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Brunswick creates Aluminum Boat Group
Sep 5, 2019 10:53 AM
Brunswick Corp. announced the formation of the Aluminum Boat Group, another step in its plan to focus on its boating and marine equipment businesses.
Camping World to expand RV sales into Gander
By Richard Klicki
Sep 4, 2019 2:41 PM
Camping World Holdings announced Wednesday it will refocus its retail strategy on its core business of recreational vehicle sales and service, with plans to incorporate the RV business into its Gander Outdoors brand.
It'll soon be easier to find spots in Arlington Heights' Vail Avenue garage
By Christopher Placek
Sep 4, 2019 7:53 AM
Drivers looking for parking in the Vail Avenue garage in downtown Arlington Heights may soon find it easier to get an open spot. Beginning this fall, workers will install a camera-based parking guidance system that will show drivers -- by use of green and red LEDs above parking spots -- which spaces are open.
Roadrunner board member steps down
Aug 29, 2019 1:00 AM
Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced Brian C. Murray has resigned from its board of directors due to the increased demands as CEO of Ryan Companies.
Mikes Bikes marks 60-year anniversary
Aug 28, 2019 9:28 AM
Mikes Bikes in Palatine is celebrating its 60th anniversary serving the Palatine community.
St. Charles wants a 'seat at the table' in O'Hare noise discussions
By Lauren Rohr
Aug 27, 2019 8:34 AM
St. Charles is poised to join dozens of communities in a decadeslong fight to mitigate airplane noise stemming from O'Hare International Airport.
Posh pot boutiques? 'Budtenders'? Illinois police worry what's down the road
Aug 26, 2019 5:30 AM
Pot is for sale at a posh shop in Toronto, joining the growing list of places where it's now sold. As Illinois readies for the same, suburban police chiefs worry about what's to come.
7,000 people in Midwest test drive electric vehicles as part of 7-state project
Submitted by Joe Koenig
Aug 15, 2019 5:59 PM
Over the past three years, nearly 175,000 people have participated in the American Lung Association's Midwest EVOLVE project, a seven-state program to promote the performance and clean-air advantages of electric vehicles. Dozens of electric vehicle events are planned for National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 14-22.
Commuters buying 'premium' parking spots in Barrington
By Bob Susnjara
Aug 2, 2019 2:20 PM
With spots already awarded to the first wave of nearly 60 applicants, Barrington is continuing to sell newly created "premium" parking spaces located closest to the village's Metra station.
Rockford airport among top 20 for cargo shipments
By Scot Bertram
Jul 31, 2019 9:17 AM
The Chicago Rockford International Airport is now among the top twenty cargo airports in the country.
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Co-working space or office lease? The bottom line isn't just money
The 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-date
This summer saw some business-critical legislation become laws. Updates are provided here on two new laws,
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