How counties are preparing for Election Day cyberattacks
If Russian hackers seek to disrupt the 2020 election, it will be county election officials on the front lines. And some are diving in to war games so they can be ready for anything Moscow or another U.S. adversary can throw at them.
Amazon starts crowdsourcing Alexa responses. What could possibly go wrong?Anyone can go to the Alexa Answers site, where questions frequently posed to the smart assistant are published in under 300 characters. The answers --. which do not require a citation - are fed into Alexa's algorithms. The responses are rated by other Alexa Answers users
Analysis: Apple's Arcade seeks to upend another business modelApple wants people to pay $5 a month for the types of games they have been getting free, but without ads or in-app purchases.
Apple changes kids app guidelines following criticism from developersUnder the revised rules, advertising will be allowed, as long as it has been vetted for appropriateness.
PewDiePie, YouTube's biggest star, tried to make peace; his fans rebelledPewDiePie, a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. YouTube's biggest star, celebrated reaching 100 million subscribers by donating $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that has condemned him in the past for making Nazi jokes in his videos. The donation prompted conspiracy theories and angry memes from some of his fans, who claimed the star must have been blackmailed into making it.
How Jim Watkins took over one of the web's most notorious hate sitesThe 8chan owner's path from a porn merchant to the keeper of what one former ally called a "cesspool of hate" appears to have grown out of his desire to capitalize on the seedier corners of the internet, hopping between dot-com trends and positioning himself as an eccentric luminary in the communities he helped cultivate.
Does the new iPhone creep you out? Why tiny holes scare some peopleThree lenses are a lot better than two -- unless they send you reeling in disgust.
Krusinski breaks ground on new Yamazen HQKrusinski Construction Co. has broken ground for Yamazen Inc.'s new modern headquarters at 111 Northwest Point Boulevard in Elk Grove Village.
McShane completes supportive housing complexMcShane Construction Co. has completed construction of Heart's Place Apartments, a supportive housing complex in Arlington Heights.
Video gambling regrets? Long Grove officials raise concerns after granting sixth licenseSome Long Grove village board members expressed concern about video gambling machines that are allowed at bars and restaurants in town as another establishment was approved for a license.
Amazon opening 4-star store in Oakbrook CenterAn Amazon 4-star store is coming to Oakbrook Center as the online retail giant continues to grow its brick-and-mortar footprint.
GameStop to close 200 stores in cost-cutting moveGameStop will close up to 200 underperforming stores across the country by next February, but did not specify the fate of more than 60 suburban stores.
Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just moneyThe popularity of co-working arrangements over traditional office leases continues to grow, and it's easy to see why. They're more flexible, require much less planning, and offer substantial cost savings on both space and services. No wonder today's millennial workforce loves them. What's not to like? Plenty, argue attorneys Scott Hargadon and Holly Eubanks, specialists in leasing law at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, a leading Chicago area commercial real estate law firm. Beneath the seemingly obvious benefits, the two point out, lurks a quagmire of potentially costly risks, due largely to a lack of well-defined rights and regulations.
Business laws up-to-dateThis summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
Tight labor market in western suburbs: Impediments and solutionsThe economies in the Western Suburbs are the envy of the rest of Illinois.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- Elk Grove VillageKrusinski breaks ground on new Yamazen HQ
- RosemontMcShane completes supportive housing complex
- Long GroveVideo gambling regrets? Long Grove officials raise concerns after granting sixth license
- Oak BrookAmazon opening 4-star store in Oakbrook Center
- Vernon HillsBrookdale Vernon Hills launches $12 million project to add dementia care
- BarringtonLong-awaited Moretti's opening near Metra station in Barrington
- ItascaHaymarket drug and alcohol treatment center proposal for Itasca loses more support
- West DundeeHistoric West Dundee church refurbished into vintage market
- BataviaCell towers bump three homes from proposed Batavia subdivision
- NapervilleWhy do apartments bring schools more students than expected? Dist. 204 wants to know
- RosemontDHL opens Innovation Center in Rosemont
- West ChicagoDuPage Business Center riding a wave and building lasting momentum
- SchaumburgWhere do people work in Schaumburg? Woodfield leads the way
- ItascaConstable: 'Miracle baby' now working on cystic fibrosis cure
- BusinessEdmunds rates best used vehicles for college drivers
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