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The Empress Casino gambling boat makes its way down the Des Plaines River in 1993. (John Smierciak, Chicago Tribune / June 21, 2012)

Winners and losers: Chicago-area casinos 20 years later

The first suburban Chicago casino opened 20 years ago this month, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in taxes, but also … Read more ›

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Vernon Hills Entrepreneur Mark Havlic Honored for Providing Outstanding Customer Service

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Vernon Hills area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Mark Havlic of Havlic and Associates has been designated … Read more ›

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Art of Negotiating and Legal Ethics to be Covered During Chicago/Midwest TMA Workshop

Achieving success through proven negotiation strategies will be the topic of a full day seminar hosted by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the Turnaround Management Association … Read more ›

Master networker Shalom Klein provided tips for job seekers at a recent networking meeting
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For Jobs and Business, Make Every Handshake Count – Networking for Results

A slight, bearded 23-year old man, Shalom Klein seems innocuous, however this avid networker and dedicated entrepreneur has mastered the ability to make connections count. … Read more ›

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Comcast brings family and friends closer together with the launch of Skype on Xfinity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comcast brings family and friends closer together with the launch of Skype on Xfinity National Rollout Begins Today in Boston and Seattle … Read more ›

Allen Kulbersh thanks the ‘phenomenal’ staff, including Physical Therapist Pia Tayag, at Alden Long Grove for getting him back on his feet following spinal surgery.
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Alden Helps Area Professional Get Back on His Feet

Allen Kulbersh chose Alden Long Grove sight unseen after spinal fusion surgery – he never toured the rehabilitation center before arriving on March 29, 2012 … Read more › Honors Nation’s Leading Moms in Business
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Local Mom Wins Top Honors in Mom Business Competition

May, 2012 – From among thousands of contestants, online store ‘Grow With Love Boutique’ and owner Gail Heraty from Hawthorn Woods has been ranked in … Read more ›

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Verizon Wireless and Comcast team up in Vernon Hills to deliver great video entertainment, communications and internet experiences

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Verizon Wireless and Comcast today announced they will offer each other’s services in Illinois and Northwest Indiana and roll out a variety … Read more ›

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Names Illinois-Based Learning Resources® as Recipient of Inaugural Corporate Leadership Award

Selection Highlights Shared Educational Values and Approaches to Help All Children The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has announced the selection of Learning Resources, Inc. … Read more ›

Pictured is Henry Markwood, General Manager of The Forge
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The Forge of Vernon Hills Introduces New Ownership

Historic restaurant and club now open to the public Vernon Hills, IL – April 11, 2012: The Forge Club, one of northern Illinois’ most prestigious … Read more ›