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Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store

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Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store

Morrison helps save Des Plaines based clothing store Commissioner Morrison’s efforts help keep 131 year old Hart Schaffner Marx suit company from leaving Illinois — Saving over 300 manufacturing jobs in Cook County Hart Schaffner Marx suit company has been manufacturing men’s suits in the Chicago area since 1887, including a suit for President Obama…

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Illinois job growth surges upward

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Illinois job growth surges upward

Illinois job growth surges upward by 18,100 new jobs Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.3% The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in June and nonfarm payrolls increased by +18,100 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…

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Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study

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Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study

Texas ranked as top state for business in CNBC study CNBC Special Correspondent Scott Cohn Revealed America’s Top Five States for Business Today on CNBC CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today unveiled the results of its twelfth annual list of America’s Top States for Business with Texas taking the number one position.  The Lone Star…

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Landek helps cut ribbon on remodeled McDonalds

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Landek helps cut ribbon on remodeled McDonalds

Landek helps cut ribbon on remodeled McDonalds Bob Bong on Business By Bob Bong Salvation Army store closed in Bridgeview The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center in Bridgeview remains closed after the front façade of the building came crashing down early last month. The store at 9000 S. Harlem Ave. has been closed…

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

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Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie

Apple makes life miserable for anyone hoping to watch a movie In theory, Apple’s system of movies sounds great. But unfortunately, it isn’t developed for normal human beings. The tech bobbleheads at Apple who design the system are not normal people. They don’t travel. They don’t have fun. And they have no idea about how…

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans The Midwest High Speed Rail Association issue the following statement regarding Chicago plans to build a high speed rail connecting Chicago’s Loop with O’Hare Airport: Today, the City of Chicago announced that it has chosen Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct and maintain an express link between downtown…

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$17 million invested in Sauk Village announced

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$17 million invested in Sauk Village announced

$17 million invested in Sauk Village announced Mayor Derrick Burgess is very pleased to hear that SET Enterprises in Sauk Village announced that they will be the very first in North America to have a Laser blanking line.  SET provides stamped parts for Ford Motor Company and has been in business in Sauk Village for…

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill The Illinois House and the Illinois Senate approved a new law, HB 4508, that would allow two major water companies to massively increase water rates on its customers to help them buy up smaller water companies so they can grow and profit. The sponsors used the confusing…

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2018 Illinois Governor’s Export Award recipients announced

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2018 Illinois Governor’s Export Award recipients announced

2018 Illinois Governor’s Export Award recipients announced Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 24th. The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement, honoring…

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Orland Mayor Pekau honors Old Navy manager at grand opening

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Orland Mayor Pekau honors Old Navy manager at grand opening

Orland Mayor Pekau honors Old Navy manager at grand opening The Old Navy Orland Park Place store re-opened on Friday May 25, 2018 with great fanfare following a near month-long closure due to a devastating fire. Orland Park Mayor was there to cut the ribbonThe Old Navy Orland Park store re-opened on Friday May 25,…

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Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too

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Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too

Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the weakening…

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