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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Survey Shows Majority of Support Staff Overhear Confidential Conversations

Survey Shows Majority of Support Staff Overhear Confidential Conversations

A new survey by Chicago-based CareerBuilder shows that more than 1 in 10 support staff members have stumbled upon information that could cause someone to be fired, and more than half have overheard confidential... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Hot Doug's to Return to Chicago for One Day

Hot Doug's to Return to Chicago for One Day

It has been nearly five months since the beloved Hot Doug’s closed its doors for good, ending an encased meat era in Chicago, but it appears the famed hot dog stand will return for one day, and one day only. Read »

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:24 PM

5 Ways to Ensure Your Employees Like Their Job

5 Ways to Ensure Your Employees Like Their Job

Let’s face it, not everyone is in love with their job. Read »

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Einstein Bros Bagels to Close 11 Chicago Area Stores

Einstein Bros Bagels to Close 11 Chicago Area Stores

The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. announced it is closing 11 Chicago-area bagel shops due to underperformance. Read »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Illinois Companies Rank in Fortune's Most Admired

Illinois Companies Rank in Fortune's Most Admired

Eighteen Illinois companies make the cut in Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” rankings. Read »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Caterpillar to Stay in Peoria, Expand Headquarters

Caterpillar to Stay in Peoria, Expand Headquarters

Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday that it is keeping its global headquarters in downtown Peoria and expanding its corporate campus in what it called a re-commitment to the central Illinois city. Read »

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 9:58 AM

McDonald's Chicken Selects Return to Menu Nationwide

McDonald's Chicken Selects Return to Menu Nationwide

Oak Brook-based McDonald's announced the return of the breaded chicken strips known as Chicken Selects to its menus in early March. Read »

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Uber Launches in 6 New Illinois Cities

The ride-booking service Uber has expanded in Illinois to Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Rockford and Aurora in addition to its Chicago and Springfield operations. Read »

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Researcher Sees Big Business in Spider Silk

Researcher Sees Big Business in Spider Silk

Utah State University is looking to turn the science of spider silk into a booming business. Researchers are now turning the stronger than steel material into a product for market. Mike Anderson from NBC station... Watch »

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Valentine's Day Survey Offers Insight Into Office Romances

Valentine's Day Survey Offers Insight Into Office Romances

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a new survey by CareerBuilder found that 37 percent of workers dated a co-worker and 30 percent of office romances led to marriage. Read »

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