BusinessTensor adds new folders to New Guinea newspaper press
- LincolnshireLincolnshire to ban marijuana businesses
- Elk Grove VillageBrown Commercial brokers five transactions
- St. CharlesSt. Charles medical dispensary makes its case to sell recreational pot
- NapervilleCinnaholic to bring gourmet cinnamon rolls to downtown Naperville
- Rolling MeadowsRolling Meadows approves one recreational marijuana shop in town
- ElginElgin gives preliminary OK to recreational pot stores
- Rolling MeadowsRolling Meadows brewers will go from the basement to a brick-and-mortar business next year
- Downers GroveRoadrunner sells flatbed business unit
- MedinahSon makes father proud at SEMA